Chachapoyas: The unknown kingdom of the people from the clouds

chachapoyas el reino desconocido de la gente de las nubes

Itinerary

Day 1

KARAJIA AND PUEBLO DE LOS MUERTOS/ QUIOCTA

Arrival by plane or flight in Chachapoyas and transfer to hotel Casa Vieja, in the centre of Chachapoyas . option: stay at hotel Casa Andina 3*, 10 kms from the centre.
We drive to the village of Cruz del Pata, where we walk for 20 minutes to Karajia, where we can spot some sarcofagues of the Chachapoyas cultures built on a cliff of the mountain overlooking the deep Utcubamba valley. These sarcofagues are intact and cannot be reached. Afterwards we take lunch in Lamud before visiting Pueblo de los Muertos: statues and funerary mausolea of the most senior leaders of the Chachapoyas culture which date from 1100 to 1350 AD. Here we walk for about 50 minutes.
If you want you can combine Karajia also with Quiocta: the largest cave (550 meters) in Peru with stalagmites and stalagtites of several meters high.
Overnight in Chachapoyas in Hotel Casa Vieja***. Opcion to stay in Casa Andina 3* at the outskirts of Chachapoyas.