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. Put Sarcofagos de Karajia into our Chachapoyas trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chachapoyas.
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  • Spectacular the view of sarcophagi, preferred to take a tour from chachapoyas that includes you tb from quiocta Caverns, the stretch of travel is almost 1:30 hrs by beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Highlands, besides the tours include lunch because there are not many restaurants because they are very remote villages. It has horses for people who can not walk almost 4 km
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  • Get to see them and marvel at the mystery and beauty of the sarcophagus is amazing. Not to be missed.
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  • Let us be clear: (thankfully) many places a chachapoyas are still far away from the tourist masses. This is the case of Karajia, small village in the Andes, with barely a handful of houses, from which we walk in a winding path to reach the precipices of the mountain where the chachapoyas built these unique tombs in the form of beings humans who lived the mummies of their dead. Those who still bear skulls were warriors; a symbology of front-end designs indicated the sex of the occupant. Unfortunately most of these sarcophagi were ransacked and destroyed by researchers of treasures, but some still survive. A must see.
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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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