Fly over the enigmatic Nasca lines and recent discoveries of Palpa with our Nasca
Lines Tours. Learn the best kept secrets about Pisco and wine elaboration process,
sand board the giant dunes of Huacachina desert, discover Paracas National Reserve
a protected natural area that preserves unique species of flora and fauna. Sail with Humboldt penguins, sea wolves and flamingos on your boat trip to the Ballestas Islands.
This morning, we have an early departure in our private car along the Pan-American Highway heading to the valley of Ica located and surrounded by the endless sand dunes of the Ica desert. Ica is well know for it warm and dry climate which is perfect for growing vines, so when approaching Ica, we`ll make a short stop for a guided tour through an historical winerie where wine and our famous Pisco liquor are made. On this visit, we will be able to taste the different products. Then we leave for the natural lagoon of Huacachina, known as the Oasis of America. From this beautiful landscape we go into the desert aboard a powerful tubular vehicle feeling all the speed and adrenaline. We practice sandboarding and test our skills in this sand sport. After observing the sunset from the vastness of the desert we go back to Huacachina and relax in our charming hotel.
Meals: snacks for breakfast
Accommodation: Comfortable hotel in Huacachina
Early wakeup call and 1 hour drive to Paracas. Once here, we have a short drive to the peaceful private dock of Libertador Hotel from where we board our motor boat heading towards the Ballestas Islands also known as the little Galapagos. On route our boat stops to observe the hieroglyphic known as "The Chandelier" located on a steep hillside in the Paracas Peninsula. This enigmatic figure that can only be seen from the sea, holds many mysteries about its origin and function. Later in the Ballestas Islands we will see a great variety of marine animals in their natural habitat like a huge colony of sea wolves, Humboldt penguins and a variety of seabirds. We go through caves and rock formations that have been carved by the sea, wind and weather over time. Back on the mainland we drive to Pisco airfield and board a modern Cessna Caravan aircraft to fly over the enigmatic Nasca Lines and the new discoveries of Palpa Lines. During the flight we observe the mysterious figures of animals, human beings and geometric forms perfectly crafted in the desert. Then we drive to Paracas National Reserve which is one of the most important marine reserves in the world. We first visit the park visitor center and then walk on a trail to see the flamingos. Afterwards, we drive on a dirt road to some cliff top lookouts where we can admire the immensity of the Ocean and beautiful beaches. We have lunch in the tiny fishing village of "Lagunillas" and then we return to Lima.