The small city of Chachapoyas is in Amazonas region, in the north eastern Andean sierra of Peru.
Chachapoyas is a small city, with virtually no crime – unparalleled in other parts of Peru. We have no gun crime, kidnappings or robberies.
Exceptionally cheap prices (prices are 80% less than you would pay in Lima or Cusco, and 50-70% less than cities of comparable size in Northern Peru, such as Chiclayo, Piura, Tarapoto, Iquitos).
It’s a short hop from Chachapoyas to the southern cordilleras of Ecuador, to the northern surf coast, or to the source of the Amazon river, and waterway to Brazil.Are you looking for an adventurous trip with a purpose, or on a gap year or career break? If you want to make a difference in some of the world’s most important conservation areas – and in community projects – then volunteer trips are for you! Volunteers tend to have a sense of adventure, and come from a range of different backgrounds and from all over the world.
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Chachapoyas and Kuelap are in the Lonely Planet “Top ten destinations” for 2013!
“Vast zones of little-explored cloud forest surround the city of Chachapoyas, concealing some of Peru’s most fascinating and least-known archaeological treasures.”