peru / nazca line
nazca line
Nazca is an area of deep religious faith, dunes and valleys. The Ica area is a fertile agricultural zone where is growing cotton, butter beans, asparagus, lemons and vineyards. The fertile areas alternate with extensive deserts of impressive textures and colors. On this territory, some of the most important civilizations in the history of Peru like the Paracas and the Nazca who left an heritage that stays to this day despite the weather, the sand and the wind.
This portuary city gave its name to the national drink of Peru, the Pisco Sour. Pisco is a must see for thos heading to Paracas, the only protected marine area of Peru. This bay is the refuge of various marine species like the sea lion, the penguins, whales, dolphins and hundreds of species of birds. During this trip, you will havethe chance to see the incomparable beauty of this reserve from the sea as well as from the beach and you will get to know about one of the most pre-Inca culture, the Paracas culture.
You will be surprised by one of the biggest scientific mystery of today. There are lots of theories that are trying to justify the reason why the ancient Peruvians drew these animal and geometrical forms in the sand that have been preserved for more than 2 000 years in the atmospheric conditions of the desert. Many say that these lines were part of an irrigation system, others believe that the plain was used as a landing track. But the most probable theory is that the Peruvian’s ancestors used these lines as a gigantic astronomical calendar.