Top sights in Nazca
Our most recommended things to do in Nazca
1. From Nazca: 35-Minute Flight Over Nazca Lines
After pickup from your hotel in Nazca, transfer to the Nazca aerodrome. Meet your representative and go to the check-in zone to wait for your flight. You will be briefed on the nature of your tour and on safety instructions. The flight will last 35-minutes and you will see 12 of the most representative figures drawn on the stony surface on the Nazca desert. Look out for representations of animals and stylized plants, distributed in a huge labyrinth of lines, trapezes, and triangles which have been perserved for almost 2,000 years. The Nazca Lines are some of the most incredible remains from an ancient culture. These designs, some as long as 500 meters, can be truly appreciated from the sky at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Fly back to the aerodrome and head back to your hotel in Nazca.
A super incredible experience and a must do in Nazca! The plane does swerve and turn in order for you to have the best view and it’s quite normal... so try to hang in there for the 30 minutes because it is so worth it! Great service and I felt safe throughout the whole trip. I only wished the pilot could tell us more information about the Nazcan lines because he kept repeating the same words for each of the motif we saw.. lol
2. From Lima: Ballestas Islands & Nazca Lines with Meals
Wake up early for pick-up from your hotel at 4:30 AM and travel to the Paracas National Reserve. Enjoy a breakfast box on the way there. Board the first boat to Ballestas Islands and admire the scenery of Paracas Bay, keeping an eye out for wildlife like sea lions, seagulls and penguins. Travel to the aerodrome of Ica and watch an informative video on the history of the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jump on to a Cessna 208 Caravan plane and fly over the ancient geoglyphs, to view them from above. Take pictures of the whale, astronaut, monkey, hummingbird and many more of the geoglyphs. Head to a traditional Peruvian restaurant and choose between a creole or seafood lunch, complemented with drinks. Indulge yourself with a wine tasting as well as traditional pisco, famously made in the region. Return to Lima at 7:00 PM.
3. From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis & Sandboarding Trip
Fly over the Nazca Lines, a collection of giant geoglyphs etched into desert sands, attributed to the pre-Inca civilization. Explore the large dunes of Huacachina Oasis that invite you to practice adventure sports such as sandboarding. After pickup, go to Huacachina to see its beautiful oasis. Relax in the lap of nature surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Enjoy your day in the desert, taking a dune buggy tour and practicing sandboarding. Soak in the spectacular landscape formed by a lagoon of emerald green waters and large dunes. Then, head to Nazca province to fly around the famous and enigmatic Nazca Lines, an important archaeological site in Peru. The mysterious geoglyphs at the UNESCO World Heritage Site range from geometric shapes and swirls to a hummingbird and monkey. Observe the most important etchings, that likely date from 500 BC and 500 AD. Have a beautiful view of the land...
4. Lima: Private Nazca Lines & Huacachina Oasis with Lunch
Start your tour at 5:30 AM with a freshly prepared, delicious breakfast, on your journey from your hotel in Lima to Ica. Board a Cessna 208 Caravan and fly over the famous Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the incredible, ancient geoglyphs from above and wonder at their meaning. View and take photos of the whale, the astronaut, the monkey, the hummingbird and many more of the glyphs. Land and travel to the oasis and sand dunes of Huacachina in V8 modified dune buggies. Push your body to its limits, as you practice sandboarding down the dunes of the desert. Visit a small chocolate factory and taste some of the famous, traditional Peruvian chocolates. Explore a rural area in the outskirts of Ica. Learn about the production of Pisco, wines and fruit liqueurs at a local winery and sample as many as you like. Indulge yourself with a traditional Peruvian lunch, made from fre...
Lucas was our guide, and was very knowledgeable about many aspects of Lima and its history. The car ride was very long, but we brought movies/books to entertain ourselves. We had a rest stop about an hour of the way in where we bought coffee and ate from the included “box breakfast.” We then continued on to Huacachina to ride the sand buggies and sandboard. After that, we flew over the Nazca lines in a Cessna Grand Caravan which was great except for the 60deg banked turns so everyone can see the lines. Lunch was after that at appx 2pm, and we skipped the wine tasting cause our stomachs were still struggling from the flight. The ride back took about 5 hrs as there was lots of traffic going into Lima. Overall a great experience.
5. From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis
Start your adventure by departing Lima in the early morning. Travel for around 300 km on the Pan-American highway until you reach Paracas Bay, a very important place for Peruvian history which is full of wildlife. Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and watch out for birds, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins. Then head to Pisco Airport and take a 45-minute flight over the Palpa desert to see the Nazca Lines. Stop at the Huacachina Oasis, and take some time to eat lunch and walk around. Test your skills at sandboarding for an additional cost or just enjoy free time at the pool drinking Pisco Sours. At the end of the adventure, head back to Lima via the same route.
