The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometers between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards.
Despite of hundreds of archeologists from all over the world doing research, Is still unknown the function of those lines, up to date it remains still in mystery.
How to get there:
From Lima directly by tour bus 7 hours drive. There, there are local flights of 40 minutes long in Cessna planes.
By private car or bus to Pisco town (3.20 hours drive) and from there a Cessna flight to Nazca Lines (2 hours flight).
By private Van or public Bus 4 hours drive to Ica town, from there also flights are available. (1 ½ hours flight aprox).
- Altitud: sea level
- Weather: Dry desert climate, around 70 to 80 F. sometimes it gets very windy and flights have to wait for the weather to improve.