Caverna de Quiocta, Chachapoyas

3.5
#1 of 7 in Parks in Amazonas Region
Bring a flashlight and explore Caverna de Quiocta, a system of spacious caverns filled with interesting rock formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. The caverns used to be ceremonial burial sites, so you can view ancient skulls and bones on the cave floor or in small niches in the walls. Besides a flashlight to illuminate the dark chambers, you'll need a decent pair of boots, as the cavern floors are very muddy and slippery from bat droppings. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Caverna de Quiocta and many more Chachapoyas attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Chachapoyas trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Not every day you walk into a cave of millions of years old, in addition to the landscapes of the high jungle hike
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  • August 7, 2017
    The experience in the cave is unique! The formations of stalactites and estanlagmitas are the main attraction, as well as the origin of the cave as possible cemetery and torture centre. To be very dark, you always have to go accompanied by a flashlight. The boots are mandatory, as it is a humid place also must be many physical condition to walk over the mud. I do not recommend it for children or elderly unless they have very good physical condition.
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  • August 5, 2017
    It is obligatory to go to from quiocta Caverns, is a place for all those who want to have a great experience in walking on the mud, try not to stay in the and not fall (thing that almost all fall haha) take good pictures, see the stalagmites and stalactites look after them and not destroy them! Recommended: wear boots (mandatory) lead (mandatory) flashlight go with old clothes or not to use since you dirty enjoy the time!
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Visitors to Chachapoyas can take advantage of a number of hotels spread across town, including many options clustered near the main city square. Most hostels cater to backpackers who need few amenities, but if you want something more comfortable and better equipped, consider a guesthouse a short drive outside the city. Most family-run establishments in the surrounding villages offer guided treks to nearby waterfalls and ruins, with collected profits used to improve local infrastructure.
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