Chachapoyas is a pretty colonial town with beautiful views of the Andean highlands (interestingly, it is the capital of the department of Amazonas). However, it is its strategic location with many attractions around what makes this place being so popular for travelers in this northern part of Peru. To the north are Cohechán, Gocta and Pomacochas, among others (further away, the Tarapoto waterfalls); to the south, the main attraction is the Fortress of Kuelap.
Kuelap. Impressive archaeological site, height of the Chachapoyas civilization. It is huge (largest stony structure in South America), very well preserved and, best of all, receives few tourists. One of the best kept treasures in the country. The fortress is located on top of a mountain, at 3000 meters, with fantastic views of the mountains and valleys. To get here you have two options (both departing from Chachapoyas): by combi/bus directly to the entrance; after a hard trekking uphill from Tingo (around four hours).