Duration: 2 Days
Type: Best Travel Perú Options
Destinations: Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines, Ballestas Islands.
Description: Enjoy a trip to the south of Peru to see the beautiful Ballestas Islands, also known as the “Peruvian Galapagos”. A few hours further south you can fly over the enigmatic Nazca Lines. These amazing geometric figures can only be appreciated by air and much has been speculated about their origins.
Early after breakfast you will checkout of your Lima hotel and be greeted by your driver for the 4-hour drive south to Paracas. After checking in to your hotel and relaxing after the drive you will be taken to the port for a delightful boat tour of the Ballestas Island, also known as the “small Galapagos “. Although the islands are off limit to people so as not to disturb the wildlife, your tour boat will get close enough for you to observe its amazing inhabitants of pelicans, penguins, cormorants, Peruvian boobies, Inca terns, sea lions, and walruses.
Keep your eyes open also for sea lions, turtles, dolphins, and whales. You will also be treated to a site from sea of ‘El Candelabro’. This is an ancient etching in the sand that may have been a beacon to sailors from long ago. After the boat tour, you will be returned to your hotel in Paracas.
Early in the morning after breakfast checkout of your hotel and take the 2-hour drive south to the small airport in Nazca for your aerial tour of the Nazca lines. These are giant figures etched in the sand that can only be appreciated fully by air. See the Monkey, the spider, spaceman, hummingbird, and geometric birds.
These mysterious huge “drawings” are possibly an astrological calendar but their construction and true intent are a mystery still. After the tour, you will return to Lima and check in to your hotel.
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