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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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Where to stay in Nazca

The historic city of Nazca is a regional tourist hub, featuring a good set of accommodations to suit a range of styles and budgets. Primarily located in Zone 3, Nazca's main hotels range from the simple and budget-friendly, to grander, resort-style options, providing an array of amenities including swimming pools, spas, and tour booking services. The pricier and plusher options tend to be newly built, whereas the ones that attract the backpacker crowd are usually set in formerly residential buildings on the town's side streets.
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  • Ok, the weather was not perfect and I had to wait 6 hours after you could fly and after that everything was too rush. The flight should have been 35-40 minutes and only lasted 25. The view of the line...  more »
  • We were really excited about seeing the Nasca Lines from the air. Unfortunately, the commentary by the guide did not come over on any of the passengers' headphones, despite us all gesticulating to him...  more »
  • You have got to REALLY want to see these ..because it is off the "beaten track" and takes some effort and time to get there... ..but, very viewing these lines are very interesting!!  more »
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  • Upon a good bicycle tour we hit that place. A long bus tour from Lima. We went to the museum. We found nice and friendly staff. We enjoyed the good local food and drinks. Nice environment. Good scenic views. Worse to go!
  • Great attraction for everyone. I recommend you to take pictures of those amazing lines from the air.
  • Strange and rare preserves of the ancient civilization. Will be mesmerized by these formations. Its an UNESCO heritage site.
  • Absolutely outstanding. We rented a charter plane from the local airport. These lines have stood the test of time. A must see if you are on a cruise ship and the opportunity comes up. The planes aren't pressurized so make sure your sinus clear easy.
  • Reflections offer nothing.