On the southern coast of the Peruvian desert lies Nazca, a small town named for the ancient culture that called it home many years ago. The Nazca culture flourished between 100 BC and 800 AD and is known for its intricate weaving and mysterious geoglyphs carved into the desert floor. Get in touch with history during your time in Nazca, an essential addition to your Peru Bucket List.
One of the most mysterious phenomena in Peru, and perhaps on earth, Nazca is home to the Nazca Lines, a series of enormous geoglyphs carved into the desert floor. Measuring over 30 meters wide, and 9 meters long, the Nazca Lines take the shape of animals and plants supposedly sacred to the people who carved them. But they are so large and practically perfect in symmetry, many conspiracy theorists claim they were created by extraterrestrial life. See them for yourself the only way that makes sense – with a flight that circles the enigmatic lines in the desert.
Though a common misconception, these lines aren’t nearly all that Nazca has to offer. At Peru Bucket List we make sure you don’t miss the other highlights of the area. Join us to enjoy the desert at a gorgeous ranch with horseback riding, a swimming pool, and traditional meals such as a Pachamanca lunch cooked using the Inca method of covering food beneath the earth with hot stones. The Nazca Lines are waiting for you.
The Nazca Lines are one of Peru’s most fascinating and mysterious places in the world. These massive drawings in the desert sand can only be properly seen from above, but researchers are still unsure of their exact purpose. Here you will find some recommendations that will make your visit to this enigmatic place an unforgettable experience!
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