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Paracas

Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines

Paracas

Root Paracas Quechua, meaning "sand Rain," probably so named because of the strong winds that hit the area in the evenings. It is a huge protected area of 335,000 hectares located south of Lima, is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet.

The Paracas Peninsula has one of the largest marine reserves in our country, housing more than 200 types of birds and a wide variety of marine species.

A visit will allow us to enjoy beautiful sea and desert landscapes, beautiful beaches, old story about the man Paracas (who inhabit its shores for over 2000 years) or just enjoy walking around looking for photographs them.

Ballestas Islands

The islands are unique because they have a variety of rich fauna, highlighting the presence of sea lions, sea birds, penguins, seals, and dolphins boobies.

The Ballestas Islands are some islands in the Pacific Ocean near the coast of Peru. They are located 260 km south of Lima, near the town of Paracas in Pisco province.

The diverse habitats Ballestas Islands make an ideal place for rest and food for migratory birds, and Ballestas Islands are in the shelter of two varieties of seals (fur seals and sea lions) and other mammals.

Nazca Line

They are a mysterious and impressive enigma are geometric shapes that can only be seen from the air. You can clearly make out the shapes of the spider, hummingbird, monkey and others that perhaps were part of an astrological calendar, although its construction and real purpose remains a mystery.

The Nazca Lines are ancient geoglyphs located in the Pampas de Jumana in the Nazca Desert, between the towns of Nazca and Palpa (Peru). They were drawn by the Nazca culture and are composed of several hundreds of figures ranging from designs as simple as lines to complex zoomorphic, and geometric fitomorfas are drawn on the surface.

Since 1994 the Committee of UNESCO has inscribed the lines and geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana as World Heritage.

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