NAZCA MIXED TOUR; CULTURAL AND ADVENTUROUS GUIDED TOUR $455 USD Per Person
Enjoy The Best Tour Of Nazca In 2 Days - 1 Night
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
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.
ITINERARY OF NAZCA MIXED TOUR
DAY 1: LIMA - NASCA - FLIGHT OVER THE MYSTERIOUS FIGURES AND DRAWINGS
At 6am pick up from your hotel and transfer to the bus station (Cruz Del Sur - Cruzero service) and aboard the bus at 7am. The bus service is one of the best one in all over Peru. The bus travel takes 6 hours through Pisco, Paracas bay, Ica and finally arrives to Nazca.
At 3pm transfer to the aerodrome of Maria Reiche and then aboard the light Cessna plane (flight of 35min): The Nazca lines are located in the desert, a high arid plateau that stretches between Nazca and Palpa on the Pampa (a large flat area of southern Peru). The Nazca lines are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Peruvian desert. The Nazca lines are an enigma. Since their discovery, the Nazca lines have inspired fantastic explanations from ancient gods, a landing strip for returning aliens, a celestial calendar created by the ancient civilization, used for rituals probably related to astronomy, or clans who made up the population and to determine through ritual their economic functions held up by reciprocity and redistribution, or a map of underground water supplies. Flying over the area you can marvel looking at the perfect shape of Animal's, flowers, plants, objects, and anthropomorphic figures of colossal proportions made with well-defined lines.
At mentioned time return to selected hotel.
DAY 2: CERRO BLANCO SANDBOARD TOUR (2070M) - LIMA
At 5am pick up from your hotel by private transport and transfer to the base of the biggest sand dune in the world. It is located on the route to Cusco, at the beginning of the highland mountains. In ancient Quechua language Yuraq Orjo means White Mountain and in Spanish means Cerro Blanco (2070m). After one hour driving we reach the closest point to the dunes available via vehicle. From here we start climb up 3 hours, carrying our boards, energy bars, lots of sun block and enough water for drink on the way up to the top. Ancients of Nasca culture considered this a sacred place and made ornament offerings to this sand dune. The highest temperature on the day is 25ºC - 28ºC between 9am to 2pm.
At 10am we arrive at the summit where it is dry, hot, windy and sandy, but offers spectacular views from this White Mountain, covering the green Nasca valley. Here we rest, snack and are given Sandboarding instructions. You can practice on the small dune trying several techniques of the board until we are ready to go Sandboarding on the main dune.
At 11am time for best part of this trip!!! Time to feel the Cerro Blanco adrenaline in our body and blood. Which way first? How long I will be Sandboarding? How I will take pictures? These are just some of the regular questions asked. Do you want to know more?? We can't describe exactly how it feels, you need to get your own sandy experience... Come on!!!
At 12pm one hour later, some people may still be on their way down after many amusing falls. We wait and then travel as a group back to Nasca.
At 1pm you can enjoy lovely swimming pool and the best restaurant in the city. This is the end of our service.
Around 2:30pm or 4:30pm will be the transfer to bus station and travel back to Lima by luxury public bus.
NAZCA MIXED TOUR; CULTURAL AND ADVENTUROUS GUIDED TOUR INCLUDES
- Welcoming reception at the bus station and transfer to the selected hotel
- Transfer from Hotel/Airport/Hotel
- Entrance to the Nasca Lines - New regulations (INC)
- Light plane (Cessna 172 - 182 - 206)
- 35min of fly over Nasca lines
- Sandboard tour
- Swimming pool
- Meals (1 breakfast - 1 Lunch)
|TRIP RATE 2012
|$500 USD each
||$470 USD each
||$455 USD each
3* Hostels or 2* Hotels
|$581 USD each
||$554 USD each
||$520 USD each
3* or 4* Hotels
|$656 USD each
||$620 USD each
||$603 USD each
4* or 5* Hotels
|$796 USD each
||$770 USD each
||$726 USD each
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
||Any day. We reccommend between April November.
||Discount: $5 USD of dicount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
||8 - 12 participants per guide
||Able departs any day for organized groups or individuals travelers. Highly recommended. Best value.
||Never rain on this coastal area, same day can be cloud and not more
|Best time to Visit
||The best time to visit the coastal area is between December and march is the summer season
- Alcoholic drinks
- Breakfast on the first day
- Airport tax need to be paid directly just before to aboard the plane
- Bus ticket confirmation
- Phone calls
- Tip for the pilot and camp staff
HOW TO BOOK THIS TRIP WITH PERU ADVENTURE TOURS?
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The final way is contacting the travelers just few minutes before to begin the service/trip; this can be at the hotel, airport, bus station or in our local offices.
After you confirm the booking form and the first deposit we will e-mail you mentioned how which option we will chose to arrange the final balance of the trip.
Some tours can be booked directly in our local offices in Cusco or Arequipa. If there is availability for the requested tour will be a pleasure to fit you on the tour and you can pay the full amount in US dollars cash or local currency (soles). We will help you, we will fit you on the tour ONLY if we have place. Ofcourse we DON'T guarantee any last moment departs. We really recommend making your reservation in advance and we will guarantee depart of the service/tour.
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Some cloudy days, specially in the morning.
BEST TIME FOR PICTURES
All the year, if some morning is cloud we flight after midday.
ADVICE FOR VISITORS
Visitors come to see the Nasca lines, we advice to book the trip 2 months in advance and avoid to lose time waiting for a remote possibility to find free seat at the light plane. Take ccamera to manoeuvre easily in order to photograph each figure. If possible take a 35-85 wide angle lens to capture the full size. Take note of the pilot´s comments, he will indicate the right moment in which to appreciate the figures when to photograph them.
WHAT YOU NEED TO CARRY/BRING
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Valid passport to pass the control of the airport
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Summer clothes.
- Each aircraft has room for 3 or 5 passengers, everyone with a window seat, so that these spectacular drawings can be viewed and photographed.
- Aircraft adapted for filming and aerophotography service.
- Tourism air transportation and observation operations, with SEM equivalent maintanance system.
- The pilots are highly qualified and speak English, they will guide you throughout the flight over the desert.
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