This is a tour full of mystery and excitement. First you will fly over the Nazca Lines, to try to decipher the origin of its creation. Then you will continue to Ballestas Islands, to sail to a refuge of playful sea lions. Finally the visit to Machu Picchu citadel where you will appreciate its beauty, stunning architecture and energy.
The mysterious Nazca lines, over 2,000 years old, are probably one of the biggest enigmas in Peruvian history. These geoglyphs drawn over hundreds of miles in the desert in the southern area of Peru are riddle yet to be uncovered. A few facts are clear: they are much older than the Inca empire, they were made by the people of the Nazca culture, and they represent a wide range of figures; geometrical like parallel lines, animals like monkey, spiders or birds, flowers or anthropomorphic among others. But how they were carved with such precision over the sand being larger than two or three football fields if the people of the time could fly or have a way to look at them from up above? What do they mean? Some scholars say they are linked to some underwater canals, others think they were related to astronomical views, and some crazy theories even posture that they are related with aliens!
A tour to the Nazca lines will challenge your imagination and channel your inner Indiana Jones for sure. We offer you the possibility to fly over them and try to decipher their true meaning. We offer you to depart points from this tour, taking the from Lima or from Paracas, 3 hours away from the capital city but nearer to the destination.
To complement the Nazca lines tour we suggest you a visit the adjacent aqueducts know as “puquios” called Cantalloc, built about 1500 years ago by the Nazca people to bring water from springs located very far in the mountains into the desert, mainly to help them turn the arid sands of the Nazca desert into green lands to cultivate their most important products such as beans and potatoes, and to provide water for the people of the area. Since they carry water from far away, its builders put wooden roofs over them to keep it clean. So take a tour of the Nazca lines and experience the mysterious history of Peru.