Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands Private Tour From Lima

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    05:30 AM
  • Return Details :
    A current valid passport is required on the day of travel. Please provide pick up place, full legal name, passport number, date of birth, and nationality. In case you have an emergency or need extr.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Leaving Lima behind, you'll depart on a full-day tour to the Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines. Visit the famous Ballestas Islands where you'll have the opportunity to observe the sea lions and birds in their natural habitat prior to continuing south to Ica. Then, board a small Cesna aircraft for a scenic air tour over the enigmatic Nazca Lines for an aerial experience of a lifetime! This full-day tour from Lima is a must-do when visiting Peru.

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Early in the morning we will be transferred to the bus station to depart to Paracas. On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to pier to embark on a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands. The “Chandelier” a giant figure marked in the sand in the style of the Nazca lines can also be seen on our way to the islands. On the islands you will be able to observe sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins and other sea birds.
At the coordinated time, we will head toward to airport of Pisco to fly over the Nazca lines, huge drawing that can only be seen from the sky and which represent several insects and animals like a monkey, hummingbird, condor or a spider. The origins are unknown, while many think it is a big astronomic calendar. Lunch at local restaurant. At the arranged time, departure bus to Lima and hotel transfer.

Itinerary:


Early in the morning we will be transferred to the bus station to depart to Paracas. On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to pier to embark on a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands. The “Chandelier” a giant figure marked in the sand in the style of the Nazca lines can also be seen on our way to the islands. On the islands you will be able to observe sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins and other sea birds.
At the coordinated time, we will head toward to airport of Pisco to fly over the Nazca lines, huge drawing that can only be seen from the sky and which represent several insects and animals like a monkey, hummingbird, condor or a spider. The origins are unknown, while many think it is a big astronomic calendar. Lunch at local restaurant. At the arranged time, departure bus to Lima and hotel transfer.

Inclusions

  • Expert local guide
  • Flight over the Nasca lines by Aerodiana from Pisco airport
  • Speed boat to Ballestas Islands
  • Private transportation Lima/Paracas/Ica/Lima
  • Lunch

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Pisco airport tax TUUA (USD 5.00 per person aprox)
  • Fee for Nasca Lines overflight (USD 15.00 per person aprox)
  • Soda/Pop

Additional Info

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Please note: we strongly advise departure flights not to be booked for the same date as the tour

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Overflight is not recomendable for children less than 8 years old.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    Excelente manera de pasar un día entero. A1. Muy buen servicio!! Lo recomiendo, para gente joven y no tan joven.

  • 08-Dec-2019

    Only 2 things to warn about on this one. #1 It is an extremely early start but the bus is awesome and easy to sleep in. #2 Although I specifically requested at booking, that I did not want to be seated under the wing, I was seated there anyways. Metal wing support obstructs 20% of your view and you can't get good pictures. Guide was great, and the Ballestas Islands were amazing. Boat staff were very professional. Nazca Lines were amazing, but the obstructed view hurt the experience. This flight is not for the faint of heart or weak stomached. Many passengers on our flight were getting sick and fainting. Ironically not enjoying their perfect views.

  • 01-Dec-2019

    This is a unique experience, it isn't a set tour per say. But in some ways better, you get more of a local vibe while travelling. The only drawback is if something goes wronged it can mess up the whole day. But seeing the island with the sea lions and 10s of thousands of birds was just awesome, we even had a pod of dolphins show up too. The Nazca lines was AWESOME, just do the flight. The tour company that sets up the day is with you during the day, but only as a guide to get you to the activities, and help navigate the transportation. All in all it was a Fantastic Experience, but a long day!

  • 09-Oct-2019

    First I got picked up at my hotel in Miraflores. Then a four hour busdrive to Ballestas Island. Here it was a wild and amazing bird- and sealions life. After this we had 40 minutes break, before we flew over the Nazca lines. Exciting and lovely tour.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Getting up at 3am to get picked up from your hotel and get dropped off at a different bus company that operates to the town close to ballestas islands. The bus was good since it had a huge reclinable angle. After a few hours I was dropped off at the town and a guide picked me up and dropped me off at the pier for ballestas island. The island trip was really good and get picked up once after and get dropped off at the airport for nazca lines. The airplane ride induces nausea in people so beware but it really is worth it to do it once. After that get picked up and eat a late lunch. Hang around for a few hours and get back onto a bus that drives you back to lima

  • 30-Sep-2019

    Getting up at 3am to get picked up from your hotel and get dropped off at a different bus company that operates to the town close to ballestas islands. The bus was good since it had a huge reclinable angle. After a few hours I was dropped off at the town and a guide picked me up and dropped me off at the pier for ballestas island. The island trip was really good and get picked up once after and get dropped off at the airport for nazca lines. The airplane ride induces nausea in people so beware but it really is worth it to do it once. After that get picked up and eat a late lunch. Hang around for a few hours and get back onto a bus that drives you back to lima

