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About Chachapoyas

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).

As Chachapoyas is one of the undiscovered tourist attractions of South America, an increasing percentage of income for the city comes from the newly established interest in tourism. This means that those with the best English stand the best chance of earning a living. As a volunteer teacher you can help to pass on skills which can lead to jobs.The city of Chachapoyas was never defeated by the Inca Empire until the Conquistadors arrived in the 1500s. Spanish colonial grandeur replaced the majesty of pre Incan engineering, and today both vie for dominance in the many Chachapoyan jungle fortresses surrounding this city alive with history. Chachapoyas is surrounded by some of the greatest and least explored archaeological sites in the world including Kuélap, the Gran Vilaya and the world’s third tallest waterfall at Goctá.

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.

Edward Abbey said ‘sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul’.

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.”

To know more about the natural, archeological and cultural places to visit around, visit en.mazonexpedition.com.pe