The Nazca Lines are a series of drawings creating by removing rocks from the sand and piling them up creating a series of animal and other pictures that can only be seen by air.
They were created by the Nazca culture between 200BC and AD 700. There are hundreds of individual figures, ranging in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys and lizards.
The Nazca lines cannot be recognized as coherent figures except from the air. Since it is presumed the Nazca people could never have seen their work from this vantage point, there has been much speculation on the builders’ abilities and motivations.
Day 1 : Lima – Ballestas Islands – Paracas – City of Ica – Huacachina Oasis – Nazca
Pick Up Time: 04.45 am
04:45 hrs. We collect you from your Lima hotel and drive 3.5hours south to Paracas. Arrival around 7.45am – you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you to the Dock in Paracas to board a speed boat to visit the Ballestas Islands. Here you can spot sea lions, seals, penguins, guano birds, and turtles (rarely found at this latitude). On the way to the islands, you will also see the Candelabra, a 165-foot (50-meter) long sketching in the rock, which experts believe is connected to the Nazca Lines. The boat trip lasts approximately 2 hours.
10:30 hrs. Once you have ended your boat excursion, you will have free time to take a look some souvenir stores then we continue our tour visiting the National Reserve of Paracas. (The land tour is optional if you are interested in other activities as the visit to the distillery of Pisco in the city of Ica we can do that instead).
12:30 hrs. We continue towards the south to Ica for our lunch time at the Mossone Restaurant in the Huacachina Oasis (drive time 1 hour). Here in Ica we have the opportunity to do some activities depending time for example we can ride dune buggy over the Sand dunes, or if you prefer we can skip this and replace with other tours as the distillery of Pisco or the visit to the Regional Museum if you are really interested in the Nasca Culture (elongated skulls, Nazca pottery etc.)
16:00 hrs. Afterwards we continue our trip to Nazca for 2 hours. If time permits we are able to stop in the metallic tower to see 2 Nazca Lines figures. We continue to your hotel in Nazca.
Day 2: Nazca – Aquaducts of Cantalloc – Lima
08:00 hrs We collect you from your hotel and transfer to the local Nazca airdrome to do the flight over the Nazca Lines. We will fly over an enigmatic zone, where hundreds of years ago ancient Nazca people drew huge designs which can be seen only from the air.
10:00 hrs Ending our flight we can start with our Land tour visiting the Aqueduct of Cantalloc.
11:00 hrs. Approx. departure time from Nazca to Lima
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that flights are subject to weather conditions. It can happen that we have to move a flight from the morning to the afternoon which is beyond our control, but in the best interests of our clients safety and well being.
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