Visit to the Nazca Lines in Peru

By: Zacarías Goñe – Metropolitan Touring Perú

On November 6th, I had the pleasure of going on a FAM trip to the city of Nazca, organized by Aerodiana, Peruvian airline providing over flights to the mysterious Nazca Lines.

We left Lima at 06:00 am, taking the South Panamerican Highway, which is in very good condition. We arrived to the city of Nazca at 1.00 pm. Upon arrival we were immediately transferred to the Nazca Lines hotel. Once in the hotel, the manager Renzo Caballero, welcomed us and invite us for lunch in the facilities of the Hotel. Following the program, we met at 4 pm at the hotel lobby for a visit to the aqueducts and the Antonioni Museum.

On the second day we gathered early in the morning in the lobby to head toward the airfield, 10 minutes away from the hotel, from where we were able to take the flight over the enigmatic Nazca lines. The flight was scheduled at 06:00 AM. The service Aerodiana gave us was the Nazca Classic Service, with a time of 30 minutes.

Aerodiana has 3 brand new Cessna Grand Caravan 2008 aircrafts, with capacity for 12 passengers, with padded seats and a very good panoramic view; the pilots are experienced captains, providing great security to the passengers.

This was my first time flying over the Nazca Lines, and the service was really good! The panoramic windows allowed all the passengers to observe the lines perfectly, even those passengers who were seated on the aisle, like me. Aerodiana offers us the options of doing the over flight service from either the Pisco airport or the Nazca airport.

After the flight we return to the hotel for breakfast, then we enjoyed a tour through the dunes of Nazca in a tubular car, and although we were all very tired; I certainly encouraged myself on doing some sand boarding, I couldn’t miss the chance of experience this adventure activity! The tour took 40 minutes.

At the end, very tired and sad because of living this interesting city, we head back to Lima.