The area around Chachapoyas is wonderfully endowed with things to do and see, from tourist hotspots to quiet, secret places that are waiting just for you.
A good way to really understand a place is by discovering its history. Don't miss the traditional villages while you are here. Tourists in Amazonas often head to the area's open-air museums.
Availing yourself of local expertise is a great way for visitors to get familiar with a new place. So why not take one of the fascinating city walking tours, wildlife spotting tours and guided nature walks.
Getting your tongue around some handy phrases in Spanish can be the difference between a simple vacation and a rewarding journey into the rich psyche of Amazonas. Why not try "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" This is the Spanish way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" "Este caballero pagará por todo" ("This gentleman will pay for everything") is another useful one.
The 28th of July is the day when many people in Peru celebrate Independence Day, so be on the look out special events and festivities if you're lucky enough to be visiting Chachapoyas at that time.
At the end of your holiday in Chachapoyas, use the last of your soles on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and say Adiós (farewell).