First we visit the new Juan Navarro Museum in Paracas, which opened in August 2016 and has hundreds of pre-Colombian artifacts from the 5 different cultures that existed in the Paracas area before the Spanish arrival; Paracas, Nazca, Wari, Chincha and Inca.
All of the artifacts were collected by Sr. Juan Navarro over the course of decades, and were found within 10 miles of the museum itself. They cover a time line of over 2000 years.
The museum has become world famous due to the more than 40 Paracas culture Elongated Skulls that are on display. Photos and video are allowed, and some skulls can be taken out of their cases.
Then it is off to the new Julio C. Tello Museum in the Paracas Reserve, about 15 minutes’ drive from the Juan Navarro Museum. This also opened in August of 2016, and has hundreds of Paracas culture artifacts, dating from 800 BC to 100 Ad.