Wings Over Peru: Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands Pre-Extension

Year Double Occupancy Single Occupancy Sole Traveler
(only one on extension)
2016 $1,198 $1,498 $1,898
2017 $1,298 $1,648 $2,048


Make the most of your travel to South America by combining the Amazon tour with our pre-tour extension to Peru's Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines are among the most astonishing early human creations — a series of large geometric shapes and depictions of animals, humans and plants carved out of the desert by a civilization that lived here between 200 BC and 600 AD. Their purpose has been the subject of intensive scientific investigation as well as all kinds of speculation. Since the Nazca Lines are best seen from the air, aboard this Wings Over Peru journey, you soar above the lines on a flightseeing excursion. We’ll also go by boat to the Ballestas Islands to see an incredible spectacle, with tens of thousands of roosting seabirds and colonies of sea lions patrolling the beaches. This extension adds two days to the length of your journey.

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Day 1 • Wednesday

Arrive Lima

Our expedition begins with our flight to Lima. On arrival, we meet our guide and transfer to our hotel for the night. (Meals Aloft)

Day 2 • Thursday

Lima / Paracas / Nazca / Paracas

We depart Lima early this morning and drive south to the town of Paracas, where we board a small plane for our flight over the Nazca Lines. Among the many figures we see are the “hummingbird,” “monkey” and “dog,” along with some of the many lines that run through the desert. Returning to Paracas, we enjoy an afternoon at leisure and overnight at La Hacienda Bahia de Paracas. While here you can relax seaside or treat yourself to a massage at the spa. (B,L,D)

Day 3 • Friday

Ballestas / Lima

This morning we take a boat ride to the Ballestas Islands to see its thousands of seabirds: Humboldt penguins, Inca terns, two kinds of boobies and three kinds of cormorants. More than 200 species have been recorded here. Noisy sea lions also inhabit the beaches and waters. We continue on for more wildlife viewing, including Chilean flamingos. After our boat ride, we return to Lima. We have the evening to relax at our hotel. The rest of our group arrives this evening. (B)

Read more about our Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands Extension and Amazon River cruises on the IE Travel Blog.

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