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Paracas Ica Nazca

Enigmas, Oasis and deserts

To the south of Lima we find a place rich in culture, cradles of important civilizations that were developed in a warm desert, even it may seem a lie, the nature and men obtained an invaluable patrimony. Ica is a land of vineyards, in the middle of enormous dunes, vast deserts and colorful oasis like the Huacachina. Paracas, cradle of the most enigmatic cultures of our history, with a magnificent collection of fascinating textiles, in which coast thanks to this fantastic nature, includes the Natural Reserve of Paracas and Ballestas Island, one of the most important marine reserves of the Pacific, with an abundant fauna, where you will see marine lions, seals, dolphins and a variety of gulls, cormorants and variety of sea birds, penguins, etc. Going to the South we find Nazca and the culture of the same name, its enigmatic lines and biomorphs figures perfectly made which have remained during centuries preserving its enchantment and mystery.

To the south of Lima we find a place rich in culture, cradles of important civilizations that were developed in a warm desert, even it may seem a lie, the nature and men obtained an invaluable patrimony. Ica is a land of vineyards, in the middle of enormous dunes, vast deserts and colorful oasis like the Huacachina. Paracas, cradle of the most enigmatic cultures of our history, with a magnificent collection of fascinating textiles, in which coast thanks to this fantastic nature, includes the Natural Reserve of Paracas and Ballestas Island, one of the most important marine reserves of the Pacific, with an abundant fauna, where you will see marine lions, seals, dolphins and a variety of gulls, cormorants and variety of sea birds, penguins, etc. Going to the South we find Nazca and the culture of the same name, its enigmatic lines and biomorphs figures perfectly made which have remained during centuries preserving its enchantment and mystery.

Considered like Patrimony of the Humanity. They are in fact an assembly of geogliphs(out lines and figures) that extends through the desert surface and that in spite of the years they still remain unalterable.... an enigma of the world. There are many theories, explanations and unsolved mysteries: how, who made them? Why can be seen at a certain height and not at the ground level? . It has not been possible to give a complete convincing explanation to these questions.
To arrive and see these wonders, the common access is by bus, there are regular buses, luxurious and conventional service. There are daily departures to Paracas, Ica and Nazca. Private service is the most recommended to know the different towns in the area.
By air: There are direct flights in small planes from Lima. (4 passengers minimum, See LIM-015)
Programs and Services


PROGRAM BASE I
2 days – 1 night

1st Day: Reception and transfer to the hotel (In Ica). In the afternoon, visit to the Regional Museum of Ica (a valuable sample of the different civilizations developed in the south coast of Peru). Then we will enjoy the Huacachina Oasis, the handmade wine. We could see how they prepare the Pisco (National drink), we will also go sightseeing in the city. Optional: We could fly over Nazca lines setting off from. (See Ica - 00). Lodging.

2nd Day: Departure from Ica arriving at Paracas Bay, boat trip around Ballestas Islands where we will admire a variety of marine fauna, sea lions, penguins, and thousands of guano birds. Then we will visit Paracas National Reserve: the Regional Museum of Paracas (it exhibits a beautiful sample of ceramic pieces, textiles and mommies), we will see a beautiful rocky landscape, the Cathedral, Punta Arquillo, Bay-window of sea lions. Return to Ica. In the afternoon return to Lima.

This program includes:
• Transfers In / Out in Ica
• 01 Night at the selected hotel.
• 01 Breakfast
• City Tour in Ica
• Exc. Full Day Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Island
• Guide and personalized assistance
This program does not include:
• Entrances to the tourist places
• Feeding except breakfasts.
• What is not mentioned above


PROGRAM BASE II: IN PRIVATE SERVICE FROM LIMA
2 days – 1 night

1st Day: Departure from Lima to the South, visiting Pachamac ruins and the coast nearby towns. Arrive in Ica, accommodation at the hotel, City Tour. Lodging.
Optional: Fly Over Nazca Lines from Ica (See Ica – 005). Lodging.

2nd Day: Departure for Paracas National Reserve and excursion to Ballestas Island. In the afternoon return to Lima.

The program includes:
• Private bus Lima/Ica - Ica/Paracas/Lima
• 01 Night at the selected hotel.
• 01 Breakfast.
• City Tour in Ica
• Excursion Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Island
• Guided, personalized assistance
This program does not include:
• Entrances to the tourist places
• Feeding except breakfasts.
• What is not mentioned above.


PROGRAM BASE III
3 days - 2 nights

1st Day: Reception and transfer to the hotel (In Ica). In the afternoon city tour (See SUR-001, first day). Lodging.
2nd Day: Before arriving to Nazca, we will visit Maria Reiche Museum and her tomb, Nazca Lines bay-window, Paredones (Inca administrative center), Pre Inca Cantalloc Aqueduct, artisan center and Chauchilla Cemetery. Optional: Flight over Nazca Lines (See SUR-006). Return to Ica. Lodging.
3rd Day: Departure for Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Island, See SUR-001, second day. Transfer to the bus station.

This program includes:
• Transfers In / Out in Ica
• 02 Nights at the selected hotel.
• 02 Breakfasts.
• Ica and Nazca City Tours
• Excursion to Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Islands.
• Guided and personalized assistance
This program does not include:
• Entrance to the tourist places
• Feeding except the breakfasts.
• What is not mentioned above.

PROGRAM BASE IV: PRIVATE BUS FROM LIMA
3 days - 2 nights

1st Day: Departure from Lima to the South, visiting Pachacamac. Arrive in Ica, accommodation in the hotel. City tour. Lodging.
2nd Day: Excursion to Nazca (See SUR-003 – second day)
3rd Day: Departure to the Paracas National Reserve and excursion to Ballestas Islands. Return to Lima in a private bus.

This program Includes:
• Private Bus Lima/Ica - Ica/Nazca/Ica /Paracas/Lima
• 02 Nights at the selected hotel
• 02 Breakfasts.
• Ica and Nazca City Tours
• Excursion to Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Islands
• Personalized assistance guide
This program does not include:
• Entrance to the tourist places
• Feeding except breakfasts.
• What is not mentioned above