Join us on our Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines Full Day Trip.
Embark on an unforgettable adventure to witness the awe-inspiring Nazca Lines and encounter diverse marine life at Ballestas Islands.
Experience the magic of Peru’s ancient mysteries and natural wonders in one remarkable trip!
Real Destinations, Real Experiences
Discover the mysterious allure of the Candelabra, an intricate geoglyph etched into the desert, shrouded in enigma.
Unravel the secrets behind this ancient symbol and feel the excitement of standing amidst history’s enigmatic whispers.
Boat Tour to the Ballestas Islands
Venture into the heart of the Pacific Ocean as we set sail to the Ballestas Islands.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse marine life that call these islands home – playful sea lions, adorable penguins, and graceful seabirds soaring against the coastal breeze.
Flight over the Nazca Lines
Take to the skies for a breathtaking aerial odyssey over the legendary Nazca Lines.
Witness the colossal designs that stretch across the arid desert floor, from geometric wonders to enigmatic figures, leaving you in awe of ancient civilizations’ artistic mastery.
Nazca Lines Tower
Gain a new perspective from the Nazca Lines Tower, as you gaze upon the enigmatic figures from a different vantage point. Capture panoramic views and further immerse yourself in the mystery that lies beneath your feet.
Full Tour Description
Part I: Boat Trip around the Ballestas Islands.
We start our adventure at 04:30 am with a pickup service directly from your hotel in Lima.
Our private transportation will take us to Paracas Bay, which is located approximately 3 hours away from Lima.
Upon our arrival in Paracas, we will head to the local pier where we will take a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands.
On the way to the islands, you will see an incredible design on the slope of a hill, which is known locally as The Candelabra.
As soon as we get near the Candelabra, the captain will stop the boat for photos.
Shortly afterward, we continue towards the Ballestas Islands.
Once we reach the Ballestas Islands, you will witness hundreds of marine birds and large colonies of sea lions resting on the beaches.
You may also spot some Humboldt penguins near their caves.
After the tour, we will return to the main land to continue our trip on the Nazca desert.
Part II: Flight over the Nazca Lines.
Upon arrival, our guide will provide a briefing on the Nazca Lines, sharing popular theories and interesting facts about this enigmatic site.
To help you recognize the figures from above, our guide will give each participant a Nazca Lines Map.
Before boarding the airplane, our experienced pilot will also provide safety instructions and tips to ensure that you fully enjoy your flight.
Once on board the small plane with 5 seats, each passenger will have a window seat for an unobstructed view of the desert landscape.
The flight lasts for 35 minutes, allowing you to see many amazing drawings.
Among them, you will see representations of animals such as a whale, a monkey, and a dog.
You’ll also see various birds, including a condor, a hummingbird, and a heron, some as large as 3 soccer fields.
One of the most striking figures is the Astronaut, a strange creature with a large head and big eyes.
Unlike other drawings, the astronaut was drawn on a hillside rather than on the surface of the desert.
As the pilot circles each figure, passengers will get a great view from both sides of the plane.
You’ll also see hundreds of straight lines crisscrossing the desert surface in all directions.
After this amazing flight, we will take you in downtown for lunch.
Finally we will return to Lima, gettting there around 21:00 hrs.
End of the trip.
Natural Beauty: The Ballestas Islands are renowned for their stunning natural beauty and diverse wildlife.
Travellers can observe sea lions, seals, penguins, and numerous seabirds in their natural habitats, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.
Nazca Lines Mystery: The Nazca Lines are one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological mysteries.
Travellers are drawn to this UNESCO World Heritage Site to witness the awe-inspiring and enigmatic designs.
Historical Significance: The tour provides insight into the rich history and ancient cultures that once inhabited these areas.
Learning about the Nazca civilization and their incredible ability to create such intricate geoglyphs adds an educational element to the trip.
Adventure and Exploration: The full-day tour allows travellers to explore two exciting and distinct locations in one trip.
From boat rides around the Ballestas Islands to an overflight or observation tower visit to see the Nazca Lines, the tour promises a day filled with adventure and discovery.
Bucket List Experience: For many travellers, visiting the Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines is a bucket list experience.
These locations are often featured in travel documentaries and books, creating a sense of curiosity and desire to witness them in person.
For safety reasons, the airlines that operate the Nazca Lines flights have a weight limit per seat.
