From Cusco we went to Nazca. We had heard that the road between the 2 towns was particularly dangerous so we really looked into safe bus companies to get us there in one piece!! We went with Cruz del Sur and paid 161 to go cama with dinner and breakfast for the 10 hour journey. The road was so windy, zig zagging up and down the hills. I don’t get car sick but even this really new comfy bus could change the conditions of the road!!! Eventually the windiness stopped and we did manage to get to Nazca safe and sound! Would definitely recommend Cruz del Sur though, even if it is a bit on the expensive side, considering all the road accidents in the country.
We went to enquire about flying over the Lines. But to our horror we found the prices a bit too steep. They wanted 400 soles each!! After some negotiation we got it down to 350 soles but the we needed to add in 25 soles each departure tax!! So it would have ended up being £150 between the two of us for 45 minutes. We waited for more tourists to come along because there was no one else in the terminal anyway, and after an hour and a half after not one tourist come, we decided to give up and go back to the hostel. A bit of a blow but never mind there were lookout towers along the road where the Lines were but people had said that you cant really see much from them anyway.
The next day we went to a weird burial site. We drove for about 45 minutes and its called Chauchilla cemetery and costs 5 soles entrance. There were about 12 tombs which were dug into the ground where loads of mummies have been placed. This was after tomb robbers ransacked them. There were loads of burial gift with them aswell including pottery, clothing etc. the weirdest thing was their hair, it is so long and still braided. They all date to around 1000 AD Inca-Chinca culture. Very odd place indeed.