Tucked away in the Andean foothills of Northeast Peru, Chachapoyas has long been overshadowed by hot spots like Machu Picchu. But that just means you’ll have the magical place all to yourself. The former colonial settlement is now a little market town shrouded in clouds. The area is just dripping with beauty; the rainforest is rich with colorful bromeliads and ferns, and dotted with pristine waterfalls.


Carretera a Kuelap Chachapoyas Peru

The runner-up to Machu Picchu when it comes to archaeological remains.

Leymebamba Museum

Av. Austria s/n, San Miguel, Leymebamba Chachapoyas Peru

The Leymebamba Museum houses more than 200 mummies and their burial offerings.

Yumbilla Falls

Yumbilla Falls Chachapoyas Peru

Just 90 minutes from Chachapoyas is the fifth tallest waterfall in the world – Yumbilla Falls.