NASCA, MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURE
This is Nazca, a Unique Place due to the Mysteries of
its Marvelous Lines and Figures, Drawn With Spectacular
Perfection, The Mistery goes on Because the Lines do Not
Disappear Being This Place aDesertic Area and Where the
Winds Can Reach up to 70 kph, Another Thing is That
These Lines Can Only be Seen Completely From Above.
The Drawings and Their Meaning are Even More Mysterious
Than Their Origin. It is not Even known How Long it Took
to Create Them, Nor How the Creators were Able to
Measure Them With Such Perfection, Since There were no
Aircraft in Those Days.
This Mystery Inspires Many Theories. In Terms of Science,
These Lines Have a Series of Characteristics Potentially
Aimed at Astronomy or Agriculture. The Ancient Aliens
Theory That has Become Important these Last Year’s
Mention that Perhaps They were Created With the Direct
Help of Extraterrestrials, as the Lines are Related to
the Earth’s Magnetic Field, the Horoscope, and May Other
Mysteries, Which in the Final Years of the 20th Century
Have not Yet Been Deciphered.
It’s a Place in the Desert Where the Ancient Pre-Incas
Drew Beautiful, Specifically Designed, Giant Forms, a
Work That Would be Impossible to Carry Out in Current
Times Without Sophisticate Observation Methods.
The Famous Candelabro, a Candelabra-Shaped Drawing
Scratched on to the Highest Point of a Cliff Side
Overlooking the Bay, Can be Seen From the Beach Although
it is Best Viewed From a Boat. Some Scientists Link the
Drawing to the Southern Cross Constellation; Others Say
it is Actually a Stylized Drawing of a Cactus as a
Symbol of Power From the Chavin Culture, Which
Flourished Further North but Whose Influence has Been
Found Beyond its Limits. The Magic Associated With the
Cactus is Related to its Hallucinogenic Powers and Used
by High Priests in Ancient Indian Cultures.
However, Without a Doubt, we can Guarantee That Your
Visit to Nazca Will be Unforgettable...
Don’t Miss This Enchanting Experience!
AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE: 22ēc
DISTANCE: 460 KMS FROM LIMA
ALTITUDE: 600 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL
TRAVEL TIME BY ROAD: 6 HOURS FROM LIMA
PARACAS, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE AND IMPRESSIVE
Millions of Years Ago, a Cataclysmic Earthquake Brought
Changes to the Land, That Together With the Confluence
of Two Great OceanStreams, El Niņo and Humboldt, Created
an Environment Where Aquatic Life Could Flourish,
Encouraging Abundant Growth of Plankton and
Phytoplankton, Essential Components for Marine Life.
There is an Astonishingly Diverse Variety of Biologic
In Paracas Reserve, a lot of Sea Lions can be Seen
Lazily Enjoying the Sun Along with Giants Turtles Easing
Their Way Through the Water You can Also see Condors
Flying Through the Air.
The Winds, the Sea Temperature, and Other Weather
Factors Have Created a Habitat for Thousands of Species
of Marine Fauna and Flora, Ranging From Tiny Fish and
Mollusks to Great Seals.
The Scenery is Beautiful, a Fact That Ancestral Cultures
Were Well Aware of, Because it was in This Rich Area
That a Major Civilization Flourished. Paracas is Famous
for its Weavings, the Finest in the World, Inimitable
Paracas Opens up a Wealth of Possibilities for Tourists.
You can Enjoy Them all Thanks to the Facilities Now
Continuing South on the Panamericana Highway is Pisco, a
CityPort That Gave its Name to the Clear White Grape
Alcohol Used in Peru's National Drink, the Pisco Sour.
The Invention of Pisco was Actually a Mistake Madeby
Spaniards Trying to Introduce Grapes and Wine Production
Into the Dry Coastal Area of the New World. However,
Once They Tried This Potent, Yet Smooth, Beverage They
decided it Had Merit of its Own. A Pisco Sour is a
Cocktail Made From Pisco, Lemon Juice, Egg White and
Sugar Syrup, Whipped and Served with a Dash of Angostura
The City, Now With 80,000 Inhabitants, Joined the
Bandwagon When Revolutionary Fever Overtook the
Continent in the Early 1800s. Half a Block From the
Town's Main Square is Piscos’Social Club Used as the
Headquarters forthe Liberation Leader General Jose de
San Martin While He was Fighting the Spaniards.
