The Ceremonial Center of Cahuachi in Nasca


Cahuachi, a major ceremonial center of the Nazca civilization in Peru, was occupied between 100 BC-AD 400. The archaeological complex covers an area of 24 square kilometers and within its territory exist big pyramids, temples, and platforms,

The ceremonial center of Cahuachi has great importance, as it was there where the ancient Nazca culture developed. There is much evidence that indicates that the Nazca Lines builders prayed at Cahuachi, all this evidence is supported by the great array of artifacts and remains found at Cahuachi including engraved gourds with nature-related and abstract designs, Nazca civilization textiles and ceramics, textiles, musical instruments as well as the remains of a sacrificed child and dozens of burial sites containing mummies dating back from 2000 years ago.

Also found in Cahuachi, Peru was many potteries showing shapes of human beings, animals, and bowls, depicting an amazing iconography, which proves clearly that all the figures etched on the Nazca desert resemble those found painted on the pots found at Cahuachi.

In addition, there are many lines pointing from the Nazca Lines area towards Cahuachi, which make us believe, that the Nazca people used them as sacred and religious paths to reach the Nazca desert (where the figures are located) perhaps to draw more animal divinities or simply to pray their gods to send rain over their hostile environment.

Why book this experience
  • See and be amazed at this place of worship that later became a cemetery.
  • Find pieces of pottery and archaeological remains from Nazca Early.
Tour Itinerary:

You will be picked up from your hotel in Nazca and taken in an air-conditioned vehicle for a sightseeing tour of Cahuachi. A bilingual guide (English/Spanish) will accompany you on this tour.

We will drive our private vehicle to the west of Nazca towards the lower section of the Nazca valley and we will pass through agricultural fields and wonderful desert landscape eventually before we reach the ruins of Cahuachi we will stop in an Huarango tree two hundred years old where we learn about how useful was this tree in this civilization then following walking little bit more we will bump into many ancient fragments of pottery and humans remains.

Arriving at the Cahuachi our local guide will show us the most important sectors of Cahuachi, such as the Great Pyramid, The Stepped Temple, and the many other sectors that constitute the main attractions in Cahuachi. Finally, we will take our private vehicle to return to Nazca

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Nazca.

What Is Included In The Cahuachi Tour?
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off roundtrip transportation from selected Nazca hotel.
  • Private guide/driver (English-speaking).
  • Bottled water.
  • Meals.
  • 2½ hours
  • Daily
Tour departures:
  • From: 7:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs.
Additional Information:
  • do the reservation in advance to avoid last-minute booking inconvenience
  • The confirmation tour voucher includes local operator contact details and a mobile number from the tour guide.
Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars…!!

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