My five favourite places around Chachapoyas
I thought about sharing my five favourite places in the Chachapoyas area. With so many special places around, to be honest it is very difficult to choose just five, but here they are (no particular order)…………..
Kuelap: an obvious one. It never ceases to amaze me amount of human effort that was expended over centuries to build this massive structure. I love to go there as it is place to ponder.
Mountains of Pishcohuañuna
Pischohuañuna: Harder to explain….there is nothing there. No people. Just a few isolated cows. A stunning range of jagged mountains with many lakes dotted between them. Wild country and tough walking.
Tajopampa: Simply because there is so much to see in the immediate area. Many cliff tombs and remains of Chachapoya settlements. Cooking over the fire at night and silence.Tajopampa is included in the Tombs and Citadels trek.
Huancas and the Sonche Canyon
Huancas: the Vilaya Tours clients’ reactions say it all as they arrive at the lip of the 1000m deep Sonche Canyon. It is a view that changes constantly.
Chachapoyas Daily Market
Chachapoyas market: My “supermarket”. Colorful and vibrant with lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and meat.
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