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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. Make Nasca Lines a part of your Nazca vacation plans using our Nazca trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • In Nazca must participate in the activity! Although the money is not cheap, but it is worth it! A lot of people can talk about a good money! Including city to airport pick-up, aircraft and navigation! Can see the spread is the line of aliens, there are monkeys, aliens, birds and so on, but for the left and right sides can see the image, the aircraft will be around each other, so really very dizzy!
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  • A couple of days, could finally see the geoglyphs could finally take off, but bad weather and was flying Cessna... Since this morning more than two hours was made to wait. Wasn't impressed. Viewing from the air, I was less than impressed. However, really was spectacular, and strange. Awesome new geoglyphs have been discovered now that Megan Fox was. Guide it's also polite and giving instructions, but Cessna intoxication, sickness was keep drinking and there was regret.
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  • One actually flies over the lines for about 20 minutes. Having left from Pisco airport, it took us 40 minutes to get there and another 40 to get back, so all in all 1hour and 40 minutes. We drove one ...  more »
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  • This is a cool historical site surrounded by sea of police corruption. We were there in December and five (5) police shakedowns later, my son and I made it from the Nazca desert back to Lima. Our strategies included dividing up the $100 dollars the Hilton gave us on credit (after the police stole all of our money a day earlier). We divided the $ and hid it in various locations in the car. Each time I would reload my wallet with only $20 dollars. Each time the Peru Police pulled us over and demanded money for not having a fire extinguisher in the car, for having the lights on, for NOT having the lights on...they just pulled out their little book of violations and pointed to a violation and demanded payment on the spot. Each time my wallet only had $20 and we said that was all we had and we would be happy to pay by credit card (which of course they could not take...). We kept our original passports hidden and just used the copies of our documents that the Hilton made for us. We would say that "the police already kept our original documents and we don't have them anymore and are going to the American Consulate in Lima to ask for them to be replaced." One group of police actually let us go with no payment at all...so that was positive.... I've been to 84 countries. This is the most corrupt place that I have ever seen. Sometimes the traffic fines come with death threats. Seeing the lines by aircraft was interesting but not worth the price of all the police terrorism to get down there from Lima.
  • I left this till last on my trip and will have to say if you want to see them properly do what I did and book a flight over them in a small plane it doesn't cost much and you will see them much better. Absolutely amazing to see and learn what they believe also visit the graves that are out in the nasca desert worth while seeing and again very educational Such an advanced culture from before the Incas. Seems like we have gone backwards rather than forwards.
  • Amazing. Work the flight over them. Also when stopping at the observation tower to get the scale.
  • Wonderful mysterious place. It's a desert, true, but once you see it from the sky it's another story. Taking a flight above the lines is mandatory in order to appreciate this unique place. Careful: it's difficult to spot the figures from the plane, needs a lot of concentration to be able to see them.
  • Well worth the visit, took a flight from Ica with Movil air cost for 2 was about USD $320.

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