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Address: | Oficina 201, Nazca, Peru
Phone Number: 951295636
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Quiet attraction

We were here right before sunset, wow. It's obviously not the main draw card to Nazca, but this well preserved pyramid is worth the visit. Such an amazing site, one for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here right before sunset, wow. It's obviously not the main draw card to Nazca, but this well preserved pyramid is worth the visit. Such an amazing site, one for the history lover. The thing we loved most was how quiet it was. Coming from Cusco where there are mountains of tourists, our group of five had the whole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do this as part of a tour because it's quite far from town. Interesting and worth it if you have the time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here after nazca line. it's just right to kill time before the bus leaves. It takes 30-40 mins from nazca line, and 1 hour tour, so you need 3 hours after the nazca line flight. I enjoy my time here especially there wasn't any body there. so you can feel the good energy of this place. very warm... More 

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Thank lifecity
Lima, Peru
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70 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Since we visited the Nazca lines we also went to Cahuachi, the road is very bumpy and long, not enough signals to guide the way, but we arrived. The ruins are big but weather doesn't help, very windy and the sand gets in your eyes.

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Thank Patricia H
New Jersey
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183 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The Cahuachi pyramids were ceremonial platforms in the desert constructed of adobe mud brick by the Nazcans around 100AD. They are built over mounds and on top of hills and are relatively low in height compared to the pyramids of the Moche and Chimu. Nevertheless, they are quite impressive rising from the desert floor and are spread over a wide... More 

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Thank George S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Deep in the Peruvian desert there is Cahuachi. One of the oldest cities and definitely one of the treasures of Peru. If you go to fly the Nasca lines, and decide to stay for an extra day, go to cahuachi. You wont be disappointed.

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Noosa Heads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We actually thought we were going to see the mummies but got the names mixed up :-) We drove in our rental car through the desert over some pretty rough roads into a completely empty car park and had the ruins to ourselves. I think it was maybe having no expectations and the surprise of coming across such a large... More 

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Woodside, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a unique site in the world. These pyramids are much more ancient than the Inca sites, and their restauration has been done with the utmost care. Well worth a visit!

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Courbevoie, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We paid for a tour including a lot of stuff (1/2 day) and cahuachi was included. It was nice even if a big part is not from origin, and the explanation of the guide are quite light.

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Olten, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This ceremonial place of the Nazca culture is big. You can easily walk around for an hour to take it in. But there's no explanation in written form on site. So chose a good guide who knows something about it an can tell you what this place was made for (ceremonies, not living) and why it was abandoned (earthquake) and... More 

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