It’s no surprise that Peru is one of the most popular destinations for tourists who are looking to discover ancient cultures. As we all know, Machu Picchu is the most famous one; however, Kuelap offers an interesting perspective of the pre-Inca cultures. It is the biggest city built in stone in the pre-Columbian era in South America and it is three times older than Machu Picchu.
Kuelap is a very important archaeological site that offers a window into the Chachapoyas culture, a pre-Inca culture that developed between 800 and 1470 A.D. One can enjoy magical landscapes, such as the waterfall of Gocta, and take a cable car up the mountain.
This year, the pre-Inca ruins are expected to receive more than 57,000 visitors. The Regional Government of the Amazonas suggests tourists to consider that following places as part of their trip: The Gocta Waterfall, Leymebamba Town, Karajia and the fortress of Kuelap.
What are you waiting for? Start planning your next trip to Kuelap!