To the north east of the city of Chachapoyas, in the district and province of Chachapoyas.
“Chacha”, as the locals call it affectionately, is located on the eastern slope of the Andes. Enveloped by cloud forests and mountains of tangled vegetation, Chachapoyas, capital of the department of Amazonas, hides a great diversity of species and landscapes. Its population reaches 55,201 inhabitants and is a transition zone between the Andean highlands and the jungle. The main economic activity is agriculture and livestock, the provincial capital has been developing as a trade and supply hub for the nearby districts. From the town one can begin the journey to the imposing fortified city of Kuelap, the second most important archaeological site in Peru after Machu Picchu, built on the Edge of a huge cliff. Similarly, visitors are dazzled by the Gocta Falls and the Sarcophagi of Karajía. It seems like the ancient Chachapoya civilization were able to choose a place that was both remote and magical.