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The Nasca and Palpa lines are one of the most important legacies of Peruvian pre-Inca cultures located between the valleys of Nazca and Palpa. In this vast desert enormous figures are placed in perfect harmony as geometric lines and figures of animals, plants, humans and gods. There are many scientists, researchers, who have raised a number theories interpreting the set of lines as an astronomical calendar or a place of water worship built by the Paracas and Nasca (600 BC – 750 AD).
This tour is best timed beginning at 8:30 am. We drive close to the city of Palpa, where ancient figures drawn on the hillsides appear as the Paracas family. Our guide will explain the existing hypothesis, theories about these figures.
After this visit we go to Maria Reiche Museum where this German researcher lived for over 50 years dedicating studies for the Nasca lines. After this visit we will stop at the Nasca viewpoint observing two figures; the toad (frog, also known as hand) and the tree. Our guide explained the meaning behind these figures, returning to the city we stop to enter the pampas and arrive at a small mountain. From there we can see many lines, know the lines of summer solstice and winter solstice. We wonder at them from much closer and calculate the dimensions and depth of them. End of service and return to their hotels.
- 1. Palpa viewpoint
- 2. María Reiche Museum
- 3. Nasca viewpoint
- 4. Natural Observatory
What is included in the Tour?
- Pick up and transfer
- Bilingual guide service
What is not included in the tour?
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Extras and tips
- If you want to make this tour is important to follow these recommendations
- Wear light clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring camera.
- To make a reservation is important to send all personal information and payment required for this service, then our reservation department will send a receipt or an electronic receipt, which you should print and present to start the tour.
Note: For this excursion you need at least two people. All prices are in dollars and are per person, any questions send an e-mail or please consult our prices here.