The Nazca Lines are giant figures and lines drawn into the desert of Sudewestern Peru by the ancient Nazca people. The Nazca Lines were created in the time of the Nazca civilization, which flourished in the area from 200 B.C. to about 600 A.D. The Nazca Lines include straight lines and geometric shapes as well as stylized depictions of animals, humans, and plants. Why the drawings were created on such a large scale so that they could be readily discerned only from the air has led to a variety of theories about their purpose.
IMPORTANT PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
On this excursion you'll be transferred from Port General San Martin to the Pisco Airport. The flight to the Nazca Lines lasts 30 minutes and is guided by an English-speaking tour guide. Guests will then return to the Pisco Airport. From the airport, guest will have lunch in a typical Puruvian restaurant (lunch not included).
- Nazca Lines overfly is subject to weather conditions and airport tower control and delays are expected at the airport.
- There are strict restrictions due to the aircraft capacity. Only ages 12 to 75 years old are permitted. There is also a weight limit of up to 220 lbs per person (strict enforcement).
- We recommend that you do the tour in the morning and not have food before the overfly.
- The overfly times are estimated at at 9 and 11am. The tours may be run in the afternoon at 12pm and 2pm, although these are not the best times to do the tour.
- Warning: 32 turns are involved to see the Nazca Lines – people often get sick after the 10th turn.
- There is 30 minutes drive by bus from the pier to airport.
- Your passport is required! You'll need to check in at the airport.
- The flight is one hour to reach the Nazca Lines, which will be flown over for 30–40 minutes.