Nazca Lines & the Ballestas Islands

  • days: 3
  • from: $1,485

Description

Enjoy a flight over the incredible Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geometrical lines in southern Peru. There are hundreds of individual figures ranging from simple lines to elaborate birds, spiders, monkeys and more! Then cruise to the Ballestas Islands to see an abundance of sea lions, penguins and sea birds!

Itinerary

Day 1. Lima - Paracas

This morning you will be met and transferred to the bus station for your journey to Paracas. This small port town on the southern coast of Peru is the gateway to Nazca and the Ballestas Islands.

Day 2. Nazca Lines

Transfer to Pisco Airport, where you will board a 12-seater plane and fly over the incredible Nazca Lines - drawings believed to be made in the sand by the Nazca culture some 2,000 years ago. You will see gigantic geometrical lines resembling a landing field and more than 32 figures, including a monkey, spider and condor, to name just a few! The view from the plane is simply breathtaking. After your flight, travel to the beautiful Paracas National Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most biologically productive marine areas in the world. Relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. [B]

Day 3. Paracas - Ballestas Islands - Lima

After breakfast, enjoy an early morning cruise to the Ballestas Islands. Here you will see an abundance of wildlife including sea lions, penguins and more than 60 species of colourful seabirds. Along the way you will also see the ‘Candelabro’, a huge sand design on the hilly coast, only visible from the sea or sky. Later you transfer to the bus station for your return journey to Lima. [B]

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return regular bus ticket (Lima-Paracas-Lima)
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Sightseeing based on shared services
  • Flight over Nazca Lines in 12 seater aircraft
  • Visit Paracas National Reserve and tour Ballestas Islands
  • National Reserve entry fee

Accommodation & Meals

  • 2 nights at the La Hacienda (4-star)
  • 2 Breakfasts 

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking driver / guides

Sightseeing

  • Overflight of the Nazca Lines
  • Visit to Paracas National Reserve
  • Tour to Ballestas Islands

Please Note: For the overflight of the Nazca Lines, your weight is required due to the aircraft only being a 12 seater. Please advise at the time of booking.

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share. Single Supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Please contact our office for details.