2000 years ago, in pre-Inka times, the inhabitants of Nazca developed a system of underground aqueducts to irrigate dry lands that lacked surface water. Thus, they were able to combat the ever-growing dessert. The system is unique in Peru and perhaps in the whole world. In spite of the harshness of the desert, in the Nazca region over 30 underground channels still exist and are used by local farmers who grow cotton, corn, beans and potatoes, as well as a variety of fruits. In addition to the channels, sitors may also see various lines etched on the desert floor representing geometric forms and the Inca ruins of Paredones.

Description Tour:

This tour can be done at any time during the day. Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel at the designated time. We drive towards the area of Cantalloc and on the way see the Inca ruins of CAXAMARCA, an Inca building used in the past as a resting place. Today local people call this place Paredones. It was built long ago when the Incas expanded their empire into the Nazca Valley. We will tour this Inca citadel and our local guide will provide a good insight into Inca history. Later we will visit a sector known as the needles, where it is possible to observe a huge trapezoid drawing from the top of a little hill. We will be very close to the trapazoid and can see up close how the lines are constructed. Afterwards, we will visit the ancient channels of Cantayo. Here we will walk around for about 40 minutes, visiting the enormous spirals holes and also the channels. Our guide will explain how the Nazca people built these channels and we will take a stroll in the surrounding fields to see some crops produced by the native community. End of the tour.


Tour Duration : 2 hours aprox.
Daily Departures : 09:00 hrs. & 15:00 hrs.

Included

Our services include

  • Transporte Privado Pick up from your hotel in Nazca
  • Guía Profesional Private trasnportation
  • Primeros Auxilios Entrance fees to Cantayo
  • Boleto Turistico Professional driver & English speaking local guide
  • Primeros Auxilios Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour

Not Included

Not included in our tour

  • Boleto Turistico Extras & gratuites

Recomendations

  • On this tour you must bring light clothing, as the weather in Nazca can be very hot, especially in summer time (from December to March) when temperatures can reach 40º C / 104 ºF.

Additional information

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be made at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher

  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you request.

Local Operator Information

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
NOTE: Please note that prices are indicated for a minimum of 2 persons.

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