A population center built on top of a hill, with the remains of 500 circular houses constructed by the Chachapoyas culture (1100-1300 AD). Notable for the wide expanse of its ruins and its impressive construction techniques, the mortar used to hold the stonework together here is hidden from the naked eye. The town was an artistic center, and contains larger than usual stone frieze decorations. The site is surrounded by modern farms and cultivated land.

Location Access
Province: Chachapoyas
70 kilometers from
Chachapoyas to
San Pedro de Utac
3 or 4 hours by car
from Chachapoyas
4 kilometers from
San Pedro de Utac
to Olan
1 hour on foot from
San Pedro de Utac
District: Mariscal Castilla
Site Details
Entrance Fee:
Opening Hours:
Museum & Other Services:
Free entry Monday to Sunday
8:00 – 12:00 and
13:00 – 17:00