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Cahuachi, Nazca

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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. To visit Cahuachi on your holiday in Nazca, and find out what else Nazca has to offer, use our Nazca travel itinerary maker.
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  • We actually went here twice on our trip, because we booked a day tour and didn't realise it went to this place as we went there the day before! Well worth the visit, but definitely make sure you go th...  more »
  • Most of it is unexcavated but stretched for miles. Overlooking fertile ground below, this desert ruin must have been something. 16km off the paved road, the ride is just as much adventure.  more »
  • What a magical place, shows the amazing legacy of the Nasca’s ancestors, We did it in the afternoon, great light and nice weather.  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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