The Enigmatic Nazca Lines
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs 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 km (50 mi) 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 500 B.C. and A.D. 500 The figures vary in complexity. Hundreds are simple lines and geometric shapes; more than 70 are zoomorphic designs of animals, such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, and monkeys, or human figures. Other designs include phytomorphic shapes, such as trees and flowers.
The Ballestas Islands are a group of small islands near the town of Paracas located within the Paracas District of the Pisco Province in the Ica Region, on the south coast of Peru. Composed largely of rock formations and covering an estimated area of 0.12 km², these islands are an important sanctuary for marine fauna like the guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the tendril. Other notable species include Humboldt penguins and two varieties of seals (fur seals and sea lions), amongst other mammals.
Destinations: Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines, Sandboarding in Huacachina, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Puno, Titicaca Lake.
Destinations: Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Destinations: Lima, Ica, Paracas, Nazca Lines, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.