The Chauchilla Cemetery Tour in Nazca
Chauchilla Cemetery Tour, The most popular excursion from Nazca.
Located 30km south of Nazca, It will satisfy any urges you have to see pre-Inca cemeteries, ancient bones, skulls, and mummies. Dating back to the Nazca late civilization around AD 800, grave robbers and archeologists evidenced the previous discovery of the Nazca civilization in the Nazca desert. Bodies of ancient Nazca people were preserved in the Chauchilla Cemetery. The arid climate of the region helped to preserve those bodies.
The Nazca Civilization had the habit of burying their people. Thanks to this practice, the Nazca people left almost untouched ceramics, colorful textiles, mummies, skulls, and devices. Local thieves and tomb robbers were aware of this since the end of the XX century; the only things that they left behind in the desert were the mummies and minor belongings. The mummies are reorganized and exposed inside 12 underground tombs, though cloth fragments and pottery, and bone shards still litter the ground outside the demarcated trail.
Why book this experience
- See and be amazed on this Chauchilla cemetery tour that contains mummies, separated bones and parts of human skeletons looted, and also archeological remains.
- Enjoy the heat and the amazing landscape of the desert of Nazca.
Chauchilla Cemetery Tour Itinerary:
The collection point for all guests will be from hotels selected in the city of Nazca and taken in our air-conditioned vehicle for a sightseeing tour of Chauchilla Cemetery. A bilingual guide (English/Spanish) will accompany you on this tour.
We will start our tour first by making a stop at the place where a master craftsman will give us a good explanation about the Nazca pottery to understand more about the iconography and also how the ancient Nazca People made colorful and beautiful potteries.
Continuing our tour we will drive to the south of Nazca, following the Pan American route for about 21 kilometers and then we will make a detour over a rough road of 7 kilometers that leads to the archaeological cemetery of Chauchilla.
In the graveyard of Chauchilla, we will visit several tombs containing ancient pottery shards and human remains. And also our guide will show us tombs where people have not been to find out what is there.
Our customers will also take a sunbath enjoying a beautiful desert landscape.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Nazca or the bus terminal.
- Hotel pick- up and drop-off roundtrip transportation from select Nazca hotel
- Private tour guide/driver (English-speaking)
- Entrance Fees (S/. 8.00 per person).
- 2½ hours.
- From: 7:00 hrs. To 16:00 hrs.
Tour Additional Information:
The confirmation tour voucher includes the itinerary and the contact details from our local tour guide.
Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars…!!
Be sure to check out all of the other amazing tours in Nazca that we have to offer!