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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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  • An important point to keep in mind before starting this trip is the time which can take out the combi of Chachapoyas. In these places there is no fixed schedule as in our country, the question of when we go out, the answer is always: "When to fill". The journey to Cruzpata is through the mountains and villages, the combi has no established stops, but it stops when passengers indicate that they lower or when someone wants to upload. Once in the town, an entry of 5 soles in the House of culture of Cruzpata will be charged, a rustic color lime hut where visitors are recorded. In rainy season the road for 1km towards where the sarcophagi are can be difficult because it is a dirt track between fields and orchards of the premises. The ida is down, the return can be more difficult, especially for children or older adults, although it is the possibility to go and return on horses. After 40 minutes of traveled, you reach a cliff. From there to our left on the rock are the famous sarcophagus to about 50 meters of height. 6 large buildings, which seem far to small, but measuring almost 2.50 meters high can be seen. In this same area funeral centers Ravesh, Tingorbamba and Chipuric and a Museum is also in Leymebamba which explains much of this culture, which I didn't have luck and time to meet.
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  • See the sarcophagus against a wall without any access is awesome. However, be sure to do some other activity that day, as will look at many insufficient. THERE is no much information about them. There is a walk (of down to the ida, ascent to the back) that resemble many much effort for so little.
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  • What an interesting grouping of sarcophaguses, 4 groups although there some were damaged in the last earthquake. (there were originally 7 in the picture above). Its an easy downhill jaunt to view them...  more »
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  • We went here on a motor bike from chachapoya. It's a nice ride and ask locals on your way for the directions, you'll manage easily. It's a nice award in the end to see the sarcophagus, not as spectacular as kuelap of course, but still very nice
  • Difficult to reach. The sarcophagi are tiny and are not well appreciated.
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