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Karajia Sarcophagi Tour

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Karajia Sarcophagi Tour

Full Day

Explore the Mysterious Sarcophagi of Karajia on a Day Tour from Chachapoyas

Discover the mysterious and ancient sarcophagi of Karajia on a day tour from Chachapoyas.

Karajia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built by the Chachapoyas people, a pre-Inca civilization that flourished in the northern Andes of Peru.

The sarcophagi are located on a steep mountainside and are carved into the rock. They are some of the most impressive examples of Chachapoyas art and architecture.

On this tour, you will explore the sarcophagi, including their intricate carvings and decorations. You will also learn about the history and culture of the Chachapoyas people from your knowledgeable guide.

This tour is a great way to experience the unique and fascinating culture of the Chachapoyas people.

Tour Price

Karajia Sarcophagi Tour

$30 USD
per person

Group Size:

Up to 18

Activity Level:


Trip Length:

1 Day

Overview of the 1-Day Karajia Sarcophagi Tour

The Sarcophagi of Karajía are a group of sarcophagi or coffins up to 2.50 m high with human forms. They are located in a vertical ravine 200 meters from the bottom of a steep ravine.

The Karajía Sarcophagi were discovered in 1985 by Peruvian archaeologist Federico Kauffmann Doig. Also known as "purunmachos" -or "purunmachus" which in Quechua means "ancient man"-, these anthropomorphic sarcophagi reach 2 meters in height.

Here are some highlights of the Karajia Sarcophagi Full Day Tour:

  • Explore the mysterious and ancient Karajia Sarcophagi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • See the intricate carvings and decorations of the sarcophagi.
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Chachapoyas people from your expert guide.

Karajia Sarcophagi Tour: 1-Day Itinerary

9:30 a.m.: Transfer in our vehicle towards the province of Luya passing through towns like Cohechan, Chocta, and Cruz Pata. After a 25-minute walk, you will reach the Karajia Sarcophagi, a set of funerary statues located on an inaccessible rocky cliff. These belong to the pre-Inca Chachapoya culture, and this burial method is considered unique in the world. Upon return, enjoy a typical regional lunch in the city of Lamud. In the afternoon, we will continue our visit by transferring to the Utcubamba Canyon Viewpoint, where you will have a panoramic view of the river, the highway towards Pedro Ruiz, and the impressive Gocta Waterfall. Return to Chachapoyas.

5:30 p.m.: Arrival in Chachapoyas.

  • Travel time: 5 hours
  • Visit time at the sarcophagi: 40 minutes
  • Walking time: 1 hour


  • Continuous transportation for the development of the tours.
  • Official tourist guide.
  • Entrance ticket to the places to be visited.
  • Lunch.

Not Included:

  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Other unspecified items.
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Essentials for the Karajia Sarcophagi Tour:

  • Bring light and warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Raincoats in case of rain.


Travel Highlights

Duration:1 Day
Type:National Tours, Archaeology, Chachapoyas
Ideal group size:1 to 18 explorers
Physical Intensity:Easy
Departures:Available Daily
Recommended age for the tour:Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.

Why Choose Tierra Biru Expeditions?

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingÓtima experiência – A tierra Biru me recepcionou muito bem no aeroporto. Em todos os momentos me tratou muito bem. Os guias falavam espanhol bem devagar, então era possível entender tudo, mesmo para… read more

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    4 December, 2023
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