Bus from Cajamarca to Chachapoyas

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Cajamarca, Peru
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Bus from Cajamarca to Chachapoyas - First pass, probably around 3400m, road is damaged in few places, but drivers do not slow down...
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Bus from Cajamarca to Chachapoyas Reviews

andrejav andrejav
662 reviews
Bus from Cajamarca to Chachapoyas Jun 14, 2011
On the map it looks like there is nice road, not too much of the distance, and probably just another bus trip...

That impression is totally WRONG! This road is one of the most dangerous roads I have ever been to (and I have been to crazy places).

Trip is around 12 hours (not 6 as I thought) with two longer stops for food. Buses are smaller 30 seat agile strong Mercedes, with two drivers that can easily drive rallies.

Road goes up and down Cordilleras, topping 3500m and going down to 1500m, and than up and down again. It is dirt road without any security fence, one way with small areas where two cars can pass each other.

If you look down trough your window, you WILL BE scared very fast, so dont look! Tires are passing on 10cm from NOTHING. Road is carved into face of the mountain, and if bus falls... it is at least 1000m free fall.

If you get dizzy from motion sickness, this is not a road for you because there is curve almost every 100m.

Price was 60soles.

If not in the hurry, I am suggesting going to Chiclayo, and than up to Chachapoyas by good road. It will take almost same time, but you'll have better chance of survival.

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