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Chauchilla Cemetery Tour
Chauchilla Cemetery is located south east of the city of Nasca at 28km. This necropolis dating back over 1,000 years belongs to the regional culture Ica – Chincha (late period of the Nasca Culture). For many years it was plundered by grave robbers who in their intention to steal the treasures destroyed much of the site, taking many valuables as textiles, ceramics with them and leaving naked corpses and graves completely destroyed.
Description of the Tour
Visit the sacred cemetery Chauchilla can be done in the morning or afternoon. We take the Panamerican highway to the south for about 20 kms. We make a detour on a road in the desert about 8 km long and reach the Chauchilla necropolis. Here we can clearly understand the mummification process and customs of the ancient Nasca.
In this cemetery we can see remains of ceramics, textiles and mummies with long hair (over two meters long rasta type), original tombs with mummies mummified in fetal position and also children. We will provide guides who will give accurate information about the process of mummification.
Returning to the city we will make a short visit to a pottery studio where we explain and demonstrate how the people of this civilization made their pottery for thousands of years.
To end this tour will visit a place where gold miners processed with a technique that dates back to colonial times using large stones that serve as mortars, water and mercury. Here you will get the explanation of the process that this work involves and be able to understand all the labor behind a gold nugget. End of service and return to your hotel.
- Chauchilla Cemetery.
- Ceramics workshop.
- Process gold.
What is included in the Tour?
- Pick up from your hotel
- Tourist transport
- Bilingual guides
- Return to your hotel
What is not included in the tour?
- Entrance Fees
- Food and drinks
- Extras and tips
10:00 AM / 03:00 PM
If you want to make this tour is important to follow these recommendations
- Light clothes because in the desert it is very hot where the temperature averages 35 degrees during the day.
- If you make the trip in the evening is recommended to wear a jacket as it could have cold winds.
- We recommend also bring sunscreen, hat, water, camera.
- To make a reservation is important to send all personal information and payment required for this service. Then our reservations department will send a receipt or an electronic receipt, which you should print and present to start the tour.
Note: for this excursion you need at least two people. All prices are in dollars and are per person, any questions send an e-mail or please consult our prices here.