Nasca Lines, Nazca
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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Muy buen vuelo, en Air Majoro.Muy preciso el avistaje de cada figura, con el excelente trabajo del Piloto y las explicaciones del copiloto, Adriano?. Hemos visto todas las figuras y el Acueducto de Ca... read more »Very good flight, in Air Majoro.Muy be watching every figure, with the excellent work of the pilot and the Copilot, Adriano explanations?. We have seen all the figures and the Cantolloc aqueduct.show original
¿Cómo pudo el hombre crear cultura en medio del desierto? Hice por carretera el recorrido, manejando desde Lima unos 449 kilometros. Pero valió la pena la espera. Desde el mirador se pueden observar t... read more »How could the man to create culture in the middle of the desert? I made road travel, driving some 449 kilometers from Lima. But it was worth the wait. From the vantage point you can see three clear formations: the carob tree and the toad. Beyond, split in half (because two years earlier, 1926 was built the road and the following year, the lines were discovered) the lizard. In the middle of the Moor and wastelands rose born them, pre-Columbian culture that dominated the desert. Discovered by Max Uhle.show original
If you have a bit of time and money at hand you should do this. The lines are impossible to see from the ground and very impressive when you start to recognize them line by line from the air. The prec... read more »
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 😂)
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!!!
Interesting and well preserved piece of history. The mirador from the road is a short bus ride from town and costs only 3 soles.
The story told by Erich von Daniken says it all, watch videos done by him on YouTube.It's worth the time spent!! Enjoy.
In September 1926 , Professor Julio C.Tello and his team of archaeologists were digging in the heart of the Nazca Valley in Peru . One day , two of the team members went for a walk . They wandered off in the direction of a hill . When they reached the top , they looked down and noticed something truly spectacular . The desert below was full of huge drawings of various geometric shapes . Apar from those there were also drawings of animals , birds , insects . Some were about two hundred meters long . Scientific testing confirmed that the drawings were more than two thousand years old . Scientists have many theories about why the ancient Nazca people made these lines . However ,for the time being , there is no definite answer . Some believe that the Nazca people knew how to fly and could see the drawings from the sky . Others believe they were a special calendar for the stars . Nowadays ,the Nazca lines are one of Peru 's most famous landmarks and if you want to experience them for yourself , you can go on a guided tour .
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