Good but a bit exhausting given the early wake up, guide was very nice and knowledgeable
6. Nazca: Combo Nazca Lines Flight & Chauchilla Cemetery Tour
Marvel at the mysterious Nazca Lines by flying over them on a 35-minute adventure. Dating back hundreds of years and stretching across nearly 200 square miles (518 square kilometers), these drawings of hundreds of figures range from giant spiders and vast geometric shapes to enormous monkeys as large as 890 feet (roughly two and a half football fields). Hummingbirds, fish, sharks or orcas, llamas, and lizards — and, according to some, astronauts, aliens, and landing zones — are all depicted in these enormous line drawings. On the flight, admire the 13 most important Nazca Lines thanks to the panoramic windows of the Cessna plane. After your flight, discover the Chauchilla Cemetery, where the mummies of the inhabitants of the Nazca Culture rest, on a 2-hour tour. Chauchilla Cemetery is located about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the city of Nazca, in the department of Ica, and is a pr...
7. Lima: 3-Day Tour to Paracas, Ballestas Islands & Huacachina
Day 1: Lima - Chincha - Paracas Pickup from your hotel or hostel in Lima. Stop at Chincha for a tour of the secret slave tunnels. Walk around the tunnels that were used to illegally smuggle slaves during the 17th century. After the tour, continue to Paracas, a small beach town, where you will have the rest of the day to explore. Overnight in Paracas. Day 2: Paracas - Ballestas Islands - Huacachina Leave your hotel and embark on a 2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Islands. These islands are known to be a smaller version of the Galápagos, and you will have the chance to see sea lions, penguins, birds, and even dolphins up close in their natural habitats. After the boat tour, go on a 2-hour tour of the Paracas National Reserve, which is one of South America's largest protected desert regions and home to more than 400 species of flora and fauna. Discover...
I loved the fact that the activities weren’t jam packed together and although some attractions were closed due to weather or COVID the tour guides made up for it and we all had a wonderful time!!!
8. From Nazca: Nazca Lines Flight
Enjoy a spectacular trip over the desert to see the mysterious Nazca Lines. Discover monkeys, spiders, and hummingbirds among other large figures, which you will observe from the sky in your plane with the help of your experienced pilot. Learn about the meaning of these shapes and the people who created them from your tour guide who will be there to assist you. Your flight will be approximately 30 minutes and passes over the Nazca desert's main geoglyphs. This place is also home to marine fossils of up to 150 million years old, which is the evidence that this site was once filled with water. After this magical day, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Nazca with wonderful new memories.
9. Nazca: Flights Over Nazca, Palpa Lines & Cantalloc Aqueduct
Come and discover the mystery of Peru, the millenarian Geoglyphs of Nazca and Palpa Lines, and the ancient Cantalloc Aqueduct. After pickup from your hotel or bus station in Nazca, transfer to the Maria Reiche Aerodrome. There are 3 options to choose from when booking your flight: Enjoy a 35-minute flight over the Nazca Lines, where you will learn about the collection of giant geoglyphs made by the Nazcas in South America. Appreciate their 2,000-year-old history and how they have now been made into a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Option 2 is a 60-minute flight over the Nazca Lines and Palpa Lines, where you can also admire the Palpa Lines, older than the Nazca Lines. They were most likely created by the Paracas, an Andean society. Option 3 is a 40-minute flight over the Nazca Lines and Cantalloc Aqueducts, where you can also admire the ancient aqueducts designed to extract underground ...
It is a long trip going into nazca from Lima but the organization and people disposition to help was incredible.
10. From Nazca: Cahuachi Pyramids Private Tour
Explore the Cahuachi Pyramids on a private, guided tour from Nazca. Learn about the pyramids with your English and Spanish-speaking guide, and get a glimpse of the enigmatic Nazca Lines. Meet your guide at your hotel in Nazca, and then drive 30 kilometers (18.5 miles) to the ruins of the Ceremonial Centre of Cahuachi. Pass through a wonderful desert landscape on your way to what is thought to have been a pilgrimage site for the Nazca people. Discover the site's most important sectors, such as the Great Pyramid and Stepped Temple, as well as many other areas besides. Peek at the intriguing archaeological mystery of the Nazca Lines, which Cahuachi overlooks, before returning to your hotel in Nazca.
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What people are saying about Nazca
Visiting all the places was a treat ! The best thing though was our travel buddies Aymen and Pablo. We were picked up right on time in a perfect condition SUV for the long drive. Our buddies were courteous, well spoken in English, knowledgeable and by the end of the day we were like friends. A 17 hour trip that day felt like traveling with family. Highly recommended!!!
Wonderful experience! Excellent guides (Pablo and Aymen). We visit exceptional places and unique experiences! Ballestas Islands, Nazca lines and the Huacachina oasis are without a doubt unique and beautiful places! We were delighted with the complete package: from the guide, driver and tours, everything exceeded our expectations !!! Go ahead
Everything was very well organized, the flight very good too, the pilots were very calm and no one was sick!
Everything is perfectly done. Professional service. I recommend
Lobed that it was private. We were well taken cared of.