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Full Day Tour Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands

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US$ 483.10
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    What to Expect
    See two of Peru’s top attractions in one day on this combination aerial Nazca Lines tour and visit to the unspoiled Ballestas Islands for wildlife spotting. It’s the perfect excursion for Peru visitors short on time, or for those looking to experience two of the country’s top sights in one action-packed day. Start your day with a 4am pickup at your Lima hotel, continuing with a drive along the scenic Peruvian coast towards the town of Paracas. The town is situated on a picturesque peninsula renowned for its wealth of wildlife and gorgeous beaches. 

    Board a ferry in Paracas for the trip out to the Ballesta Islands, a national reserve that is home to a wealth of marine life, including sea lions and many species of birds. Spend some time exploring these beautiful islands at your leisure, and take a few photos of the intriguing wildlife that populates the rocky shores. You’ll also be able to view the “Candelabra of the Andes,” a 600-foot (180m) painting visible in the mountainside that lines the Bay of Paracas.

    Depart from Paracas as you head inland towards the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage site experts believe was constructed more than 1,000 years ago. Board your aircraft, fitted with a window seat for every passenger, as you soar into the skies above this enigmatic sight for incredible views of the various animal designs down below.

    Each of the line drawings you’ll see during your flight has a special significance. The 300-foot (90m) monkey, for example, has only nine fingers, which site experts believe symbolizes the nine months of drought the Nazca people experienced each year. Meanwhile the spider is said to represent water and fertility, as the creature is known to appear just before the annual rainstorms. As for the hummingbird, condor and flamingo, experts suspect the birds’ beaks are aligned to match the angle of the sunrise and sunset during the year’s two solstice events. You’ll also fly above the Nazca lines lizard, which was unfortunately split in two during the construction of the Pan-American highway in 1937.

    At the conclusion of your Nazca Lines flight, enjoy an included lunch before starting your return trip to Lima for drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Miraflores, Peru
    2: San Isidro, Peru

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Miraflores and San Isidro hotels only.

    Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb

    Please verify your pickup point: https://vipac.pe/pickuppoint/

    If your hotel is located in an area outside this reach, you need to coordinate with anticipation an appropriate meeting point in coordination with Viator. One day prior your service, you will receive an e-mail indicating your pick up time.
    Departure Time
    3:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Flight over the Nazca lines
    • Visit to Ballesta Islands
    • Local guide
    • Box Lunch
    • Transfer hotel - Bus station - hotel
    • Bus Lima / Paracas / Lima
    • Entry/Admission - Nasca Lines
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
    • Airport fees
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Please note: we strongly advise departure flights not to be booked for the same date as the tour
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Overflight is not recomendable for children less than 8 years old.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was not a tour, but a string of third party services pieced together by Viajes Pacifico which worked, 75% of the time. No one party, including Viajes Pacifico's 24 hour service could assist or consistently answer any questions. On 3 occasions I was left...More

    1  Thank mitcheverett
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Although there were several “sections" of the tour, the company organized it very well. I had an amazing day. The flight over Nazca Lines was a little bit dizzy, but if you want to check out this wonder, there is no other way better than...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sean_Wang007
    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    We had an amazing day on this tour. We were picked up at our hotel in Lima and taken to a very comfortable bus for the 3.5 hour ride to Paracas. The bus had a steward and we were provided with drinks and snacks. Our...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DBear1985
    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    The Nazca lines--A wonderful sight to see. The Ballestas part is ok, but if you have limited time just go to the Nazca lines. We were picked up at 4:30 AM and back by by 5:30 or 6 PM, instead of the many advertised tours...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Francesca K
    Reviewed 29 July 2018

    The Nazca lines are stunning, an amazing bit of archeology. But they are difficult to take in from the ground. But from the air, they're a different world!More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    2  Thank mes227
    VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Viajes Pacifico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

    Dear mes227, It is a pleasure to greet you and thank you for sharing your experience in this site. We are pleased that you had a good experience in Peru, because our goal is to always give our customers a memorable experience, an experience that...More

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