Our Tour Nazca Lines Cahuachi Culture Chauchilla Puquios Peru starts in Nazca (or Nasca), a city and system of valleys on the southern coast of Peru. The name is derived from the Nazca culture that flourished in the area between 100 BC and 800 AD. Nazca Lines and the ceremonial city of Cahuachi; they also constructed an impressive system of underground aqueducts, named Puquios, that still function today. Nazca is one of the most arid regions in the world, in 1996 an earthquake almost completely destroyed the city of Nazca and its surroundings.
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. About 1500-2000 years ago the Nazca people inhabited this area. They might not be quite so well known today if it weren’t for the particular geological and climatic features of their homeland. Most people learn about the Nazca because of the famous Nazca lines etched in the desert between the Ingenio and Nazca river valleys. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards.
Our Tour Nazca Lines Cahuachi Culture Chauchilla Puquios Peru is a complete excursion to get to know the city of Nazca, its history and culture but also its actual life. You will stay in the best ecological accommodation near Nazca, Wasipunko. The Ecolodge was built with only local materials and the rooms are in adobe. The hospitable owners are from Nazca and will share you every secret about their native land. They will also serve you traditional & local breakfasts and dinners.
Our Tour Nazca Lines Chauchilla Cemetery Puquios Peru will take you to the Taruga Valley to see the Puquios, that are an old system of subterranean aqueducts near the city of Nazca. Out of 36 Puquios, most are still functioning and relied upon to bring fresh water into the arid desert. You will also visit the Cahuachi Sanctuary, a major ceremonial center, of the Nazca culture. This complex of truncated adobe pyramids built by the Nazcas features a patio and a wide terrace with covered rooms. On top of the main temples, huge rooms with dozens of columns were found.
The archaeological site of Chauchilla and its famous pre-hispanic Cemetery. The only archaeological site in Peru, in which ancient mummies are seen in their original graves, along with ancient artifacts, dating back to 1000 A.D.
The Nazca culture flourished from ca. 1 to 750 A.D. beside the dry southern coast of Peru in the river valleys of the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage and the Ica Valley. Having been heavily influenced by the preceding Paracas culture. The Nazca produced an array of beautiful crafts and technologies such as ceramics, textiles, and geoglyphs (most commonly known as the Nazca lines). They also built an impressive system of underground aqueducts, known as puquios that still function today. Know more about this beautiful culture in our Tour Nazca Lines Cahuachi Culture Chauchilla Puquios Peru.
Itinerary subject to change due to climate and security conditions.
Meals included Day 1 (D) – Day 2 (B/D) – Day 3 (B)
Pick up in Nazca and transfer to the Ecolodge, you will get your room, rest time and dinner.
After a good local breakfast, you will head to the Nazca airport for the flight over the Nazca Lines in the morning, the visit of the Cahuachi Pyramids & Ceremonial center of the ancient Nasca.
Free time to have your lunch (not inluded) and visit the city of Nazca. In the afternoon you will drive to the Taruga Valley to make a hike and observe the Puquios, Nazca underwater aqueducts.
In the evening return to the Ecolodge and dinner.
In the morning, after the breakfast you will say goodbye to your hosts and go to the Chauchilla Cemetery to visit the Archaeological Site.
After the visit we will drive you back to Nazca. END OF THE TOUR.