Trip at a Glance
Ica Region, Peru
Air Tour, Mystery Tour, Sightseeing
$175 USD per trip
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Welcoming reception, English-speaking guide, transfer from hotel/airport, entrance fees, plane tour
- The Nazca lines are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Peruvian desert.
- These lines and figures were scratched on the surface of the ground between 200 B.C. and 600 A.D.
- The Nasca lines and figures have mystified archaeologists and scientists for decades.
This unique air tour will allow you to have a better view, and understanding, of the Nazca Lines. It is located on the south of Ica city, the Pan Americana highway cuts through the desert of sand dunes, before Nazca city. Removing the iron oxide coated pebbles, which cover the surface of the Nazca desert, made the lines. When the gravel is removed, they contrast with the light-coloured earth underneath. There are several hundred simple lines and geometric patterns on the Nazca plateau, as well as over 70 curvilinear animals, 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. 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, 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.
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