Nazca Travel Guide – Peruvian Lines

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Nazca offers like destination a unique place in the world, full of mystery and mysticism, wonderful lines of immense figures and lines, of spectacular perfection, by an ancient Peruvian civilization. 
  
Location:
Central coast, 588 m.s.n.m. (1.929 feet)

460 km (286 miles) from Lima
135 km (84 miles) from Ica
205 km (127.4 miles) from Paracas
566 km (352 miles) from Arequipa
Population:
19.661 inhabitants 

Nazca, Peru
   
Tours in Nazca:
Visit Nazca you will witness the amazing feats of Peruvian man against time, and the mighty works of the pre-Columbian cultures. In the territory of Nazca, where the centuries BC and VII A.D. The Nazca culture flourished, renowned for its irrigation systems and spectacular textiles, but especially for his enigmatic lines.
The town of Nazca was founded in 1591 by the Spaniards, the valley of Nazca, close to the villages where ancient civilizations that lived then were dominated by the Incas.

Nazca is a quiet village, delayed development, whose economic activity is based on agriculture and trade.

Tourism to this area is directly related to the Nazca lines and archeological sites, the town has comfortable hotels and restaurants, easy access to land from Lima, Ica and Arequipa, or an airport without scheduled air traffic, but widely used by companies of air taxi from Ica or Lima.

Visiting Nazca:
Nazca Lines: Declared World Heritage by UNESCO. The people of Nazca (200 BC – 900 AD) stem a series of impressive figures on the desert floor known as the Nazca Lines, while the graves belonging to the Paracas culture (800 BC – 600 AD) reveal tissue showing the magnificent magical and religious vision that governed the lives of this ancient civilization.

Paredones:
Inca Archaeological Center, located 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) east of Nazca. Constructions of plazas, deposits, strength, ceremonial center.

Cahuachi:
Archaeological site of the Nazca culture, the main cultural center, built with great urban sense. The citadel was built of adobe, ceremonial pyramids. Attached to this town was also discovered (1980) a set of lines drawn on the floor and trapezoid-shaped coils that cover 1 square kilometer. It is located 27 kilometers (16.77 miles) Nazca.

Chauchilla:
Pre-Inca cemetery, in which the desecration of graves, the huaqueros have left open some tombs in which you can see remains of the ancient inhabitants. It is located 28 kilometers (17.4 miles) south of Nazca.

Estaquería:
Archaeological complex of the Nazca culture, solar observatory, on platforms of adobes and columns of huarangos trunks.

Nazca Aqueduct:
Archaeological Remains of the Nazca culture, it shows the high development reached in hydraulic engineering, complex of underground aqueducts and reservoirs.

Sacaco:
Located 100 km (62 miles) south of Nazca, is a rich source of fossils, especially of whales and primitive sharks of the Tertiary. Paleontological museum. To reach this area, you must follow the Panamerican Highway South until kilometer 539 and take a diversion of 1.5 km to the museum.

Reserved Area Punta San Juan de Marcona:
Located in the coastal strip west of the city of Nazca, is a unique aquatic ecosystem of great biodiversity, with a length of only 54 hectares and the largest population of sea lions in Peru fine. The peninsula is characterized by its abrupt cliffs 30 meters high and difficult access, from the top, to the eighteen beaches that are formed at the break. Besides the sea lions in this reserve inhabits the largest colony of Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldtii) (estimated here for more than fifty percent of the total population of this species in Peru), as well as earrings and the three main species of birds. While wolves are located in the rocky beaches and outgoing, the penguins seek protection of the cavities that form in the walls of cliffs and the birds rest and nest in the steep slopes and on the plateau that lies at its higher.

Benefit from tourism in Nazca, you can comfortably take 3 days, between the particular flight in the plane and clear advantage to take the photos in height. Be fascinated!

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