Chauchilla Cemetery in Nazca

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Chauchilla Cemetery is an archaeological site which is  located 28 kilometers southeast of Nazca city approximately, on the right bank of the Las Trancas valley .

It is a set of pre-Inca style of Poroma (1000 AD – 1200 AD) tombs are open and exposed to visitors, inside which the mummies and their burial offerings are seen as: food, ceramics, textiles, bales, etc.

For many years, this ancient necropolis was looted by grave robbers, who in their quest to find treasure almost completely destroyed the place, taking with them many valuable objects from the mummies lay there.

DURATION: 03 HOURS.

AM or PM our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel, we then at the archaeological site of Chauchilla, located in a desert area, 28 kilometers from the city of Nazca approx. Is accessible following the Panamerican Highway south for about 20 kilometers and then taking a carrozable deviated from 7 Km. For many years this cemetery pre Inca was looted by grave robbers who in their search for treasures, destroyed and stole all the treasures, and the mummies were abandoned. Taking with them only valuables, (ceramics, textiles, objects of gold, silver etc.), leaving the bodies scattered across the desert floor, which can be seen even today. We can also see the tombs in good condition with more than a thousand years old, long braids of human hair, and mummified children in perfect bodies.

Also visit Chauchilla Cemetery in a small museum where you will see 2 mummies, you can appreciate a woman and a child as well as objects from the period.

Nazca back to visit the workshop of a potter who will give details on the evolution of the Nazca civilization and show us how men of this culture made her beautiful and colorful ceramics two thousand years ago. Then we visit a place where informal miners often work in extreme conditions to extract gold from the rocks. The technique they use dates back to colonial times, and involves the use of large mortars, lots of water and mercury. Here there will be a mining / exhibitor who kindly will explain the whole process work enclosing said.

After the tour, they will be transferred back to your hotel.

Includes

INCLUDED:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Nazca.
  • Tourist transport.
  • Inputs
  • Professional guide.
  • Transfer to your hotel after the tour

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Extras & gratuities.
  • Accommodation in Nazca.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Wear light clothes because the desert is very hot, especially if you make this trip during the summer months (December to March), where the average temperature is 35 ° C during the day.
  • If you make this trip in the afternoon it is recommended to bring a jacket as it could have cold winds.
  • Bring water, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

DEPARTURES:

09:00 hrs. / 14:30 hrs.

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NUMBER OF PERSONS 02 PERSONS 03 PERSONS 04 PERSONS 05 + PERSONS
PRICES PER PERSON USD 45.00 CONSULT US CONSULT US CONSULT US
  • If you are a group more than 8 people let us know, we can make special prices.
  • We also have private services for you (consult us)

 

HOTELS IN NAZCA

RESERVATION IN HOTEL : OPTIONAL

We select some hotels in this destination, here you can find some of them, but if you would like other accomodation we have a lot of  options for you.

HOTELS CATEGORY WEBSITE
HOTEL NUEVO  CANTALLOC 4* www.hotelnuevocantalloc.com
LAS DUNAS HOTEL 4* www.lasdunashotel.com
HOTEL MAJORO 3* www.hotelmajoro.com
CASA ANDINA CLASSIC NASCA 3* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/nasca/classic-nasca
HOTEL ORO VIEJO 3* www.hoteloroviejo.net
HOSTAL INTI REAL 2* www.hostalintireal.com
  • If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

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