The famous Nazca lines, which can only be seen from the air, were drawn in the desert sands around 600 A.D. and their origin remains an enigma today. The Paracas National Reserve – which includes the Ballestas Islands – is a rich coastal ecosystem that is home to the most magnificent marine fauna. A short distance away are the cities of Ica and Pisco, the wine center and home of Peru’s national drink, respectively.
The desert sands of Nazca reveal treasures of ancient civilizations. Each of these figures extends for more than 500 meters.
Ica, land of cotton and wine, is full of history. In their desert plains, the ancient Peruvians wove splendid tunics of varied colors; they mummified their dead with singular skill; and they drew gigantic lines and figures in the desert as a tribute to the water or to interpret the messages of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
The famous Nazca Lines are cut into the rocky desert, not only in the form of parallels and geometric figures, but also in the form of a dog, a huge monkey, birds, a spider and a tree.
This is a short 2-day excursion from Lima to the Pacific coastal city of Paracas and the impressive desert oasis of Huacachina. In Paracas, sail to Peru’s “poor man’s Galapagos” and visit the impressive coastal National Reserve. In Huacachina, combine Sandboarding/Dunebuggying followed by a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines the next day. A perfect two-day getaway from Lima.
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