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Peru: Over 5,000 tourists rode Kuelap cable-cars in first month

El Jefe del Estado, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, inauguró hoy el primer sistema de telecabinas del Perú, para el transporte rápido, seguro y a bajo costo de turistas hacia la fortaleza de Kuélap, en la región Amazonas. Foto: ANDINA/ Prensa Presidencia

El Jefe del Estado, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, inauguró hoy el primer sistema de telecabinas del Perú, para el transporte rápido, seguro y a bajo costo de turistas hacia la fortaleza de Kuélap, en la región Amazonas. Foto: ANDINA/ Prensa Presidencia

11:26 | Tingo (Amazonas region), Apr. 13.

During its first month of operations, Peru's brand new cable-car system has brought a total of 5,412 tourists to northern Kuelap Fortress in Amazonas region's Luya province, the concessionary company affirmed.

Such system became fully operational on March 3.

By the end of said month, it had already brought thousands of passengers to La Malca. From there, the "walking trip" to the outstanding Fortress begins, Telecabinas Kuelap S.A. reminded.


Thus, domestic and foreign tourists were able to ride Kuelap cable-cars for 20 minutes, crossing natural abysses and valleys located up to 2,000 meters above sea-level to comfortably arrive at the archaeological wonder.


The system


The state-of-the-art system uses a high-tech 8,200 long cable to run the cable-cars at an average speed of 6 meters per second. 

Cable-car users will first need to arrive at Tingo Nuevo's boarding station to buy corresponding tickets. Facilities include tourist service area, restrooms, a bar, a cafeteria, lookout points, among other amenities. 

From there, a bus takes travelers along the 3-km trail to the boarding platform. 

Kuelap Fortress 

Kuelap, one of the largest ancient monuments of the Americas, was a fortified citadel in northern Peru on the slopes of the Andes.


The remains of the settlement sit 3,000 meters above sea level and the original fortress covered 25,000 square miles.

This place was the political center of the Chachapoyas civilization, a pre-Columbian culture that flourished from about 900 to 1400 AD.

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Published: 4/13/2017