This two-day, one-night trip extension will allow visitors to see one of the great mysteries of history. Historians and archeologists have long questioned how and why the tribes of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru arranged rocks into enormous outlines of insects and animals — some measuring up to 590 feet long. While experts differ on the meaning of the geoglyphs —explanations range from the symbols having religious significance, pointing to water, summoning rain, enhancing fertility — the mystery that swirls around the arid lines has drawn visitors from around the globe. The Nazca Lines trip lets you see firsthand the mystery that has puzzled experts from around the world, and ends with a cruise of the magnificent, and wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands
Wake up to a hearty breakfast in your hotel in Lima and prepare for a full day exploring the Nazca Lines. A private transport will be arranged to the bus station early in the morning, where you will travel to the city of Ica (about a 4-hour drive) and drop you off at Las Dunas Hotel. A flight to Nazca will be departing in the afternoon where you can really appreciate the incredible Nazca lines. These lines are centuries old and their creation and meaning is still a mystery. The figures include reptiles, monkeys, spiders, fish and birds and the biggest figures measure 590 feet long.
After breakfast, you will board a private 1-hour transfer to the Bay of Paracas where our cruise to the Ballestas Islands begins. Sea lions, penguins, and over 60 species of beautiful wildlife inhabit these picturesque islands. The afternoon will include a return to Lima via the Royal Class bus and transfer to your hotel in Lima.
Ancascocha Trekking Tour
This is a perfect option for the ones who prefer a less challenging route yet still want to experience the Peruvian Andes! Ancascocha to Huallabamba is one of the most striking and interesting routes, it goes via ancient and un-explored roads through the Andes area.
Drangme Chhu River ExpeditionRated 5.00 out of 5
Raft the mighty Drangme Chhu River in the exotic and remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Enjoy the colorful cultural festivals and awe-inspiring viewscapes on this world-class odyssey.
Ecuador Amazon Extension
In only 4 or 5 days, it is not uncommon for even the most casual birder to see over 250 species here. With only minimal effort you can expect to see dozens of colorful parrots, toucans, hummingbirds, tanagers, hawks, and oropendolas, as well as many monkey, frog and snake species, to name a few.
Veterinary Medicine CE
Peru Multi Sport IVS CE
This Veterinarian CE Conference combines hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with a few days in Cusco, a visit to the Sacred Valley, and a trip into the heart of the Amazon jungle! You will get a true sense of the magic of Peru while participating in Veterinarian Medicine seminars each afternoon.
New this year: explore the culture and history of Peru without hiking the Inca Trail! We have an alternate itinerary to the 4 days on the Inca Trail with plenty of activities that include meeting the hikers at the Sun Gate in Machu Picchu!
View the Nazca Lines and learn what is known of some of the most unexplainable relics of pre-Colombian South American culture.
Visit Ballestas Islands — home to penguins, sea lions and a wide array of sea birds.