Embark on an expedition of wonder with our Nazca Lines Full Day Trip from Lima.
In just one day, travel from Lima to the enigmatic Nazca Desert, where ancient geoglyphs etched into the desert floor await.
Travel comfortably in a private car as you drive across the captivating southern desert coast of Peru.
Then, take to the skies with a plane ride from the Nazca aerodrome to soar over the mysterious Nazca Lines.
This tour is the perfect opportunity for visitors in Lima to see the world-famous Nazca Lines all in one day.
Our private car will take you on a scenic drive down the Peruvian southern coast.
Along the way, our expert guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the region’s history, culture, and traditions.
The highlight of this tour is undoubtedly the flight over the Nazca Lines.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness one of the world’s most mysterious and awe-inspiring archaeological wonders.
During the flight, you will soar over the lines and get a bird’s-eye view of the intricate designs and shapes, including the famous monkey, hummingbird, and spider.
You will also learn about the various theories and interpretations of these enigmatic creations.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your Nazca Lines Full Day Trip from Lima today and experience the magic of Peru’s southern coast.
Our team of experienced travel professionals will ensure that you have a safe, comfortable, and unforgettable journey.
World Heritage Site
The Nazca Lines have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, recognizing their historical and cultural significance.
The Nazca Lines are a collection of massive geoglyphs etched into the desert floor in Peru.
They remain a mystery, as their purpose and the methods used to create them are still debated among researchers.
Precision and Scale
The Nazca Lines cover an area of about 450 square kilometers (175 square miles) and feature over 800 individual figures, including animals, plants, and geometric shapes. Some of these figures are as large as 1,200 feet (370 meters) long.
The Nazca Lines were created by removing the reddish-brown iron oxide-coated pebbles that cover the surface of the Nazca desert, revealing the lighter-colored earth underneath.
The precision and accuracy of their shapes, considering their enormous size, have intrigued experts for decades.
Best Seen from Above
The best way to appreciate the Nazca Lines is from the air.
Their large-scale designs are fully visible only when viewed from a higher vantage point, which has led to various theories about their purpose, including astronomical alignments and religious ceremonies.
Mystery and Theories
The Nazca Lines’ purpose remains a subject of speculation.
Some theories suggest they served as an astronomical calendar, a way to communicate with gods, or even as pathways for ceremonial processions.
Age and Origins
The Nazca Lines are believed to have been created between 500 BC and 500 AD by the Nazca civilization, a pre-Inca culture that inhabited the region.
The dry climate of the area has contributed to the preservation of these ancient markings.
While some of the Nazca Lines were first discovered in the early 20th century, ongoing research and new technologies have revealed additional geoglyphs and refined our understanding of their purpose and significance.
Part I: From Lima to the Nazca Valley.
05:00 h. Our guide picks you up from your hotel in the city of Lima.
Afterward, we leave south of Lima, following the Pan-American highway.
Along the way, we will see nice panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
After passing the beautiful valley of Ingenio, we will reach the airport of Nazca.
Once at the airport, our pilot will receive you and will provide you with some safety instructions.
Before leaving, you will receive a map of the archaeological zone for orientation.
Part II: Flight over the Nazca Plateau.
In a matter of minutes, you will be flying over the archaeological zone.
After passing above the Nazca River, we will stumble upon the Whale figure.
This marine creature measures approximately 65 m in length.
In order to see it, our pilot will fly over the whale in circles.
Later on, we continue looking for the most popular drawings.
Among them, you will find huge triangles and rectangles that resemble airstrips.
Further west, we will see the astronaut figure, also known as the Owl Man.
Unlike the other images, the astronaut is located on the slope of a hill.
Part III: Looking for more animal shapes.
After visiting the Astronaut, we will go to see the Monkey figure.
Without a doubt, the monkey is by far one of the most popular drawings.
Some kilometers away, almost hidden on a small hill, we find the Hummingbird.
The Hummingbird is perhaps, the best-preserved figure in the whole area.
According to some archaeologists, this bird represents the summer solstice.
On one side of the Ingenio Valley, there is a bird representation, as long as 3 soccer fields.
It is a heron with a long beak, which form is in a zig-zag.
Nearby, we will find a parrot figure, a tree, and a frog.
Eventually, we will return to the Nazca airport, and meet our driver.
After that, we drive to the small town of Nazca for lunch.
After lunch we return to Lima, stopping at the Nazca desert to visit the metallic tower.
From the top of the tower, visitors will see some animal shapes as well as hundreds of lines.
We will be arriving in Lima at approximately 8:00 pm. Our guide will drop you off at your hotel.
End of our service.
Private Transportation: Comfortable and private car transportation from Lima to the Nazca Valley, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic coastal drive.
Expert Guide: An experienced English-speaking guide who will provide insights, historical context, and answer your questions throughout the journey.
Nazca Lines Flight: A thrilling flight over the Nazca Lines from the Nazca aerodrome, providing an aerial perspective of these ancient geoglyphs.
Lunch: A delicious lunch at a local Restaurant in Nazca, giving you a chance to savor authentic Peruvian cuisine.
Nazca Lines Tower: A visit to the Nazca Lines Towers, offering a unique ground-level perspective of the geoglyphs and an opportunity to see their intricate details up close.
Entrance Fees: Admission fees to the sites visited during the tour, including aiport taxes at the Nazca aerodrome.
Cultural and Historical Insights: Engaging narration from your guide about the history, culture, and significance of the Nazca Lines and the surrounding area.
Scenic Stops: Opportunities to stop and admire the coastal landscapes, take photos, and enjoy the stunning views along the way.
Comfort and Convenience: Hassle-free logistics and a well-planned itinerary, ensuring you make the most of your day trip while traveling in comfort.
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 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)
Change of Tour Date:
You can change the date of your flight to 48 hours without any charge.
If you cancel your tour 48 hours before the tour begins, we will charge only an administration fee of 20%.
100% cancellation fee.
Cancellation due to Weather Conditions:
In the event of bad weather conditions, your flight will be re-arranged for a later time or the next day.
Are we traveling in private transport?
Yes, the whole trip is done in a private transport.
Do you pick us up from our hotel in Lima?
Yes, our driver meets you at the reception of your hotel at 05:00 am.
How long does the whole trip take?
The trip starts at 5:00 am and finishes in Lima at around 7:30 pm.
Is it worth flying over the Nazca Lines?
Yes, it is worth it, as by visiting the Nazca Lines you will be adding to your travel memories a cultural heritage site.
The Nazca Lines are a must-visit in Peru, one of the highlights.
Can you see the Nazca 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 us, we will be glad to provide you with further information including maps.