Caverns of Quiocta and Sarcophagi of Karajia

Description

Caverns of Quiocta and Sarcophagi of Karajia

The caverns are located in the low part of the Mountain range of Andes. The cavern is characterized for its excessive humidity of the floor and 7 rooms with stalactites and stalagmites. A visit to these caverns is a perfect combination of adventure and history.

The seven Chachapoyan mummies at Karajia archaeological site stand up to 2.5 meters tall and are constructed of clay, sticks and grasses. Originally there were 8 mummies, but an earthquake destroyed one of them in the year 1928. The Karajia sarcophaguses represent ancient wise men according local residents.


Itinerary

Departure from the city of Chachapoyas to the city of Lamud. Arriving at the parking lot of the Quiocta cavern, we take a five-minute walk to start our visit to the Quiocta cavern. The visit takes an hour and a half. Afterwards, we return to the city of Lamud for lunch and continue our trip by car for one hour more to the community of Cruz Pata. From here we will walk ca. 40min downhill to visit the group of Sarcophagi. After our visit, we then return to our vehicle and make our way back to Chachapoyas city.

Depart:

between 8:00 - 8:30 am in the centre of Chachapoyas.

Return:

between 5:00 - 6:00 pm to the centre of Chachapoyas.

Photos

Caverns of Quiocta and Sarcophagi of Karajia
Caverns of Quiocta and Sarcophagi of Karajia
Caverns of Quiocta and Sarcophagi of Karajia

Practical Information

Leaving: daily
Transport: Tourist bus
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change. All public museums are closed on Mondays in northern Peru.

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Hat to protect you from the sun
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
Included
  • Lunch
  • Transport
  • Equipment to enter the Quiocta cavern
  • Professional guide (Spanish/English/French)
  • Entrance ticket
Not Included
  • Tip for your guide
  • Other meals than the mentioned above


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