Chachapoyas

Morley & Southam - Chachapoyas & Tarapoto Testimonial

Morley & Southam - Chachapoyas & Tarapoto Testimonial

This is a review of a nine-day itinerary, starting at Jaen Airport, spending five nights in the Chachapoyas region, visiting various ruins and Gocta Waterfall, before driving to Tarapoto for three nights at Pumarinri Amazon Lodge in the montane rainforest:

“Overall, we had a great trip and saw some incredible things

Reynoso Family Testimonial - Chachapoyas

Reynoso Family Testimonial - Chachapoyas

We as a family had a wonderful time. The department of Amazonas (where Chachapoyas and Kuelap are located) is a very beautiful area of Peru, something that we were not aware of. The plantations fields and "greenery" of the mountains are worth the trip. Add Kuelap and friendliness of the people is a plus.

Van Eeden & Duijnhouwer Testimonial - Gran Vilaya & Tambopata

Van Eeden & Duijnhouwer Testimonial - Gran Vilaya & Tambopata

We traveled to Peru in late August 2018. I had been there once before, about 20 years ago, focused on what is now known as the "gringo trail" in the South. This was my partner’s first trip to South America, so in addition to the South, wanted to also get off the beaten track up North.

Luckily, I found Miles and PeruNorth …. He has lots of information about Peru overall, and especially the North. We had a rough itinerary and Miles gave me several tips re: destinations, flights and treks.

Levy & Evers - Chachapoyas Testimonial

Levy & Evers - Chachapoyas Testimonial

I cannot thank you enough for your services. From start to finish, it was seamless.

The trip was beyond our wildest expectations -- truly the trip of a lifetime. It would not have been possible without Peru North. Thank you so much.  

Top 7 Swimming Pools in High Amazon

Top 7 Swimming Pools in High Amazon

The water in the vast Amazon River system is largely run-off from the Andes Mountains, and some of the most spectacular scenery and interesting wildlife can be found in the region of Northern Peru where these two gigantic geographical features meet - an area known in Spanish as ceja de selva (literally 'jungle's eye-brow') and incorporating a wide range of eco-systems between the altitudes of 500 m (1,640 ft) and 3,000 m (9,840 ft) above sea level. 

Even at a slightly higher elevation, the heat can be stifling, and so a nice swimming pool is extremely welcome for the purpose of cooling down and calmly taking in one's surroundings. We therefore list below some of our favourites in the high Amazon provinces of San Martin and Amazonas. 

Chachapoyas: Peru's most unexplored region?

Chachapoyas: Peru's most unexplored region?

Gocta Falls is the second highest waterfall in Peru, yet was not scientifically measured until 2006, at which time they were declared the third highest in the world (an opinion since revised several times). They are barely 32 km (20 miles) north of Chachapoyas as the crow (or condor!) flies, and yet had escaped the attention of travellers and researchers.

Ten years later, just how remote and unexplored is Chachapoyas?