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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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  • Pyramids in the desert of Nazca keep them very well, for the most part have been rebuilt, I went by car, road is one of approximately 1 hour from Nazca and there is some signs but not the enough google maps led me to the middle of the desert and I had to enter behind the pyramids without knowing that they actually have a parking lot entrance and all. In the city offer tours at buguis. The same very good point to visit to give the idea of structured very well which was this culture.
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  • Fascinating site currently (slowly) being excavated. Our guide said it was only 25% discovered, with a lot more work to do. It takes a while to get to this site, and is not accessible by public transp...  more »
  • That fantastic builders were the Nasca! Beautiful building for ceremonial purposes, located in the upper area adjacent to the river Nazca. Very well maintained. Excellent visit.
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