Caverna de Quiocta, Chachapoyas

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#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. Use our Chachapoyas trip planner to arrange your visit to Caverna de Quiocta and other attractions in Chachapoyas.
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  • The cave has a few rooms with ceilings were worked by the ancient peoples so as to form a smooth surface and circular. For the Chachapoyas, before the Inca conquest, there was no process of mummification. The dead were brought into the place of worship of the underworld caves. When only the bones remained, they were put in small package and then transported elsewhere. Amount of geological/mineral formations of appreciable size that sometimes were worked by the Chachapoyas. This visit worth it, according to our guide, the region has about 22 other caves of this type, each with its own charm.
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  • I went to this cave with some fear, I step time and at 7:30 in the evening, but be there day or night is the same, all dark, the guide was amazing and phenomenal, very recommendable place :) Similarly recommend the caverns of omia and leo (in the) Rodríguez de mendoza city two hours from chachapoyas)
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  • This visit is usually offer included in the same tour to the Karajía sarcophagi, but in my opinion it is certainly the least interesting of the tourist attractions in the area.
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