About 150 km to the
south of Lima is the Paracas peninsula. The desert landscape is
very bleak and the Paracas culture -famous for its textures which
can be over 2000 years old- originates from here. Together with
the Ballestas Islands this peninsula is one of the best marine reserves
in the world. About 15 km away is the town of Pisco.
About 445 km to the south of Lima are the Nazca lines. These mysterious
lines in the middle of the desert where made by the Nazca culture,
a culture which flourished between 400 and 800AD. The lines can
best be seen from the air.
01 You will be picked up from your hotel at about 6.30 AM
to take the Royal Inca Class bus to Pisco. This journey takes about
3 hours. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Afternoon
excursion to the Paracas peninsula where you will visit the little
Julio C. Tello museum dedicated to the Paracas culture and we have
a look at the spectacular coast line near a formation called the
Cathedral. This excursion takes about 4 hours and you will be together
with other tourists.
DAY 02 Early breakfast and at about
7.15 AM you will be leaving for el Chaco. This place about 11 km
away from Pisco is from where the boats leave for the Ballestas
Islands. You will be in a speed boat for about 2 hours and on route
we stop to have a look at the Candelabra which is best seen from
the sea. The islands itself host thousands of birds. The main species
are the Commerants, Peruvian boobies, Inca terns and the Pelicans.
The islands are also home to thousands of sealions.
You will be transferred back to Pisco and afternoon transfer to
Nazca where you will be arriving at the beginning of the evening
and transfered to the hotel of your choice.
DAY 03 After breakfast
you will be transferred to the airport of Nazca. A small airplane
will take you over the Nazca lines. This flight last for about 40
minutes. Rest of the morning free to relax or explore Nazca.
Early afternoon Royal Inca Class bus back to Nazca where you arrive
at the beginning of the evening. Transfer to your hotel in Lima.
Bus ticket Royal Inca Class Lima - Pisco and Nazca - Lima.
- Transfers hotel Lima - bus station Lima - hotel Lima.
- Excursion to Paracas peninsula on day 1. (Servicio pool)
- 1 night in hotel of your choice in Pisco and 1 night in hotel
of your choice in Nazca.
- Excursion to Ballestas islands.
- Excursion over Nazca lines in small airplane from Nasca airport.
- Extra nights in hotels. -
Meals apart from breakfast on day 2 and 3.
DON´T FORGET TO BRING:
- Sun hat and sun repellent. -
Loads of film