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The mystery of the lines and geoglyphs of Nazca

One of the unsolved mysteries on our earth hides in the “Pampa of Nazca”. Huge soil drawings (geoglyphs), lines stretching for miles and numerous expanses in form of triangles and trapeziums show a former culture. The desert plateau is covered with numerous geoglyphs, which are illustrations of animals, plants and geometric figures, especially spirals in different forms.
The more than 1000 lines are not fewer impressive. The longest line is over 9 kilometers long. The lines jump over dry water furrows without a difference in their orientation, climb up hills and at the other side they go straight in the same direction.
The order seems to be chaos but still the lines obviously form an arranged network with junctions, named line centers. The huge expanses without any stone are the third strangeness. From an airplane they look like enormous runaways. Many expanses have the form of triangles, others appear like rectangles or trapeziums.
The creation of this object is easy and could be explained with the kind of soil. The surface of the Pampa is made of brown rubble with some ore in it. Some centimeters lower you can find light-colored sediments of an old ocean soil (with clay, sand and gypsum). If you take away the dark rubble from the top you see clearly the light-colored subsoil. In this way a trace is created. Increased by the shade of restriction stones you can still see this trace from 100 meters above and over a period of more than 1500 years.
The drawings were created during the cultural period of the Nazca-time, which began approx. 200 BC and ended approx. 800 AC. The meaning and importance is only partly decoded. Some of the lines were probably created as astronomical observation lines. The drawings could portray symbols of the starry sky, for example the monkey as the Great Bear, the spider as the symbol for the Orion and the drawing of the dog could be the constellation of the Great Major. Other lines and drawings like spirals, demons, animals with four and five fingers and so on probably had ritual meaning.
Program: Nazca Lines by plane
Subject to the weather condition, from 08:30am at any time. Departure from the International Airport of Lima “Jorge Chavez” on direct flight to Ica.
Transfer to aerodrome of Ica, to take flight over NAZCA Lines
Change to a CESSNA plane, for a comfortable view  of the interesting lines.
One hour over flight from Ica to the Nazca Lines
Leaving room with Video Information. (A specialized guide will give information about Nazca Lines)
An exhibition of air photographs and of ceramics
Visits to the Regional Museum of Ica and to the lake of Wacachina.
Lunch at the Hotel Las Dunas
Between  5:00 to 6:00PM, return flight to Lima
Flights, subject to the weather condition.
Paracas - Reserva
Sea wolves, pelicans, and old Peruvians sleeping under hot sand of the desert, they join in the National Reserve of Paracas, which was founded on 1975. The Reserve has 335 thousand hectares on land and 217,594 hectares on sea. Who visit this wonderful place located between the province of Pisco and Ica, will be ecstasies with the flora and fauna of the place.
Program: Nazca Lines by bus
Day 1.
07:00AM departure from Lima by bus (Lima-Ica) (Bus with air-conditioning, TV and hostess) Arrive, meeting and transfer by private car Ica-Nazca On road stoppage at MIRADOR view point to admire some Nazca Lines Local over flight to the Nazca Lines Return Nazca-Ica Over night in ICA

Day 2.
Breakfast at the hotel Transfer by private car Ica-Paracas Sea tour by the Ballestas island and a view of the “Candelabro” lines. 04:00PM departure a return trip Paracas-Lima

Program included:

  • Bus ticket Lima-Ica & Paracas-Lima 01 night Hotel including breakfast Transfers in/out Private car Ica-Nazca-Ica & Ica-Paracas Local Over flight to the Nazca Lines. Tour to Ballestas Island Entrances Guide on each tour


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