Chauchilla Cemetery

Chauchilla Cemetery

The Chauchilla Cemetery offers fascinating archeological insight into how the Nazca cared for their dead. Open tombs allow you to see the ancient remains in repose, decked out in their funerary finery. Some of the graves were looted or damaged by grave robbers, but efforts have been made to carefully restore the site.

Featured in:Archeology, Guided Tours, Ruins
2 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
Any time between Thu Jan 01 1970 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) and Thu Jan 01 1970 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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Offered in English, Spanish

The Nazca started burying people in the Chauchilla Cemetery starting around 200 AD. In the desert’s arid conditions, the remains have been mummified, and their hair, clothes, and teeth have remained intact. Archeologists believe that the resin in their clothes is another factor that helped the bodies to stop from crumbling away into dust.

What to Bring

Money for tips, comfortable shoes, breathable clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, and bottled water.

What's included

Entrance fees Pick up from your hotel in Nazca Transportation Local guide Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.


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