7 days / 6 nights.
Transfer from your hotel for lunch with a visit to Sonche Canon and spectacular views of waterfalls. A trip onto Huancas, an Inca Mitima village, famous for their ceramic pottery. A visit to a deep Cave in the afternoon, and transfer to a local hostel.Day 2: Karajia - Belen
Bus journey to Karajia to see the famous sarcophagus in the hillside and then to Cohechan. From here you will trek down to Belen. Here there is an ancient glacial tarn with a meandering river that extends for miles and with fabulous panoramic views. Overnight camping.Day 3: Vilaya Valley
After breakfast, you will descend to Vista Hermosa on a mile long Inca staircase to a level of banana and coffee plantations in the Vilaya Valley. Overnight camping.Day 4: Sarcophagus
Visit the Sarcophagus in a remote pristine cliff. Night in Vista Hermosa.Day 5: Gran Vilaya ruins
A fabulous hike to Carcahuasi, one of the finest multi walled citadel discoveries of Gene Savoy's 1986 expedition. The expedition claimed a discovery of 23,000 ancient stone structures in this cloud forest. A further 3 lost stone citadels were reported in this area in 2003. Overnight camping.Day 6: Abra Yumal pass
Today you will cross the backbone of the Cordillera through cloud forest, filled with orchids and bromeliads. On horseback you will then follow up a ridge above the valleys on an ancient road that had been excavated 5 metres deep into the mountain. The Abra Yumal pass has fabulous views with clouds below, where one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River violently flows into the Amazon Basin. Dinner, Jacuzzi and night at the lodge.Day 7: Kuelap
Today you will spend the whole day at Kuelap fortress, known as "the Machu Picchu of the North". With over 400 buildings inside 5 levels of walls, it is the largest stone structure in the whole of South America. Orchids and bromeliads cover the walls and trees inside the beautiful fortress. On the return trip to Chachapoyas, you will observe the burial Tower of Macro located on a cliff and overlooking the Utcubamba River, and then you will visit the spectacular Sonche Canon. Return for dinner and accommodation in Chachapoyas.
For more treks around the Amazonas region such as the 5 day Lake of the Condors tour, please enquire for further details.
"Highly recommended, professional and well-organized, 'perfect tour', knowledgeable guides" Footprint Handbook 2013
"Transportation services and accommodations are top-notch, and the guides are flexible and extremely helpful" Fodor's Guides 2013
Amazing Destinations is a reputable firm with an impressive variety of unique excursions…" - At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE, Magazine At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE
Recommended in Bonnie's South America Travel Blog at About.com .
Incl. Miraflores Park, Monasterio & Sanctuary Lodge Hotels, all trains, all private tours, finest service guaranteed
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