A Travellerspoint blog

April 2022

Lunahuana 2022 - Peru

eco lodge

sunny 85 °F

overview / intro

This was just a quick road trip to the southern part of the department of Lima. We stayed at the Santiago refuge Ecolodge.

We hiked along the river at several places, saw the local town and churches, some ancient pre-Inca ruins, and got a tree and garden tour at the Eco lodge. It was one of the few places that dogs were allowed, so Pru got to take a trip with us

f2f57360-3209-11ed-83ec-79eebdf451ee.jpeg

f01584f0-3209-11ed-83ec-79eebdf451ee.jpeg

ec7a5cd0-3209-11ed-83ec-79eebdf451ee.jpeg

trip map

Links

MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my more current trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my past trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 19:35 Archived in Peru Tagged peru 2022 Comments (0)

Chachapoyas 2022 - Peru

Amazonas

overcast 70 °F
View Peru 2021-2022 on MurkTravels's travel map.

overview / intro

In the north central part of Peru is an interesting area. It's part of the highlands, we were around 10,000 feet of elevation a lot of the time. But it's also part of the rainforest. The rivers here are part of the system that feeds into the Amazon rainforest and waterways eventually throughout all of Brazil. There are waterfalls, and deep canyons, and historic sites from pre-Inca times.

We based most of our travels from Chachapoyas, a large city in the Amazonas department of Peru. From there we hiked to several waterfalls, and saw rock carvings that are ancient sarcophagus, some of which haven't even been open yet and have mummified remains inside. We explored some caves that also include historic artifacts, and walked around the ancient fortress of Kuelap.

Unfortunately Kuelap was closed due to a recent rainstorm damaging one of the walls. It's set to be the next Machu Picchu site in Peru with lots of foundations that remain from rock walls and buildings.

Recommend:

  • any of the hikes around the area
  • Chachapoyas market and shopping / pedestrian street
  • Kuelap site
  • Sarcophagus of Karajia
  • Gocta waterfalls

Trip Map

Pictures

see more on Facebook Murk Travels albums

PANO view of the first hotel eco lodge
large_d8cda010-c266-11ec-9808-53a41f361007.jpg

taking a picture of the photographer taking a picture of Gocta waterfalls
large_d469d0c0-c266-11ec-9808-53a41f361007.JPG

one of the valleys and view of 2nd hotel by the river
large_ce34c3e0-c266-11ec-9808-53a41f361007.jpeg

Sonche canyon, just a 1600 foot drop to the bottom
large_d1698910-c266-11ec-9808-53a41f361007.jpg

Cave with ruins
large_cb2c3ed0-c266-11ec-9808-53a41f361007.jpg

hillside sarcophagus of Karajia
large_c8208570-c266-11ec-9808-53a41f361007.jpeg

Kuelap fortress
large_c41e5e20-c266-11ec-9808-53a41f361007.jpeg

Links

MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my more current trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my past trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 18:04 Archived in Peru Tagged culture history peru waterfall hike ancient 2022 Comments (0)

(Entries 1 - 4 of 4) Page [1]