Cable Car to Kuelap | Tourist Attraction

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A modern cable car service right to the entrance of the Kuelap ruins (ticket office). To drive from here to the ruins by car is about 1 hour, the cable car takes 22 mins. Due to open soon (some gondolas are already on the cable!). Parking area is down at Tingo Nuevo.

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Don‘t visit Kuelap. Although the cable car is open again the whole archeological site is closed. The only thing you can visit is a replica and the toilets. They just try to make some money. Not worth the long way! Should be open again mid October.

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CLOSED at this time - see Kuelap ruins post for info, could be awhile.

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Cable car and minibus - 20 sol, ends at 4 pm
Entrance - 30 sol

Cable car and minibus takes 35 min in total

Walk up one way is about 15-20 min
Spend 2 hours at ruins

Altogether cater 3-4 hours for a nice outing

Well worth the money

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The cable car is 20.40 Soles and saves a lot of driving or a serious hike up and down. And you'll still get your exercise, because you'll have to climb the last part (over a nicely built path which is slippery when wet). Entrance to the ruins costs 30 Soles.

Impressive site, maybe even better with a guide, but we found only one who wasn't wearing their ID visibly (and we had a bad experience with someone like that in Cuzco).

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IMPORTANT NOTE: apparently the teleferico is closed on Mondays for inspection. See attached picture with schedule for 2019.
Price 20.40 Soles pp, no discounts not even for children, no dogs allowed
Parking only at the station down at the village, not here where the cable car starts.

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Cable car not working for at least one more week. May 24 to May 31, 2019. Seems normal. If you plan to see Kuelap, have a backup plan in place. We went ahead and drove to the top with a big rig. Free parked near cafe/ticket building. No issues.

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busses run all the time, no need for the schedule!
ticket for the ruins is 30 sol now. Really nice Café on the top! teleferico is 20.40 sol now.

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Cable car is up and running, you have to buy your tickets and park your rig at the ticket office just past nuevo tingo. See the other entry.

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Cable car is now operating. 20S person same for adult or kid. Bus ride to the cable car station is included.

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IT DOES NOT WORK and nobody knows when it will again

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great ruins to let your imagination flow ....the guide race around missing the atmosphere....as you return in the cable car you will climb the valley up to the return station ....look out for the skeleton filled tombs in the sandstone cliff face just before you come into the station

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The cable car closes quite early: Last return at 16.00 and tickets are sold for the same day just until 14.35!
We also choosed 4 hours in the ticket and needed it (with coffee stop and slowly walk arround).
It is a fantastic ruin!

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Cable car is now in operation, park at transfer station just outside Neuvo Tingo. Pay 20S for cable car, and agree return time, we chose 4 hrs after departure. A bus then transfers you to the cable car station up the road. 20 minutes from here to Kuelap. Here you must buy your entrance ticket, and then walk 2km up hill to the ruins. Well worth the effort! Cafe at the cable car station and as you enter the ruins.

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Yes 20 Sol pp round trip. Great ride with the cable car. Actually it would cost us more diesel driving in and out.

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Be careful, the cable-car is closed every monday for maintenance! The road to go to Kuelap takes 1h30 and is in very bad condition...

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From here 22 minutes ride with the cablecar to the Kuelap station. From there 2.5 km walk to the ruin. For the cablecar you have to buy the tickets down at the parking from the cablecar. 20 soles per person round trip. From the parking you take a bus to this station.

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Cable car operating, looks great! S/20 pp each way. The 37 km drive to the ruins takes about 1.5 hrs

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Cable car is up and running. 22-minute ride to the parking lot at Kuelap ruins. Beautiful views of the valley, surrounding mountains and a cave with a human skeleton in it. Somewhat chilling views of landslides uncomfortably close to the cable car pylons. How deeply are these things dug? What holds them in place?

Paid 20 soles pp for cable tickets, another 20 soles pp to enter the ruins. A bus will take you from the ticketing office in Nuevo Tingo to the teleférico itself.

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Saw the cable cars moving but it wasn't open to the public. Someone in town said "next month" so March 2017 hopefully

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Not open yet! But it's looking pretty cool!

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Still not open as of October 18, 2016. Working on it though, a lady said to us it might open in a month, but I think sometime in the first quarter of 2017 might be possible.
When it'll be running, it will probably save you an hour of driving both ways :)

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A modern cable car service right to the entrance of the Kuelap ruins (ticket office). To drive from here to the ruins by car is about 1 hour, the cable car would probably take 15 mins. Due to open soon (some gondolas are already on the cable!). Not sure whether it will be possible to park cars here or whether the parking area is down at Tingo Nuevo.

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