Discover the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient civilizations with the “Tour to the Pyramids of Cahuachi.”
A special trip that bridges the gap between the enigmatic Nazca lines and the civilization that gave birth to them.
Real Destinations, Real Experiences
The pyramids of Cahuachi are located some 28 km northwest of the modern city of Nazca.
As you explore these ancient structures, you’ll be transported back in time to a world that existed over 2,000 years ago, when the Nasca culture was at its height.
The pyramids were once the center of a vast religious complex, and they served as a hub of religious and ceremonial activity for centuries.
Made of adobe bricks, the pyramids stand as tall as 30 feet and were built without the use of any modern technology or machinery.
Our knowledgeable guides will provide you with a wealth of information about the history and significance of the pyramids.
You’ll learn about the Nasca people and their unique religious beliefs, as well as the various archaeological discoveries that have been made at the site over the years.
But the pyramids of Cahuachi are more than just an archaeological site.
They are also a testament to the beauty and resilience of the Nazca region, with its stark desert landscape, sweeping sand dunes, and vibrant flora and fauna.
Whether you’re a history buff, an archaeology enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the natural beauty of Peru, the pyramids of Cahuachi are not to be missed.
Part I: Road to the Ruins of Cahuachi
09:00 h. 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.
Part II: Temples and Pyramids of Cahuachi.
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 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.
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Tour Date Change Policy:
You have the flexibility to change the date of your tour with ease, provided that you make the request at least 15 days in advance.
No charges will be applied for rescheduling within this timeframe.
Should you decide to cancel your tour, please notify us at least 14 days before the scheduled tour date to avoid any significant charges.
In such cases, only an administration fee of 20% will be deducted from the total amount paid.
We regret to inform you that last-minute cancellations are not accepted.
If a cancellation request is made within 7 days of the tour start date, the full charge for the tour will apply, amounting to 100% of the total cost.
In the event of a no-show, where a customer fails to appear for the tour without prior notice, a 100% cancellation fee will be levied, and no refunds will be issued.
Please note that refunds are not issued due to inclement weather or any other problems caused by a third party.
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 necropolises.
Also, it is very likely that the key to solving the mystery of the Nazca Lines lies in Cahuachi.
Likewise, scholars believe that the same men who inhabited Cahuachi, have also constructed the lines.
What can I expect to see at Cahuachi?
During the tour, you’ll explore impressive adobe pyramids, ceremonial plazas, and platforms.
You’ll also learn about the connection between Cahuachi and the famous Nazca Lines geoglyphs.
How do I get to Cahuachi?
Cahuachi is located 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 to 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.
Are guided tours available?
Yes, Mystery Peru offers guided tours to cahuachi.
Our local guides provide insights into the history, architecture, and cultural significance of the site.
What is the significance of Cahuachi?
Cahuachi was a religious and ceremonial center for the Nazca civilization.
It is believed to have played a crucial role in the spiritual lives of its inhabitants and served as the capital of the people who created the Nazca Lines.
Are there ongoing excavations at Cahuachi?
Yes, ongoing archaeological research and excavations at Cahuachi continue to reveal new insights about its history.
The excavations are led by Italian archaeologist Giusepe Orefeci since 1983.
What is the best time to visit Cahuachi?
All year round.
Is Cahuachi accessible for all ages?
Cahuachi involves walking and some uneven terrain, so it’s advisable to check with the tour operators regarding accessibility for individuals with mobility challenges.
Do I need to book a tour in advance?
Booking a tour in advance is recommended to ensure availability, especially during peak tourist seasons.