A Statue to This Argentine Hero of the Independence War
is Found on the Main Square the Same Square Where Boat
Trips to the BallestaIslands Can be Arranged. Originally,
Pisco Stood in Another Spot not Far Away. But an
Earthquake in 1687 and Subsequent Pirate Attacks Badly
Damaged the Structures in the City, Prompting the
Viceroy, Count de la Monclova, to Order theTransfer of
the City to Another Place. Construction of the Opulent
Baroque Cathedral Started Shortly Thereafter, Only
Ending in 1723.
Pisco's Small Airport Serves as the Emergency Landing
Strip When Heavy Fog Prevents Planes From Descending in
Lima; Passengers are Then Bused to the Peruvian Capital
or Wait Until the Weather Clears Before Flying North
Again. From 1960 to 1970, Small Propeller Planes of the
Foreign-Owned Consorcio Ballenero to Keep Accounting
Records of Groups of Whales That Regularly Come to
Then, in Late 1988, Peruvian Scientists, in Conjunction
With Experts From the Natural History Museum at the
Smithsonian Institute in the United States, Announced
the Appearance of a New Whale Species. (Named it the
Mesoplodon Peruvianus), One of These Mammals was
Inadvertently Picked Up by Fishermen Working the Waters
Between Pucusana and Pisco. The 4-Meter (13foot) Long
Whale is One of the Smallest Members of the Whale Family.
Some 5 km (9 Miles) Down the Coast From Pisco is the Bay
of Paracas, Named After the Paracas Winds - Blustery
Sand Storms That Sweep the Coast. Transformed Into an
Ecologically-Delicate National Park, and a Popular Spot
For New Year's Day Camping, Paracas is a Wildlife
Reserve Boasting a Wide Variety of Sea Mammals and
Exotic Birds, Among Them the Red and White Flamingos
That Allegedly Inspired Hero General San Martin to
Design the Red and White Independence Flag for Peru.
The Beach is Lovely, Although Rocky for Swimming and the
Waters Contain Jellyfish. A Monument Marks Where San
Martin Set Foot in Peru on September 8, 1820 After
Liberating Argentina. (A Law Passed by the National
Congress Makes September 8 a Provincial Holiday.)
Not Long After the ArgentineanArrived, a Shipload of
British Troops Under the Command of Lord Cochrane
Dropped Anchor in the Same Bay and Headed to Shore to
Help San Martin Plan his Strategy Against the Spanish.
The British Motivation was to Break Spain's Monopoly on
Trade in the Region.
Recommended From the Bay of Paracas is a Visit to the
Ballesta Islands, Part of a National Reserve Where Sea
Lions, Seals, Penguins, Guano Birds and Turtles Rarely
Found at This Latitude Converge so Tourists Can take
Pictures. Dozens of Bird Species Thrive Here, Among Them
Albatross, Pelicans and Seagulls. Alsoit’s Worth a Visit
in a Fishing Boat to Punta Pejerrey, Nearly at the
NorthernPoint of the Isthmus and the Best Spot forSeeing
On the Exact Opposite Side of the Isthmus is Punta
Arquillo and the Mirador de los Lobos, or (Sea Lion
Lookout Point). This Rough and Rocky Place, Reachable
Only After an Hour's Trek on Foot, Takes Visitors to a
Spot Above a Sea Lion Refuge. Looking Down, the
Tourist’s Find Themselves Nearly Face to Face with a
Congregation of Noisy Sea Mammals.
On Lucky Days, a Look Skyward is Rewarded by the Sight
of a Pair of Condors Soaring Above. These Majestic Birds
Sweep Down on Sea Lion Carcasses, Then Use the Intense
Coastal Winds to Wing Themselves up to the High
AltitudesThat They Normally Frequent. So Well-Known was
the Andean Birds' Presence at Paracas, When the Nature
Reserve was Being Named, One Scientist Pushed For the
Moniker "Parque Nacional de los Condores" (Condor
During the Last Century, this Region was Important For
its Guano – Mineral Rich Bird Droppings Used as
Fertilizers in Europe. Extensive Exploration of the
Peninsula is Best Done with the Help of a Guide as Paths
are not Clearly Marked and it is Easy to Become Lost. In
June and August, Paracas is Foggy - a Reaction to the
Heat and Extremely Sparse Precipitation Combined With
the Water-Laden Ocean Winds That Caress the Coast. A
Meteorological Office Here Recorded Only 36.7 mm (11/2
Inches) of Precipitation During a 20-Year Period.