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Sarcofagos de Karajia, Chachapoyas

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We drove here, and it was easy to get side-tracked. Do-able to drive here for sure, with lots of scenery. It was an easy, short hike to the cliffs where these stunning sarcophagi stare out over the la...  read more »
  • In the midst of a cliff are up to three groups sarcophagus, the "purumachos" type (according to said sample Guide) are unique in their kind and are the more square of the Chachapoya culture, after 2.30 hours of travel by a fairly rugged path you reach Luya to reach the cliffs walk 1 km, ida does not involve greater problem , but the return is rising so prepared. Bring binoculars or a camera with a good zoom
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  • It is impressive to see the sarcophagus in the mountain Gorge from the road... Although only 3 groups are, like, the main (the Royal sarcophagus who appear in the photo) are enough to impress anyone! It is a little way from the village, and you can rent a horse to climb, if the slope upwards is too hard for you...
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