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Cahuachi, Nazca

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Explore Cahuachi, an archeological site believed to be a ceremonial center of the mysterious Nazca culture. Discovered in 1922, the site contains numerous pyramids made out of adobe clay, thought to have served as platforms for various religious rituals, burials, and offerings. Roam the vast complex by yourself or on a guided tour, and view the pyramids, temples, and tombs--many of which have been robbed by gravediggers. Learn about the ancient Nazca civilization that inhabited these parts and the ceremonial site, still waiting to be completely excavated and explored. Plan a trip to Nazca easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • The site is located a small 30 km from Nazca... 13 on a stoned track: so you must get there with a driver familiar with the route, in a 4/4 vehicle if possible (we were in a minibus, Hello rebounds) once on-site , the visit is fast, and when we know that what was out of the ground is only a tiny part of what remains still buried... Very windy site, and so cold if you are not in the summer: cover up accordingly, and hang your hat well!
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  • A splendid archaeological site, not a very easy nor very cheap, but if you're in Peru are obliged to pass!
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  • The 6 of us took a tour out of Nasca which included Cahuachi. While the site is reconstructed (partially), it is impressive. How the pre-inca civilization managed to establish this in the middle of th...  more »

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The historic city of Nazca is a regional tourist hub, featuring a good set of accommodations to suit a range of styles and budgets. Primarily located in Zone 3, Nazca's main hotels range from the simple and budget-friendly, to grander, resort-style options, providing an array of amenities including swimming pools, spas, and tour booking services. The pricier and plusher options tend to be newly built, whereas the ones that attract the backpacker crowd are usually set in formerly residential buildings on the town's side streets.
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