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Sarcofagos de Karajia

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Address: Luya, Chachapoyas, Peru
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Full-Day Karajia Sarcophagi and Caverns of Quiocta Tour from Chachapoyas
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An easy walk to see something really beautiful.

The hike to see the sarcofagy is quite easy and very rewarding. The sarcofagy are stunning and the narrow valley the overlook quite beautiful.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura M
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Terni, Italy

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Terni, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to see the sarcofagy is quite easy and very rewarding. The sarcofagy are stunning and the narrow valley the overlook quite beautiful.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 not but a stick might have been nice).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 peoples who inhabited this area prior to the Inca conquest certainly had interesting burial rites, plastering the bones of their deceased relatives in bigger than... More 

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Chachapoyas, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Biscuits and gravy was this a trip! A crazy, bone-rattling, eye-popping drive through over some rugged roads and little villes brings you to this remote canyon site on the edge of Cruzpata! I looked down the roadway (ain't no cars going down that)/trail and thought THAT was steep enough headind down to the site, 1km from registry/parking. Oh, no, it... More 

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Quito
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is well off the beaten track and its approx 1.30 hours from chachapoyas most of which is on gravel roads with lots of twists and turns and all the potholes this included! Once you reach the site it is approx 3km trek To reach the site which is mainly down hill over rough terrain Take your binoculars or have... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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, coming back to your transportation can be strenuous.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

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 landscape. The Tillandsia rauhii bromeliads cling to the vertical stone cliffs, adding to the rugged look.

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Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you are a true history buff or if you can enjoy the excursion for the walk to the sarcophogi (2km each way) it's a good trip but if not, it is about an hour and a half each way and not for everyone. However, when you buy this tour you normally purchase it with the Cavern of Quiocta which... More 

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Geneva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a very impressive archeological site. However, the cliff is slightly falling down with the sarcophages and no protection whatever seemingly is schedule to avoid that. So after each raining season the risk is high that the last remnant of sarcophages will disappear. So hurry up to visit...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful site and very interesting and unique standing tombs, perched high on the cliff but still very visible from the path below. The location is off the beaten path (long drive from Chachapoyas, plus a bit of a hike to get there), but for us it was definitively worth seeing.

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