Although the Nazca lines were studied for many years by different national and international archeologists, it was Maria Reiche a German-born Peruvian mathematician who dedicated over 50 years of her life to the understanding and preservation of these ancient geoglyphs.
The famous geoglyphs in the Peruvian desert were first acknowledged in 1547 by the historian Pedro Cieza de Leon but it wasn’t until 1929 that several pilots reported some strange figures carved in the Nazca pampas, which led many archeologists to carry out investigations on the site.
However, the Nazca lines’ real purpose will remain a mystery until a new finding comes to surface since there’s not much evidence about what the place could have been during pre-Columbian times.
Maria Reiche did achieve a breakthrough with her 50-year investigation and caused a great impact in the world, granting the site recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Nowadays, her little home in the middle of the desert showcases the documentation of her life-long project as well as many other archeological findings.
This private tour will take you to the heart of the Nazca desert to visit a museum that once was the house of the iconic Maria Reiche. The site is located at the 421,3 km of the Panamericana Sur highway, almost 27 kilometers away from the city of Nazca.
The Maria Reiche Museum holds all the information and documentation gathered from the research made by Dr. Maria Reiche Newman, along with maps, planes, pictures, mummies and archeological artifacts. Her remains are also found in this location. Learn more about her work here.
Important Note: You can schedule this activity at any time of the day. Also, you could combine this visit with the Flight Over the Nazca Lines. Contact our travel agents for more information.
As you already know, the Casa Museo Maria Reiche is located a few kilometers away from the main city. Nazca is situated about 7 hours from Lima, which is why we highly recommend making a few stops on the way there so you can experience the best in total comfort.
Luckily for you, this excursion will take you through the most beautiful natural scenery of the region, to later explore this historical location.
To book the visit to the Maria Reiche Museum, you just need to contact our team. We will optimize your time and adventure with a tailored-made travel itinerary for you.
Likewise, we care to provide the best experience to each and every one of our passengers, which is why we count with certified drivers, professional guides, and an all-time monitored car fleet with GPS tracking.
- Duration: 3 hours approx.
- Entrance Fee: Already included in the travel package.
- Included: Transportation, entrance fee, english speaking guide.
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