Ruins of Cahuachi in Nazca

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The Ceremonial city of Cahuachi is located about 28 kilometres away from the modern city of Nazca, at the lower section of the Nazca Valley, virtually in the middle of the desert. Since 1982 the Italian Archaeologist Giuseppe Orefeci has begun a tireless work uncovering the ancient city of the Nazca people. The archaeological complex covers an area of 24 square kilometres and within its territory exist huge pyramids, temples and platforms, which are brought to light year by year by Giuseppe Orefeci and his team. The ceremonial center of Cahuachi has a great importance, as it was there where the ancient Nazca culture developed.

Photo Gallery of Cahuachi Ruins.

Cahuachi Ruins Cahuachi Antonini Museum Estaqueria Ruins
EXCURSION TO THE RUINS OF CAHUACHI

Tour description:

Our customers are picked up at the designated time from their hotel by our local guide. Afterwards we will star our tour with the visit to the Museum Antonini in Nazca, an archaeological museum that houses the ancient pieces of the Nazca Culture. Here we will be able to learn about the evolution of the Nazca Culture, and also see fine pieces of ceramics and textiles. The museum Antonini has on display a great collection of panpipes made of clay, as well as spectacular mummies and trophy heads from the Nazca era. Later on we will drive our private vehicle to the west of Nazca towards the lower section of the Nazca valley, where the ruins of Cahuachi are located. On the way we will pass a wonderful desert landscape and eventually we will reach the ruins of Cahuachi. In Cahuachi our local guide will show us the most important sectors of Cahuachi, such as the Great Pyramid, The Stepped Temple, and the many other sectors that constitute the main attractions in Cahuachi. Finally we will board our private vehicle again and we will drive further down towards the temples of Estaqueria, an interesting archaeological complex made up by an array of trunks. According to the archaeologists, Estaqueria was once a ceremonial temple of the Nazca people, and it is very likely that the trunks or wood found at the place once served as pillars of a huge roof. In addition to the temple, we will also see structures of ancient tombs that were ransacked by graverobbers long ago. At the end we will return to Nazca and will leave you at your hotel. End of the tour.

What is included on this day?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Nazca.
  • Private trasnportation.
  • Professional driver & local guide.
  • Entrance fees to the Musuem Antonini & Cahuachi.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratuities.
  • Accommodation in Nazca.

Tour Duration:

4 hours approx.

Departures:

08:00 hrs. / 14:00 hrs.

Recommendations:

  • On this tour you must bring light clothing, as the weather in Nazca used to be very hot, especially in summer time (from December to March) when temperatures can reach 40º C / 104 ºF sometimes.
  • We strongly suggest to bring sun block to avoid sun burning, a hat, a bottle of water and sun glasses.

Additional information:

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher:

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.
  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you request.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

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