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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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Worth the trek

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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Quito
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Really very stately monuments of past people. Access was and remains difficult. Walk is demanding, about 30 minutes downhill, and then the return. But worth it. Australian eucalyptus everywhere in the valley!

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Hawthorne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Takes a little effort and patience to get the but well worth it. The local people were very helpful and nice. Nice handcrafted items we bought that reflect the culture that built the mausoleums.

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I give this a five star because it's one of those trips that you will look back on fondly more for the fun and games getting there. It's literally in the middle of no-where and the locals couldn't give two craps about it so there's no signposts or anything and unless you have a good understanding of spanish (being spoken... More 

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Cocachimba, Peru
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The drive to Cruzpata where the Sarcofagos are located takes more than 2 hours over dirt roads. Once you get there you take a short 1k hike downhill to the rock where you can see the sarcofagos. They are small and its just the 5 of them. Considering the long drive it wasn't really worth it.

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