Paracas, Ica & Nazca

From Lima to Lima
  • Peru
  • Custom
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

Discover the rich Peruvian coast and desert dunes abundant in archaeological treasures. Visit the Ballestas Islands colloquially known as the "Poor Man's Galapagos," Huacachina know as "the oasis of the Americas" and take a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines.

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The Nazca Lines are some of the most mysterious finds of ancient Peru located in an arid coastal area just 400km south of Lima

See incredible wildlife such as marine birds, sea lions and penguins

Learn pisco and wine making practices

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Lima

On arrival in to Lima you will be met & transferred to your hotel.
Lima, the capital of Peru, sits on the country's arid Pacific coast. Founded in 1535, its colonial centre is well preserved, but today Lima is a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities.
Overnight in Lima

Day 2
Lima Paracas

Travel by bus along the Peruvian coast to Paracas,
Paracas meaning ''sand rain'' in Quechua, is a small port town and beach resort on the southern coast of Peru, a few hours south of Lima. The cliffs that fringe the beaches teem with birds, ranging from guano birds to Humboldt penguins.
Overnight in Paracas.

Day 3
Paracas. Huacachina

From the small port of Paracas we take a boat cruise around the Ballestas Islands to see the remarkable marine mammals and birdlife the islands are famous for. We also check out the incredible ancient etchings in the coastal cliffs including the mysterious three-pronged Candelabra of the Andes. This 180 metre tall geoglyph is carved into the side of the hill alongside Paracas Bay.
Later you will be transferred to Ica.
This afternoon explore Downtown Ica including the Regional Museum. Here you can see great quantity of archaeological remains as potteries, textiles, mummies, among others. All they belong to the following ancient civilizations: Paracas, Nasca, Wari, Ica - Chincha and Inca .
The tour continues with a visit to a Traditional Winery. Hear how to make Pisco and Wine and tour the factory. Includes tastings of all the variety of Wine and Pisco made with the different kinds of grapes.
Finally, The Huacachina Lagoon, also called "El Oasis de Amèrica” will be visit by us, there, you will see a beautiful lanscape that will never be forgotten by you. It is surrounded by sandunes, palms, huarango trees and beautiful houses. Return to the hotel . DURATION: 2 hours and 30 min.
*Option for Sandboarding available. Additional costs apply
Overnight in Huacachina

Day 4
Huacachina Nazca

Today travel by bus to Nazca.
Nazca is located in the Ica region of Peru, on the southern coast, one of the most arid regions in the world. The name is derived from the Nazca culture that flourished in the area between 100 and 800 AD and was responsible for the Nazca Lines, the ceremonial city of Cahuachi and for constructing an impressive system of underground aqueducts (Puquios) that still function to this day.
Afternoon at leisure. *Optional tour to visit the Chauchilla Cemetery (additional costs apply)
Overnight in Nazca

Day 5
Nazca Lima

This morning, enjoy a 30 minute flight to view the famous Nazca Lines - a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert, naturally preserved due to their isolation and the dry, windless and stable climate of the plateau. The designs include a monkey, spider, condor, hummingbird, hands and a tree. A flight over the Nazca Lines is the best way to view these intriguing geoglyphs.
Return to Lima by bus

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 4 nights accommodation in standard hotel
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers on either a shared or private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 7 International flights are NOT included. However can be added. Please ask for more details.
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5 days

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$1,035 USD

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