  • 08-Sep-2019

    This was not a tour, but a string of third party services pieced together by Viajes Pacifico which worked, 75% of the time. No one party, including Viajes Pacifico's 24 hour service could assist or consistently answer any questions. On 3 occasions I was left sitting waiting on someone to pick me up. This might have been ok, but I was in Peru, and knew little about the country. This all was aspirated by the fact that the events were 3+ hours from Lima, which became critical when the 3rd party bus company was over 50 minutes late picking me up at the public station where I had been deposited. When I arrived in Lima, there was no one from Viajes Pacifico to transfer me back to the hotel, so I had to find a taxi and pay for this, which increased the trip cost and time. My day lasted from 3am until 8:30pm. The flight over the Nazcar Lines was 30 minutes to the site from the airport there, 30 minutes back, and about 40 minutes actually over the lines. There was zero discussion about the lines or their history. The copilot simply would state "on the right, look, there is the monkey, now we are turning to the left so they can see". However, this was over a speaker system, with him using a headset and the passengers trying to hear his garbled direction over the engine noise. Additionally, these instructions were stated in Japanese, English and then Spanish, over and over, while the plane raced right then left, then right again. But, we did see the lines, and that's what I came to see. The Ballestas Island trip was similar. Another 3rd party company took us 30 minutes out, whisking us around the islands, and then 30 minutes back. The tour operator had no way to communicate with the 20ish in the open boat, but to try and speak over the engines, again in Spanish and English, never a quiet moment just to enjoy the incredible sites. There was no consistent representative from Viajes Pacifico, but string of "associates" that will "pick you up" at some location. Again, because of the lack of consistency, none of these 3rd parties or "associates" knew anything about what I was to expect next. When I booked the trip 3 months earlier, the ticket does state I would be picked up at 3:00am and to check back later for the pickup location. I called, and a Viajes Pacifico tour guide I met in Machu Picchu called Viajes Pacifico's phone more than 7 times trying to determine exactly where in Lima and what time I should be there. Were were told as many locations and times ranging from 3 to 6:30. All of this might have been more acceptable, except I was charged $483, plus I had to pay for my non-alcoholic drinks and taxi home. I booked 5 other Viatour tours on this trip to Peru, and probably 15+ in other destinations. This was by far the worst managed and executed.

  • 03-Sep-2019

    Although there were several “sections" of the tour, the company organized it very well. I had an amazing day. The flight over Nazca Lines was a little bit dizzy, but if you want to check out this wonder, there is no other way better than this.

  • 14-Aug-2019

    We had an amazing day on this tour. We were picked up at our hotel in Lima and taken to a very comfortable bus for the 3.5 hour ride to Paracas. The bus had a steward and we were provided with drinks and snacks. Our tour of the Ballestas Island was about an hour and we saw an amazing array of birds. Only one penguin but he was super cute and did a dive. We flew from Pisco to see the Nazca Lines. The crew was professional and we never felt unsafe even though one in our party was fairly afraid to fly. The flight was smooth and the pilots made sure we could all see everything by tipping both wings over the geoglyphs. We were provided with a nice lunch and then got on the bus for the return trip to the hotel. This was a very well organized tour - we were handed off to several different guides and there were people doing a variety of tours but the service was impeccable. We never waited somewhere wondering what was going on. An incredible experience and one I would highly recommend!

  • 24-Jun-2019

    The Nazca lines--A wonderful sight to see. The Ballestas part is ok, but if you have limited time just go to the Nazca lines. We were picked up at 4:30 AM and back by by 5:30 or 6 PM, instead of the many advertised tours that get you back at 11PM. However no mention of lunch was ever made, surely our guide ate in his car while we were either on the boat or plane. He did bring us a homemade sandwich and we had that for breakfast. Some tours did include lunch, but also advertised that an optional trip to a winery could be included if we wanted.Thinking others in the group would want to go and we didn't, we chose a tour company that didn't offer that option--Travel Buddies. As it was, we were the only ones on the tour that day. On the plane it is best to sit in the rear. We had read a review to sit in the front because the wing was in the way. Most of the planes we saw had the wings attached on top of the body, so there was really no obstruction. The sights are called out so quickly, and being unfamiliar with the terrain which is loaded with lines going here and there, you scramble to locate the drawing. If you are not fast, you will miss taking a photo, maybe even locating the drawing. The pilot will circle around and so you have a chance on the other side. It is a very quick flight over the sight. Ads will indicate that the ride is 45 minutes or longer, but that is to get to the sight and includes circling over it. Read the ads carefully.

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