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“Not the most amazing cavern in the world, but if you like mud, this is your place”
Review of Caverna de Quiocta

Caverna de Quiocta
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Full-Day Karajia Sarcophagi and Caverns of Quiocta Tour from Chachapoyas
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Chachapoyas
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Owner description: La caverna queda a 1h y 30 minutos en auto de Chachapoyas, con una caminata corta de 15 minutos, en ese paseo se va tambien a los Sarcofagos de Karajia.
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not the most amazing cavern in the world, but if you like mud, this is your place”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

There are many much more spectacular caverns around the world, but I've never given up a chance to bumble around in the dark, so off to Quiocta we went! The process was weird; we stopped in the nearest town to buy tickets and rent mud boots (I think 7 soles total?) and then drive to the actual cavern in the middle of nowhere, that was totally on the honor system - we just walked right in. It is not set up with lights inside; our guide had some lamps with him, but there weren't enough for everyone in the group, I would highly suggest bringing a flashlight or headlight of your own with you.

the cavern is MUDDY. Sometimes up to 20cm of mud. I am proud to say I probably got more mud on my pants than anyone else, even with the mud boots! We saw some fun stalactites and stalagmites, but honestly this location is more about the fun of trying to fall down in a dark and muddy enclosure.

Visited May 2014
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Ede, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Strange but nice”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you are afraid of the dark, you can go inside this cave and you will see (with help of flashlights) extraordinary forms.
Be sure of hire some boots otherwise you will not be able to walk inside, i would also recommend to hire your own flash light so you dont need to wait for others to give some light in the path.

Visited March 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The cavern is very wide and close to 500 meters deep that has not been spoiled with any improvements. It is extremely muddy and has not been conditioned with electric lights, which makes the expedition a real adventure. Make sure that you bring your own flashlight, since the tour guide equipment failed when we were there.

Visited October 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“DO NOT GO HERE!!!”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

this is this biggest waist of time ever!!!!! nothing to see at all and should be taken off the tour itinerary-pathetic!!!

Visited July 2013
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Greenville, AL
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A good stop”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Nice caverns with interesting background, particularly the burial rituals. Make sure you rent boots, as it is muddy and you'll have to walk through some water.

Visited July 2013
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