Tour to kuelap: “Power on the clouds”

This morning, get immersed in the culture and history of the Chachapoyan people at Kuelap, a fortified city made up of more than 400 circular buildings and complexes. Ride a cable car up to the site, thought to have been an important cultural center for these pre-Inca “Cloud Warriors.” Learn about coffee harvesting at a sustainable coffee farm before tasting coffee from the area.

Tours to Kuelap take a full day, starting in the morning at around 8 am and lasting about 8 hours, depending on where you are staying.

The recent installation of a cable car system has greatly improved the ease of access. It carries visitors from the town of Nuevo Tingo to an area that is a 30-minute up hill walk from the archaeological site. Horses are available to hire for the walk from the cable car station to the entrance of Kuelap if necessary.

The Kuelap cable car system stretches about 14,435 feet (4,400 m) up the mountainside, taking about 20 minutes each way. This new improvement cuts out 90 additional minutes driving on a winding dirt road. Keep in mind that the cable car is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 8 AM to 5 PM. If traveling to Kuelap on a Monday, additional driving time should be considered. 


  • Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • Bring water, sunglasses, camera, sunscreen.
  • In rainy season bring a poncho or waterproof jacket.
  • Transportation, English tour guide, Lunch and Entrances Fees are included..


$.150 .00

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