Lost Citadels of Cataneo, Molinete and La Congona

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Discover the Lost Citadels of Cataneo, Molinete and La Congona, a magical journey into the best kept secrets of history. This tour takes you to explore ancient ruins hidden in nature, offering a fascinating immersion into past cultures. It is the perfect adventure for lovers of archaeology and mysticism, where every step reveals a new chapter of a forgotten past. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the heart of lost history.



  • Departure from Chachapoyas at 4:30 a.m.
  • Arrival at 7 am to the community of Leymebamba, then transfer to the place called Las Palmas, where we will have breakfast with a view of the mountains typical of the cloud forest.
  • We start our hike from this place and explore the lost citadels of Cataneo, Molinete and Congona.
  • These citadels are covered with a lot of cloud forest vegetation, habitat of Andean toucan, hummingbird acorallado, trogons and other birds of the place, arrival to the archaeological remains of Cataneo and molinete, in which we will explore and learn about the structures of these citadels and their iconography.
  • Afterwards, we will continue our exploration to the Congona citadel, where the three iconographies of the Chachapoyas culture were found long ago. Such as rhombus, sig sag and grega.
  • Box lunch with a view of the surrounding mountains to appreciate the geography of this part of the Northeastern Andes in the territory of the Chachapoya warriors. Then we will continue our visit to this place and then we will continue our hike to the place called “La Fila”.
  • Then return to the city of Chachapoyas.


IMPORTANT: prices based on a minimum of two people in a double and/or matrimonial room.

Recommended months from May to November.

NOTE: Departure times vary according to the schedule of the Ministry of Culture System (consult 975819867 or 954799148).

Get ready for your activity
  • Adequate clothing for the tours and hikes to be done in the Amazon region and in this adventure.
  • Rain jacket and/or poncho (Porsiacaso).
  • Medicine if you suffer from any disease such as asthma, altitude sickness among other illnesses.
  • Sun block, repellent, hat and/or cap for sun protection.
  • Provide yourself with batteries for your camera to be able to take the pictures you want.
  • The hike to these places is recommended for adults in good physical condition.


  • Hike from the place called Las Palmas visiting Cataneo, Molinete and La Congona to reach the place called La Fila (18 kilometers) with a difference in altitude of 1,000 meters.
What is included?

Transportation to and from tourist attractions.

Tourist tickets to the sites to be visited.

Breakfast and lunch during our hike.

Expert guide of the area.

Permanent and personalized attention for the group.

Mineral water.

First aid kit.


What is not included?

Alcoholic beverages.



Bus tickets and others not specified.

Additional Free Services
  • Enrich your experience with our additional extra services:
    We will capture special moments of your tour using high-end cell phone cameras to guarantee superior quality images. These photographs will be carefully selected and sent directly to your WhatsApp or email in high resolution format, preserving the quality and details of your unforgettable memories.

Contact us at


+51 975 819 867

+51 954 799 148


[email protected]

Visit us: Jr. Ortiz Arriet 504, Chachapoyas

Available Monday to Saturday






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