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Nazca Lines & Tours

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  • Lanscape
  • history
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  • 2 nights hotel
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  • 2Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Dinners
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U$: 250 USD
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Overview

Nazca coastal city, located 400 km away from the city of Lima (capital of Peru) The high arid plateau stretches for more than 80 km (50 miles) between the cities of Nazca and Palpa, where a great culture was established , The culture is born, famous in the world for its lines of different shapes, which today dazzle the entire world. The main concentration is located in a rectangle of 10 by 4 km (6 miles by 2 miles), to the south of the city of Nazca, in this area, the most notable geoglyphs are visible. The lines are typically drawn 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 inches) deep. They were made by removing the top layer of reddish brown iron oxide coated stones to reveal a yellowish-gray subsoil. Nazca also offers other attractions that are very close to the city.

THE CEMETERY OF CHAUCHILLA. The Chauchilla Necropolis, a place where many personalities of the Nazca culture were buried, today due to the different research works that were carried out in the area, 13 tombs are shown, in which mummies in perfect condition can be seen. Conservation has been made possible in part by the arid climate of the Nazca desert.

AQUEDUCTS OF CANTAYOC. It is another attraction of the city, they are uniform circular construction dams, connected by underground channels that served for the transfer of water, for the irrigation of cultivation fields and human consumption.

*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.

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NAZCA LINES TOUR – CHAUCHILLA CEMETERY – CANTALLOC AQUEDUCTS

CHAUCHILLA CEMETERY.

CANTALLOC AQUEDUCTS.

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Itinerary

DAY 1.- Nazca Lines Tour – Chauchilla Cemetery – Cantalloc Aqueducts

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Nazca or Bus station, and then be transferred to the Nazca aerodrome, María Reiche to fly over the Nazca Lines. Before the flight, we will have an informative talk about the lines and we will also be able to watch an informative video, so that you can get a better idea of ​​the lines, and also get acquainted with the designs that you will observe from the air.

The light aircraft we use are small and suitable for this tourist service, modern light aircraft, each plane has a window seat, so you can see the figures correctly.

The flyby is approximately 35 minutes, during this time you will be able to see perfect representations of huge animals, such as birds, including a condor, a hummingbird, a pelican, a parrot among other figures. Aside from the designs, you can also see hundreds of lines that run throughout the desert and large geometric figures that resemble huge airstrips. After the overflight we will continue with our tour.

CHAUCHILLA CEMETERY.

Here you can see mummified human remains of this Nazca culture, along with its funerary offerings, ceramics, textiles, funerary bales, we will also visit the site museum where you can see a baby mummy and photographs, then we will pay a visit to a Ceramic Workshop and we will appreciate the predominant designs and colors of this pre-Inca culture.

CANTALLOC AQUEDUCTS.

Located 4 km north of the city of Nazca built by the Nazca culture and operating today, demonstrating their technological advances in hydraulic engineering, they built more than 40 aqueducts, which were used throughout the year, in order to develop efficient agriculture And capable of satisfying the needs of the population of that time, there are other aqueducts in various parts of the city.

At the beginning there were approximately 55 and currently 36 are still useful to farmers. They are distributed as follows: 29 in the Nazca Valley, 2 in the Taruga Valley and 5 in the Trancas Valley. They have an average height of 0.90 m. and a width of 0.60 m. They have three sections: the underground, which captures the water from the aquifer veins; the open pit section, which captures it by filtration; and the one that leads it in large hollows, ‘cochas’, from where it is distributed through ditches to the farmland, to the farms.

DAY 2.- Nazca – City.

Breakfast and transfer to the airport or bus terminal.

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Includes

Our Tour Included.

  • Tourist Bus for the tour.
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Tour to the chauchilla cemetery
  • Tour to the cantalloc aqueducts
  • Professional Guide Service
  • Income to the mentioned places

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Foot
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips.
  • Extras.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Proof of identity (passport + student card).
  • Arrive one day before departure for the excursion.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Personal backpack
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Personal medication
  • Snack, chocolate or candy energized
  • Walking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • coat, hat and gloves.
  • T-sherts, comfortable pants, Sun Hat
  • sunscreen (factor 70 recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Extra money (recommend soles)
  • right backpack.
PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Price & Add – ons

Group: U$: 250
Private: U$: 350

Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?

  • Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
  • If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
  • Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.

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