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The Nasca Lines

Investigators have been studying the lines for almost a century but have not yet found the purpose why the ancient Nasca people traced them on the desert ground. Some think that they ares the largest astronomy book in the world and others believe that it is a map of places were rituals were performed to obtain water and fertility of crops, and yet there are others who see them as a landing field for alien spaceships.

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There are various companies that provide the Nasca Lines overflight service; some depart from the Pisco airport near Paracas, others from Las Dunas aerodrome in Ica but most operate from the Nasca aerodrome.

Overflying the lines allows you the best view of the well-known geoglyphs including the hummingbird, the astronaut, the spider, the dog, the whale, the monkey, the whale tree, and others.


Aircraft capacity ranges from four to twelve passengers plus the crew of two (pilot and co-pilot) that also act as guides when showing the geoglyphs. Headphones are provided for better listening to the pilot’s instructions and descriptions in English.


Although the planes do not perform acrobatics, the rapid turns make might make you dizzy thus it is advisable not to eat or to eat lightly right before the flight.


Observation Tower

It Is recommended for those with flying issues or that suffer of motion sickness to consider choosing this option. The observation tower is 42 feet tall with easy to climb stairs. 

Although you will only have the chance to see two geoglyphs (the hand and the tree), you will be closer to the ground and surrounded by desert plains that span more than 75,000 hectares in one of the driest places on Earth.

The accompanying guide will tell you about the several theories that scientists have about why the ancient Nasca people created these geoglyphs twenty centuries ago.

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