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Cahuachi

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Address: | Oficina 201, Nazca, Peru
Phone Number: 951295636
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Great Sacred Site

Cahuachi used to be a pilgrimage center in pre-Columbian times, and to see it resurface in the memory of humanity is exhilarating. I came near sundown and the view from far is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a long ride on a bumpy road but worth a visit to get a better understanding of the nasca heritage. Entry and parking free.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cahuachi used to be a pilgrimage center in pre-Columbian times, and to see it resurface in the memory of humanity is exhilarating. I came near sundown and the view from far is majestic and mystical. I just loved being able to walk around these pyramids buried in the sand. It is a great energy spot and a sacred site. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read about this place in the lonely planet. Coach trips only head here in the afternoon as most people fly over the lines in the morning. We took a private tour arranged by our Hostel. Only 10% of the site has been excavated by archaeologists as there is still lots to be done here. It's great to see an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These ruins are reached by traveling over a very dusty, bumpy dirt road for over an hour. They are in the very early stages of being opened up and should be much more interesting in a few years. It's a massive place which is providing some interesting artifacts.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

With 4 hour buggy tour, you will visit this place! You can walk around the pyramids too. More and more pyramids will be found in the future because some of them are still buried.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

A site worth visiting with a guide. It's in the process of being restored and there is no access into the actual ruins - you have to follow a path which leads around the front of it, making it hard to see all the rooms or any of the detail. This may change once the restoration is completed. Not much... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

One could walk around the three pyramids that have been uncovered in the recent years. It was interesting but would benefit from some signage or something that provide information about the use of the different pyramids and some highlights of what they uncovered there. We also went later to the Museo Antonini which has a lot of the artifacts that... More 

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Thank Karen S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

My favourite ancient worship/ceremony site so far. The 'pyramid' is well built and preserved - you can imagine Nazcas of old gathering here. You can't walk on the main site - just on marked paths round the edge and up a mound but you get a decent view. I found it interesting and am glad I saw it. I saw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The road is long and dusty and don't bike as guard dogs in 2 places that chase! Recommend good guide and car. Amazing what has been discovered and restored over 9 years. Further restoration seems to be stalled due to lack of funds. Adds to the curiosity of who has done all these early creations in Nasca area

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The aqueduct nearby is a better attraction but definitely team it up with this incan center of administration. It was largely destroyed in the 70's and 80's but has been sympathetically restored and worth a look.

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