eru's Chachapoya country is a land of
adventure -- and one that requires a sturdy vehicle, a driver, a
guide, food and water provisions and horses where needed.
I found all of these components well provided and organized by
InkaNatura Travel, one of the first companies with programs to this
new tourism frontier.
From June through October, the Lima-based operator offers
customized itineraries as well as fixed departures on two
Both tours are priced with inclusive land arrangements (air from
Lima is additional), and agents earn 10% commission.Kuelap Discoverer, a four-night package with weekly roundtrip
departures on Thursdays from Chiclayo on the west coast, visits
Chillo, Revash, Leimebamba and Kuelap.
The rate is $899 per person, double.Chachapoyas Explorer is a six-night plan, also from Chiclayo,
that visits Kuelap, Revash, Chachapoyas town, Leimebamba, Celedin
Departures are scheduled for June 28; July 12; Aug. 2, 16 and
31, and Sept. 13.
The plan is priced at $1,290 per person, double.
-- Carla Hunt