Kuelap Ruins | Tourist Attraction

Peru

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Entry as of 02.2020: 30 Sol pP, cable car 21sol.

It is believed that once there lived 3000 people in this city, and there were more than 300 houses, many of which are still present as 1-3 m high circular walls. A spectacular site if you like ruins.PEN 20 p.p., open daily 8-17. The self-acclaimed guides for hire at the base of the main ramparts are unprofessional and certainly not worth the PEN 40 (or "guide" was Olga Susana Vargas Something). So, it's a fantastic site to look at but BYO archeological and history guide or information.

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Kuelap Ruins are CLOSED at this time !! There was an earthquake 2months ago which have made the whole thing unstable and unsafe, so the cable car is also closed. Hopefully they get $ from the govt soon to fix and open again, so the townsfolk have some income.

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Currently the main entrance (the narrow slit in the wall that you see in a lot of the photos) is covered in plastic for construction....so can’t see it. Ground are very small, but still interesting. With the walk up and down, takes about 2 hours.

30sol entrance, 15sol if you want a horse, 21sol cable car.

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We drove all the way up here. The dirt road was okay and we made it just fine in our 2WD. There is parking space to leave your vehicle while you visit the ruins (no size restriction). 30 soles per adult, pay at the entrance before you start walking up the path. Only 4 signs in the entire archaeological site but we thought it was still worth it. We got there right at 8:00am so we had it all to ourselves for 2 hours! Nobody else around except staff. We really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.

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20.8pp for the cable car & 30pp entry. imho only worth for ruins lovers. there are only 4 info signs at the site. many selfie-crazy peruvians on sunday.

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Information : When you come here by the hike from Viejo Tinto . If you want come back by the cable ,you have to pay a full ticket ( the price to come at the ruins and come back at the city ). The prices are the same for the children . There is no car ,or another cheaper solution to go down . It's could be better to know that before hike.

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Wonderful, amazing ruïns of Kuelap. A beautiful well maintained site. Let's your imagination flow. You will pay 20S for the cable car and don't forget to buy your entrance ticket at the Billeteria on the square at the top of the cable car. We did not know and had to pay at the ruins, otherwise we had to walk the stairs 1 km back all the way.

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Site of Kuelap ruins. There is now a cable car/teleferico that runs from Tingo Nuevo town to the parking lot of the ruins (then a 2.5km hike or horse ride from parking lot to ruins). Cable car costs $20 Peruvian Soles roundtrip per person. Although sometimes the power goes out, in which case the cable car stops functioning for 30 minutes or so. You can also drive or hike the entire way from town to the parking lot. Go early if you want to beat the crowds.

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They are continuously working on restoration. Stay on the designated trail to help protect the sites.

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No more camping here. They recommend we head down to Floriz house. Also on iOverlander

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Oh, and no dogs allowed here, we left our dog in the camper no problem.

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The guards were very nice and have a designated spot for overlanders, we weren't the only ones and they mentioned "many" came by. It is a spectacular site, 20s per person to get in, free to camp. Bathrooms are open from 7:30-5pm . We got water for our camper from a huge rain water tank they have via Venturi. (With our own hose) . The interpretation center is now complete and there is enough information to not have to get a guide. The cable car was finished but will be open in 2 weeks aprox for Christmas 2016. The site is going through some conservation , they said in 9 months from now it would be completed, you can still visit it tho.

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It is believed that once there lived 3000 people in this city, and there were more than 300 houses, many of which are still present as 1-3 m high circular walls. A spectacular site if you like ruins.PEN 20 p.p., open daily 8-17. However, the entire operation is managed badly. The Interpretation Center was closed, the information provided within the ruins is veeery little, no water in the toilets, the book of complaints was missing. But worst of all: the self-acclaimed guides for hire at the base of the main ramparts are unprofessional and certainly not worth the PEN 40 (or "guide" was Olga Susana Vargas Something). So, it's a fantastic site to look at but BYO archeological and history guide or information.

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