The weight limit is 200 pounds (95 kilograms) per passenger.
If a passenger exceeds this limit, then the passenger will need to pay an extra fee for another seat.
Contact us via WhatsApp to confirm the availability of the tour you wish.
Once availability is confirmed, please send us an email or WhatsApp with the following information:
Proceed with your payment online through our web.
Finally, receive confirmation via e-mail or WhatsApp.
IMPORTANT: Bring your original passport on the date of your Nazca flight. (Not photocopy)
Plan Ahead: Book your tour in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your spot and avoid disappointment.
Bring your passport: It’s crucial to have your original passport with you for the Nazca Lines flight.
In many countries, including Peru, it’s a standard requirement for all domestic flights, especially those involving tourist attractions like the Nazca Lines.
Bring Essentials: Be prepared for a day of exploration by bringing essentials like sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes.
Bringing a jacket is indeed a wise recommendation for the tour to the Ballestas Islands.
The weather on the open sea can be unpredictable, and the temperature may drop once the boat starts moving.
Motion Sickness: If you’re prone to motion sickness, consider taking medication or natural remedies before the flight.
The small planes used for Nazca Lines flights can experience turbulence.
Avoid Heavy Meals: Before the flight, avoid eating a heavy meal as it may contribute to discomfort during the flight.
Stick to light snacks if you need to eat beforehand.
Tour Date Change Policy:
You have the flexibility to change the date of your tour with ease, provided that you make the request at least 15 days in advance.
No charges will be applied for rescheduling within this timeframe.
Should you decide to cancel your tour, please notify us at least 14 days before the scheduled tour date to avoid any significant charges.
In such cases, only an administration fee of 20% will be deducted from the total amount paid.
We regret to inform you that last-minute cancellations are not accepted.
If a cancellation request is made within 7 days of the tour start date, the full charge for the tour will apply, amounting to 100% of the total cost.
In the event of a no-show, where a customer fails to appear for the tour without prior notice, a 100% cancellation fee will be levied, and no refunds will be issued.
Cancellation due to Weather Conditions:
In the event of bad weather conditions that prevent the Nazca Lines flight from taking place as scheduled, our policy states that we would reimburse 50% of the cost of the Nazca Lines Flight, not 50% of the cost of the entire trip.
This means that if the flight portion of the tour is not possible due to adverse weather conditions, we would refund 50% of the amount paid specifically for the flight experience.
The remaining costs related to the other inclusions and activities of the tour, such as the boat tour to the Ballestas Islands, transportation, and guides would not be affected by the weather-related cancellation and would not be subject to a refund.
In the event that the sea becomes rough and it’s not safe to proceed with the standard itinerary, we have a well-thought-out contingency plan in place.
We will provide you with an alternative visit that promises a good experience.
How long is the entire Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines Full Day Trip?
The trip typically lasts from early morning, starting at 04:30 am with hotel pickup in Lima, and ends around 9:00 pm when we return to Lima.
How do we travel to Paracas and Nazca?
We provide comfortable private transportation from your hotel in Lima to Paracas Bay and then to Nazca for the flight over the Nazca Lines.
How long is the flight over the Nazca Lines?
The flight over the Nazca Lines lasts approximately 35 minutes.
Each passenger gets a window seat on the small plane, ensuring a good view of the desert landscape and the fascinating geoglyphs.
Is the flight safe and how experienced are the pilots?
Safety is a top priority. Before the flight, our experienced pilot will provide safety instructions and tips to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience.
What type of aircraft is used for the Nazca Lines flight?
For the Nazca Lines flight, we use a small plane with 5 seats.
Each passenger gets a window seat, ensuring an unobstructed view of the desert landscape and the Nazca Lines figures below.
Is lunch included in the tour?
Yes, lunch is included in the trip. We will take you to a nice restaurant in Nazca for a meal after the Nazca Lines flight.
How experienced are the guides leading the tour?
Our guides leading the Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines Full Day Trip are experienced and knowledgeable about the destinations and their history.
They will provide a briefing on the Nazca Lines, sharing popular theories and interesting facts about this enigmatic site.
Throughout the trip, they will ensure you have a memorable and informative experience.
Is the Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines Full Day Trip suitable for children or elderly travelers?
The trip is generally suitable for most travelers, including children and elderly individuals.
If you have any specific concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to us for further guidance.