Marvel at the amazing Nazca lines, huge figures which are preserved in the high, arid plateau of the Nazca Desert. Geometric shapes include birds, fish, llama and monkeys and are ancient spectacle not to be missed. Take a boat journey to Ballestas Islands to explore sea lion colonies and spot thousands of birds in the wildlife sanctuary.

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The spectacular Nazca Lines

The wildlife of the Ballestas Islands

Arid desert scenery

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Day by day Itinerary of

Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands

Day 1

Lima - Nazca

Journey south along the Pan American Highway aboard a coach through arid desert scenery and lush coast oasis to Pisco. This afternoon take a flight over the mysterious Nazca lines. Covering an area of nearly 1,000 square kilometres, there are about 300 different figures, including animals and plants. (L)(D)

Day 2

Nazca - Paracas - Lima

Travel north to Paracas for an excursion by boat to the Ballestas Islands wildlife sanctuary, with its sea lion colonies and thousands of birds. In the afternoon return to the bus station for the journey back to Lima. (B)

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