In the Nazca region, scattered over 500 square kilometers of an arid plateau between the Nazca River and Ingenio River, exist huge representations of geometric patterns, animals, humans figures and thousands of perfectly straight lines that go on for kilometers. The images on the ground are so huge, that the only way to fully observe them is only from the sky. Its real purpose is unknown, nobody actually knows who made them or why? Flying over the Nazca desert you can marvel looking at the perfect shape of a monkey, a spider, a while, a lizard and various types of birds, including humming birds, sea birds, and the mighty Andean Condor.
Photo Gallery of the Nazca Lines.
At the designated time, our staff will pick you up from your hotel and afterwards you will be transferred to the local airport of Nazca, located just 4 kilometers away from downtown. Upon your arrival at the airport, our staff will show you a video film about The Nazca Lines. This interesting documentary lasts about 40 minutes and involves serious information about the Nazca Culture, as well as the figures you will see from the air. For this aerial tour, you will board a small Cessna single-engine aircraft (Station air, Skyhawk or Skyline type), which has spacious room for 5 people, each person with a window seat. After the video, our English speaking pilot will proceed to give you a briefing about this air tour and also will give each participant a map of the archaeological zone, which shows all the figures you will see from the air. After some basic information about the Lines and safety instructions, you will board the airplane and will take off. In a matter of just 2 minutes you will be flying over the Nazca Lines zone, and the first figure you will see from the air it will be the whale. This beautiful marine deity is located on the eastern part of the archaeological complex, and was drawn over a big rectangular figure (see Nazca Lines map). As soon as we get close to the whale our pilot will let you know and then will fly in circles over it. The next figure you will see is a triangle, which appears over a small hill featuring 3 points. On the other side you will also see the famous trapezoids that, according to Erick von Daniken were ancient runways for visitors from another planet. These trapezoids are about 2 kilometers long and their perfection is stunning. Some kilometers further west we will find one of the strangest creatures on the Nazca desert “The Astronaut”. Unlike the other drawings, the astronaut was etched on the slope of a small hill, and not on the desert surface. His body is facing to the south and according to Maria Reiche it does not represent an astronaut, but a shaman or ancient Nazca priest, someone with magic powers who could predict the weather. Later on we will fly over the monkey figure, an enormous drawing that measures about 90 meters in length, and shows at one hand five fingers and on the other just four, symbolizing the 9 month of drought the Nazca people suffered every year. The monkey figure was discovered in 1954 by Maria Reiche, and according to her point of view it is associated to the big deeper constellation. After the monkey, we will fly over the dog figure, a small drawing that according to some scholars it represents a divinity worshipped by the Nazca people. Then it comes one of the best preserve figures of the whole area “The hummingbird”, a gorgeous design perfectly made on a dark plateau located at one corner of the archaeological complex. According to Maria Reiche this figure is associated with the summer solstice, as one of the lines connected to its beak, points towards the place where the sun rises every year during our summer solstice. Not very far from the hummingbird, you will find the spider, a figure that according the local knowledge, represents the fertility and water, as this insect used to appear when it is going to rain or the water in the rivers is about to come. Some meters away we will find the huge condor figure, featuring a straight line that crosses its wings and points towards the place where the sun sets every year on summer solstice. Our next figure will be the flamingo, which is the longest figure on the desert, with over 300 meters. According to Maria Reiche the beak of this bird points towards the place where the sun rises every year on winter solstice. Then we will fly over the parrot figure, a huge bird with about 230 meters in length. In addition to the parrot you will also see several geometric designs around, and the beautiful valley of Ingenio. Finally we will fly over the Pan-American Highway, where you will see 2 figures; the hands and the Huarango tree. If you look carefully, you will find next to the tree, another figure representing a big lizard. Unfortunately when the people built the highway in 1937, they had no idea that ancient figures were drawn there, so the cut the lizard figure in two, destroying mainly the central part of its body, leaving the tail on one side of the road and on the other side part of its back, and its complete head with its two hands. After flying over these figures, we will return to the airport and during the way back you still can enjoy other straight lines that run for kilometers and a stunning panoramic view of the Nazca desert. End of the tour.
