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The Nazca Lines are located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru, about 400 km. (250 miles) south of Lima, on the Panamerican Highway. But you don't have to drive all the way to Nazca to see the lines. Our suggested itineraries will include ground transportation from Lima to Paracas (about half way on route to Nazca) Once you arrive in Paracas, your Nazca Lines adventure begins. The local airport is not far from the Paracas hotels area. You will board a small aircraft to start a 40 minutes flight towards Nazca, next your pilot/guide will fly in eights and circles for about 30 minutes to point out the location of the Nazca lines underneath you. There are hundreds of figures, among the most complex and stylized ones are the hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fishes, sharks, orcas, llamas, lizards, jaguars and humans. The largest figures are over 200 meters (660 ft.) After the overfly tour, you will immediately fly back (40 minutes) to the Pisco/Paracas local airport and then continue to your hotel. If you are wondering why should you go from Lima to Paracas by ground transportation when there is a local airport you could fly to, note that although plans are on the works, no regular commercial flights land at the Pisco/Paracas airport yet. Resort style seaside hotels, Paracas National Reserve (arid lands plants, marine life, mammals and birds), Ballestas Islands (birds, sea lions, penguins and seals), Candelabro Lines, Sand Buggy rides, sand boarding or a pre-Inca adobe complex are the attractions and activities you can chose to enjoy the next day around Paracas. After your selected number of nights (most visitors stay for one or two) you may continue to your next destination, either go northbound back to Lima to connect with trips to other parts of Peru, or head south on the Panamerican Highway towards Arequipa and the Colca Canyon.
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Peru Destinations:
Nazca Lines - Paracas  
Lima City  
Colca Canyon  
Suggested Itineraries:
Nazca and Machu Picchu Express
Southern Circuit by Bus 17 nights from $3,543 *
Nazca Lines - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cuzco 10 nights from $3,320 *
Enigmatic Peru, From Nazca Lines to Machu Picchu 7 nights from $1,874 *
Nazca Lines - Colca Canyon - Machu Picchu
Nazca Lines - Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca 12 nights from $2,147 *
Southern Circuit by Bus + Tambopata Amazon 19 nights from $3,806 *
History - Myths - Legends Nazca - MachuPicchu - Lake Titicaca 9 nights from $2,097 *
Peru in Depth 16 nights from $3,901 *
Nazca Lines - Arequipa - Cuzco
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