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All reviews machu picchu cable car mountain top takes hours take your time northern part chachapoyas backpackers main entrance impressive ruins great site interesting place hour bus ride tour operator day tour walk up spectacular views well worth the visit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two ways to get to the fortress, you can walk all the way up or take the telecabinas. Both offer great views of the mountains. Some parts of the fortress are being restored, but you are able to walk through most of the attraction. During rainy months be sure to bring adequate clothing.

Thank chanchini88
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Other visitors have written about this amazing fortress at 3000 m above sea level.

There has been much propaganda about the construction of the new funicular which cuts the transfer from Tingo to the site down to 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the funicular is out of operation. The reason given is a landslide covering some 50 m of the road, but everybody is passing this part without any problems.

It was impossible to get a satisfactory reason why the funicular is not working. There is no information when it might be again in service. So, for the time being, you have to take the road which is spectacular, but it costs you one hour each way. You may ask your tour operator about the situation.

This is very annoying.

Thank Limagolf41
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

After Machu Picchu, it's hard to be amazed by ruins, but the fact that it was built 1000 prior to it is quite amazing.
Kuelap is located in a less traveled area of Peru. Currently it's going through restoration jobs which should end by 2021. There is a moderate hike required to go through the entire place. There are stairs and railings to assist going up ans down.

Thank Leon B
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We actually traveled here February of 2016 during the rainy season when there are less tourists. At the time, you could only reach Kuelap by road. Now they have a cable car between the 2 mountains. We arranged everything through Rob Dover of Vilaya Tours in Chachapoyas. He also added the Gocta Falls to our tour and all of the arrangements were first rate. It was amazing to see the ruins, and the circular design of the homes(the Incas used rectangles), and the beautiful panoramic views from the top. Go before it is spoiled.

Thank Timothy C
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Went to Kuelap on a tour arranged with Chachapoyas Backpackers Hostal. Our tour guide was good, speaking both in English and Spanish, though as a Spanish speaker I did notice he provided more info on the site in Spanish than he did in English. Though I enjoyed my tour and the site is beautiful, you can't wander around on your own and have to stay along a designated path, a little different than a lot of sites I usually visit.

What was new was the use of the teleferico (cable car) to reach the site. It was installed a year or two ago and was reminded many times it is the 1st teleferico in Peru! =) It's about a 20 minute ride with a max of 6 people in the cable car. Beautiful view of the valley but it is very high up and so at times it was a little scary to look down (and I'm not scared of heights). It was windy on the way back and so the swaying of the cable car did not help. Just a heads up for anyone who might be going but is either claustrophobic or afraid of heights that the ride may be scary!

Thank nessymu
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great look at a pre-Incan culture. The hike up isn't terrible, and the ruins are interesting. The cake cars up the mountain guide nice views. If it's raining the stones used to create the paths are very slick and walking down is difficult.

Thank Millet02
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

I'm from Cusco, and I was amazed by Kuelap, please dear tourists, visit the north of Peru, I know Cusco has Machupicchu (South), but the north has a lot of incredible surprises.!"!

Thank Bruce A
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We visited Kuelap one week ago. The main road to Kuelap is being repaved until December 2018, so we had to take a two-hour alternate, scary road through the mountains. Once we got to Tingo, we had to wait one hour because the cable cabins were delayed. Then, at the bottom of the ruins we have to wait 40 minutes for horses, because my partner and I both have problems in pour knees and could not do the climbing. The ruins are very basic, mostly rock bases of cottages, because the straw roofs do not exist anymore. One of the three entrances to the ruins was under reconstruction.

Thank Guido C
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This ancient site has a lot of energy. It was a pleasant day of hiking with Luis from Chachapoyas adventures. He was very knowledgeable and made the visit a real experience! My friend were age 61 and up, and we were all able to hike the whole site. Got some great photos from the top!

Thank turqh2o
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Kuelap - The largest of the Chachapoyas empire. This is an area not well-known by foreigners, but it certainly should be promoted more.

Thank Incafotos
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