Nice modern with a number of amazingly preserved textiles, but the most interesting part is the more than 200 mummies that have been recovered from the burial sites.
Plan on spending a good couple of hours in the museum.
The chullpas ruins should book in advance with a guide, and if you need to hire a horse have them call ahead so you will have one waiting.
My husband & I enjoyed seeing this interesting series of chullpas, or stone tomb chambers, nestled in the limestone cliffs overlooking the Utcubamba River, and being the only tourist visiting that day made it even more enjoyable.
It's a very steep hike up, and I we had been hiking for the last 3 days I chose to take the horse and ride up. Hubby has bad knees so this was the only option. I am so glad that we did even though my horse did not get the memo that it was his day to work. He kept stopping to eat what ever he could find along the way, but my husbands horse was eager to stay on track. I have to tell you a couple of times the horses did slip and back slide a bit as there are many loose rocks as you climb.
The horses make it possible for anyone who is not in peak condition or has physical problems to get to this lovely spot. If you have wanted to get off the beaten path, but afraid you can't do it because of physical limitation, it won't be a problem here if you take the horse. You also will be stimulating the local economy by providing work for a tour guide, and local guide with his horse.
If you do hike from my prior experience in Peru this trail will require some conditioning. You are hiking at a higher altitude, so it can be quite strenuous. You will gain (don't quote me) something like 1,500 feet during your hike so make sure to bring plenty of water with you and a snack. Our guide wore hiking boots, but the horse's guide wore loafers, and barely broke a sweat. He also did not speak English, so an English speaking tour guide might be advisable as well.
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