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TOURS ICA: PARACAS – ICA – NAZCA 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

 

 

We will visit: The Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve, lookout of Flamingos, Beach Lagunillas, City Tour Ica, Flight over the Nazca lines and finally Cemetery "Chauchilla".

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 01: PARACAS / NATIONAL RESERVE

 

We will welcome and transfer to your hotel.

Starting the tour at 10.30 am

We'll visit Paracas National Reserve (Excursion to land area).

The Paracas Reserve is the oldest marine reserve in Peru and is of great importance because of the number of marine species it houses, including mammals, birds and fish, and migratory birds. First visit to the Museum Julio C. Tello (there learn about the Paracas Culture) and The Interpretation Centre INRENA (fossils), "Fossil Trail" Hike "lookout of Flamingos" or "Parihuanas" Cathedral: rock formations, then we'll  to Playa Lagunillas for lunch and enjoy a refreshing swim (optional).

We returned at 16.00 to Paracas.

Overnight in Paracas.

Foods: Not included.

Places visited: The Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve.

Overnight in Paracas.

 

DAY 02: BALLESTAS ISLANDS / ICA CITY TOUR

 

We started the 08.00 AM Tour to Ballestas Islands (maritime tour).

We will visit the Paracas Bay (here disembarkation General Don Jose de San Martin), Punta Colorado, The Chandelier (geoglyphs similar to the Nazca Lines), Ballestas Islands has natural rock formations that contain many marine life, home to many colonies of sea birds, Piquero, Pelicano Cormorant, Tendrils, gulls, Humboldt penguins, sea lions, dolphins. Sea lions are very friendly and are close to the boats and swim around them.

At 10.00 hours we'll return to Paracas, and go to Ica.

In Ica will begin visiting the Regional Museum, we'll see garments, ceramics, mummies, then, we headed to the Cellars wine and pisco tasting (wine and pisco).

Finally we visit the Huacachina Lagoon, this oasis in the dunes, we'll in buggy and sandboarding.

6:15 PM we'll go to Nazca by bus.

08.15 PM Arrival in Nazca and transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Nazca.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Places to visit: The Ballestas Islands tour in the city of Ica.

Overnight in Nazca.

 

DAY 03: FLIGHT OF THE NASCA LINES / CEMETERY CHAUCHILLA / "NAZCA"

 

Early we will go from the hotel to the aerodrome for the Overflight Nazca Lines (35 minutes): take a plane to appreciate the full extent of the Nazca lines which remain incognita to the world, their origin and purpose. These mysterious lines extend in a radius of 50 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide, all in one of the driest and desert soils of the world, which hides layers of yellowish brown and white colors.

These lines of Nazca were the passion of German mathematician Maria Reiche for over half a century, after which I say that it was a giant calendar, and considers the movements of sun, moon and constellations. The Nazca lines represent animals like monkey, hummingbird, spider, condor, dog, lizard, whale and figures as the astronaut, the tree, hands, etc.

Then visit the pre Inca cemetery Chauchilla.

The archaeological site of Chauchilla is in a desert area about 28 kilometers from the city of Nazca. For many years the cemetery was looted by treasure hunters, who destroyed the graves and stole valuables (ceramics, textiles, gold, silver, etc.), leaving the bodies of mummies around the desert surface, as seen today day.

After exploring Chauchilla, visit the handicraft center of gold and ceramics.

Finally we will go to agency bus.

Meals: Breakfast.

Places visited: Nazca Lines, Chauchilla Cemetery.