Kuelap Peru: The Ancient Cloud City

The stunning ruins of Kuelap

Standing at the top of ancient walls overlooking the cloud forest below, you really get a sense of the mysticism of Chachapoyas, and why the ancient pre-Inca people who built this incredible feat of engineering were known as the ‘people of the clouds’. Kuelap Peru is simply a spectacular archaeological site in…

A Sustainable Stay at Gocta Natura Cabins

Gocta Natura Cabins

I recently stayed at Gocta Natura Cabins, a beautiful property in the cloud forest near the village of Cocachimba. With views of the towering 771m high Gocta waterfall in the distance, staying at Gocta Natura is really a breathtaking experience, immersed in nature, and our top accommodation recommendation for the Chachapoyas region. Where to…

The best of Northern Peru: Chachapoyas Tour

chachapoyas tour

Chachapoyas, situated deep in Peru’s northern Sierra, is steeped in history, peppered with the remnants of powerful pre-Inca civilizations, and contains vast swathes of dramatic, rugged landscapes. The must-see sites of a tailormade Chachapoyas tour will take you to the impressive ruins of Kuelap, perched on a hilltop overlooking stunning scenery,…

The best of Chachapoyas Peru

Chachapoyas Peru

Celebrating the beauty of Chachapoyas Peru Poised on the brink of mass exposure, Chachapoyas Peru, is a swathe of dense cloud forest in the Andes of Northeastern Peru, and holds a special place in our hearts. In some ways, Aracari’s history is intertwined with this magical place. It was here, in…

Chachapoyas In The Media

The Los Angeles Times just featured an article «Clues from the mists of time» about a little-visited region in northern Peru: Chachapoyas. Chachapoyas is one of the last outposts of unexplored territory in the Continent, with outstanding natural beauty and remarkable cultural interest. A trip to Chachapoyas is a once-in-a lifetime…