Discover the Nazca Lines, one of the world's great enigmas. The 1,000 year-old figures etched into the desert floor are visible in their entirety from the air. Tr read more...avel to the plains near Nazca, board the included flight, and marvel at the ever-changing desert landscape. You'll witness incredible stylized figures, including a monkey and a hummingbird. Other activities include visiting a pottery workshop and a cemetery containing ancient mummies.collapse
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Transfer from your hotel in Lima at approximately noon to start your adventure at the Lima bus station. Arrive in Nazca where you will be met in the early evening.
Meet a G Adventures representative at your hotel to brief you on the day's events. Transfer to the bus station and hop a local bus for the drive to Nazca.
On arrival, meet a G Adventures representative and head to your Nazca hotel. Learn more about your activities over the next two days.
Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting
On Day 1 of the tour, a G Adventures representative will meet you at the hotel to go over the details of the tour, providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. The representative can also answer any questions about the tour or the general area.
Enjoy a transfer from the hotel to the bus station.
Lima - Nazca 7h30m 12:00-19:30
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting
Meet your a G Adventures representative in Nazca to learn more about your itinerary.
Enjoy a city tour of Nazca, Chauchilla Cemetery and the ground viewing platform for the Nazca Lines. In the afternoon, take a light aircraft flight over the Nazca Lines for a panoramic view. Enjoy a free evening in town.
City Tour with Chauchilla Cemetery
Take a city tour of Nazca, followed by a fascinating visit to the Pre-Inca desert cemetery site of Chauchilla, with 150- year-old mummies, bones and pottery on the desert floor. The tour also includes a visit to an artisan's workshop, where modern masters create Nazca-style pottery, and a traditional gold-mining centre. This entire desert area was once the home to the ancient Paracas and the Nazca cultures, which preceded the Incas by more than half a millennium.
Flight over Nazca Lines
Take to the skies for the best view of the enigmatic Nazca Lines, a series of patterns and pictures etched in the ground, crisscrossing a wide area of flat desert. Marvel at the lines measuring up to 10km (32 mi) in length, yet, remaining perfectly straight. See depictions of birds, insects, and animals only recognizable from the air. Decide for yourself the origin of the lines - who drew the lines, and why, remains a mystery. Current beliefs suggest that they may be part of complex agricultural calendar.
Depart at any time.
Visit local aqueducts before transferring to the Nazca bus station for your return journey to Lima. Arrive in the evening to Lima for a transfer to your hotel or the airport.
Cantayoc Aqueducts Tour
Due to the desert environment, water was hard to come by and a hugely important part of everyday life. Ancient engineers in the area created a system of aqueducts below ground to collect and funnel water to the nearby fields. Learn more about the history of this site.
Nazca - Lima 7h30m
Transfer to the bus station in Nazca for the journey to Lima. Arrive in the evening. Take an included transfer from the bus station your hotel (not included) or the airport.
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of COX AND KINGS LIMITED.
Bilingual guides during day tours and for transfers to and from bus station in Lima and Nazca. Note: Your guide will remain with you until you have boarded your bus for your journey to and from Nazca. Transfers in Lima are included from G Adventures hotels and the airport only.
Please note that the Peruvian government has recently changed some of the regulations regarding which aircraft are allowed to fly over the Nazca Lines. This means that less aircraft, with increased safety measures, are now able to operate this flight. The impact of these changes results in longer wait times to get on a flight for travellers. At peak times it may be necessary to take this flight on the morning of day 3 before returning to Lima.
DAY 1 EARLY ARRIVAL:
If you are arriving by flight on Day 1 of the tour (i.e. you are not being picked up from your Lima hotel on Day 1), the latest arrival flight time into Lima is 7:00am. If you are planning to depart Lima on the final day of the tour, the earliest departure flight you should take is at 21:00.