Tour to the Pyramids of Cahuachi
Overview – Tour to the Pyramids of Cahuachi
A tour to the Pyramids of Cahuachi will take you back in time.
Join us on this trip and visit the 2000 years old pyramids of Cahuachi.
A religious complex considered the largest city of mud in the world.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic archaeological experience.
Description of the Tour to the Pyramids of Cahuachi
Our tour begins at your hotel; our local guide will pick you up from there.
Shortly afterward we will head to the west of Nazca, towards Cahuachi.
Cahuachi lies 30 km away from Nazca, at the lower section of the valley.
Once in Cahuachi, we will visit with our guide the most important buildings.
Among the most relevant structures, stand out the Great Pyramid.
Scholars believe it was the most magnificent structure at Cahuachi.
Nearby Italian archaeologists found remains of human sacrifices.
Among the remains, they excavated a large number of trophy heads.
Another important structure is the Great Temple, located nearby.
Excavations at the site brought to the surface remarkable relics.
Cahuachi also contains large burial sites; therefore we will also take a look at one of them.
Walking around, one can easily spot human bones and of ceramic fragments left by the looters.
Finally, we will return to Nazca. Upon arrival, our driver will drop you off at your hotel.
End of the tour.
Virtual Reconstruction of Cahuachi
What is included?
- Pick up from your hotel in Nazca.
- Private transportation.
- Professional driver & local guide.
- Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
What is NOT included?
- Extras & gratitude.
Route Map to the Ruins of Cahuachi
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How do I get to Cahuachi?
Cahuachi is located to the southwest of Nasca, on the banks of the Nasca River.
To visit Cahuachi you need transportation, as the ruins are located 28 km away.
If you do not have your own transport, you can take a taxi in the city center.
Most of the taxi drivers in Nazca know the route to the ruins of Cahuachi.
You could also contact Mystery Peru, we will be happy to help you with your visit.
What was Cahuachi?
According to archaeologists, Cahuachi was a religious center of the Nasca culture.
It is an ancient city made up of pyramids, temples, squares and platforms.
The city covers more than 24 square km, and its buildings are made of mud.
Cahuachi flourished in 400 B.C., having its heydays around 200 A.D.
For some, it was at Cahuachi where the construction of the famous Nazca lines was conceived.
Is it worth visiting Cahuachi?
If you are a lover of history and archeology, this place will be perfect for you.
It is a city that was buried for more than 1500 years, and today you can see how it was.
Besides exploring the pyramids and temples, you can also see ancient necropolis.
Also, it is very likely that the key to solve the mystery of the Nazca Lines lies in Cahuachi.
Likewise, scholars believe that the same men who inhabited Cahuachi, have also constructed the lines.
How long is the tour to Cahuachi?
The tour to Cahuachi usually lasts from 3 hours to 4 hours.
However, depending on your interest it could last a little longer.
The trip by car from Nazca to Cahuachi takes about 35 minutes.
What is the best time to visit Cahuachi?
The best time is early in the morning, thus avoiding the harsh desert sun.
In the afternoon it is also possible, but sometimes it is very windy.
These winds are known as Paracas, and they are usually so strong that lift up a lot of sand.
What type of clothing is recommended to visit Cahuachi?
If you go to Cahuachi in the morning, the ideal would be to wear comfortable clothes, as well as light footwear.
A hat or cap would be very useful to avoid sun burning. Don’t forget sunscreen anyway.
Sunglasses are also very useful.
If you go in the afternoon, do not forget a windbreaker jacket, it could be very helpful.
Departure Point:Your hotel in Nazca.
Departure Time:09:00 hrs.
Duration:3 ½ hours.
Tour Code:NAZCA 112
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