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THE NAZCA LINES TOUR, The Pre-Inca Cementery of Chauchilla & Ballestas Islands and Paracas Reserve. Nazca lines, as are better known, are found in the Pampas de Jumana, Nazca in the desert between the towns of Nazca and Palpa in Peru. Were 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.
BALLESTAS ISLANDS & El Candelabro.-
At 7:45 am transfer to the mole of Puerto El Chaco where you will take a motorboat excursion to the Ballestas island.From the sea, you will observe the Candelabro, also known as Three Crosses, which may be migratory sea birds, including pelicans, boobies, cormorants, guanays, related to the Nazca Lines. A boat tour to the Ballestas Islands will be the perfect deal for those in search of marine life and rocky formations that are home to colonies of sea lions known as Lobos de Mar, Pinguins Pinguinos de Humbold. in summer some colonies of dolphins can complete this amazing experience, also thousands of resident and terns and gulls , condors are also frequent visitors and flamingos occasionally pause at the bay.
PARACAS RESERVE if you have time to extend your tour one more night then you can also appreciate a tour of the Paracas Peninsula has one of the largest marine reserves in our country, housing over 200 types of birds and a variety of marine species. A visit by land to the Paracas Reserve will allow us to enjoy not only beautiful seascapes and desert, but we can also learn about the ancient Paracas man who inhabit its shores more than 2000 years ago, leaving as evidence in a wide range necropolis rich tissues, which amaze the modern world. In the Paracas Peninsula is also possible to enjoy a relaxing dip in one of its beautiful beaches or simply walking around them in search of photographs.
Evening of Day 1:Transfer from your hotel in Arequipa at approx 8:45 pm.to the Bus Terminal. From Arequipa you`ll take the overnight Bus at 9:30 pm (Cruz de Sur Bus company) to Nazca arriving at approx 07:00 am
Before your Nazca lines flight you will have a free time to enjoy at this beautiful town. There are a couple of local restaurants nearby where you can buy breakfast if you like but many prefer to eat something after the flight instead! Between 8:00 am and 8.30am you are transferred to the Nazca Aerodromo for your Flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines. Approximately 35 Minutes flying over this enigmatic zone, Afterwards, we will visit the pre-Inca cementery of Chauchilla. For many years this pre Inca place was looted by treasure hunters, who ransacked the place completely, taking away all the treasures the mummies kept in their tombs for centuries. These grave robbers just left behind the corpses, which can be seen today all over the ground. In addition to skulls and bones, you also can see several tombs centuries old, as well as long human hairs, ceramic fragments and others remains scattered on the desert surface. 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. Free time for lunch.
Nazca Paracas Bus ; Transfer from 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 Hotel El Condor in Paracas with breakfast included, meals are not included. Optional with Up-grade with the lovely Hotel Libertador Paracas ( US$ 150.00 per person) in a Double accommodation. .
Excursion to Ballestas Islands : 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 highly recommend you to take an official Taxi for 15-20 soles from inside the Lima Bus Terminal to your final destination. Do not take a taxi from outside of the bus terminal.