Visit the small town of Paracas where desert literally meets the ocean. From here, you can choose to take a over-flight of the mysterious Nazca Lines that were etched into the desert many years before the Incas ruled. On the following day, you will visit Paracas National Reserve and the Islas Ballestas where you will view a variety of sea birds and sea lions that make their home there. The Paracas Reserve has one of the highest concentration of marine birds in the world.
Leave early this morning for a four hour bus ride from Lima to Paracas, a beach town where the desert meets the ocean. Transfer directly from the bus station to the airport for your flight over the Nazca Lines or wait for the others on the ground. These mysterious lines date back to the Nazca period, between 900 BC and 600 AD. The images of the monkey, hummingbird and lizard are so large that they can only be fully viewed from the air. After you are back on ground, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the sands of southwestern Peru.
*If weather does not permit for flights on this day, they can be scheduled for the following day.
Take a short bus ride to El Chaco, the beach and fishing village near Paracas village. Join a boat ride to explore the arches and caves of the islands that play home to thousands of sea birds. You will also see lounging and active sea lions. From here you will continue on to Paracas National Reserve, where you will view even more of the many species of sea birds that grace the area. Flamingos can often be viewed feeding in Paracas Bay. You will get an opportunity to visit the fishing village of Launillas and the Paracas museum.
Day 3: Return to Lima
Transfer back to Lima via bus, and then transfer to your hotel or the airport.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!