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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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  • Pay the extra for the little 6-seater that turns over each figure twice. Flight is about 40 minutes, some of the figures were smaller than I thought, but the long lines and trapezoids were much larger...  more »
  • As a personal opinion, the truth is that I got to make the overflight of Nazca with illusion lines see lines well marked and it was a little disappointing. On the one hand, several of the figures are difficult of see by the height of the flight and the form in that are marked. On the other hand, if not asked if us had lunch or not, probably had finished vomiting because the aircraft shows them figures of a side and the other, by which is 1 hour whole of overflight making turns for a side and another. 30 minutes of back (30 of ida, 1 hour flight, 30 back) came back holding us dizzy head. Get photos without focus because you can not see the figure at a time. Which is most noticeable is the Hummingbird. Flight managers were either too explanatory. The imposing airport in Pisco also is a lack of respect for the people of the place that suffered an earthquake-by the 2010 think- and still not end up of rebuild their houses. To mode personal, not is an experience that you change the life go or no go; better to let more days for Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
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  • Had many doubts about this visit, not knew if would be worth the penalty pay both money by half time, if is would be well them lines, if would be safe... Finally, we decided to risk. We reserve directly in Nazca. Next to the stop of Cruz del Sur, there's an AeroParacas Agency. The cost in January is $ 65-80 (depending on the endowments to haggle and purchase it directly from the company) with trips to the airport included. The flight hard 35 minutes and it exceeded our expectations. Us gave a map with them 16 figures and the Copilot us indicated in all time where were the lines (the journey is thought so is see from both sides of the plane). Worth the penalty!
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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.