Leymebamba & Centro Mallqui Museum
A journey into the past
The Leymebamba Museum with the Centro Mallqui is by far the best documentation center of the famous Chachapoyas culture, which stands out clearly from the Inca standards of the vast Andean region. In any case, the study of this northern culture with its numerous, partly still little explored places a real alternative to the completely overcrowded Machu Picchu in southern Peru. Especially the funeral cult and the extraordinary mummy care are honored in the museum and rightly highlighted as the most important feature. Many very successful posters and of course many, in part. Very original artifacts complete the overall framework, which, in contrast to many museums, makes the exhibition manageable, that is, not overloaded, despite manageable information. The extremely successful (exterior) interior design of the complex, which was inaugurated in 2000, contributes to this with a well-tended garden, the interior of which was significantly promoted by the Austrian Ministry of Education. A visit to this exciting place is an absolute must for anyone who wants to get to know and understand the culture of Chachapoya in Kuelap, Karajia or Revash. Leymebamba has several overnight stays and offers a stopover for a (adventurous bus) trip from Chachapoyas to Cajamarca (or shorten it at night from 16 to 12 hours), which offers beautiful views of and into the valley of the Rio Marañon at Balsa.
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Daily departures at a time we go to arrange with you
Group Size Minimum
About 5 persons
Level of Difficulty
Homepage: Museo Leymebamba
Cancellations made at least 7 days before the scheduled tour date will incur no cancellation fees. Cancellations made 3 days before the scheduled date will incur a 50% cancellation fee.