Tours in Nazca
“Welcome to our section of Tours in Nazca.
Here you will find relevant information about the most popular attractions in Nazca.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN NAZCA
The Nasca Valley owes its worldwide fame to the gigantic figures etched on its desert.
These enigmatic drawings are known today as The Nazca Lines.
The Nazca Lines are located in the southern desert of Peru, mainly between the valleys of Palpa and Nazca.
About 2000 years ago hundreds of drawings were carved on a stony desert plateau.
The images drawings on the ground represent animal forms, such as marine creatures, birds, insects and human forms.
There are also many geometric figures and hundreds of lines that run throughout the desert in all directions.
These images are so large that can only be seen from the air, from ground level they are barely visible.
The true origin of these lines and figures is unknown, no one knows who built them, or why?
West of the Nazca desert, lies Cahuachi, a mud citadel with imposing temples and pyramids.
It is believed that this large city of mud was the home of the creators of the Nasca Lines.
On the east of Nazca, there are some underground water channels, known as Puquios.
According to archaeologists, these Puquios were constructed around 300 AC.
Visitors may visit one of them at the zone of Cantayo, a well-preserved aqueduct still today in use.
South of Nasca is Chauchilla, an ancient necropolis with outdoor tombs and mummies.
The Nazca valley is also home to one of the highest dunes in the world, its name is Cerro Blanco.
This gigantic mountain of sand has become very popular with those in search of adventure.
Today, groups of tourists rush to conquer its summit to practice sandboarding.
To the west is the Bay of San Fernando, a marine sanctuary full of animal life.
Further east of Nazca is Pampas Galeras, a national park that shelters the largest population of Vicuñas in the world.
As you can see, Nazca has a lot to offer. Do not miss the visit to the Nazca desert.”