This extraordinary private guided luxury journey takes you from cosmopolitan Lima to the mystifying home of the ancient Nasca Lines. Set amid the desolate plain of San José, see these puzzling pictorial tributes to highland and jungle fauna from the air, and learn about the myths and theories of how they came to be. Then, fly to the nearby figured-scraped hills to view the Palpa Lines. Believed to predate Nasca, these geoglyphs depict ancient animals, humans and deities. Before returning to Lima, enjoy a cruise of the Ballestas Islands off the coast of Paracas to view the plethora of penguins, seals and seabirds.

Tour Details


Starts any day. January to December

3 days from $1795.00

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Day 1

Lima & Paracas, Perú

This morning depart Lima with your private driver and English-speaking guide for a scenic three hour drive south. Travel along the Pacific Coast to Paracas, stopping for lunch en route.

Arrive in the village of Paracas in the early afternoon. Your resort accommodation is set like a jewel on Paracas Bay, with distinguished architecture and a design that seamlessly harmonizes with the dazzling surroundings. Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the area and relaxing at your hotel. There are two swimming pools, a spa and a host of on-motorized nautical activities available. ​(L)

Day 2

The Nasca & Palpa Lines

This morning, transfer to the Pisco airport and board a Cessna Grand Caravan sightseeing aircraft for a flight over the desolate plain of San Jose. Your destination is one of the world's greatest mysteries, the Nazca Lines.

These ‘lines’ are actually puzzling pictorial tributes to highland and jungle fauna. They depict coastal, highland and jungle fauna (whale, hummingbird, monkey, and spider) as well as geometric figures (lines, trapeze, and triangle). Viewing these 2,000 year-old drawings from the air, gives you a wonderful, full perspective of their designs.

The Nazca culture flourished between 50 B.C. and 600 A.D., studies suggesting their society suffered an environmental collapse derived from huarango deforestation. Your guide will relate the myths and theories of how these designs came to be, though no one knows the undisputed truth.

Next, weather and air-traffic permitting, your flight continues to the figured-scrapped hills of Palpa, near the Nazca Valley. The Palpa Lines are believed to predate those of Nazca, picturing animals and human figures and a prominent deity.

The remained of the day is at your leisure. ​(B)

Day 3

The Ballestas Islands, Lima & Depart

After breakfast this morning, walk to the pier of your hotel, and board the launch for a cruise to the Ballestas Island. Located approximately 45 minutes of the coast of Paracas, the small Ballestas Islands attract an impressive quantity of marine animals. See "El Candelabro" migratory birds, as well as Humboldt penguins, pelicans, sea lions and other species in their natural habitat. Enjoy great views and photo opportunities as they swim and jump close to your boat.

After the cruise, you are transferred back north to the Lima airport for your flight home or onwards to your next destination. ​(B)


Paracas Luxury Collection Libertador, Paracas

Hotel Paracas is designed to immerse you in the unique culture of Peru’s central coast, and it is ideally situated to do so at every turn. The Luxury Collection Concierge, available 24/7, is on hand to arrange an array of adventures, all a stone’s throw from your spacious and airy chamber.  The hotel itself begs to be explored, offering two outdoor swimming pools—one specifically designated for families. Children also enjoy our Explorer’s Club, a special program designed for young explorers that’s available daily.