Planning a Nazca Lines Peru Tour? Here are some insider’s tips on how to get the most out of your trip. Don’t just book a day trip to Nazca from Lima, Peru, but make sure to spend enough time in the Nazca area, especially if you want to fully understand the history and significance of the Nazca Lines, the Nazca people, and the present-day culture of Peruvians living in the Nazca area.
The Nazca region, located in southern Peru, about 8 hours drive from Lima, is an arid desert where giant geoglyphs decorate the desert floor. Many travellers to Peru make a Nazca Lines Peru tour just a short detour on their way from Lima to Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, but Nazca is worth an overnight stay if you want to see more than just the 20 minute overflight of the Nazca Lines.
One of our South America travel experts shared about making the most of your Nazca Lines Peru tour:
“When traveling to the Nazca Lines, make sure to check out the Maria Reiche Observatory. There are shows playing every night that give an excellent overview of the Nazca Lines – which were thought to have astrological significance. You’ll learn all about the famous researcher Maria Reiche, who dedicated her life to studying the lines. And on clear nights, the astronomers will point out some of the brightest stars, planets, and constellations in the southern hemisphere.”
Read about our Essence of Peru tour that includes a trip to the Nazca Lines on a Peru tour.
Read more about how to make the most of your Nazca Lines Peru Tour on our previous blog post, How to Visit the Nazca Lines.