Situated in the arid coastal plains of southern Peru, Nazca is an archaeological and historical treasure, renowned for the enigmatic Nazca Lines. This ancient city, inhabited by the Nazca culture between 100 BCE and 800 CE, captivates visitors with its mysterious geoglyphs etched into the desert floor. Beyond the famous Nazca Lines, the city boasts archaeological sites, museums, and a rich cultural heritage. Nazca stands as a testament to the ingenuity of its ancient inhabitants and remains a fascinating destination for those intrigued by ancient mysteries.



Nazca’s history dates back to the pre-Inca Nazca culture, known for its advanced pottery, textiles, and the creation of the Nazca Lines. The Lines, depicting various animals, plants, and geometric shapes, have puzzled researchers for decades. The Nazca culture’s irrigation systems and underground aqueducts showcased their engineering prowess. The city later became part of the Inca Empire and, in the colonial era, witnessed Spanish influence. Today, Nazca welcomes visitors to explore the Nazca Lines, the ancient city of Cahuachi, and the Antonini Archaeological Museum.

Embark on a journey through time in Nazca, where the ancient mysteries of the Nazca Lines converge with a rich cultural heritage. Wander through the vast desert landscapes, marvel at the intricate pottery in museums, and unravel the secrets of Cahuachi’s ancient adobe structures. Whether soaring above the Nazca Lines for an aerial view or delving into the archaeological wonders on the ground, Nazca offers a captivating exploration into the ingenuity of its ancient inhabitants.

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Tour details

  • Destination Type Mostly Rural
  • Official Language Spanish
  • Currency Peruvian Sol (PEN)
  • Time Zone Peru Time (PET), UTC-5
  • Driving Side Right
  • International Driver's License Required
  • Helmet Regulations Mandatory for motorcycle riders
  • Road Conditions Generally good, paved highways
  • Traffic Congestion Limited in central areas
  • Weather Arid, warm temperatures
  • Phone Code +51