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Flight Over the Nazca and Palpa Lines

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Description

Flight Over the Nazca and Palpa Lines

A complete flight over the Nazca and Palpa Lines shows you all the best of the Peruvian desert.
Unlike the classic Nazca Lines flight, this special tour lasts one hour and covers a bigger archaeological zone.

Flight Over the Nazca and Palpa Lines

Part I: Nazca Lines Desert.

Our tour begins with the pick-up of our clients from their hotel in the city of Nazca.
Then we drive to the local airport, which is only 5 kilometers from the city center.

Upon arrival, our guide will give you a briefing about the Nazca and Palpa Lines, including interesting theories.
Our guide will give each passenger a Map that will be very useful during the aerial tour.
The flight lasts one hour, a time in which you will able to appreciate the most well-known Nazca and Palpa drawings.

Among the creatures, we will see the representation of a whale, a monkey, and a dog.
Likewise, you will see various birds, such as a condor, a hummingbird, and a heron, as large as 3 soccer fields.

Perhaps the most striking image of all, is the Astronaut, a strange human shape with a large head and big eyes.
Unlike the other designs, the astronaut was drawn on a hillside and not on the surface, as most of the Nazca Lines.

After flying over the Nazca zone, we will fly towards the Palpa desert.

Part II: Palpa Lines Desert

According to the archaeologist, the Palpa Lines belong to a period much older than the Nazca Lines.
The first figure you will see is a representation of a pelican, which is located on the slope of a small hill.

Shortly after, we will reach the zone of Llipata where exists various human figures on the hillsides.
Among the figures stands out a group of human drawings, known as The Family.
It is a group of three individuals, which represent clearly a woman, a man, and a boy.

Later on, we will see a representation of a hummingbird, an old version of the Nazca hummingbird.
Nearby we will also see a big representation of a marine bird.
Finally, we will fly over the solar clock and the ceremonial knife known as El Tumi.

Eventually, we will fly back to Nazca airport.
After landing at Nazca airport, our guide will take you back to your hotel.

End of our service.

What is included?
  • Pick up from your hotel in Nazca and transfer to the airport.
  • Assistance led by an English-speaking local guide.
  • Flight Tickets. (Airplane for 4 participants)
  • Airport taxes.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
What is not included?
  • Extras and gratitude.
Solo traveler?

No problem at all, as there is no minimum number of passengers for this aerial tour.
Solo travelers, couples, and small groups of travelers join other passengers on the plane.

Weight Limit on the Flight

For safety reasons, the airlines that operate the Nazca Lines flights have a weight limit per seat.
The weight limit is 200 pounds (90 kilograms) per passenger.
If a passenger exceeds this limit, then the passenger will need to pay an extra fee for another seat.
Nonetheless, if the other passengers flying with you are lighter, then the extra fees might be avoided.

Flight Departures

The Nazca Lines flights leave daily at 7:30 am.
Though private early departures can also be arranged.

The last flights over the Lines usually leave at 5:00 pm.
Unlike domestic or international flights, the Nazca Lines flights do not have a precise time departure.
Time departures will always depend on weather conditions and air traffic.

The time of the flight can be arranged when you book the tour.
The Nazca Lines flight last  1 hour.

What to bring

Bring your original passport. Very important.
Camera.
Light clothing.

How do I get to the Nazca Lines?

First of all, you need to travel to the city of Nazca, located some 450 km south of Lima, on the Panamerican Highway.
Once in Nazca, there are two options to see the lines.
The first and cheapest option is to visit the lines by land, visiting the Nazca Metallic Tower, locally known as the Mirador.
So, for this option, you need to take a local bus towards the Mirador, located some 25 km northwest of Nazca.
From the top of the Mirador, you can see various figures, as well as large geometric forms and Lines.

The second option is to take a flight over the Nazca Lines, which is by far the best experience.
From the plane, you can see not only various animal creatures but also hundreds of lines and a bizarre desert landscape.
Flights to the lines leave from the Nazca airport, located some 4 km from downtown.

Is it worth flying over the Nazca and Palpa Lines?

Yes, it is worth it, as by visiting the Nazca Lines you will be adding to your travel memories a cultural heritage site.
Its great complexity makes it a unique monument that does not exist in any other part of the world.
The Nazca Lines are a must-visit in Peru, one of the best highlights in the land of the Incas.

Can you see the Nazca and Palpa Lines without flying?

The answer is yes, there are actually many sites from where it is possible to see some drawings.
The zone of Palpa, some 45 km away from Nazca contains various lookout points to observe the lines.
East of Nazca, there is a zone known as Cantalloc, from where it is also possible to spot various lines.
You might contact Mystery Peru, we will glad to provide you further information including maps.

Who discovers the Nazca Lines?

The Nazca Lines remained unknown to the world for over 1000 years.
Thanks to their gigantic sizes and isolated location, they laid hidden to the human eyes.
It was not until the 1920S, when airlines pilots, flew over the zone and spotted various straight lines.
Shortly afterward, the news about these desert lines spread around the country.
In 1926 Archaeologist TORIBIO MEJIA XESSPE arrived in Nazca, following the pilot’s report.
After exploring the valley and observe some lines from the hills around Nazca, he thought they were Ancient Sacred Roads.
Unfortunately, the reports made by Mejia Xesspe did not attract the attention of the public in those years.

Did you know?

The Nazca desert covers 500 square kilometers and contains over 300 animal figures, including insects and plants.
The largest figure is a giant bird, with over 300 meters long, about 3 soccer fields.
Due to its large dimension, most of the figures can be seen only from the sky, from the ground level is almost impossible.
The oldest figure belongs to the Paracas culture, an ancient people that flourished around 800 B.C.
UNESCO declared Nazca Lines a World Heritage Site on December 17, 1994.
The large triangles drawings of the Nazca desert gave rise to the Alien theory.
Next to the Nazca desert exist many ancient cemeteries that have been ransacked by graverobbers.

What is included?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Nazca.
  • Private transportation.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is NOT included?

  • Extras & gratitude.
WHAT TO BRING:
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Light clothing.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Free cancellation – Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
  • Covid-19 precautions – Special health and safety measures apply.
  • Mobile ticketing – Use your phone or print your voucher.
  • Live tour guide – English.
AVAILABILITY

Our Land Tour to the Nazca Lines is subject to availability.
We highly suggest to send us an e-mail and ask for availability.
For a quick reply, you may contact us via WhatsApp at +51 956691155.