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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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  • It is a pity that the Ministry of tourism of Peru don't worry by facilitating access to the sarcophagus, the walk is long and there is a precise route. Clear that nature is beautiful.
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  • Not be as settled these sarcophagi. they are at the foot of a cliff. The colors are still vivid. Cute
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  • This tour is not only it impressive sarcophagi exposed at the top of the mountain, but by the path that you have to do to reach them, it's quite complicated, but full of adrenaline. The interesting thing is where were left these sarcophagi, how did and why. All that is finished yet explain by archaeologists. The recommendation to go there is to be in good physical condition, because you have to travel more than 1 km of very steep roads. Clothing and footwear comfortable and appropriate.
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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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