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NASCA, MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURE
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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 APPROXIMATELY
PARACAS, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE AND IMPRESSIVE COASTAL HABITATS

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 Life.

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 Even Today.

Paracas Opens up a Wealth of Possibilities for Tourists. You can Enjoy Them all Thanks to the Facilities Now Available.

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 Bitter.

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 Peru’s Coast.

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 the Candelabro.

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 National Park).

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.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
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