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Cementerio Chauchilla

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Address: Nazca, Peru

This cemetery holds the mummified remains of members of the Nasca culture,...

This cemetery holds the mummified remains of members of the Nasca culture, dating back between 200 BC and 500 AD.

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Desert cemetery

In spite of being told this place was not worth the visit, I am glad I went. Yes the mummies are in rough shape but you can still get a feel for the people who lived and died in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a brilliant visit. Oscar was simply fantastic and he shared a lot of his knowledge in this regard. Brilliant experience and I fully recommend Great Nazca Tours

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In spite of being told this place was not worth the visit, I am glad I went. Yes the mummies are in rough shape but you can still get a feel for the people who lived and died in this area and some of their customer. I was fascinated by their long red hair (still visible)...maybe the first dreadlocks?! You... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited here with a guide on a tour of the Nazca area. It's a bit odd - just a number of graves with skeletons in. There isn't really any information so it's best to take a guide or a guide book. Not sure it's worth the effort to make a special journey but interesting if you are in the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This cemetery was found in the 1920's but hasn't been used since 900 AD. It was plundered by grave robbers who vandalized the graves, but has been protected by law for the last 20 years. Many mummified remains can be seen in open graves. The remains have been returned to the graves by the local Nazcans and the bodies are... More 

Thank RickAndNadine S
Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It is nice to visit but it could be better with a little guide. The impression is that most of it has been reconstructed not preserving the original tombs.

Thank Luc W
Auckland NZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Area covers several acres in desert conditions. Flat easy walk around designated walkway. See the mummies as they were found. Many missing as grave robbers been. Found in the 1920's. Date back to 1000AD. The Paracus people pre date the Inca by half a millennium

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

With only 8 soles entry fee, you should definitely visit this place. Especially if you have the opportunity to have a good guide like we did, the place can offer great information about some cultural backgrounds

Thank Immerenga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting the cemetery. We hired a private driver called Carlos from the same place we booked our nazca lines flights- Alasperuanas. Cost 20 soles. He was very informative and answered all our questions. Also stopped at a pottery museum. A good way to kill a couple of hours while we waited for the bus.

Thank Amy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It's crazy that they have mummies outside in the desert with little protection from the elements! See them before they are gone!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nazca has so much more to offer than just those amazing lines. Just a little south is the very cool cemetery of Chauchilla. Turning off the highway you have to drive for a few km and you'll pass a newer cemetery on the right hand side. Off in the distance you'll start to make out a couple of buildings and... More 

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