Some 300 ancient geoglyphs, which date between 400 and 650 AD, depict various figures, with five being the most prominent; the hummingbird, the monkey, the hands and the astronaut. A UNESCO World Heritage Site described as “the most outstanding group of geoglyphs anywhere in the world”, the Nazca Lines cover a staggering 1 000 square kilometres.
Created by the Nazca people, no one truly knows why the geoglyphs were made – some believe they are related to astronomy or that they were a way for the tribe to connect with their gods in the sky. The best way to view and appreciate the sheer scale of the Nazca Lines are from above on a scenic flight.
- View the mysterious Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some 300 ancient geoglyphs are etched into the dry landscapes of Nazca.
- Enjoy a scenic flight over Nazca Lines – the best way to view and photograph these mysterious landmarks.
- Visit the home of Maria Reiche, a long-term researcher of the Nazca Lines. Upon her death, her house was turned into a small museum.
- Discover the nearby geoglyphs of the Palpa Lines.
- Explore the ruins of Cahuachi, regarded as “one of the most important known Nazca centres”. The site features ancient pyramids and a graveyard.
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