[F]ollowing in the footsteps of my friends Jack and Jill, I departed Chachapoyas in the mountains of northern Peru for Trujillo further south along the coast. As an aside, I took an overnight bus, which was far more comfortable, modern, and efficient than any bus I’ve taken in Colombia or Ecuador (or heck, even the […]
Visiting Gocta Waterfall, which is arguably the world’s 3rd tallest at 771 meters (2,530 feet), is an easy day trip from Chachapoyas. For $18, you can join a tour that includes roundtrip transportation in a minivan. The park entrance fee is another $2, and a fresh trucha (trout) lunch will run $3.50. The hike from […]
One of the many reasons I chose to take the long, scenic route from Ecuador to Peru was so that I’d be in a good position to visit Kuelap, a Pre-Inca, Pre-Colombian, mountaintop fortress built by the Chachapoyans (know as the Cloud Forest people). Little is known about Kuelap, though we do know through carbon dating […]
This is part two of a two-part review of Wimdu.com. I was provided with a voucher for the purpose of reviewing their services during my stay in Lima, Peru. All opinions are my own. Click here to read part one. I met Giancarlo, the property manager for the Lima apartment I picked from Wimdu, last Thursday […]
There are two main border crossings between Ecuador and Peru. The 2-day trip from Vilcabamba to Chachapoyas is the more relaxed route.