Half Day Tour to Cantayoc (Nazca Hydraulic Engineering)
Important: To confirm the trip in a group, we need a minimum of 2 participants for this program
Underground Aqueducts of Cantayoc Ancient Aqueducts Since US$ 50.0 in a shared GROUP
2000 years ago, in pre-Inka times, the inhabitants of Nazca developed a system of underground aqueducts to irrigate dry lands that lacked of surface water. Thus, they were able to combat the ever-growing dessert. The system is unique in Peru and perhaps in the whole world. In spite of the harshness of the desert, in the Nazca region still exist over 30 underground channels, which are used by local farmers, who grow mainly cotton, corn, beans and potatoes, as well as a variety of fruits. In addition to the channels, nearby visitors may also see various lines etched on the desert floor representing geometric forms, as well as the Inca ruins of Pared ones.
Description of tour.-
This tour can be done at any time during the day. Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel at the designated time and afterwards we will drive towards the area of Cantalloc. On the way we will see the Inca ruins of CAXAMARCA, an Inca building used in the past as a resting place. Today local people call this place Paredones, which was built long ago when the Incas expanded their empire on the Nazca Valley. Here we will tour around this Inca citadel and our local guide will provide a good insight about Inca history. Later on, we will visit a sector known as the needles, where it is possible to observe a huge trapezoid from the top of a little hill. Here you will be able to be very close to a genuine Nazca trapezoid and will also get a good insight into the meaning of the Nazca Lines. Afterwards, we are going to visit the ancient channels of Cantayo. On this place we will walk around for about 40 minutes, visiting the enormous spirals holes and also the channels. Our guide will explain how the Nazca people built all these channels and also will take us for a stroll in the surrounding fields to see some crops produced by the native community. End of the tour.
Our tour Includes:
- Pick up from your Hotel in Nazca (Our company recommend one of the beautiful hotel which is Hotel Maisson Suisse, let us please )
- Private transportation.
- Professional Driver & Local Guide
- Entrance Fee to Cantayoc.
- English speaking tour guide.
- Drop off at your Hotel at the end of the tour
- Tour price includes government sales tax (18% as known IGV)
Our tour NOT Included:
- Transport Lima – Nazca or from Cusco.
- Extra drinks or any food.
- Accommodation in Nazca (Our company recommend one of the beautiful hotel which is Hotel Maisson Suisse, let us know please )
- Tips for guide and Camp Staff.
What you need to bring / Carry:
- Small Back pack (30Lt)
- Trekking boots will be better also you can take tennis shoes
- Wind jacket for the beginning
- Water bottle 3Lt minimum
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Sun block to protect you from the sun (factor 30 minimum)
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
Tour duration: 03 Hours Aprox.
Departures:09:00 Hrs / 15:00 Hrs.
Recommendations: On this tour you must bring light clothing, as the weather in Nazca used to be very hot, especially in summer time (from December to March) when temperatures can reach 40º C / 104 ºF sometimes.., We strongly suggest bringing sun block to avoid sun burning, a hat, a bottle of water and sun glasses.
Additional Information: All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking…Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking; all tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.
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