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Cementerio Chauchilla

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Address: Nazca, Peru
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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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Half-Day Chauchilla Cementery Tour from Nazca
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If you have an extra day in Nazca, after viewing the famous lines, Chauchilla is definitely worth a visit. Ancient mummies still exist, and the tombs offer hints into a culture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
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portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excepted something different after watching Indiana Jones movie. Not much there really. It's ok, I guess you learn a little bit of their history.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you have an extra day in Nazca, after viewing the famous lines, Chauchilla is definitely worth a visit. Ancient mummies still exist, and the tombs offer hints into a culture lost in time.

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Winchester, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

After the Nazca Lines, I would say this is the second most interesting place. Go with a guide, I forget the cost but it wasnt too much. Plus, you're going to want a taxi to wait for you, about 45 minutes for us to walk through but would not be easy to find a return taxi. The sight of the... More 

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Trujillo, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

To go on your own would be ill-advised. There is no signage to explain about anything and whilst the mummies are great to look at, a guide is necessary to really understand everything.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The experience can be enhanced with a good guide, but it's hard to tell if you are getting one until you actually get there. Much of the site is reconstructed with some staging. Overall not a bad way to kill a few hours and learn about a pre-incan culture

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We couldn't believe what we were seeing here - mummies and their prized belongings found by archaeologists under vast desert space in Nazca. While a number of graves have been dug up, countless more remain undiscovered due to lack of funding. The bodies have been well maintained and it is incredible how life like they still are, especially their long... More 

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Zorritos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This place could a place that one may go through. However, we were extremely fortunate to visit with Emilio, a tour guide recommended by our Casa Andina. The guide made every detail of the visit alive and extremely relevant to the visit. He covered the purpose and history of this place, but brought it alive with the cultural aspects of... More 

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Lara, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a wonderful way to look into the past, a visit to the Inca cemetary and see the mummies of this once great civilisation, will never be forgotten.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 14 November 2016

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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