For many years Chauchilla cemetery was looted by treasure hunters who destroyed it and took away the treasures that had been kept with the mummies in their tombs for centuries. Grave robbers just left behind the corpses, which can be seen today all over the ground. In addition to skulls and bones, visitors also can see several centuries old tombs as well as long human hairs, ceramic fragments and other remains scattered on the dessert surface. It is the only archaeological site in Peru in which ancient mummies are seen in their original graves along with artifacts dating back to 1000 AD. Our excursion also includes the visits to the Nazca ceramic workshop and the gold extraction process center.
Description of Tour:
Our clients are picked up at the designated time from their hotels by our local guide. We will drive south of Nazca following the Pan American Highway for about 21 kilometers and then we take a seven kilometer detour over a dirt road that leads to the archaeological site of Chauchilla. In the graveyard of Chauchilla we will visit many tombs containing ancient pottery and humans remains. Our guide will lead us through the area and explain this old culture that flourished in the zone some 1000 years ago. In addition to the tombs, we will enjoy a beautiful desert landscape surrounded by colorful hills. After touring around Chauchilla, we will go back to Nasca to visit a ceramic studio, where a craftsman will give us a good explanation about the Nazca ceramics. Here we will be able to learn step by step all the process involve in the elaboration of Nazca vessels, as well as purchase some Nazca ceramics and other souvenirs.[Soft Break]To finish off our tour, we will visit a place where miners are working hard to extract gold. A miner will explain the old method they use to get the gold out of the rocks. End of the tour.
|Tour Duration :||3 hours
||Daily Departures :||09:00 hrs. & 14:00 hrs.|