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US$ 440.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Includes one overnight bus and one night in Paracas giving you the opportunity to see the best of the Peru coast, Nazca Lines and the amazing wildlife of the Ballestas Islands. The Paracas National Reserve is located 22 km (20 minutes) from the city of Pisco.
This is an excellent way to travel from Cusco to Lima if you have 2 days travelling time and want something interesting to break up the long bus journey. Reserve
This program includes the visit to and fly over of the Nasca Lines and the Paracas national reserve and the Ballestas Islands.
Bus and small aircraft for flyover of the Nazca Lines
Nazca Lines.- believed to be drawn by the Nazca culture. They are composed of several hundred figures cover designs as simple as lines to complex zoomorphic, and geometric fitomorfas are drawn in the earth's surface. The amazing thing is that these lines can only be seen in its entirety from the air, flying over the desert, which has raised major questions about the intentions and skills of their builders.
The Cementery of Chauchilla For many years this pre Inca place was looted by treasure hunters, who ransacked the place taking away all the treasures the mummies kept in their tombs for centuries. Presnetly in addition to skulls and bones, you also can see several century old tombs, with mummies, ceramic fragments and others remains scattered on the desert surface.
The Paracas National Reserve is the only reserve protecting a section of Peruvian coastline and cold-water ocean consisting of 335000 hectares. It includes many salt flats, beautiful beaches, rocky points, and some of the richest ocean waters on earth. Seals and sea lions, Humboldt penguins, dolphins, sea otters and over two hundred species of seabirds are an amazing experience to enjoy. The reserve also contains considerable remains of the Paracas culture which inhabited the Chincha, Pisco and Ica valleys from 600 BC to the first centuries AD.
Probably most famous for the The Candelabro (an enigmatic, candelabro shaped etching in the sand on a hill) and The Cathedral (a natural formation carved from the sea cliff by wind and waves) that has partly crumbled after the earthquake of 2008 but still provides a mesmorizing beauty with the unique colours of Paracas coastline.
Evening of Day 1: Transfer from your hotel in Cusco at approx 5:20 pm to the Bus Terminal. From Cusco you`ll take the overnight Bus at 6:00 pm to Nazca arriving at approx 06:00 am
Cusco - Abancay -Nazca 600 Km 14 hours by bus
Arrival to Nazca between 6 and 7am. Our representative in Nazca will wait for you at the Bus Terminal and then transfer you to the grounds of Hotel Maisson Suisse to rest and relax. There are a couple of local restaurants nearby where you can buy breakfast if you like or also in the hotel but many prefer to eat something after the flight instead!
Between 8 amd 8.30am you are transferred to the Nazca Aerodromo for your Flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines. Approximately 35 Minutes flying over this enigmatic "pampas", where hundreds of years ago ancient Peruvians drew huge designs, which can be seen only from the air.
Afterwards, we will offer you a guided tour to visit the Pre-Inca cementry of Chauchilla. After touring around we go back to Nazca to visit a Ceramic Studio, where a craftsman will give us a better insight about the Nazca Civilization and the colorful vessels they made hundreds of years ago; The local factory with the process of Gold extraction will be also visited. Free time for lunch.
(Lunch not included).
Transfer back to the hotel to pick up your luggage then at 13:00 Hrs pm transfer to bus terminal for the 14.30pm Cruzero Royal Class Bus or Peru-Bus to Paracas arriving Paracas at approx 18.00 pm. Transfer to your Hotel in Paracas El Condor Hotel or El Emancipador, Meals are not included. Optional with up-grade with the lovely Hotel Paracas.
Nazca to Paracas 190 kms 1.5- 2 hours bus travel
07.45am after your breakfast we will transfer you to the mole of Paracas where you will take a motorboat excursion to the Ballestas island. These Islands are spectacular, eroded into numerous arches and caves, which provide shelter for thousands of seas lions and seabirds, some of which are very rare. The Islands are known as "The Galapagos of Peru".. A boat tour to the Ballestas Islands will be the perfect deal for those in search of marine life. Touring around these small Islands visitors may easy spot hundreds of birds, Humboldt penguins and dozens of sea lions, resting on the shores of the Islands. In addition, visitors will also see a huge figure etched on the slope of a hill known by the locals as "El Candelabro".
Free time for a relaxing Lunch before a 1pm transfer to the 13.30pm Ormeño Royal Class Bus or Cruzero Bus to Lima arriving to Lima approximately 7pm
End of our services We recommend you to take an Official Taxi for 20-25 soles from inside the Lima Bus Terminal to your final destination.
Paracas to Lima 261 kms 3.5 - 4 hours bus travel