The Ceremonial Center of Cahuachi
The Ceremonial Center of Cahuachi Peru
Cahuachi, a major ceremonial center of the Nazca civilization in Peru, 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 a 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 include 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 humans beings, animals and bowls, depicting an amazing iconography, which prove clearly that all the figures etched on the Nazca desert resembles 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, 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 in cemetery.
- Find piece of pottery and archeological remains from Nazca Early.
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 and 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 your hotel in Nazca.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off roundtrip transportation from selected Nazca hotel.
- Private guide/driver (English-speaking).
- Bottled water.
- 2½ hours
- From: 7:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars…!!