Chachapoyas is the capital of Amazonas, also known for being a “ceja de la selva” which means an eyebrow/edge of the jungle. The town itself is quaint, simple and very safe.
Located at 2483 meters above sea level and in the middle of the mountains of northern Peru, Chachapoyas earns the title of the best kept secret in the nation. Chachapoyas is the launching point for many activities and attractions for travelers seeking adventure and at the same time to soak up the cultural and historical past of the area.
The Chachapoyas were a pre-Inca archeological culture, who lived on the heights of the cloud forest of the Utcubamba Valley. The Spanish translation of the Quechua word Chachapoyas is literally “people of the clouds.”