Karajía Sarcophagi and Quiocta Caves Expedition

Karajía Sarcophagi and Quiocta Caves Expedition

Embark on a captivating journey to Karajía's hanging sarcophagi, where ancient Chachapoya cultures laid their mummies to rest. These towering burial towers are shrouded in mystery and offer a glimpse into the rituals of the past. Afterward, delve into the depths of the Quiocta Caves, a subterranean wonder adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. This tour promises an adventure through time and a unique exploration of ancient traditions.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cavernas de Quiocta, Carr. Cdad. de Lamud - Pte. Caclic, Lamud 51041 Peru

Our day begins at 8:00 AM.

We leave the city of Chachapoyas en route to the province of Luya, first going down into the Utcubamba valley, the most emblematic area of this pre-Columbian civilization. After passing the left side of the Utcubamba, high up on the mountains adjacent to it, is the village of Lamud.

In Lamud we will make a stop where we will reserve our lunches in advance before driving 30 more minutes to the cave. Lunches will be eaten on the way back when returning from the cave. The cave is located 2700 meters above sea level and has a horizontal depth of 550 meters. Inside we will have time to appreciate the rock formations formed by millions of years of speleogenesis as well as archaeological remains left by the Chachapoyas in their funerary and sacred rituals.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sarcofagos de Karajia, Luya, Chachapoyas Peru

Afterwards we return to Lamud for our lunches. From Lamud we will drive for an hour to the village of Cruzpata and from there we will hike 2 kilometers to the sarcophagi of Karajia. (Horses and mules are also available if desired.) Once we reach Karajia our professional guide will show us around the site. We will learn about the religious beliefs of the Chachapoyas and other cultural factors which archaeologists have discovered in recent years.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Chachapoyas, Chachapoyas, Amazonas Region

We will conclude the visit by pointing out all of the different sarcophagi in the area and examining them from all possible angles. Afterwards we will drive back to Chachapoyas arriving in the city around 6:00 to 6:30 PM.

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 9 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel in Chachapoyas

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Pick-up and Drop Off
  • Transport in the tour vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Certified guide (English on request)
  • Entry/Admission - Sarcofagos de Karajia
  • Entry/Admission - Cavernas de Quiocta

Not Included


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