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NAZCA LINES VIDEO
Nazca lines complete flight
Especial 1 hour Flight over the Mysterious Nazca Geoglyphs.
This is an especial flight over the most important zones where the most amazing Nazca drawings were made. On this program we will fly over the archaeological zones of Socos, Jumana, San Jose, Ingenio, Llipata, Palpa and Rio Grande. All these areas contain several animal figures, including birds and see creatures. In the zone of Llipata you will see estrange human images etched on the slopes of the hills. At the zone of Palpa and Rio Grande you will see spectacular geometric designs that resemble ancient... For further information click on the image.
NAZCA LINES TOURS WITH PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
Nazca Lines Full Day Tour.
Enjoy this amazing Nazca Lines experience travelling by private car along the Peruvian coast. We offer you a full day excursion to the Nazca Lines starting and ending in Lima. Our journey will take you to know one of Peru's most important attractions " The Nazca Lines", a unique place declared by UNESO in 1994 a World Heritage. Besides flying over the misterious Nazca desert, this private journey allows you to visit various attractions on route, such as the Oasis Huacachina, a gorgeous lagoon located amid huge sand dunes in the Ica desert. In addition we will also have the chance to see some Nazca & Palpa figures.. Click on the picture to see more.
Pachacamac & Nazca Lines 2 Days Program from Lima.
This program will allow you to travel with great comfort aboard a private machine visiting the most relavant attractions on route. Besides stopping at natural lookout points to observe the Pacific Ocean or the green valleys of the Peruvian coast, we also offer you to visit the great Sanctuary of Pachacamac, an ancient religious ceremonial centre where thousands of pilgrims used to go to pay homage to the creator god Pachacamac. On our journey we also visit the Vineyards of Pisco & wine, the Oasis Huacachina... Click on the image to learn more.
Nazca Lines Aerial service Departing from the
Airport of Lima.
This is a program especially designed for those travellers with short time in Peru. We offer you an aerial service departing from the airport Jorge Chavez in Lima towards the city of Ica in a pleasant short flight. In the city of Ica we will switch to a smaller plane especially designed with delta wings to fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines. Besides the Nazca overflight, we will also tour around the city of Ica, visiting its Regional Museum of Archaeology where you will be able to see ancient remains that belonged to the various......Click on the image to learn more
Visit to the Paracas Reserve & The Nazca Lines Departing from Lima.
This tour package will allow you to travel with great comfort aboard a private machine visiting the most relevant attractions on route. On this package we offer you a boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, a wonderful array of small islands where you will see dozens of sea lions and hundreds of marine birds including Humboldt penguins, pelicans, boobies and many others. On this journey we will also visit the vineyards of Pisco and the Huacachina Lagoon in Ica. In Nazca you will board a small plane to fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines and also...
Visit to the Huacachina Oasis & Nazca Lines Departing from Lima.
This tour package will allow you to travel with great comfort aboard a private machine visiting the most relevant attractions on route. On this occasion Mystery Peru offers you a great tour on buggy cars around the desert of Huacachina, including stops at nice lookout points for pictures and amazing dunes to practise one of the ultimate sports on the Peruvian desert ...Sandboarding. Our buggy tour around Huacachina's desert is a great fun and full of adrenaline. In the city of Nazca you will take a small plane to fly over the mysterious Nazca Drawings, huge images etched on the desert surface some 2000 years ago...Click on the image to learn more
Visit to The Nazca Lines. 2 days program Departing from Lima.
This tour package will allow you to travel with great comfort aboard a private machine towards to the mysterious desert of Nazca. We offer you on this program a wonderful flight service on small Cessna airplanes which are perfect for this kind of aerial tours, allowing each participant to observe all the ancient Nazca drawings etched onto the desert surface. Flying over the Nazca desert you can marvel looking at the perfect shape of a monkey, a spider and various types of birds, including humming birds and the mighty Andean Condor. Click on the image to learn more.
