Trekking Gran Vilaya
Sarcófagos de Karajía
Sitio arqueológico de Kuélap

Gran Vilaya Trek (4 days)

If you cancel your booking until 48 hours before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.

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Trekking trip through different archaeological sites that is ideal for learning more about the history of the Chachapoya and for exploring different landscapes.


Price

  • Price for Gran Vilaya Trek (3 days): S/ 690 per person.

Included

  • Transport.
  • Accommodation:
    • 1st night in traditional cabin in Belén Valley.
    • 2nd night in traditional cabin in Congón.
    • 3rd night in hostel in Choctamal.
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast (except the first day).
    • Lunch (every day).
    • Dinner (except the last day).
  • Cook.
  • Spanish-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fee to the parks.
  • Entrance fee to Kuélap.

Not included

  • Individual equipment.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips (optional).

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  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click on "Add to cart".
  4. Pay the full price of the tour online.

What to bring

  • Backpack from 40 to 60 liters for the whole circuit.
  • Waterproof rain cover for the backpack.
  • Trek poles (recommended).
  • Long and short sleeved t-shirts.
  • Waterproof clothing (jacket and pants).
  • Synthetic underwear.
  • Towel.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Flip-flops.
  • Hat for the sun.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Headlamp.
  • Powerbank.
  • Water (1 liter per person for the first day).
  • Water purification tablets (Micropur or similar).
  • Snacks.
  • Travel insurance.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age required of 14 years old to make the activity.
  • Not allowed for pregnant women.

Itinerary

Start: day 1 at 7:30 am in downtown Chachapoyas.
End: day 4 at 5:30 pm in downtown Chachapoyas.

Day 1: Pueblo de los Muertos – Sarcophagi of Karajia – Belén Valley (2 and a half hours).

We will pick you up at your hotel to head to Lamud, where our hike will start. First, we will visit the Pueblo de los Muertos (Town of the Dead), where we will see sarcophagi and mausoleums from the Chachapoya culture. When we get back to Lamud, we will eat our box lunch and then continue on with the hike, passing through the villages of Cohechan and Chocta until reaching Cruz Pata. From here, we will visit the Sarcophagi of Karajia. Next, we will take our vehicle to Belén Valley, where we will spend our first night in a traditional cabin.

Day 2: Pirquilla – Congón (6 hours).

After eating breakfast, we will start the day's hike by going up some stairs until reaching the archaeological zone of Pirquilla. This place is part of the Gran Vilaya complex, located in the middle of a cloud forest, where we will be able to see the typical flora and fauna of the place. We will tour some areas of the premises as we receive information from our guide. Afterwards, we will enjoy our box lunch and continue the trek until reaching the Town of Congón, where we will spend the night in a cabin.

Day 3: Lanche – Yumal – Choctamal (8 hours).

We will eat breakfast early in the morning to then start the horseback ride in the forest. We will be able to see the flora and fauna of the low jungle here, and then we will begin a hike to the archaeological center of Lanche. After this visit, we will eat our box lunch and then start another horseback ride up to the Abra Yumal pass. We will take a short break here to take in the view and then continue hiking to Choctamal, where we will spend this last night. There is a shower here with hot water, so we will be able to shower, and then eat dinner and go to bed.

Day 4: Kuelap – Nuevo Tingo – Chachapoyas (2 and a half hours).

We will get up early to eat breakfast at the lodging and then we will take a vehicle to go to the fortress of Kuelap. We will take a cable car to get to the interpretation center, and we will get the first views of the surrounding valleys from up high. We will then make a short visit at the interpretation center before starting the 45-minute trek to the citadel itself. Once there, we will visit the different places that are part of the fortress: living areas, administrative buildings, and the buildings used for religious purposes. After exploring this archaeological site, we will start the trek to the town of Nuevo Tingo, where we will eat lunch and rest a bit. The last thing we will do is visit the archaeological zone of Macro on a hill leading down to the Utcubamba River. Afterwards, we will continue the journey by vehicle until reaching the city of Chachapoyas to end the activity.

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