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FLIGHTS OVER THE NAZCA LINES FROM ICA $362 USD Per Person

Cessna Grand Caravan Aircraft Flight On Mysterious And Enegmatic Lines - Half Day Tour

The Nazca Lines were etched on the Pampas sands by the Nazca people. It's estimated that they were begun around 400 BC and continued to be made for perhaps another thousand years. Since they were first spotted from the air 70 year ago, their meaning function and origin have tormented scientists around the world.

Spread across an incredible 500sqkm of arid, rock-strew plain Pampa San Jose about 28km north of Nazca. The Nazca lines remain one of the world's great archaeological mysteries. Consisting of over 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and concentrated in a relatively small area, some 70 spectacular animal and plant drawings, the lines are almost imperceptible at ground level.

The Nazca lines were made by the simple process of removing the dark sun-baked stones from the surface of the desert and pilling them up on either side of the lines.
Endless questions remain. Who constructed the lines and why? And who did they know what they were doing when the lines can only be properly appreciated from the air?
Dr. Paul Kosok, a North American scientist, gave us the first explanation in 1941, when he observed line pointing towards the place where the sun would have risen on the midwinter solstice in ancient Nazca times. So impressive was he, that he described the Nazca Pampa as “the biggest astronomy book in the world”.

By the 1950s Maria Reiche, inspired by Paul Kosok, was mapping the area and discovered giant animals too vast to be appreciated from the ground.
Her many years of research led her to the conclusion that the lines were a huge astronomical calendar. She also used her mathematical knowledge to determine how the many drawings and symbols could have been created with such precise symmetry.
Competing theories as to the function of the Nazca lines are rather far-fetched. Erick Von Daniken, in his book chariots of the gods,posited that the pampas was an extraterrestrial landing strip.

About the only thing that is certain is that when the Nazca set about turning their sprawling desert homeland into an elaborate art canvas, they also began a debate that will keep archaeologist busy for many decades.

PERU ADVENTURE TOURS offer you this perfect half day tour beginning and ending in Ica.

TOUR ITINERARY OF NASCA LINES FROM ICA

This tour begins with pick up from your hotel in Ica/Paracas or Pisco. If you arrive by bus from Lima/Cusco/Arequipa you just need to tell us the arriving time, witch Bus Company and from where you are coming and we will be ready to arrange the transfer of from Ica to the private aerodrome of Las Dunas. The aerodrome is located 20 minutes away from Ica (Northwest).
In the aerodrome we will aboard the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft 208 for 12 passengers and then you will fly over the natural Oasis La Huacachina, coastal sand dunes on next of Ica valley, the valley of Ocucaje, the valley of Rio Grande, Palpa and Ingenio, the ceremonial center of Cahuachi and finally you will see the enigmatic and mysterious through the aircraft window.
The flight takes one hour and 20 minutes to see the mysterious and enigmatic figures and lines of the Nasca and Palpa civilization.
After the flight and at mentioned time transfer to the hotel or bus station and ends of service.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS recommend you to make the reservation for the seats in the aircraft as far in advance as soon possible.
Spider Figure - Nazca Plateau

NAZCA LINES TOUR FROM ICA INCLUDES

  1. Private transfer from hotel/bus station - aerodrome - bus station/hotel
  2. Local assistant
  3. Overflight Nazca Lines from Ica (1 hour and 20 minutes - Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft)
  4. Airport tax in Ica aerodrome
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2014
DATE TOUR COST
Any day

FLIGHTS OVER THE NAZCA LINES FROM ICA $362 USD Per Person

Cessna Grand Caravan Aircraft Flight On Mysterious And Enegmatic Lines - Half Day Tour
Backpacker Service (Shared Aircraft)
1 to more participants $362 USD each one

Private Service (Private van/guide)
Not Applicable
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private service and any time/day according request
Group size: 12 participants per each aircraft
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Alcoholic drinks or bottled water
  2. Hotel in Ica
  3. Not mentioned meals
  4. Not mentioned tours
  5. Internal flight tickets from Lima - Ica - Lima
  6. International flight tickets from to Lima
  7. International airport tax $28.24 USD
  8. Extra nights in hotels
  9. Travel insurance
  10. Personal medicines
  11. Tip for guide and camp staff
  12. Phone calls, radio calls or messages
  13. Reconfirmation of flights
  14. Items of personal nature

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Summer clothes
  2. One complete change of clothing
  3. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  4. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  5. Insect repellent
  6. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  7. Good sunglasses
  8. Personal first aid kit
  9. Extra money to buy some handycraft (soles)
For more information about the tour or you request a new date to departure for this tour, please contact us....
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