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Tours to the Nazca Lines

The Mysterious Nazca Lines

Travel to Nazca Lines

The enigmatic Nazca Lines are the most outstanding achievement of the Paracas and Nazca cultures who populated the arid Ica desert between 900 BC and 800 AD. The Nazca Lines are the largest geoglyphs in the world and due to their size are only visible from an airplane. Located mainly in three areas – Nazca, Cahuachi and Palpa – the Nazca Lines consist of more than 800 geoglyphs and cover approximately 450 sq. km. The most famous Nazca Lines are: the condor, the spider, the monkey, the hummingbird and the pelican. Even today scientists dispute on the original meaning and use of the enigmatic Nazca Lines. Thanks to the tireless work of Maria Reiche they have become known worldwide and are a must destination when you visiting Peru!

The Lima-Nazca Express tour is a 4 days trip which will reveal the beauty of the enchanting Museo Larco in Lima, its arid and pristine desert along the Carretera Panamericana, the Ballestas Islands in Paracas and the unique Huacachina Oasis in Ica. But this tour will also reveal the secrets and the mysteries of the Paracas and Nazca cultures who created of the enigmatic Nazca Lines.

Day 3. The mysterious Nazca Lines

The Lima-Nazca Express tour will showcase Nazca and its various cultural sites. Early morning, the trip begins with a couple of hours travel to Nazca. On arrival you can decide to take a flight over the Nazca Lines (optional) or start with the visit of the very interesting Museo Antonini. Here, you will learn about the Nazca and Paracas cultures and will admire a pre-Columbian aqueduct running through the back garden of the Museum, as well as a scale model of the Nazca Lines. The tour continues with a visit to the viewpoint to observe a portion of the Lines: the lizard, the tree, and the hands. Then, it is time to visit Nazca’s nearby sites. First, the Cantallo Acueducto (Paracas culture) just outside town. Next, the excursion to the Cementerio de Chauchilla, where bones, skulls, and mummies are displayed. Overnight stay in Nazca.

The Nazca Lines to Lima Tour begins in the city of Nazca, where the worldwide famous Nazca Lines are located. The desert, the sand dunes and the Pacific Ocean will be the backdrop scenery for your tour; along the way you will make various cultural and natural visits: the Lines in Nazca, the Ica Regional Museum, the Museo Larco in Lima, the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas Natural Reserve in Ica. There will also be time for a bit of adventure in Huacachina with sand boarding and a sand-buggy experience.

DAY 1. The enigmatic Nazca Line

The tour starts in Nazca with the visit of the most interesting museum in town: the Antonini Museum. During the visit you will admire some replicas of burial rituals practiced by the Nazca and Paracas cultures, as well as a reproduction of the Nazca Lines and an original aqueduct of the time that runs through the back garden of the Museum. The tour continues with a visit to a viewpoint to see some of the Nazca Lines: a lizard, a tree, and the hands.

In the afternoon, you then head out of the city of Nazca to see the Cantallo Acueducto and the very interesting Cementerio de Chauchilla, which has bones, skulls, and mummies on display. The flight of over the Nazca Lines is optional.

Overnight stay in Nazca.

Peru Classic Tour will enable you to discover the majestic Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, as well as the highest navigable lake in the world – Lake Titicaca – and the enigmatic Nazca Lines. During the tour you will also admire the astonishing nature of the Ballestas Islands, the Huacachina Oasis, as well as one of the deepest canyons in the world: the Colca Canyon! Be surprised by the traditional communities in the Andes and the modernity of Peru in Lima.

DAY 4. The mysterious Nazca Lines

Today the Tour Classic Tour showcases one of the highlight of your tour to Peru: the visit of the extraordinary Nazca Lines! After a short ride, arrival in Nazca. The first visit of the day will be the flight over the Nazca Lines (an optional activity). Later visit to the Museo Antonini to learn about burial rituals of the Paracas and Nazca cultures. The museum hosts a replica in scale of the Nazca lines and a working pre-Columbian aqueduct. Next, you will head on the outskirt of Nazca to a metallic viewpoint to admire some of the Nazca Lines: the lizard, the tree, and the hands. The excursion continues experiencing one of the most interesting cultural sites: the Chauchilla Cementery. Here, you will see how ancient local cultures buried their elders. Finally, the visit comes to an end with the exploration of the Cantallo Aqueduct. End of the tour and free afternoon, before arriving in Arequipa.

With the Amazing Peru Tour you will discover the wonders and the beauty of this fascinating country.

Travel begins with a visit to the exclusive Museo Larco Herrera in Lima, the mysterious Nazca Lines, and the elegant colonial city of Arequipa. You will also be amazed to discover the most incredible Inca sites of Saqsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Huayna Picchu, and the extraordinary Machu Picchu Sanctuary. The visit to the cultural site of Machu Picchu is an unforgettable experience!

DAY 6. Tour of the Extraordinary Nazca Lines

During of your tour to Peru the visit of the Nazca Lines is undoubtedly one of the highlights! In the morning, you will first pay a visit to the fascinating Museo Antonini. The museum will reveal the burial practices of the Nazca and Paracas cultures. It also contains a precise replica of the Nazca Lines, as well as an intact functioning pre-Columbian aqueduct. After this full on experience, travel to the outskirts of Nazca to the metallic viewpoint to observe: the lizard, the tree, and the hands. Optional, you can choose to take fly over the Nazca Lines (optional activity USD$ 125 per person).

The tour continues in the afternoon with the visit of the Cantallo Acueducto and the Cementerio de Chauchilla, both built by the Paracas civilization. Return to Nazca, where you will catch an overnight bus to Arequipa.

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