Los Paredones
Los Paredones
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Vitalijus88
By Vitalijus88
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5.0 of 5 bubblesMar 2019
Once you are in Nazca, you can easily visit Los Paredones just simply walking from town centre. The way I did: I left my hotel (El Nopal) around 10 am and went to Antonini museum. Entrance 15 soles. Interesting museum. Lots of artifacts and you have to see it. Probably after 1h I left and went to Los Paredones. Nice and easy walk. Took me maybe 30 min. In Los Paredones you buy ticket (10 soles). Ticket allows you to visit also Telar de Buena Fe, Aqueducts and Lineas de Cantalloc Telar. Pay attention when you buy a ticket, you can see lots of pottery shards in ticketing office on windowsill. Salesperson is very friendly, polite and will allow you to look at them. Site is beautiful and doesn't take much time to explore it. Yes, there isn't much left of it but still amazing. From Los Paredones by the main highway you can move to Telar de Buena Fe. I had maps.me so it helped me to cut corners and from main highway went via houses and small streets. For me it was safe. Took around 30min. From Telar de Buena Fe you come back to main highway and you move further. Don't be afraid. Everyone is doing it and I met one nice backpacker girl on the way :) From Telar de Buena Fe to Aqueducts around 30min walking too. There will be a sign on a highway on left side and it will be a straight sandy road. Don't turn too early as you will walk into a local house/farm (what I did). Locals are very friendly and offered food, drink (I kindly refused). Lots of puppies there. Owner pointed correct way to reach Aqueducts. From Aqueducts you come back to highway and if you go a bit further, you will reach Lineas de Cantalloc Telar. To come back, you need to go by the highway all the way back or you can stop a taxi on the way. Sometimes they are passing. Don't know the prices. Two important things: hat and plenty of water. It is very hot and nowhere to hide from the sun. In other words, it was a half day walk for me. Stopped, ate on the way, saw lots of pottery shards on the way (it is illegal to collect them), took my time to enjoy view on nearby hill. Hope it helps someone to organize day in Nazca.

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Vitalijus88
London, UK185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Once you are in Nazca, you can easily visit Los Paredones just simply walking from town centre.
The way I did:
I left my hotel (El Nopal) around 10 am and went to Antonini museum. Entrance 15 soles. Interesting museum. Lots of artifacts and you have to see it. Probably after 1h I left and went to Los Paredones. Nice and easy walk. Took me maybe 30 min. In Los Paredones you buy ticket (10 soles). Ticket allows you to visit also Telar de Buena Fe, Aqueducts and Lineas de Cantalloc Telar. Pay attention when you buy a ticket, you can see lots of pottery shards in ticketing office on windowsill. Salesperson is very friendly, polite and will allow you to look at them.
Site is beautiful and doesn't take much time to explore it. Yes, there isn't much left of it but still amazing. From Los Paredones by the main highway you can move to Telar de Buena Fe. I had maps.me so it helped me to cut corners and from main highway went via houses and small streets. For me it was safe. Took around 30min.
From Telar de Buena Fe you come back to main highway and you move further. Don't be afraid. Everyone is doing it and I met one nice backpacker girl on the way :) From Telar de Buena Fe to Aqueducts around 30min walking too. There will be a sign on a highway on left side and it will be a straight sandy road. Don't turn too early as you will walk into a local house/farm (what I did). Locals are very friendly and offered food, drink (I kindly refused). Lots of puppies there. Owner pointed correct way to reach Aqueducts. From Aqueducts you come back to highway and if you go a bit further, you will reach Lineas de Cantalloc Telar. To come back, you need to go by the highway all the way back or you can stop a taxi on the way. Sometimes they are passing. Don't know the prices.
Two important things: hat and plenty of water. It is very hot and nowhere to hide from the sun.
In other words, it was a half day walk for me. Stopped, ate on the way, saw lots of pottery shards on the way (it is illegal to collect them), took my time to enjoy view on nearby hill.
