Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
In the morning or in the afternoon pick up from your hotel, transfer to Ica airport, which is located 3 kilometers from the city center. Already at the aerodrome we appreciate a documentary video about the Nazca Lines. This interesting takes about 30 minutes video gives us information about the Nazca Culture, as well as the figures you will see from the air. Then we board a Cessna, Caravan model which can accommodate 12 people, each with a seat next to the window. After the video, our pilot would provide an explanation for this aerial tour and then start our flight to the Nazca Lines.
Upon boarding the aircraft every passenger will receive a map of the Nazca Lines for targeting.
The first figure will observe whales in the east side of the archaeological complex.
To observe each figure, our pilot will fly in circles on each design. Then we will see geometric shapes that resemble huge runways. These stunning trapezoids are about 2 kilometers long, and as other scholars have served to carry out religious ceremonies.
A few kilometers away lies the famous astronaut design. Unlike the other figures, the astronaut was etched on the slope of a small hill and not on the desert surface. His body is facing south-west, and according to Dr. Maria Reiche it does not represent an astronaut, but a shaman, someone with magic powers who could predict the weather to come would be good or bad. Then we get to see the figure of the monkey, which is about 90 meters.
Then we will see the figure of the dog, which is located a few meters. Continuing our flight, we drive to the west of the pampas, where we find the hummingbird.
According to Maria Reiche this figure is associated with the summer solstice, as the beak, is connected to a line pointing towards the sun each year during the summer solstice. Then will sight the figure of the spider, which is located beside a giant rectangle, measures 46 meters and was the first figure discovered by Maria Reiche in 1946. A few meters further south is the figure of the condor, beautiful bird represented with its two wings in flight action. The following figure is close to Ingenio Valley, this is the figure of flamenco, which is more than 300 meters long.
Then the parrot figure, a huge design that shows the bird in a stylized form.
Finally we see two beautiful designs, the hand and the tree. If we look closely, we see that the side of the tree there is another great design, it is the figure of the lizard, which unfortunately was cut in two parts, when the authorities built the Pan American Highway in 1937. After seeing all these beautiful designs will return to Ica airport.
- Pick up from your hotel in Ica or Huacachina.
- Transfer to the aerodrome of Ica.
- Video film about the Nazca Lines.
- Taxes aerodrome.
- Transfer back to your hotel.
- Wear light clothes because the desert is very hot, especially if you make this trip during the summer months (December to March), where the average temperature is 35 ° C during the day.
- If you make this trip in the afternoon it is recommended to bring a jacket as it could have cold winds.
- Bring water, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
Places to Stay
|NUMBER OF PERSONS||02 PERSONS||03 PERSONS||04 PERSONS||05 + PERSONS|
|PRICES PER PERSON||USD 210.00||CONSULT US||CONSULT US||CONSULT US|
- If you are a group more than 8 people let us know, we can make special prices.
- We also have private services for you (consult us)
HOTELS IN ICA/HUACACHINA
RESERVATION IN HOTEL : OPTIONAL
We select some hotels in this destination, here you can find some of them, but if you would like other accomodation we have a lot of options for you.
|HOTEL DM MOSSONE||3*||www.dematourshoteles.com|
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