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Address: Nazca, Peru
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We hired a man who took us in his personal car to these ruins. It's an hour outside of Nazca only 24kms but the road out is pure crap hence the travel time. Our guide had told us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Drumheller, Canada
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Drumheller, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We hired a man who took us in his personal car to these ruins. It's an hour outside of Nazca only 24kms but the road out is pure crap hence the travel time. Our guide had told us there is no fee for this attraction since the road is so sketchy. We arrived after 4pm, so there was no one... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

These structures are interesting to visit and quite impressive. There are set paths to walk around and you can view the structure from a distance and so the experience is good, but limited. When taking the tour make sure the guide is well versed in English as this may make the visit better. Ours tried hard, but had limited information... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Well before the Inca Civilization the Nazca people built their pyramids along the Nazca River in the desert, from the only material available, mud, sand and water. This huge ceremonial site (dating back to 100-300 AD) is a relatively new discovery, most of it is rebuilt, but it is still under reconstruction. Has not been a major attraction but it... More 

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Siam Reap Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is in the a well though out sight for viewing. So that you get a feel for what it was like there has been a lot of reconstruction. There are very few facilities here. What was good was that we were the only two people there apart from the man in the hut who likes to be given a... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Great pyramid and pretty old. Did it with Edutours a travel agent. Well organised with a great knowledgeable guide, Paul. Did aqueduct, cemetery and sand dunes. 90 soles good gear and over 4 hrs.

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Goulburn, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The main pyramid which has been excavated/restored is very impressive and dominates the site which overlooks the river valley. If this massive Nazca ceremonial centre had been in Europe there would be large numbers of visitors, guide books and explanatory signs. But it is not so you will need a good guide to get anything out of a visit and... More 

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Colville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place is still being excavated. It goes on for miles. It was a huge city made of adobe. We were two of the 4 people visiting the place. You can see what it looks like covered in sand, how it looks as it is uncovered, and how it looks in a preserved state. It was a massive citadel and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I couldn't tell what it looked like because we couldn't reach it. The road to there is 20 km long and not paved and quite bumpy. It's like driving into a deserted area and there were no other cars in front or behind us. We drove for 10 km and decided to give it up. There was a smaller side... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

An unexpected addition to a 4x4 dune buggy tour. Who knew that there are pyramid ruins just outside Nazca. Cahuachi is 28 km west of Nazca, along the Nazca River valley. This is just a photo stop, I don't think they allow people in to walk around the site because there is ongoing discoveries and looting has been a problem.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Loved the late evening play of light and shadow over the excavated adobe pyramids. Bring water as afternoon visits, while short, make you thirsty.

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