A Travellerspoint blog

Rally of Peru and our first taste of pre Inca ruins

Our adventures in Chachapoyas

rain 13 °C

Well we have left Moyobamba and now find ourselves in Chachapoyas. Lets just say the drive here was one of the freakiest rides i have been on for awhile. Take a road to Whitianga half it, then put a mini bus that is over loaded on it and drive as fast as you can haha. Man was i glad for that trip to be over.

So now we find ourselves in Chachapoyas and you can tell we have diffently left the amazon as it is the first time since we left that we have had to wear hoodies. still rocking the shorts however haha.

So anyways Chachapoyas is situated high in the mountains about 3000m above sea level and is home to ruins that are said to be pre Inca belonging to the local tribes of this area. They were taken over by the Incans though and then eventually the Spainards.
We travlled two hours by car then hiked a half hour too reach them and man was it a killer on the way up as you are literally short of breath because of the altitude. Good test for Machu Pichu it was. Anyways this place was amazing just to see how people could have lived this high and the way they structured their buildings. Heres a small sample of some of the photos we took. Sorry takes ages to upload photos

270_MG_5647.jpg
Entrance to the Kuelap ruins

MG_5641.jpg
Remains of the houses after the Spainards attacked

MG_5642.jpg
They believe these buildings housed royals as the design is more intrinsic

MG_5613.jpg
Db and the watch tower

MG_5632.jpg
Its me and a Llama

IMG_5622.jpg
Always coca cola

IMG_5582.jpg
Me having a well earned rest

IMG_5576.jpg
Db and the mountains in the background

IMG_5628.jpg
Bones intombed in the wall of the ruins

Well will try and post more photos soon.
We heading out tomorrow for some other town so till i post again love ya

Posted by The Flying Kiwi 15:47 Archived in Peru

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint