The Chachapoya Tombs and Citadels Trek takes you to some of our favourite places in the Chachapoyas area. You will visit some of the easier places including Kuelap, in preparation for your trek to Tajopampa. Tajopampa is located close to La Petaca, an enormous cliff with many tombs – we estimate something like 150 – and pictographs (it has been featured on the Discovery and History Channels and the BBC Lost Kingdoms of South America). Beyond La Petaca is another cliff tomb site called Diablo Huasi. Coming out from Diablo Huasi we visit a citadel called Boveda surrounded by many ancient terraces.
Day 1 Chiclayo to Chachapoyas
Travel day to Chachapoyas. Night at La Xalca Hotel.
Day 2 Excursion to Karajia
Visit the sarcophgi of Karajia. Night in accommodation in the Utcubamba Valley.
Day 3 Kuelap and Leymebamba
Tour of Kuelap and drive to Leymebamba. Night in La Casona de Leymebamba.
Day 4 Horse Trek to Tajopampa
Visit the Mummy Museum of Leymebamba and hike/horse ride to Tajopampa. Night in a farmstead.
Day 5 La Petaca and Diablo Huasi
Full day of hiking and observing the cliff tomb sites of La Petaca and Diablo Huasi and the remains of Boveda. Night at the farmstead.
Day 6 Return trek to Lemebamba
Return hike/ride to Leymebamba. Night in La Casona de Leymebamba.
Day 7 Drive to Cajamarca
Travel day along the spectacular road to Cajamarca. Night in Hotel Portal de Marques.