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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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  • The hike to see the sarcofagy is quite easy and very rewarding. The sarcofagy are stunning and the narrow valley the overlook quite beautiful.  more »
  • About a 20-30 min trek to see "the guys" (return trip about the same); had just rained so part of trail muddy but wonderful just the same. can rent rubber boots and walking sticks if needed (we did no...  more »
  • A short 20 minute walk down from the town of Luya sitting on a cliff ledge you will find a group of pre-hispanic sarcophagi, with many more examples and styles spread throughout the region. The people...  more »