OVERFLIGHT NASCA LINES - DAILY AIRCRAFT FLIGHTS $175 USD Per Person
Incredible and Enigmatic Past - World Heritage Site Unesco
Nasca Lines 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 and Nazca 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.
OVERFLIGHT NASCA LINES ITINERARY
At 7am transfer to the aerodrome Maria Reiche. Am. Informative video about the Nasca civilization = 45 min.
Fly over the Nasca lines by light Cessna plane (35min): The Nasca lines are located in the desert, a high arid plateau that stretches between Nasca and Palpa on the pampa (a large flat area of southern Peru). The Nasca lines are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Peruvian desert.
The Nasca lines are an enigma. Since their discovery, the Nasca 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.
After flight transfer to the hotel or to the bus station and end service.
OVERFLIGHT NASCA LINES TOUR INCLUDES
- Welcoming reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel or our local office (we need the name, from where and arrival time of your bus). If you don't want spend a night in Nasca we have place to storage your luggage
- English-speaking tour guide in the aircraft (Private Service only)
- Transfer from Hotel/Airport/Hotel
- Entrance to the Nasca Lines - New regulations (INC)
- Light plane (Cessna 172 - 182 - 206)
- 35 minutes of fly over Nasca lines
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2012
|OVERFLIGHT NASCA LINES - DAILY AIRCRAFT FLIGHTS $175 USD Per Person
Incredible and Enigmatic Past - World Heritage Site Unesco
|Backpacker Service (Shared aircraft)
1 to more participants $175 USD each one
Private Service (Private aircraft)
2 participants $235 USD each one
3-4 participants $195 USD each one
5 to more participants $178 USD each one
|Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private flight over the Nasca lines at any time departure
|Group size: 3 participants Cessna 172 - 4 up to 12 participants Cessna 182
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
Above prices include local taxes.
- Alcoholic drinks
- Hotel in Nasca
- Airport tax need to be paid directly just before to aboard the plane
- Breakfast on the first day
- Bus ticket confirmation
- Phone calls
- Taxi service
- Bus tickets
- Tips for the pilot and camp staff
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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 mid day.
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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