The human mind and adaptation capacities never cease to surprise us, and the Nazca Lines are just another example of that. How did the inhabitants of these lands manage to create these giant and complex figures with practically no aerial view? How have these been preserved for so long? What did they actually mean or what purpose did they serve? Learn all about these fantastic and mysterious geoglyphs in the Overflight to the Nazca Lines Tour offered by Venturia! We will make all the necessary arrangements for you to relax and fully concentrate on trying to resolve one of the greatest mysteries in archaeology!
Extended over an area of 50 square kilometers, these lines were made by removing 10-15 cm of reddish-brown land that covers the surface, revealing light-colored clay earth that contrasted sharply with the superficial layer. The shapes vary in complexity and motif, you will find figures of geometrical shapes and flowers, as well as zoomorphic animal shapes such as a spider, llama, monkey, hummingbird, etc. Most historians and archeologists believe these served religious purposes, yet research has also shown that some lines converge at the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, revealing astronomical and meteorological purposes as well.
Our Venturia team will make sure that you get the best flight experience! We will pick you up from Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm (we can coordinate the exact hour according to your preferences once the tour is booked), and we will take you in private transport to the Aeropuerto Internacional de Pisco, where you will board an exclusive 2008 Cessna Grand Caravan airliner, a great aircraft that has a single turboprop and a high wing design that gives you much more visibility than other options. You will have a bilingual pilot to explain to you all there is to know about the 13 figures included in the tour, which will last over an hour. You will also be provided with an informative pamphlet and freshwater for the ride. It is vital for you to bring a camera! You’ll want to remember everything about this fantastic experience!
Because your safety is our first priority, all of the airliners, which are owned by ATSA, professionals in handling private aircraft, are in compliance with the DGAC (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) regulations and are constantly receiving maintenance. Moreover, they all are equipped with oxygen masks, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits.
We recommend you to take motion sickness pills one hour before this tour, as well as eating a light breakfast. We want nothing to tamper this fabulous ride! Because the sun usually gets intense in the desert, do wear sun lotion and bring a pair of sunglasses. Our Venturia team is eagerly looking forward to taking you in this unforgettable ride filled with excitement, mystery, and intrigue.
To design truly unforgettable travel experiences in Peru, you need a specialized, skilled and passionate team to make that happen time and time again. Here at Venturia we have just that, an expert group of people whose creativity, knowledge, inspiration for and love of Peru transmits through to every single trip, embodying the pure beauty of travel along the way.
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