Experience the mystery of the Nazca Lines and the beauty of Paracas’ desert coastline
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Nazca Lines has a huge historical and cultural significance. These mysterious desert drawings are so monumental that they can only be appreciated from 1,500ft in the sky.
The Nazca Lines are in Peru’s Ica region. They were created by the Nazca people around 300BC. The vast ancient line drawings depict mammals, gods and insects – yet no one knows exactly how or why they were created. We do know that they are best viewed from the air in a private plane. The scale, precision and permanence of these lines drawn in the sand inspires feelings of awe and wonder.
Similar feelings are inspired by the marine eco-system around Paracas, the capital of the region. The National Reserve of Paracas is home to an enormous variety of birds, including Humboldt penguins, flamingoes and pariguana. These can be seen in the wildlife hotspots of Isla Ballestas, Península de Paracas, Pisco and Huacachina.
And while you tour Paracas why not enjoy thrilling desert adventure sports such as dune buggying and sandboarding. It would be rude not too.