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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. 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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  • These pyramids have not yet been fully "unearthed". There is a lot of work to be done and it seems that we won't see much progress soon. However, with what is can see already one is gives an idea of the magnitude of these pyramids. Do not miss it!
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  • It is very interesting! Only missed signs explaining a little each part. the agencies charge expensive to bring, but you don't have to go with them. Just combine with a cab driver. The taxi driver that took me charged S 70. As we were in 4, it was pretty cheap, we ended up paying 80.
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  • Oscar was a fantastic guide who has a great knowledge of Cahuachi which he had no hesitation in sharing. Excellent visit.