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From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis, & Dune Buggy Tour

1. From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis, & Dune Buggy Tour

Join this trip from Lima and fly over the Nazca Lines, a collection of giant geoglyphs etched into desert sands attributed to the pre-Inca civilization. See the Huacachina Oasis and add explore the large dunes of Ica on a buggy. Relax in the lap of nature surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Enjoy your day in the desert, taking a dune buggy tour. Soak in the spectacular landscape formed by a lagoon of emerald green waters and large dunes. Then, head to Nazca city to fly around the famous and enigmatic Nazca Lines, an important archaeological site in Peru. The mysterious geoglyphs at the UNESCO World Heritage Site range from geometric shapes and swirls to a hummingbird and monkey.

From Huacachina: Scenic Flight over the Nazca Lines

2. From Huacachina: Scenic Flight over the Nazca Lines

This trip starts in Huacachina at 9:30 am and all participants are picked up from their accommodations. You travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for 2 hours in direction to Nazca airport. During the way you will see the beautiful desert and the sea. Once at the airport you will jump into the plane. The flight takes 35 minutes and you will be able to watch the beautiful Nazca Lines which have animals shape and make everyone wonder how human could do such an amazing job. After the flight is over, you will go to "Palpa" viewpoint to watch some other lines. When the tour ends you can decide to stay in Nazca to continue your trip to the south of Peru or come back to Huacachina to keep enjoying the oasis and the dunes.

From Lima: Nazca Lines and Ica Desert Day Trip with Lunch

3. From Lima: Nazca Lines and Ica Desert Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your journey of the Ica Desert with a bright and early hotel pickup, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Nazca, whereupon you'll stop at Kilometer 50 of the South Pan-American Highway to enjoy a breakfast consisting of juices or hot drinks, accompanied by artisan breads from the area. Next, head to the airfield in Nazca, where you'll pass through security before boarding a small plane to view the famous Nazca Lines from up above. Sit back and relax on your 45-minute flight, as you view the incredible collection of giant geoglyphs — designs or motifs etched into the ground — that were created by the ancient Nazca culture. Tuck into a delicious traditional lunch upon landing before heading to your final stop, the Huacachina Oasis. This natural lagoon is surrounded by palm trees and desert dunes, from where you can watch the sun setting over the sand. Pump up your adrenaline and hop into sand buggies, and sandboard down the perfect dunes before returning to Lima late in the evening.

From Ica: Nazca Lines Overhead Flight Tour

4. From Ica: Nazca Lines Overhead Flight Tour

Pick up at 10:30 from your hotel in Ica and Huacachina town to drive towards Ica Airport. Meet your representative and go to the check-in zone to wait for your flight. Get briefed on the nature of your tour and on safety instructions. The flight lasts exactly 70 minutes including the travel time to Nazca Desert and you will see 12 of the most representative figures drawn on the stony surface of the Nazca desert. Look out for representations of animals and plants, distributed in a labyrinth of lines, trapezes, and triangles which have been preserved for almost 2,000 years. The Nazca Lines are some of the most incredible remains from an ancient culture. These designs, some as long as 500 meters, can be truly appreciated from the sky at an altitude of 1,500 feet. After your experience, fly back to the aerodrome and head back to your hotel or to a bus station.

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What people are saying about Ica

This tour is unforgettable. Jonathan, the owner of the company, accompanied us personally. His archaeological knowledge is enormous. He fulfilled our every wish and made sure that this experience will be unforgettable for us. The history of Peru takes place many years before the time of Jesus. It is a biological phenomenon that the Nazca lines are unaffected by weather conditions. The experience in the desert was adrenaline :) and unique. I can only recommend this tour to everyone and I assure you that you will never forget it! Thank you Johnathan, we will be happy to come back and do more tours with you! Love from Sevginar & Murat

You’ll spend more hours traveling than doing activities but it’s so worth it. The sand dunes were amazing, the buggy drivers are experts, and the flight to see the Nazca lines is amazing as well. Make sure you do the flight on an empty stomach. A lot of people got dizzy on the flight so be careful. Do the sand dunes first before the flights as it can get super hot so doing it early is better.

Very punctual in the pick-up, we went to Ica and had breakfast there and then continued to Nazca where we took the overflight, which was a nice experience. Then a restaurant in Nazca which offered a variety of dishes, mainly fish and shellfish, and we finished with a buggy ride. All well structured, exhausting day.

I love the experience. Our guide Luis was the best. They were on time, he answered all of my questions about Peru. Both the driver and the tour guide were polite. I could have asked for a better experience

Superb day with an exceptional guide and driver Highly recommended!!