Nazca Lines 2D/1N Cusco –Nazca-Lima
The tours of Nazca-Pre-Inca - Cemetery of Chauchilla
Incredible and Enicmatic Past - World Heritage Site Unesco
Overflight Nazca Lines- Daily Aircraft Flights Since: U$330.0 Per person
Nazca is unquestionably best know for the Nazca Lines: enormous geometrical and animal Figures etched into the vast , red Nazca desert. These incredible stylized drawings have been the object of lifelong studies for academics, most famously the German mathematician Maria Reich And theories abound as to their purpose and method of construction . Whatever their origin, this collection of shapes ranging from abstract shapes and crisscrossed lines to intricately reproduced whales , Monkeys , Birds and even a Haman –like form waving up at the heavens – can be appreciated with a flight above the Nazca Lines , a certainly unforgettable experience especially when you remember that you are seeing what their creators almost certainly never did , a short taxi ride away lays the equally astounding Aqueducts of Cantalloc ; ancient facts of engineering.
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 trip , Cusco - Nazca - Lima
Day01:Cusco-Nazca: We will pick you from your Hotel at 5:20pm then you will be carried to the bus terminal of Cruz del Sur ( Full Cama bus ) leaves at 6:00 pm Cusco-Nazca arriving aprox.at 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:Nazca-Flight Over-City Tour –Lima: Afterwards 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 12:30 Hrs pm transfer to bus terminal for the 13.30pm Cruz del Sur Bus to Lima arriving Lima approx 9.00 pm.
Our tour Includes:
• Transfer from your hotel to the Bus terminal of CIAL in Cusco.
• Touristic Bus ticket by Cruz del Sur Cusco-Nazca ( 600 Km / 14 Hours )
• Fly over the Lines ( Not included airport tax )
• City Tour in Nazca sites Cantalloc Aqueducts, Paredones, and Artisan Process.
•Transfer out Hotel Maisson Suisse terminal.
• Touristic Bus tickets by Cruz del Sur Nazca-Lima.
It does not Included:
- Alcoholic drinks
- Hotel in Nasca
- Airport tax need to be paid directly just before to aboard the plane
- Breakfast on the first day
- Phone calls
- Taxi service in Lima.
- Tips for the pilot and camp staff
- Meals : Lunch and Dinner
- Airport Tax and entrance fees to the Cementery of Chauchilla and Aqueducts.
We recommend to Bring:
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Valid passport to pass the control of the airport
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Summer clothes.