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US$ 370.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
$ 340 pp (4-5 person group)
**BALLESTAS ISLANDS ("the Peruvian Galapagos") & NAZCA LINES FLIGHT:
FULL DAY EXCURSION from Lima to Nazca Lines, Ballestas Islands and Paracas Reserve, ICA & Huacachina Dunes. This awesome tour offers you the highlights of the Peruvian coast in a minimum of time. A private modern vehicle take you to Paracas Reserve located in a bahía on Pacific Ocean, driving the Pan American Highway passing through Chincha, Pisco, Paracas, Ica. Just arriving to El Chaco port in Paracas we take you on a fantastic guided speedboat journey tour to the Ballestas Islands (the Peruvian Galapagos") a wonderful group of small Islands that house huge numbers of birds and marine mammals such as sea lions, Humbold pinguins, dolphins, flamingoes, pelicans. and stunning varieties of birds. Then we continue further south to Nazca town crossing one the most amazing deserts on earth, where hundred of years ago mysterious hands etched enormous figures on the desert floor. These mysterious figures are known todays as the Enigmatic Nazca Lines and can be seen only from the air. Flight with Aerodiana with safe and modern 4-5 person aircrafts (transfers and taxes included). 35-40 minutes overflight. Then we start our return to Lima, before we will pass through Ica city where our driver will show you the Pisco Bodega, Huacachina lagoon and the famous dunas, Aproximatelly at 10.00 pm arriving to Lima transfer to your hotel.
Collect from your hotel in Lima at 04:30 hrs. in our private vehicle, then a 3 hours drive through the Pacific coast approx to Paracas Bay. 08:00 hrs. Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands with an english speaking expert guide. (2 hours) From El Chaco dock you will board a speed boat to visit the Ballestas Islands. During our boat excursion to the Islands you will see many attractions stands out a huge design etched on the slope of hill, known by the local people as The Candelabro. This is an enormous figure that can be seen clearly from the sea. Afterwards, we will continue our excursion around the Ballestas Islands, where you will see hundreds of birds flying (Peruvian Bobbies, Inca terms, Pelicans, Cormorants and others) above the Islands, as well a colony of sea lions on the shore of the beaches, and if you are lucky you also can see the famous Humboldt Penguins and dolphins swimming nearby.
10:30 hrs. Departure from Paracas to Nazca. (3 hours) Afterwards we will get back to the mainland and will board our private vehicle again to continue our trip to the city of Nazca. Once in Nazca, you will be led to the local airdrome from where you will take a small plane to fly over the Nazca Lines.
14:00 hrs. Classic Flight over the Nazca Lines + Airport taxes. Prior the flight you will watch a video film about the Nazca Lines that will allow you get a better understanding of the archaeologicl zone you are about to see. This interesting documentary lasts about 35-40 minutes and involves serious information about the Nazca Culture, as well as the figures you will see from the air. For this aerial tour, you will board a small Cessna single-engine aircraft (Station air, Sky hawk or Skyline type), which has spacious room for 5 people, each person with a window seat. After the video, our English speaking pilot will proceed to give you a briefing about this air tour and also will give each participant a map of the archaeological zone, which shows all the figures you will see from the air. Among the figures, you will see an impressive representation of a monkey, a whale, a spider, a hummingbird, a parrot, a condor, geometrical shapes and hundred of straight lines crisscrossing the Nazca desert.
16:00 hrs. Visit to the metallic tower of the Nazca Lines and the Huacachina Oasis on route. ( Free time for lunch )
After our lunch, we will drive back to Lima, visiting along the way the Nazca Lines Mirador Tower to see some of the famous Nazca Lines and also will stop at the city of Ica to visit the beautiful lagoon known as Huacachina the Oasis. 22:00 hrs arrival in Lima. Finally we will drive to Lima. Drop off at your hotel.