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Full-Day Karajia Sarcophagi and Caverns of Quiocta Tour from Chachapoyas

Chachapoyas, Peru

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Karajia Sarcophagi and Caverna de Quiocta are two of Peru’s most spectacular and overlooked attractions. Combine ancient history with adventure on this full-day excursion from Chachapoyas, which offers insight into pre-Inca culture. Marvel at the 600-year-old Karajia Sarcophagi, funeral tombs perched on the side of a limestone cliff, before discovering the stalagmites and stalactites of Caverna de Quiocta by flashlight. Lunch and personalized attention from a guide are included on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.  
  • Tour of the Karajia Sarcophagi and Caverna de Quiocta from Chachapoyas
  • Ideal for lovers of ancient history
  • Gaze at the cliff-side Karajia Sarcophagi, limbless funeral tombs built for wise men
  • Explore the rock formations and stalactite-studded caves of Caverna de Quiocta
  • Receive personalized attention from a guide in a small group of 12
  • Lunch included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Vehicle (rountrip from and to Chachapoyas)
  • Lunch
  • Entry ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

07:30 am

Pickup details

Departure Point: Tour departs from Chachapoyas hotels. Directions: Near to Chachapoyas Main Square Return point: Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Your adventure begins at the tour office, located on Jiron Puno near the Chachapoyas main square, where you’ll greet your guide and board a vehicle destined for the nearby Cruz Pata village. From here, you’ll embark on a short hike to the cliff-side site of the Karajia Sarcophagi.

During the walk, your guide provides historical context for the funeral tombs, created to house the corpses of wise men in pre-Inca culture. Capture photographs of the impressive anthropomorphic statues, some of which measure 8 feet (2.5 meters), before revitalizing with lunch in the city of Luya.

Proceed to your next stop, the magnificent Caverna de Quiocta, studded with stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations of outstanding natural beauty. Explore the caverns by flashlight, admiring bizarre limestone formations, before returning to daylight and concluding your tour with drop-off at your departure point in Chachapoyas.

Sarcofagos de Karajia

We will go to a town called Cruz Pata, and then, we will continue towards the burial site of Karajia. We will enjoy a panoramic view of Luya's main square along the way. Cruz Pata, known as the Crosses Plateau, is the starting point of our journey on foot to get to Karajia; it takes 30 min. approximately. We will see Karajia sarcophagi, which are part of Chachapoyas pre-inca culture; they are made of stone, wood and clay, and have an anthropomorphic shape; they are unique for their enormous size (up to 2,5 meters high) and careful elaboration. Even though time has past, being on top of a cliff with difficult access has allowed these constructions to be well preserved. We will go back to have lunch in the city of Luya.

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Cavernas de Quiocta

Then, we will visit Quiocta Caverns, a capricious work of nature, located in the district of Lamud, Luya province. Inside these caverns, there are seven rooms with stalagmites and stalactites; each one has a different name due to its curious forms.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Use light clothing and comfortable shoes (light hiking boots).
  • Bring at least 2 liters of water, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, repellent and camara with extra battery
  • In rainy season (November to March): Bring raincoat
  • Quiocta cavern: Not suitable for claustrophobic people
  • Caverns of Quiocta: Use rubber boots and bring flashlight.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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