3D/2N Arequipa – Nazca Lines - Ballestas Island – Cusco

Enjoy the incredible & Enigmatic Past – World heritage Unesco - Ballestas Island - Lima

Travel Program

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.

Da01: Arequipa – Nazca - Paracas by “Cruz del Sur” (Vip Service with dinner on board ).

At 8:20: pm, we will pick up from your hotel to take you to Bus Station "CRUZ DEL SUR” for the journey Arequipa to Nazca ( approximately 10 hours away , 450 Km ) When you have arrived at terminal, a duly identified operator of our company will be waiting for you and he will transfer you to Hotel Maisson Suisse to drp ff your personal stuff before the overflight. No meals provided, dinner will be supplied in the bus.

Da02: Overlight in Nazca – City tour & Bus to Paracas by “Cruz del Sur” (Vip Service) (B) Upon your arrival to Nazca , pick up and transfer to some place where you will drop off your personal stuff , between 8 to 9:00 am transport to the airport of Nazca and then you will go towards Nazca. In Nazca City you will be led up to Maria Reiche Airport, where we are boarding the plane to the Nazca Lines. You will watch an informative video about the lines before the flight, so that you can get a better idea about these archaeological remains.The types of planes

we use to our tourist services are the small Cessna aircrafts, with capacity for three and five passengers, each one with a seat at the window, so you can see the figures properly. The flight takes about 35 minutes, during which time you observe some perfect representations of huge animals such as birds, including a condor, a hummingbird, a pelican, and a parrot among others.As for the other species, you will see a big monkey, a spider, a whale, a lizard and famous design known as the astronaut. Apart from the designs you will also observe hundreds of lines that run throughout the desert and large geometric shapes which resemble huge runways….Upon your arrival, we will be waiting for you and led you to the Nazca Lines Hotel, where you can eat lunch... Afterwards, we will continue with the City tour to visit the pre-Inca cementery 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 return to your hotel to pick up your personal stuff and then transfer back to the bus therminal of Cruz del Sur ( VIP service ) leaves at 2:30 pm straight to Paracas , upon your arrival pick up and transfer to Hotel el Mirador or Hotel Libertador, this afternoon free time to explore by your own. No meals provided, only breakfast at the hotel.

Da03: Tour to Ballestas Island “Reserve of Paracas” – Lima by “Cruz del Sur” (Vip Service) (B)

We will pick you up from your hotel to take them to Chaco Pier. In order to make the Tour to the Ballestas Islands, we will take the boat (speedboats) with capacity for 25 people. The Ballestas Islands trip lasts about two hours. 15 minutes away of distance travelled we will to arrive at the "Candelabro" (candelabrum), a similar figure to the Nazca Lines. In that moment the guide will explain you the various existing theories about this figure…15 minutes away more, we are coming to the Ballestas Islands, where you will observe its rocky formations and its wide variety of marine life. You can see thousands of guano birds, humboldt penguins, sealions, and pelicans. You could visit also “La Maternidad” (maternity) where we are going to watch baby sea lions.. Afternoon, transfer to the bus therminal to take the bus leaves at 3:30pm / arrives to Lima around 7:30pm.. No meals provided, only breakfast at the Hotel.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  • Backpack to carry your personal item such as toilet paper, towel, etc
  • Water bottle & Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun block (sun protection cream)
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • Sunglasses & Swimsuit

Itineray

Da01: Arequipa – Nazca - Paracas by “Cruz del Sur” (Vip Service with dinner on board ).At 8:20: pm, we will pick up from your hotel to take you to Bus Station "CRUZ DEL SUR” for the journey Arequipa to Nazca ( approximately 10 hours away , 450 Km ) When you have arrived at terminal, a duly identified operator of our company will be waiting for you and he will transfer you to Hotel Maisson Suisse to drp ff your personal stuff before the overflight. No meals provided, dinner will be supplied in the bus.

Da02: Overlight in Nazca – City tour & Bus to Paracas by “Cruz del Sur” (Vip Service) (B) Upon your arrival to Nazca , pick up and transfer to some place where you will drop off your personal stuff , between 8 to 9:00 am transport to the airport of Nazca and then you will go towards Nazca. In Nazca City you will be led up to Maria Reiche Airport, where we are boarding the plane to the Nazca Lines. You will watch an informative video about the lines before the flight, so that you can get a better idea about these archaeological remains.The types of planes we use to our tourist services are the small Cessna aircrafts, with capacity for three and five passengers, each one with a seat at the window, so you can see the figures properly. The flight takes about 35 minutes, during which time you observe some perfect representations of huge animals such as birds, including a condor, a hummingbird, a pelican, and a parrot among others.As for the other species, you will see a big monkey, a spider, a whale, a lizard and famous design known as the astronaut. Apart from the designs you will also observe hundreds of lines that run throughout the desert and large geometric shapes which resemble huge runways….Upon your arrival, we will be waiting for you and led you to the Nazca Lines Hotel, where you can eat lunch... Afterwards, we will continue with the City tour to visit the pre-Inca cementery 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 return to your hotel to pick up your personal stuff and then transfer back to the bus therminal of Cruz del Sur ( VIP service ) leaves at 2:30 pm straight to Paracas , upon your arrival pick up and transfer to Hotel el Mirador or Hotel Libertador, this afternoon free time to explore by your own. No meals provided, only breakfast at the hotel.

Da03: Tour to Ballestas Island “Reserve of Paracas” – Lima by “Cruz del Sur” (Vip Service) (B) We will pick you up from your hotel to take them to Chaco Pier. In order to make the Tour to the Ballestas Islands, we will take the boat (speedboats) with capacity for 25 people. The Ballestas Islands trip lasts about two hours. 15 minutes away of distance travelled we will to arrive at the "Candelabro" (candelabrum), a similar figure to the Nazca Lines. In that moment the guide will explain you the various existing theories about this figure…15 minutes away more, we are coming to the Ballestas Islands, where you will observe its rocky formations and its wide variety of marine life. You can see thousands of guano birds, humboldt penguins, sealions, and pelicans. You could visit also “La Maternidad” (maternity) where we are going to watch baby sea lions.. Afternoon, transfer to the bus therminal to take the bus leaves at 3:30pm / arrives to Lima around 7:30pm.. No meals provided, only breakfast at the Hotel.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  • Backpack to carry your personal item such as toilet paper, towel, etc
  • Water bottle & Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun block (sun protection cream)
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • Sunglasses & Swimsuit

Pricing

Prices Valid for Trips through January1st, 2013

Price in a shared Group:

$ 435 with Hotel El Mirador in Paracas / shared tour

Price in a shared group :

$ 645 with Hotel Libertador in Paracas

Price in a shared Group :

$...USD with the Hotel Nuevo Cantayoc 5***** send request

Our Price Included:
  • Transfer service in Arequipa to the bus therminal of Cruz del Sur
  • Bus tickets ( VIP) Arequipa – Nazca – Paracas - Lima
  • Shared Tour in Paracas or Ballestas Island
  • Touristic motor boat (15 - 20 - 28 capacities) in Paracas
  • Transfer service in every place
  • Official English-Speaking guide
  • Entrance to the National reserve of Paracas
  • Hotel accommodation in Paracas
  • Capitan and life jackets
  • Overflight in Nazca for 35 minutes
  • City tour in Nazca Aqueductos and Cementery of Chauchilla
Our Price does not include:
  • Tips for your guide, driver, transfer agent.
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrances to Aqueducts & Chauchilla in Naz.
  • Tax at the airport of Nazca
  • Additional tours
  • Phone call and internet access
  • Meals: lunch and dinner in every day
  • Laundry service


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