3D/2N Overflight Nazca Lines - Daily Aircraft Flights
Cusco – Nazca - Ballestas Island - Lima
Incredible and Enicmatic Past - World He Site Unesco Since : US$ 410.0 per person
Nasca Lines is located on the south of the city of Ica, the Pan Americana highway cuts through the desert of sand dunes to km 422, before of Nazca city. There are lines were made by removing the iron oxide coated pebbles which cover the surface of the Nazca desert. When the gravel is removed, they contrast with the light-colored earth underneath. There are several hundred simple lines and geometric patterns on the Nazca plateau, as well as over seventy curvilinear animal, insect, and human figures. The area encompassing the lines is nearly 200 square miles, and the largest figures can be nearly 900 feet long. The lines persist due to the extremely dry, windless, and constant climate of the Nazca region: the Nazca desert is one of the driest on Earth and maintains a temperature around 25ºC (77ºF) year round, and the lack of wind has helped keep the lines uncovered to the present day... The Nazca Lines are gigantic geoglyphs located between Palpa and Nazca desert, there were created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and 600 AD. 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 their discovery, various theories have been proposed regarding the methods and motivations behind the lines' construction.
Itinerary of package:
Day01:Cusco – Nazca: In Arequipa we will pick you up from your hotel at 4:20 pm to take the overnight bus leaves at 05:00 pm to Nazca arriving at approx 6:00am where our represent will pick you up from the terminal then you will be transferred to Hotel Masson Suisse to enjoy a shower and relax. ( Accommodation : VIP bus , FULL CAMA ) Distance Travelled :600 Km and 14 Hours of journey.
Day02: Flight Over in Nazca -City tour and bus from Nazca -Paracas.- Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the local airport of Nazca, located just 4 kilometers away from downtown. Upon your arrival at the airport, our staff will show you a video film about The Nazca Lines. This interesting documentary lasts about 40 minutes and involves serious information about the Nazca Culture, as well as the figures you will see from the air. For this aerial tour, you will board a small Cessna single-engine aircraft (Station air, Sky hawk or Skyline type), which has spacious room for 5 people, each person with a window seat. After the video, our English speaking pilot will proceed to give you a briefing about this air tour and also will give each participant a map of the archaeological zone, which shows all the figures you will see from the air. After some basic information about the Lines and safety instructions, you will board the airplane and will take off. In a matter of just 2 minutes you will be flying over the Nazca Lines zone, and the first figure you will see from the air it will be the whale. This beautiful marine deity is located on the eastern part of the archaeological complex, and was drawn over a big rectangular figure (see Nazca Lines map).
Afterwards, we will visit the pre-Inca cemetery of Chauchilla. For many years this pre Inca place was looted by treasure hunters, who ransacked the place completely, taking away all the treasures the mummies kept in their tombs for centuries. These grave robbers just left behind the corpses, which can be seen today all over the ground. In addition to skulls and bones, you also can see several century old tombs, as well as long human hairs, ceramic fragments and others remains scattered on the desert surface. After touring around we go back to Nazca to visit a Ceramic Studio, where a craftsman will give us a better insight about the Nazca Civilization and the colorful vessels they made hundreds of years ago; The local factory with the process of Gold extraction will be also visited. Afternoon we will transfer you back to the hotel to pick up your luggage at 13:00 Hrs pm transfer to bus terminal for the 14.30pm Cruzero Royal Class Bus arriving to Paracas at approx 18.00 pm. Transfer to your Hotel in Paracas El MIRADOR, Meals are not included..
Day03: Excursion to Ballestas Islands Paracas – Lima.- 07.45am after your breakfast we will transfer you to the mole of Paracas where you will take a motorboat excursion to the Ballestas island. These Islands are spectacular, eroded into numerous arches and caves, which provide shelter for thousands of seas lions and seabirds, some of which are very rare. The Islands are known as "The Galapagos of Peru"..
A boat tour to the Ballestas Islands will be the perfect deal for those in search of marine life. Touring around these small Islands visitors may easy spot hundreds of birds, Humboldt penguins and dozens of sea lions, resting on the shores of the Islands. In addition, visitors will also see a huge figure etched on the slope of a hill known by the locals as "El Candelabro".
Free time for Lunch before a 1pm transfer to the 13.30pm CRUZ DEL SUR or CRUCERO bus straight to Lima arriving to Lima approximately 7pm.
Our service Includes:
- Transfers to Bus Terminal Hotel / terminal in Arequipa
- Bus Arequipa -Nazca / Bus Nazca - Paracas / Bus Paracas - Lima
- Fly over the Lines (Airport departure tax and entrance fee)
- Tour of Nazca Sites Cantalloc Aqueducts, Paredones, Artisan process of Gold extraction
- Transfer from the bus therminal in Nazca to Hotel
- Overnight at hotel EL MIRADOR in Paracas with Breakfast , private batroom and hot shower
- Tour of Ballestas Islands
- Transfer to Bus Terminal Pisco
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance to Aqueducts and Cementy of Chauchilla in Nazca.
Our service not Included:
- Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- bottled water
- Insurance-of any kind.
We recommend that you bring:
- A small day pack with water to drink
- Sunscream, sun glases
- Bathing Suit and sandals
- Money for souveniers and drinks