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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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  • We used Aeroparacas 100 dollars and 40 soles of airport tax per person, for a 30-minute flight. If you want in the morning NOT to EAT ANYTHING at ALL!!! because the plane to show fine lines has left passengers both passengers to the right, tilts constantly. However HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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  • There are approx. a dozen small-plane companies, we found one that took us aloft for $ 65/per person, absolutely worth it!!!!  more »
  • Very interesting with the explanations of the guide... do not hesitate to climb on the mirador for unr view overall. The climb is paid.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The lines were overhyped, at least from the tower. We paid 50 soles each for a guide to take us there, including accommodation for the day. We would, however, recommend going there yourselves if you are passing though Nasca.
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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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