This day trip from Chachapoyas will give you plenty to write home about! In an exciting combination of adventure and history, we spend half of the day underground exploring the exciting Quiocta Caverns. You will have the opportunity to see interesting rock formations such as stalactites and stalagmites as you trek through the dark and remote caverns with a professional guide showing you the way via flashlight. After we exit the Caverna de Quiocta, we will visit the unique archaeological site of Karajia. The guide will show you around the area and teach you about the funeral traditions of the Chachapoyas culture. As you learn about the cultural beliefs and burial traditions of the Chachapoyas people, the guid will take you to the impressive burial structures of Karajia. These burial structures are considered the only of their kind in the world for their unique style of construction. After learning about the monuments and seeing them with your own eyes, you will head back to Chachapoyas in time for dinner and other evening activities. With so much adventure and unique history packed in one day, you’ll be sure to remember this excursion for the rest of your life!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Amazon Expedition Tour Agency, Chachapoyas
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Between 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Professional Guide Transportation
Cost of Lunch Entrance Ticket

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7:30 AM - Drive to Utcabamba Canyon

Our tour begins at 7:30 in the morning with a drive to the Utcabamba Canyon. The drive can be considered long, but the views along the way make it more than interesting!

Reserve Lunch

When we arrive at the Utcabamba Canyon, we will descend to the Utcubamba river to reach the city of Lámud where we will place orders at a local restaurant for our lunch.

Explore the Quiocta Caverns

After making our lunch reservations, we will drive another 30 minutes to the Quiocta Caverns (2700 meters above sea level).  Once we arrive at the caves, we will cover 550 meters of the cavern’s depths and take time to appreciate the unique experience of being underground next to such unique rock formations.

Eat Lunch

When we exit the caverns, we will return to Lámud and eat a traditional meal for lunch. After everyone has finished their lunch, we will continue our journey towards the town of Cruzpata and then begin a 2 km walk to the sarcophagi of Karajia.

Tour Karajia

Upon arriving at Karajia, our professional guide will show us around the site. We will learn about the religious beliefs of the Chachapoyas people and other cultural facts that archaeologists have discovered over the years. We will conclude the tour with a look at the sarcophagi of Karajia.

6:30 PM - Arrive in Chachapoyas

Following the tour of Karajia and the sarcophagi of the Chachapoya people, we will return to Cruzpata on foot before beginning our journey back to Chachapoyas in the van.  We expect to be back in Chachapoyas between 6:00 and 6:30 PM.