Tour Length: 2 days and 1 night
Activities: Ecological, Cultural,
Archaeological and tons of fun.
Spots to visit: Paracas, Ballestas Islands, Ica, Huacachina lagoon, Nazca
Fixed Departures: Daily from Lima.
Domestic Flights: Local over flight in Nazca
1 LIMA - PARACAS - ICA - NAZCA 0415 AM.
to the Bus station, departure to Paracas by
Cruz del Sur Crucero bus service; arrival in Paracas at 0745,
meeting and immediate departure to the Ballestas Islands Tour; during the navigation is possible a sight of The Candelabra, one of the most enigmatic giant draw (or "geoglyphs"), it is best seen from several miles away at sea, the sail will continue to the outlying "Guano Islands" or commonly called Ballestas Islands, here in the summer time (Dec. to Apl.) you may swim with the sea lyons, piguins and other species, the islands are a shelter and a protected area for the wild life; afterwards the journey will continue in a private car toward Ica and to the Huacachina Oasis; Ica is best known as the capital of the Pisco, the National Drink made in basis of several blends of White and Black Grapes and distilled in cooper alembics in the traditional and artisanal way; a "tasty" visit at one of this interesting vineyards is included.The journey continues heading to Huacachina where you may have lunch at the Mossone Hotel. An interesting optional tour in the spot are the sand-boogies which rover the desert for about 1 hour. The tour will continue toward Nazca, arrival at late evening and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 2 NAZCA - LIMA
Breakfast at the Hotel.
The morning activities will start with the transfer to the Airport in time for the Nazca Lines Flight. In the Nazca desert, there lies a plain between
the Ica and Nasca valleys. Across this
plain, in an area measuring 37 miles long
and 1 mile wide, is an assortment of perfectly
straight lines, many running parallel,
others intersecting, forming a grand geometric
form. In and around the lines there are
also trapezoidal zones, strange symbols,
and pictures of birds and beasts all etched
on a giant scale that can only be appreciated
from the sky. The figures come in two types:
biomorphs and geoglyphs. The biomorphs
are some 70 animal and plant figures that
include a spider, hummingbird, monkey and
a 1,000-foot-long pelican. The biomorphs
are grouped together in one area on the plain.
There are about 900 geoglyphs on the plain. Geoglyphs
are geometric forms that include straight lines,
triangles, spirals, circles and trapezoids. They
are enormous in size. The longest straight line
goes nine miles across the plain. The American explorer
Paul Kosok, who made his first visit to Nasca
in the 1940s, suggested thin the lines were astronomically
significant and thin the plain acted as a giant
observatory. He called them "the largest
astronomy book in the world", of course there are several "interpretations", we invite you to theorize about it's origin and significance. The Nazca Lines over flight is for about 35/40 minutes. At proper time departure to Lima or Arequipa by Crucero Service. Arrival and transfer to your Hotel. (Only for returning passengers to Lima).