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Cantalloc Aqueduct

Carretera Puquio-Cusco, Nazca, Peru
+51 994 307 771
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More proof of the Nasca's hydro-engineering gifts.

Much has been written about the puquios, which the Nasca developed and built to channel and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tsmada
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Canada
Fascinating piece of construction. Has never run dry in midst of desert.

This is a nice site. I saw it from the air then visited it by car. It's very interesting and is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike_Sump
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Dallas, Texas
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An ingenious system of stone aqueducts built by the people of Nasca in ancients times is still functioning and used by local farmers for irrigation.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“year round” (3 reviews)
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Carretera Puquio-Cusco, Nazca, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Much has been written about the puquios, which the Nasca developed and built to channel and preserve water from the Andes. Far less is known about the 60 aqueducts they built after abandoning their ceremonial centre at Cahuachi. These engineering marvels, several of which are...More

Thank tsmada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice site. I saw it from the air then visited it by car. It's very interesting and is still running cool clear water in the midst of the desert.

Thank Mike_Sump
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The access has improved a lot and is located out side the walls of the Hotel Nuevo Cantalloc. Shows the wisdom and practicality of ancient culture

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Such an interesting place. We went without a guide because it was a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. The wells are probably end points and access to the deep water lines that come from the mountains far away. The river was completely dry, but...More

Thank Elphax
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We went with our guide Raul here on a full day tour with Nazca trip. These are a great site and fun to walk down to see water flowing and evening have fish nibble at your feet if you are game!

Thank Kristina H
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We took a tour arranged by Aero Paracas. The guide was knowledgeable and spoke some English. We also visited 3 other sites as part of the tour.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 19 November 2017

These spiral steps give access to the underground aqueducts acting as both wells and maintenance shafts. Apparently, some of the water channels actually went under neath the beds of nearby rivers - now that's a feat of construction!

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My group of 7 students had fun walking from the center of Nazca to Cantalloc through a peaceful, rather poor residential street, where the vast majority of inhabitants seemed to be stray dogs, all friendly and waiting to be petted. Atthe entrance to the wells...More

Thank Esoudek
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Our driver brought us here today after our Nasca flight. This was a cool tourist spot to visit. Lots of cylindrical aquaducts.

Thank Nicole0927
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The twenty-plus family watering holes and the functioning aqueduct are well worth a visit only a short drive from Nazca. The site is surrounded by fields and it looks like the aqueduct is still used for irrigation hundreds of years after it was first made....More

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