Nazca lines programs ON PUBLIC busES
Nazca Lines Program from Lima with Cruzero Bus Service.
Our Nazca Lines Program by bus starts and ends in the city of Lima. This program includes a comfortable bus journey aboards the Cruzero service, a tourist bus with large bed-like seats with plenty leg rooms, air conditioning, bathrooms for men & women etc. We offer you on this program a wonderful flight service aboard small Cessna airplanes, which are perfect for this kind of aerial tours, allowing each participant to observe all the ancient Nazca drawings etched onto the desert surface. In addition our program.... Click on the image to learn more.
Visit to the Nazca Lines & The Paracas Reserve
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Nazca Lines & Paracas Program from Lima with Cruzero Bus Service.
This is the perfect excursion for those who want to be in contact with nature, marine life and archaeology. On this ocasion Mystery Peru offers the perfect combination on this 3 days excursion, starting and ending in Lima. Our program includes a comfortable tourist bus service, with the company Cruz del Sur and also a private car service in the zone we need it most in order to know more places of interest. On this tour package Mystery Peru includes the highlights of the southern Coast. "Ballestas Islands"...Click on the image to learn more.
Classic Excursion to the Paracas Reserve & the Nazca Lines from Lima by bus.
Mystery Peru takes you to visit the highlights of the Peruvian Southern Coast "The Paracas Reserve & the enigmatic Nazca Lines". Join us on this fantastic journey travelling aboard a comfortable bus along the desert. At the Paracas zone we offer you a fantastic boat excursion around the Ballestas Islands, a wonderful place where you can see an amazing marine life. In Nazca we take you to fly over one of the most mysterious deserts on Earth, where you will able to see the world famous Nazca Lines.......Click on the image to learn more.
nazca lines flights whit helicopterS
Travel from Lima to Nazca aboard a private plane & Flight Over the Mysterious Nazca Lines.
Enjoy a private trip by air leaving from Lima's airport aboard a Piper Cheyenne III to the city of Nazca. This short flight will allow you to observe the beauty of the Peruvian coast while travelling to one of the most mysterious deserts on Earth. In Nazca we offer you either a small airplane especially designed to fly over the Nazca Lines or a helicopter. This aerial tour will take you over a zone where hundreds of years ago ancient cultures etched onto the desert... Click on the image see more.
Classic Nazca Lines Program with a Helicopter
It is a great pleasure for us being one of the few travels agents that offer these aerial tours over the world-famous Nazca Lines aboard helicopters. Our travel company joined up HELINKA, the most prestigious helicopter company in Peru, and together offer in the tourism industry exclusive services over the mysterious Nazca drawings. The types of helicopters we offer are the preferred helicopter for sightseeing worldwide, and Helinka has the largest fleet of them in Peru. They have high load capacities and guarantee all forward facing seats with un-restricted, spectacular viewing, and climate control. A helicopter is by far the most... Click on the image to learn more.
Especial 1 hour Flight over the Nazca Desert with helicopter.
Unlike the classic fight of Nazca, this program offers a complete aerial tour of the entire archaeological zone, we flight for 1 hour and besides the famous Nazca Lines, we will also observe the most bizarre figures of the Palpa valleys, which includes the Star figure, the great family, the solar clock, the man of the hat, the Tumi Knife, another version of the Hummingbird, enormous trapezoids etched at the top of the hills, ancient cities and hundreds of lines running in all directions.
Small Cessna Airplanes Especial for the Nazca Lines Aerial Tours.
We pride ourselves in offering visitors the best quality airplanes in the Nazca airport. We are the only air company that offers exclusive flights over the Nazca and Palpa Lines aboard Turbo Centurion Cessna airplanes, which have a high wing desing, providing each of our customers excellent views of the Nazca drawings. Our airplanes also offers a great comfort due to its spacious cabin, with leather seats and stable platform for long flights over the Nazca desert. Click on the image to learn more.