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Nazca, Peru
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Nazca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Vancouver, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Highly recommended. It is not well known, but very impressive nevertheless. It's a bit of a taxi drive from the center and the guardian gave us a tour. it's impressive to hear that this site is just partially excavated and due to lack of funds it is not proceeding.

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Rural Virginian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You'll do your Nazca lines flight in the morning which may leave your afternoon free if you are waiting on a night bus as we were. We took a dune buggy tour to take in Cahuachi and the aqueduct. It was pretty fun to race around the the buggy but there's nothing special about the sites. I wouldn't go out... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My partner and I got talked into visiting Cahuachi temple ruins by hostel staff at Nazca Hostel (I think) to fill in our afternoon after flying the nazca lines before taking the overnight bus to Arequipa. The hostel was the place where we were allowed to hang out before and after seeing the lines, and they said they'd give us... More

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Seattle, Washington
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We definitely enjoyed these fascinating ruins. What made it even neater was that our hotel (Kunan Wasi) found us a guide who not only took us to the ruins that are being excavated, but also stopped on the way to show us how it all looked before the excavation started. It was fascinating to see holes that grave robbers had... More

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Northern Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

And only 1 of over 30 sites has been excavated. Not easy to get to but don't miss this awesome site. Absolutely nothing around but desert but you can see the river valley in the distance. Not much in the way of descriptive info at the site but the caretaker was most helpful and gave us an impromptu tour, no... More

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Calgary, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Pretty interesting to see, definitely worth it if you are in town for the lines, and have at least an hour or two to spare. Lots of people breeze through nasca but I think its worth at least one night stay to see the sites like this pyramid. It illustrates that the history in south america is much more ancient... More

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Changsha, China
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Interesting but unfortunately the extensive restoration work means you are somewhat unwelcome and can only view from several lookout points. Highly restored which has positives and negatives, unfortunately not much original can be explored. No entry fee at present. It's possible to get here in a taxi from town, around 50-60 soles.

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