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
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.