Camayoc Foundation • Chachapoyas • Cultural history and environmental science education Mission • PERU
Camayoc Foundation
  Inca Trail to Kuelap:
Inca Trail to Cuelap
Chachapoyas Peru
Hundreds of miles of Inca roadways wind their way through north central Peru. Efforts are now underway to reconstruct parts of the Inca Trails. A fasinating trek is the Inca Trail to the fortress ruins of Kuelap.

CAMAYOC Foundation
____ Chachapoyas Peru ____

The CAMAYOC Foundation, founded by Dr. Peter Lerche in 1998, is dedicated to provide Peruvian cultural history and environmental science education to the people of Chachapoyas.

Headquartered in Chachapoyas, the capital of Amazonas Department, the Camayoc Foundation endeavors to increase awareness of the important natural and cultural resources of the area.

The Camayoc Foundation is a Peruvian non-profit NGO presided over by Dr. Peter Lerche.

    Our Mission:
  • Provide Peruvian cultural history and environmental science education to the people of Chachapoyas.
  • Construction of the
    to provide educational and research facilities, library and teaching hall, and corporate offices. Accommodations are available for visiting student groups, teachers, researchers, and for Camayoc Members.
  • Establishment of a museum to showcase the local cultural traditions, archaeological collections, and serve as an interpretation center for visitors.
  • Development of the traditional arts and crafts of the local people.
  • Assist in the development of proposals to protect the natural environment and establish preserves for nature.
  • Support and assist tourism activities through improving local infrastructure and promotion.
  • Undertake these activities in cooperation with the Chachapoyas Tourist Office and the National Cultural Institute.
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National Geographic September 2000
by Peter Lerche

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Peter Lerche

Dr. Peter Lerche
Anthropologist Peter Lerche, author, explorer, and authority on the religious world of pre-Inca Chachapoya, has lived in Chachapoyas over the past 25 years.
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