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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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  • Used MysteryPeru and booked my flight in advance of arrival. Saw all the figures on the 35 minute flight, have to be quick if you want decent photos. Please do take a motion sickness medication....the...  more »
  • The Nazca lines are one of the emblems of the Peru and it's a shame not to go, despite the increasingly high cost. Attention: the planes are always late (refuse by insisting to go earlier), and the flight is very uncomfortable and gave me nausea while I'm never sick transit. Don't overeat before going up and stay hydrated far
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  • We have dismissed the lines before the flight as a mandatory program. The lines have inspired us however. In a 30 minute flight, the Nasca are flown animal pictures and geometric shapes and shown by the Guide. Only from above the landscape and the straightforwardness of some lines is unfolding. 2 pilots fly with reasons in any aircraft and the flight itself is very pleasant and stable.
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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.