Visit amazing tourist places of the Amazon region in Peru
This natural Quioca Cavern is 10 km away from the district of Lámud, capital of the Province of Luya. Inside the cavern we can see beautiful formations of stalactites, stalagmites and gours. You can enjoy these beautiful calcareous formations within 545 m. of entering the cavern.
The Quioca Cavern is an important tourist attraction for us as it combines nature with archeology. Within the first 10 meters we can find bone remains, as well as ceramic remains, which suggests that this part was used as a cemetery.
To reach the Quioca Cavern we leave from the district of Lámud, in route you can enjoy the beautiful landscape for about 30 minutes until you reach the parking area. From here, you will walk 5 minutes to the main entrance of the cave that is 2801 meters above sea level.
The Sarcophagi of Karajia is an archaeological site composed of impressive and unique large sarcophagi made with mud and cane. They belonged to high-ranking social groups, such as curacas and warriors. They are located 1 hour from the District of Lámud, where we leave to the annex of Cruzpata, where we will start the walk to these amazing sarcophagi.
From the village of Cruzpata you descend approximately 1 km. until you will reach the lookout point, directly below the Karajía Sarcophagi.
The Karajía sarcophagi are a set of sarcophagi or coffins made in accordance with the funerary tradition of the Chachapoyas. The figues stand up to 2.50 m high with human forms. They were found in the Barranco de Karajía in the Trita District in the Amazonas Region, Peru in 1985 by the Peruvian archaeologist Federico Kauffmann Doig thanks to the references provided by Carlos Torres Mas.
These archaeological sites are located east of the district of Lámud. They are both pre-Inca sites, dating more than 1000 years old. They are part of a special route that we will call "The Klaus Route" due to the archaeological investigations carried out by the famous German archaeologist Klaus Koschmieder; This route is designed for people who like adventure, enjoy nature and taking walks that will allow them to take in the beautiful landscape.
From both places you can see the impressive Canyon of the Utcubamba and, in the distance the famous Gocta Waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls in the world at 771 meters.
These archaeological sites have anthropomorphic sarcophagi, in the case of Pueblo de los Muertos (Town of the Dead) in addition to the sarcophagi, you can find semicircular enclosures attached to the rock. Both places have an impressive landscape and have a unique silence that will allow you to relax and rest.
Kuelap is a pre-Inca archaeological site, belonging to the Luya Province, located at 3000 m.s.n.m. It forms an architectural ensemble, built with large stones.
It has a wall that measures about 20m. Tall. Kuélap is a pre-Inca building that houses wonderful architectural constructions, has about 400 circular housing bases, all built with stone.
Currently you can visit this archaeological complex through Telecabinas Kuélap that depart from the Nuevo Tingo district and that take you in about 20 minutes to the station in the Malca. You can also make the visit following the traditional route, ie the road, this trip takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes departing from the district of Lámud.
The Gocta Waterfall is a waterfall that is located in the Valera District, it is the fifth highest waterfall in the world. This place is special for walks, horseback riding, enjoying the beautiful nature that surrounds the place.
Starting from the district of Lamud, the trip takes approximately 1 hour to reach the village of Cocachimba, from where the trek to the second fall begins. This walk can take about 2 hours 30 minutes one way and 2 hours and 30 minutes back. To make the visit easier in Cocachimba, horses are rented.
To visit the first fall, visit to the Village of San Pablo, from where the walk begins and also in this place there is horse rental.
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