PARACAS – NAZCA 2DAYS/1NIGHT
Visit the south of Lima, the desert and sea, dry golden dunes, crystal clear waters, mysterious and enigmatic markings; making amazing and unforgettable your trip to Peru. This program combines the culture (enigmatic Nazca lines), nature (Ballestas Island known as “The Small Galapagos” and the culinary activities; Ica and Pisco are the earth of our National drink well known in the world as “THE PERUVIAN PISCO”, don´t forget to taste it…cheers!!!
DAY 1: LIMA – PISCO (FLIGHT OVER NAZCA LINES) – PARACAS:
The guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Pisco town. The trip to Pisco lasts about 2 ½ hours until reach the Pisco airport. The flight over the Nazca Lines from Pisco is the excellent option to save time. You will avoid a long overland journey to Nazca expending 3 hours traveling each direction by bus from Pisco.
At Pisco´s airport you will receive safety talking and basic information about the Nazca Lines and then aboard the flight.
You will have stunning views from the plane of the Ocucaje, Palpa, Viscas and Ingenio Valley, where the Paracas and Nazca culture was located (800 BC – 700 AD);a fter some minutes flying you will start to see the enigmatic Nazca lines which continue to go unanswered.
Unfolding beneath you are dozens of animal figures, trapezoids and hundreds of ruler-straight lines that lie across the rocky Nazca plateau, visible only from the air.
Some of the figures you will see: The Trapezoids (Airports ET), the Compass, the Astronaut, the Monkey, the Dog, the Condor, the Spider, the Hummingbird, the Alcatraz or Flamingo, the Parrot, the Hands and the Tree.
In addition, the pilot will show you some drawings not represented on the protected map of the Ministry of Culture: The Jíquima (extinct potato), The Tupu (pin), The Pelican, The Zargazo, The Trident, and The Fan.
After 1 hour and 30 minutes of flight you will land in the airport of Pisco and then transfer to Paracas.
Leisure afternoon to explore or relax at the hotel.
Overnight in Paracas:
DAY 2: BALLESTAS ISLAND (the small Galapagos) – PARACAS – LIMA:
We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the wharf of the Beach the Chaco – Paracas. A speedboat excursion will take you to Ballestas Islands which are rock formations that inhabit vast colonies of sea birds, Humboldt penguins, sea lions and other mammals.
During the visit it is not uncommon for the sea lions to approach the tourist boats and make spectacles for the visiting tourists. The sea lions are also responsible for a unique audio spectacle with their wolf-pack cries that echoes around the Ballestas and creates an effect of a 360 degree surrounding choir. The show is especially unique auditory; these sea lions are harmless.
Two hours and half last this excursion, after visiting this place you will return to Paracas where we will enjoy the lunch.
Return to Lima, drop off at your hotel.
We recommend you to complete your visit to Peru with this program Cusco – Machu Picchu: CUSCO CLASSIC PROGRAM 5DAYS/4NIGHTS
INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
- Private transportation for the transfer: Lima – Pisco – Paracas – Lima
- Professional bilingual guide
- Flight over Nazca lines – included airport taxes
- Excursion to the Ballestas Island (included entrance fees)
- Lunch (for both days)
- Hotel: 1 night in Paracas
- Extra services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips and extra expenses
- Meal not described in the program
- Travel insurances