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Paracas and Nazca

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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.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bus to Paracas | Nazca Lines Over-Flight
Day 2 : Isla Ballestas and Paracas
Day 3 : Return to Lima

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Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

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Day 1 Bus to Paracas | Nazca Lines Over-Flight

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.

Day 2 Isla Ballestas and Paracas

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

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Transfer back to Lima via bus, and then transfer to your hotel or the airport. 
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Paracas - Hotels

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For new bookings made from March 30, 2020, forward pay 2020 prices for 2021 departures, with the flexibility to change travel dates free of charge through December 2021. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2021

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Included

  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed

Excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Entrance Fees in Arequipa - Travelers pay locally
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