WHY THIS TRIP
See the amazing Nazca Lines from the air, and another geoglyph from the sea. Explore Ballestas Islands, known as a “mini Galapagos” for the incredible wildlife.
Travel south from Lima to Pisco, where you board a small plane. You fly over the famous Nazca Lines: the Trapezoids, the Compass, astronaut, the Monkey, the Dog, the Condor, the Spider, the Hummingbird, The Alcatraz or Flamingo, The Parrot, The Hands, and the Tree. You’ll learn all about the history and culture of the Nazca and Paracas cultures while viewing the Lines.
After the flight, you head to the seaside town of Paracas, where you can relax on the beach and enjoy the warm desert air.
The next morning, you take a boat out to Ballestas Islands. Ballestas Islands are known as a “mini Galapagos” as you can see sea lions, penguins, and blue-footed boobies here. You also see El Candelabro, a geoglyph built into the side of the shore that can only be seen the ocean. In the afternoon, you head back to Lima.
This trip is set up to fit with any other trip in Peru, or with international flights. The trip starts with a pick up from the Lima Airport and a drop off at airport, either for your international flights, or to continue onto Cusco and Machu Picchu or the Amazon.
While it’s technically possible to fly over the Nazca Lines on a day trip from Lima, it would be an extremely long day, made up of mostly sitting in a car or bus, and you would miss out on enjoying the desert region and exploring Ballestas Islands.
Please note, this trip will only be offered as an add on to one of our other trips. You can check out all of our other trips in Peru here.
LOCAL OPERATOR: APUMAYO EXPEDICIONES
Apumayo Expediciones specializes in adventure travel and non-conventional tourism with a strong environmental and social agenda. It offers activities and tours for people with disabilities and supports Andean community projects, maximizing the positive effect of local tourism. A local Peruvian company based in the City of Cusco, Apumayo Expediciones combines culture, education and natural history into its adventure trips.