Nazca Lines

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Nazca Lines, photo by Unukomo
Nazca Lines (photo by Unukomo)
 

The Nazca Lines are located in a desert region of southwestern Peru.

The lines comprise a mix of long lines, geometrical figures, and giant drawings in the desert sand. They were created by an ancient Nazca civilization nearly two thousand years ago, although their exact purpose remains a mystery.

The Nazca Lines are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The contemporary town of Nazca is the hub for viewing the lines, either from towers on the ground or by private airplane tour.

 

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 
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Hostal Rodinn

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hostal Rodinn offers accommodation in Nazca. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room comes with a TV. There is free shuttle service at the property. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$13

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Peru Dream Travel Hostel

Peru Dream Travel Hostel offers accommodation in Nazca. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. A TV is available. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 79 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$13

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Nanasqa Hostel en Nasca / Nazca

Nanasqa Hostel offers accommodation in Nazca. There is a games room on site and guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Antonini Museum is 200 metres away, while the city's main square is a 15-minute drive from the property. Average score from 85 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$6

 
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Hostal Boulevard

Hostal Boulevard is located on Boulevard Avenue, the main street in Nazca, and is a 2-minute walk from the main square and from the bus station. Free Wi-Fi access is available and continental breakfast is included. Average score from 216 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$15

 
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B&B El Jardin

Featuring an outdoor pool, B&B El Jardin offers accommodations in Nazca. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features a private bathroom with a shower, a balcony and garden views. A daily breakfast is included. Average score from 339 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$40

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
B&B El Jardin

B&B El Jardin

Featuring an outdoor pool, B&B El Jardin offers accommodations in Nazca. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features a private bathroom with a shower, a balcony and garden views. A daily breakfast is included. Average score from 339 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$40

 
$409.5
dm Hoteles Nasca

dm Hoteles Nasca

Located only 470 metres from Nasca's main square, dm Hoteles Nasca offers accommodation with free WiFi in Nasca. The nearest transport agency is located 200 metres away, while Nasca's aerodrome is a 5-minute drive away. Average score from 275 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$69 - $102

 
$698.7
Hotel La Encantada

Hotel La Encantada

Only 200 metres from the Main Square, Hotel La Encantada offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs in Nasca. It features a restaurant, and free parking is provided. Antonini Museum is 600 metres away. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$45 - $65

$458.6
Oro Viejo

Oro Viejo

Featuring an outdoor pool, Oro Viejo offers accommodations in Nazca. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features a private bathroom with free toiletries and cable TV. A daily breakfast is included. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$50

 
$508.5
Casa Hacienda Nasca Oasis

Casa Hacienda Nasca Oasis

Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, this ranch-style house offers rooms with private patios and free Wi-Fi. There are charming Spanish style galleries opening to the garden. Private parking is free. Average score from 210 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$65 - $85

 
$658.5
Hostal Hellen Ross

Hostal Hellen Ross

Located 150 metres from the main square and 700 metres from the bus terminal, Hostal Hellen Ross offers free WiFi and Continental breakfast in Nazca. A fitness centre and a bar are featured on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$35

 
$358.3
Hotel Alegria Nasca

Hotel Alegria Nasca

Featuring a restaurant, a garden, an indoor pool and an outdoor swimming pool, Hotel Alegria Nasca offers free Wi-Fi and American breakfast in Nazca. The main square is 400 metres from the property. Average score from 408 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$45

 
$458.3
Casa Andina Classic Nasca

Casa Andina Classic Nasca

Combining traditional Andean décor and an urban feel with modern facilities, Casa Andina offers 61 rooms in Nasca. This property features an outdoor swimming pool and is located just 1 block away from Nasca’s historic main square. Average score from 336 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$55 - $99

 
$558.3
El Nuevo Cantalloc

El Nuevo Cantalloc

Featuring an outdoor pool and a restaurant, El Nuevo Cantalloc offers accommodations in Nazca. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features air conditioning, a private bathroom, cable TV and a minibar. A daily breakfast is included. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$85

$858.0
La Posada de Don Hono

La Posada de Don Hono

Located in the city's main square and featuring a restaurant, La Posada de Don Hono offers accommodations in Nazca. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features a private bathroom with free toiletries and cable TV. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$36

 
$367.9
Bris Hotel

Bris Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Bris Hotel offers accommodation in Nazca. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms include views of the pool or garden. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$40

$407.9
Libon´s Hotel

Libon´s Hotel

Located just steps from the city's main square and boulevard, Libon´s Hotel offers accommodations in Nazca. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here is equipped with cable TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$35

$357.7
Hotel Fundo San Rafael

Hotel Fundo San Rafael

Landmarks: 4 minutes drive from "Aerodromo Maria Reiche" 4 minutes drive from bus terminal 5 minutes drive from Plaza de Armas located in front of Cerro Blanco mountain 1 hour drive from beach RTB -Free wifi -free american breakfast -free parking... Average score from 45 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$49

 
$497.6
Hotel Don Agucho

Hotel Don Agucho

Boasting a swimming pool and a charming colonial style courtyard with red-tiled floors, Don Agucho offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and courtyard views. Nasca’s main square is 500 metres away. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$70 - $85

$707.6
Kunan Wasi Hotel

Kunan Wasi Hotel

Just 1 block from Ica’s picturesque main square, Kunan Wasi offers practical rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can visit, Antonini Archaeological Museum, 7 blocks away. Massage sessions are available. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 7.1/10.

$35 - $60

 
$357.1
Hotel Majoro

Hotel Majoro

Featuring a swimming pool and a restaurant, Hotel Majoro offers rooms in a renovated farm house in the outskirts of Nazca. Free parking is provided. The city centre is 8 km away. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 7.1/10.

$106 - $153

 
$1067.1

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature
Nazca's images are so huge that they are best appreciated from the air. Nazca town is full of hotels and tour agents peddling flights over the lines in Cessnas, few, if any, will offer a decent price. A seat in a four-seater plane (two pilots, two passengers). Planes are going up and down all day and flights are generally only 30 mins, meaning that hundreds of people can be dealt with daily. Booking with flight operators directly at their airport sales desks allows for easy price comparison and ensures your money isn't needlessly passed through brokers.
Archeological Sites

Nazca Lines

Scattered over 500 km² of an arid plateau between the Nazca River and Ingenio River, they are huge representations of geometric patterns, animals, humans figures and thousands of perfectly straight lines that go on for kilometers. They're ancient (dating back 1400-2200 years) and remarkably precise (with straight lines and clean curves).

Underground Aqueducts

The pre-Inca Nazca people developed a system of underground aqueducts to irrigate the dry lands that lacked surface water. Therefore despite the harsh desert climate, the Nazca region hosts fields of cotton, corn, beans, potatoes and fruit still watered by over 30 of these underground channels.

Cemetery of Chauchilla

The only archeological site in Peru, in which ancient mummies are seen in their original graves, along with ancient artifacts, dating back to 1000 AD. This archaeological excursion is combined with the visit to a Nazca Ceramic workshop, where visitors will learn about the old technique of making Nazca pots and also a visit to the gold extraction centre to see an old way of extracting gold using huge mortars.
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