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Chachapoyas Revash Mausoleums and Museum of Leymebamba Full-Day Tour

Chachapoyas, Peru
Chachapoyas Revash Mausoleums and Museum of Leymebamba Full-Day Tour

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Calling all history enthusiasts, this full-day tour takes you to Revash, known as the ‘Village of the Dead’ because of its 14th-century mausoleums. Travel to the funerary complex on horseback and observe the funeral homes, characterized by their colored roofs and cross-shaped windows. Then, visit Museo Leimebamba’s 240-strong collection of mummies discovered at the Lagoon of the Condors. Lunch is included.  
  • Tour of the Revash funerary complex and Museo Leimebamba from Chachapoyas
  • Travel back in time on a history tour
  • Visit the cliff side mausoleums of Revash, which date back to the 14th century
  • Look at a 240-strong collection of mummies at Museo Leimebamba
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people
  • Lunch is included
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Departure Point

Chachapoyas, Peru

Departure Point: Tour departs from Chachapoyas hotels. Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb Directions: Near to Chachapoyas Main Square Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your guide at the tour office located on Jiron Puno in Chachapoyas. From here, you’ll travel to the town of San Bartolo and swap your minibus for a steed, completing the journey to the Revash funeral complex on horseback.

From a distance of approximately 328 feet (100 meters), you’ll observe the 14th-century mausoleums and listen to commentary regarding their construction from your guide. Note the surrounding cave paintings and the gabled roofs of the structures, and marvel at their seemingly precarious position on the side of a limestone cliff. 

Your next stop is Museo Leimebamba, which plays host to a 240-strong collection of mummies excavated from the nearby Lagoon of the Condors. In the garden, more than 100 species of orchid bloom prettily.

After lunch at the museum, your tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point in Chachapoyas.  
Stop At:  
Revash Mausoleo de los Chachapoyas
After breakfast, we drive to the town of San Bartolo, from here we'll go walking to the Mausoleums of Revash, which are constructions of funeral homes at the foothills of huge rocks; they are painted in red and cream color, which resemble small houses. Some are up to three floors high, and others have gable roofs with T-shaped, cross-shaped and square windows. The mausoleums can be observed from 100 meters approximately. It is a strategic point to fully appreciate the funerary complex.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museo de Leimebamba
After the visit, we will enjoy lunch. Then, we will visit the museum of Centro Mallqui or Leymebamba Museum, which design replicates local architectural traditions. The rich and varied flora embellishes the surrounding gardens and highlights the collection of orchids, with over 100 local varieties. This museum holds a valuable collection of 240 mummies found in the Lagoon of the Condors.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Use light clothing and comfortable shoes (light hiking boots).
  • Bring at least 2 liters of water, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, repellent and camera with extra battery
  • In rainy season (November to March): Bring raincoat.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Viajes Pacifico

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Chachapoyas Revash Mausoleums and Museum of Leymebamba Full-Day Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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