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Cahuachi, Nazca
(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Is a bit of a drive outside of Nasca. I did as an afternoon trip and arrived just before sunset. Was very windy and cool after dark. Was not crowded. Not the most exciting ruins but worth the trip 
  • With my girlfriend we traveled to Peru in September and decided to spend a day in Nazca (grave mistake, you have to be at least 2 days). The owners of the hotel where we stopped (Nazca House) hired us a super full and sympathetic guide called Raul Antonio Peñafiel Palomino (search for it on FB to hire him). It is very important to take wear hat, sunscreen, water and fresh clothing, since the complex tour takes nearly 2 hours and there is no almost shade to protect themselves from the Sun. To get the trip lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, since you have to take a road of land and in some parts it in quite a bad state. But everything is worthwhile when one arrives at Cahuachi complex, it's really incredible. It is very important that you hire a guide that but it is impossible to understand the importance that I had this complex to the Nazca. Where stored was water, the ceremonies that took place there and the close relationship between Cahuachi and the Nazca lines. It is, without a doubt, my favorite spot in Nazca.
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  • A nice place with towering pyramids but I find that you see not enough as usual not panels or explanations damage
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