This original bike tour combines cycling and short walks with lots of history and nature.
The departure is from the main Plaza de Armas of Nazca to the Paredones archaeological site. This was an ancient Tambo Inka, and it’s amazing to see the Inca architecture in the desert. Then, we’ll continue west following the Interoceanic route, to the “Loom”, geoglyph of the Nasca period. Afterwards, we follow the same route to the set of “The Needles”; other geoglyphs of the same era. Finally, we ride to our last and very interesting historical site, “The Aqueducts of Cantayoc”; an ingenious water recovery system of 2000 years old that served for human consumption, construction of houses, ceramic handicrafts and for irrigation during the dry season (8 to 10 months a year). On the way back we seek shade in the community of Cantayoc where the original Rancheria of the time of the Haciendas is still preserved. After a snack we head back to the city where we will visit a workshop of this renowned Nasca Ceramics, ran by the charismatic ceramist Tobi. From here, we’ll return to the Plaza de Armas where the tour ends.
I am Edmundo, official guide, I was born in Lima but I lived in Nasca since I was 19 years old. Nazca is where my passion for adventure was born, opening new routes hiking through the desert. But above all, I wanted to propose a different, original and responsible tourism with the local population and in balance with the environment. To show the traveler the life of the common people of the coastal valleys and that they can have a real participation in unique experiences in these lands yet to be discovered.
That is what I stand for and what you will experience when taking part in my experiences. Welcome to the desert of Nazca!