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Paracas: Ballestas & Nasca Lines | SITA Tours

Paracas: Ballestas & Nasca Lines

Overview

The Inca region is not only the mecca of pisco, but it is also one of the areas with significant natural and historical wealth. Know in two days what this area of the southern coast of Peru has to offer, such as the mysterious Nasca lines and incredible walks through our rich sea to discover wildlife in the Ballestas Islands.

2 Days: Lima & Paracas

Inclusions

  • Standard, first-class & luxury accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfasts at the hotel.
  • All transfers per itinerary
  • Entrance tickets – All the visits mentioned in the above itinerary: Nasca Lines overflight, Palpa and Ballestas Islands
  • Local English-speaking guides

Accommodation

Paracas Paracas Luxury Collection (Deluxe)

Itinerary

Day 1

Lima / Paracas – Nasca Lines Overflight

Once you have had your breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected by a representative and accompanied to the bus station to take the bus from Lima to Paracas. After four hours of travel, arrive at Pisco airport and enjoy a flight over the desert observing the mysterious Nasca lines. The small town of Nasca would go unnoticed on the map if it were not for the ancient geoglyphs etched into the sand that has given it worldwide fame. As you fly over the desert, lines take shape to form simple geometric designs, then some of the swirls and zigzags start to form more distinct shapes: a spider, a condor, a monkey, to name a few. If the weather conditions and the airspace allow, you will also fly over the recently discovered drawings in Palpa. Continue your flight over the mountains where marine fossils that date back millions of years were found and then fly back to Pisco to end your aerial experience. Once again on land, you will be transferred to the hotel in Paracas, and have the afternoon at leisure.

Day 2

Paracas – Ballestas Islands / Limas

Transport will take you to El Chaco pier to embark on a boat ride to the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a collection of rocky islets with beautiful geographical formations, just a few kilometers off the western coast of Peru. The islands are the ideal habitat for various species of birds and an eclectic mix of wildlife like seals, boobies, pelicans, sea lions and the endangered Humboldt penguin. Cruise around the islands’ dramatic cliffs and watch large herds of noisy sea lions relaxing on the rocks, birds stretching their wings and if you’re lucky, dolphins near to your boat. While you will not disembark onto the islands, you will get startlingly close to this impressive array of wildlife. As you sail, you will also pass the Paracas Candelabra, a huge geoglyph that has been dated to around 200 BC, although the purpose and the creator of this three-pronged carving remain a mystery. At the end of your boat tour, you will be taken to the bus station for your transfer to Lima. (B)