Hope it helps someone to organize day in Nazca.
Written April 24, 2019
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HayKay1
Montreal, Canada248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
The contrast between the more refined Inca building methods with ceremonial niches for offerings and the rough-hewn Nazca building methods is striking. The former is an advanced Empire focused on its ceremonial, military and administrative duties and building and maintaining power in the majestic richness of the Andes while the other, a collection of chiefdoms, uses what is available- the hard-scrabble rock and desert geography of southern coastal Peru, advancing its ambitions through the more personal pottery and textiles.
Written September 6, 2016
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Fat O
Naknek, AK211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
This was a cool visit on the way to (and very near) the Aqueducts of Cantalloc.
Great Nazca Tours was our tour company and did an AWESOME job.
Written January 13, 2016
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Kittyhawk1972
Justin, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Nazca / Palpa lines are a must see in Peru. The airport has changed from a palm leaf lean-to, of years ago, into a "modern" airport with Security- had to leave nail clippers at desk until we returned. The pilots are great, giving everyone multiple views of the Lines at Nazca and Palpa. This a wonderful tour, although sometimes hazy after the wind starts. Go to the museum first and read about the Lines before arrival, will mean a lot more, with preparation. Have been 3 times since 1985, always have wonderful time and learn each time.
Written January 10, 2016
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Nancy s
Toronto, Canada542 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Paredones is a small Inca site, (the administrative centre for Nazca) There are no guides here, just some unrestored, perhaps not even fully excavated ruins. It is very near to town you can walk there in 15 mins or less, and it does not take long to walk the short marked path. Just bring sun protection and water. The cheap 10 soles price includes the aqueducts and two other minor places as well. While the ruins themselves were not spectacular we were lucky enough to see some burrowing owls, that alone made the diversion worth it! Keep your eyes open to see them perched on rocks on the hillside. If you have a little spare time then go to see Los Paredones, if you don't, then it isn't a huge loss to miss it.
Written June 25, 2017
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matt h
Winchester, TN212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Very interesting ruins right on the edge of Nazca. They're not very big, could easy walk them in about 20 minutes, but we spent over an hour, just enjoying the excellent overlooks of Nazca and taking our time, there was nobody else there and had a nice cooling breeze. As with other sites in the area, lots of pottery laying around.

Getting there is very easy, just hop in a taxi, and it's right on a decent road so easy to flag a raxi when you're done. The entry fee includes other local sights like the Aqueducts.
Written January 20, 2017
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Geert_AQP
Arequipa, Peru278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
It is located just 1 kilometer from the Plaza de Armas on the road to Puquio. It is interesting because these ruins were mainly build with adobes, sundried mud bricks, while most (famous) Inca ruins were built with (big) interlocking stones. It is a site to visit if you are a little bit more interested than average in the Inca culture.
With the same ticket you can visit the aquaducts of Cantalloc. Also quite interesting !
Written November 28, 2016
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Gtirman
Australia795 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
They dont have any wow factor but for history buffs it is quite interesting. Tambo Colorado leaves this place for dead however it is very easy to get to....by taxi as it is near the airport on the side of the road. 10 sols entry. Takes you 5 minutes to walk around.
Written August 9, 2016
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Aussie_Travel_Writer
Sydney, Australia2,459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We visited this site with a guide and would definitely not have found it as interesting if we simply went on our own. There is quite a fascinating history behind these ruins and if you don't really know what you look at, it would be hard to imagine or understand the purpose and story behind it. For instance there are pottery chards strewn about everywhere which are over 2000 years old and you'd very easily step over it without even knowing. It was quite incredible holding it in my hand and to know someone drank or ate out of it thousands of years ago!
Written May 30, 2016
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FabiRocha
Indaiatuba, SP19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It is one of the four tours of the tourist ticket. Very quick tour, the place is small but nice to visit.
Written June 19, 2022
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