Constructed by the Nazca people over 1,500 years ago, the Nazca lines are a series of massive, stylized artworks built upon a stretch of desert between the towns of Nazca and Palpa. The figures, shapes, and lines were created by the careful removal of dust-coated stones from the landscape; the resulting images are up to 900 feet (270 m) in length.
Exactly how the Nazca managed to create such detailed shapes without the aid of an aerial perspective remains unknown, but researchers theorize that they developed a primitive surveying system, allowing them to achieve remarkable detail in their artwork. It’s also believed the Nazca created these shapes during—and in response to—a period of increased solar eclipses.
This tour includes a roundtrip flight from Lima to Ica in a 20-passenger aircraft and a separate sightseeing flight over the Nazca lines in a six-passenger aircraft.
Approx. 11 hours
Departure time and location:
7:30 AM; lobby of select Lima hotels
Return time and location:
Approx. 6:30 PM; lobby of select Lima hotels
The listed rate is valid for up to two participants. Tour guide gratuity is not included and is at the participant’s discretion. Airport taxes and fees and other personal expenses are not included; please have some spending money on hand. Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather or lack of passengers for the Lima-Ica-Lima flight.