Learn about the Chachapoyas traditions
Be fascinated by the mummified bodies of former Chachapoyas culture leaders
Observe the stalactites and stalagmites naturally displayed in the Quiocta Cavern
An exciting combination of adventure and history. Take this opportunity to learn more about the Chachapoyas’ cultural beliefs. Discover the impressive burial structures of Karajia and enjoy an exciting adventure inside Quiocta Cavern.
All year round
Chachapoyas hotel and hostel pick-up
Chachapoyas hotel and hostel drop-off
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Route: Chachapoyas - Cruzpata - Karajia Sarcophagus - Quiocta Cavern - Chachapoyas
Hotel and hostel pick-up.
We will pick you up from your hotel, and then depart from Chachapoyas to Cruzpata. From there, we will walk around 30 minutes to visit the Karajia Sarcophagus, located in inaccessible cliffs, where there are mummified bodies of the most important leaders of the Chachapoyas' culture.
We’ll continue to the town of Lamud to have lunch, and then we will visit the Quiocta cavern, where we’ll observe thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
Lastly, we’ll return to Chachapoyas.
Hotel and hostel drop-off.
07:50 - 08:00
Hotel and hostel pick-up
Depart from Chachapoyas
Arrive in Cruzpata
Visit the Karajia Sarcophagus
Arrive in Lamud
Visit the Quiocta Cavern
Return to Chachapoyas
- English and Spanish-speaking guide
- Karajia entrance fee
- Quiocta Cavern entrance fee
- Meals not listed
- Personal expenses
- Comfortable clothes
- Trekking/ walking shoes
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Bottle of water
- Extra cash
CHILD (FROM 6 TO 16 YEARS OLD)
In order to obtain this discount, the child must be over 6 years of age and up to 16 years of age on the date they are due to take the tour.
This tour is not possible to operate for children under 6 years old.
Cancellation or changes of this tour:
CHANGES: It is FREE to change the tour date before 6:00 pm (Lima time) the day before the tour begins.
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 3 days before the tour begins or earlier, a 20% administration fee will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no show or cancellation fee.
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I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
What kind of weather will I find in Karajia and Quiocta Cavern?
The weather is normally mild and pleasant. During the day, the temperature reaches 25°C when the sun shines, and stands at about 20°C when the sky is covered. At night, it does not usually drop below 15°C. Rain can fall throughout the year; the rainy season begins in November and runs through ‘til April… But even in the rainy season it is unusual not see the sun for more than two days.
Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?
Chachapoyas Andes does not have a very high altitude when compared to the Peruvian Andes. However, altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick in high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time, 1 to 2 days for most people. If you want to limit your chances of getting sick, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, do not fly directly into high altitude - proceed slowly, allowing your body time to acclimatise as you ascend gradually. However, for many that is not possible, so it’s important to drink lots of water, and to slow down! This sounds simple, but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen, so avoiding any strenuous activity is a good idea. Chew some coca leaves - the native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries, thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket, and even souvenir shops or street stalls. Take altitude sickness pills (Soroche): these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia, and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500 metres without spending any time at an intermediate elevation, and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance. In the rare case that your symptoms are more severe than a headache and mild dizziness, you should descend in altitude and seek medical assistance.
What should I bring to the tour?
Bring cool, comfortable clothing for walking and rain protection. Also take boots with good grip for excursions, water sandals, swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. It is always good to carry water or any liquid to rehydrate.
What is the best season to visit Karajia and Quiocta Cavern?
It is difficult to determine the best time to go to Karajia and Quiocta Cavern, because every season has its attractions. However, we recommend between June and October. Rains begin in November and lasts through ‘til March/April, leaving many access roads and trails extremely muddy and therefore almost unpassable.
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