Get off the beaten path with this unique itinerary through Peru. Take an aerial tour of the famous Nazca Lines. Visit the Ballestas Islands to see endangered birds, marine mammals, and charismatic Humboldt penguins. And dive into the history, culture, and food scene of vibrant Lima, where you'll tour eclectic Miraflores, the Larco Museum of pre-Columbian art, the historic central plaza, and more.
The tour begins early in the morning with a scenic four-hour drive south along the coast from Lima to the seaside town of Paracas. Here the excursion takes to the skies for an aerial viewing of the Nazca Lines from a Cessna airplane. These massive images, the longest of which are 1,200 feet (370 meters), are comprised of thousands of geometric lines. Due to the stable climate of the Nazca desert, the geoglyphs, which were created by removing the top layer of soil to reveal the light-colored clay underneath, are remarkably well preserved. After the flight is a trip to Huacachina, the very definition of a "desert oasis," for a sandboarding adventure on the surrounding desert dunes.
Tours that Include Nazca Lines & Huacachina Adventure
From the Nazca Lines to Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu, this 14-day itinerary takes you to Peru's major highlights. Fly over the Nazca Lines - some of the world's most impressive geoglyphs, then spend some time exploring the metropolitan city of Lima before heading out to explore the colonial city of Arequipa. Next, explore Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons, then head out to Lake Titicaca - a place rich with history, culture, and natural beauty. Finally, head to the Inca capital of Cusco and explore colorful textile markets and small towns of the Sacred Valley, and hike the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
This 10-day tour combines Peru's highlights for an active and fun getaway. Explore Lima and stroll around its bohemian sea-side neighborhoods. Go shopping for fresh produce at a local mercado before heading to a cooking class to get an authentic taste of Peru. View some of the world's most impressive geoglyphs then try your hand at sandboarding on the nearby dunes. Next, head south to Cusco. Explore the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu, colorful textile markets, and bustling plazas of southern Peru. Embark on an exciting via ferrata and zip-lining adventure and hike to the peak of Huayna Picchu mountain for some stunning views. Finally, travel to Lake Titicaca to experience the beauty and culture of its islands.
From the Nazca Lines to the Ballestas Islands, Amazon, and Machu Picchu, this 13-day itinerary takes you to Peru's major highlights. Fly over the Nazca Lines - some of the world's most impressive geoglyphs, then spend some time exploring the wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands and metropolitan city of Lima. Next, journey into the Amazon to spot Amazonian wildlife like macaws, cayman, and tapir from the comfort of an eco-lodge. Finally, head to the Inca capital of Cusco and explore colorful textile markets and small towns of the Sacred Valley, and hike the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.