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Nasca Lines, Nazca

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Get a glimpse of one of the world's most enduringly mysterious sites at Nasca Lines, a series of massive geoglyphs etched into the desert's surface. The site features more than 800 lines, and hundreds of animal, plant, and geometric drawings, created more than 1,500 years ago. The largest etching, a condor, boasts a wingspan of 130 m (426 ft). Note the crispness of the lines, some of which extend almost perfectly straight over huge distances. Much debate remains over the purpose of the lines, whose vast size means that the images themselves only emerge when viewed from the air. Book a sightseeing flight with a local tour operator to appreciate the geoglyphs from a bird's-eye perspective. Put Nasca Lines into our Nazca tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nazca.
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  • Now if I can feel me quiet to fulfill my dreams of having known the lines of nasca, is fabulous I recommend not to eat any kind of food before flying over the lines
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  • In the imagination you can't visit the Peru Nazca lines overflight without. Amid the uncertainty about the weather conditions with the Inside Out Tour with whom I arranged the trip it was decided to wait for ticket purchase of overflight. Roberto D'Amico, the owner of the Agency warned me that the experience could be disappointing. Many Tour operators do not recommend this experience for security reasons because the small aircraft do not provide insurance on the flight. The weather was beautiful, semi-desert Airport (February it is low season in Peru), and costs 100 dollars I bought the ticket in the small airport. The step suggessivo is my weight with shoes and handbag not to unbalance the small aircraft piper look, like those used for desert safari. My total 50 kg allowed me to get on the aircraft Piper type. A few minutes for the photo of routine and start over. Were the 9 and 30 and while the light exposure, I recommend making the flight immediately after sunrise. My traveling companions: 3 Chilean tourists to the continuous turns right and left of the aircraft they felt bad. The Nasca lines are not very well. Flight duration 25 minutes. Crazy course of PanAmericana even within the same designs of geometric figures or animals or anthropomorphic force. If you want experience, ready to be disappointed like me: I'd miss the first person not having verified the disappointment.
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  • The experience is thrilling both for watching one of the mysteries of the ancient civilization that for the distinction of flying on this medium. The lines are seen very well and the pilot veers abruptly on each of the 14 figures to allow viewing all passengers of the vehicle. The landing is the phase that is scarier than the entire flight (you can hear everything!) but surely this experience not to be missed on a trip to Peru. To allow at least an hour of waiting and considerable disorganization of small tourist terminal.
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  • We loved it. Went to Pisco airport (local airport), took about 50 min to get to site, then the roller coaster ride began. They bank turn, bank left to allow passengers on both sides to see it. We went with Aerodiana, nice plane in good condition. Lucky I read about the other unsafe airlines and emergency landings after my ride or would have been a nervous wreck during the flight. Was lucky had a beautiful sunny clear day and smooth ride (aside from the purpose banking, poor kid on our plane threw up. The plane had plenty of bags for situations like these 😂)
  • I am doing a kind of research on these type of things. I love mysterious things.
  • Read about them all you like, but to get a trip up in a not overly expensive little plane to ($70 ish) seem them is pretty cool. They are quite clear, but be warned that if you get travel sick at all this may not be for you. I do and felt APPALLINGLY unwell as the plane chopped from side to side to allow views out of the side windows. That said, still a 5* experience. :) To say they are out in the sticks too would be a vast understatement!!!
  • The story told by Erich von Daniken says it all, watch videos done by him on YouTube.It's worth the time spent!! Enjoy.
  • Interesting and well preserved piece of history. The mirador from the road is a short bus ride from town and costs only 3 soles.