The very north of Peru is one of the most fascinating regions in terms of nature and archaeology. To move along the various sites of the Utcubamba valley will confirm to you why Chachapoyas and surroundings are considered by many members of RESPONS as the most beautiful region of Peru.
¿Its best attractions?
Gocta waterfall, Kuelap, and Karajía sarcophagi are the most renowned. However, if you have time on your side, there are countless spectacular sites that you can dare to explore, like Leymebamba and The Condors’ lagoon (places were Chachapoyas mummies were found and are now exhibited), Ocol’s palm forest and Mendoza, or the Huamanpata lagoon, how to make a choice!
We recommend at least 5 days to experience most of the attractions and to do it in a way you can enjoy them at glance.
Moreover, the region is perfect for bird watchers, the ones who will love the area because of its high diversity of hummingbirds and endemic species. Not to say all the other animals and plants, combined with the perfect weather.
In our Destination Guide for Chachapoyas we take you through this area and share our best recommendations with you.