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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  • Fortunately, this heritage is in an inaccessible cliff. I recommend take telephoto lens to photograph. The road length, some are disappointed, but you have to look carefully, is an exceptional funerary style
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  • The Chachapoya culture occupied vast areas near chachapoyas, capital of Amazonas. These sarcophagi are a sample of this fascinating culture that still need further study. The museums of Leimebamba and now kuelap will help to understand it more.
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  • Very nice place! As you can see the handmade ancient sarcophagi is amazing! And learn how the Vikings reached Peru!
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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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