Fly above the impressive and incredibly precise symbols carved into the cliffs by the ancient people of Nazca. Known as the Nazca Lines, discovered in 1939, the exact meaning of these drawings has managed to remain a mystery, despite many years of study. The lines span over 450 km on the Pampas de Jumana between the Nazca and Ingenio Rivers. You will have the chance to question the purpose of this ancient art on a personal one hour flight over the entirety of this World Heritage Site.
You will also see the large Candelabra geoglyph, thought to be connected to the Nazca Lines, during a short boat ride from Paracas Bay to the Ballestas Islands. This area is full of beautiful wildlife, including sea lions and colorful birds. This two day trip will give you a taste of Peruvian anthropomorphic history, as well as local flora and fauna.
This tailor-made tour is for perfect for those seeking to maximize their comfort while enjoying a mysterious Peruvian adventure.
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|Double/Triple|| $ 789
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› Chauchilla Cemetery
In the barren desert, just 19 miles south of the town of Nazca, is an ancient burial ground where thousands of graves have been found. Here in the Chauchilla Cemetery twelve tombs have been exposed to reveal skeletal remains of bodies buried with garments, jewelry, and pottery. Private transportation and a local guide will take you on a tour of this fascinating site where ancient human remains and mummies await your exploration.
Your private tour will begin with the history of the ancient Nazca culture and current day-to-day life in this well-known province famous for its rich history and the mysterious Nazca Lines. Arriving at the pre-Inca Chauchilla Cemetery, there will be time allotted to appreciate the vast cemetery. In the quaint on-site museum you will see 1,500 year-old mummies. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of ancient Nazca ceramics by visiting a working pottery shop. Finally, you can witness the process of gold extraction as local miners work to obtain the precious metal.
|Price Per Person|| $ 89
› Dune Buggy and Sand Boarding Tour
You will be picked up from your Ica or Paracas hotel and driven to the desert oasis of Huacachina. From here you will board a dune buggy and head west on an 18-mile circuit to explore some of the most spectacular dunes in the region. Similar to a roller coaster ride, the buggy soars up and down 45 degree inclines while your driver expertly navigates the dunes’ twists and turns.
You will pause periodically so the more adventurous can sand board down the increasingly steep hills. Those who opt against participating can photograph the views of the vast desert and admire the pattern the wind makes in the sand. For pictures and a more detailed description, read our blog article about the Huacachina Oasis. This highly recommended 90 minute dune buggy and sand boarding tour is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. All gear is provided.
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Soak up the luxury and splendor of the lavish Hotel Libertador in Paracas, one of the first “It” hotels on the glittering Peruvian coast. Leave your bags with the porter and your cares at the door. Inside the plush, aquatic-hued Libertador, a soothing, slowed-down world of total relaxation awaits. Ideally located on the Paracas Bay in front of the Natural Reserve of Paracas, Hotel Libertador Paracas is one of the Peruvian coast’s most spectacular deluxe hotels. Five-star amenities and highly personalized service are combined to make this resort-spa a blissful haven of sensual delight.
Hotel Facilities and Services:
Restaurant, Internet, Swimming Pool
Carretera Panamericana Sur, desvio Puquio kms 3-4
Conveniently situated near the ancient Cantalloc Aqueduct, mysterious Nazca Lines, and breathtaking Cerro Blanco, the Hotel Cantayo Spa & Resort is truly a desert oasis. With breathtaking mountain views, a large swimming pool, luxurious spa, widespread gardens, and spacious rooms featuring Balinese and Tibetan décor, the resort provides a tranquil atmosphere with a rustic style. A special treat, the hotel's restaurant is the finest in Nazca and serves many indigenous and organic fruits cultivated on the lovely grounds: table grapes, mangoes, avocados, black figs, pomegranates, apples, pears, guanabanas, bananas, cherimoya, and lucuma.
Hotel Facilities and Services:
Restaurant, Room Service, Internet, Parking, Babysitter, Swimming Pool, Spa, Laundry Service