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Sarcofagos de Karajia, Chachapoyas

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Sarcofagos de Karajia highlights the coffins of the Chachapoyas culture. Found in in a ravine, the sarcophagi sit in the Amazonian Luya district. Drive up to the remote archaeological site and hike up to the face of the cliff where the ancient burial site stands. Observe the 2.5 m (8.2 ft) tall sarcophagi, made to look like human figures, most of them still well preserved. Bring suitable footwear for the steep hike and take time to experience the panoramic views of the green valley below. Sarcofagos de Karajia is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Chachapoyas Edition.
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  • Pleasant and mystical, but sooo long journey for only 1 hour of visit but it is mountain route ;) What prefero are the red rocks and oranges, pretty different colors of rocks and minerals
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  • Walk adjust, but with ascent to return making it difficult, better horse back is tiring ascent and inevitable trekking stick. The sarcophagi and the surroundings is a wonderful experience the beautiful scenery, an experience not to be missed altogether.
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  • A culture that still not finish you discover and micho to know, on the edge of the precipice, a culture with few resources is still makes a work that would now be extremely difficult
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Where to stay in Chachapoyas

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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