Flight Over the Nazca Lines

Flight Over the Nazca Lines

During this excursion you’ll learn about the once-powerful but little-understood Nazca Civilization during a short introduction video and then see the massive Nazca Lines first-hand!

  • DurationHalf-Day
  • CategoryCultural
  • DeparturesDaily Departures at 7:30am
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Photo Gallery: Flight Over the Nazca Lines

Light aircraft used for flight over the Nazca Lines in Peru.
Overhead view from flight of the hummingbird in the Nazca Li
View from flight of the spider figure in the Nazca Lines in
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Flight Over the Nazca Lines
Half-Day Program


Nazca\'s Maria Reiche Aerodrome


You’ll be picked up at your hotel or hostel in Nazca at 7:30am and we’ll head for the Maria Reiche Aerodrome. Departure sites and times are flexible, so other pickup sites such as the Bus Terminal or Airport can be arranged.


Upon our arrival at the Aerodrome we’ll watch a short video introduction to the Nazca civilization before boarding our light aircraft. The flight itself lasts a little more than half an hour. During the flight you’ll see large-scale geometrical designs as well as pictorial representations of plants, humans, and animals including the monkey, spider, lizards, dogs, hummingbirds, and condor. These figures cover an area of 350km and range from 15 to 300 meters.

The purpose and construction of the Nazca Lines has been an enduring mystery; although they cover miles of the desert floor their size only allows them to be viewed by flying over them.

Theories suggest that they were created to please the gods or as ceremonial pathways, or as the world’s largest astronomical calendar for the planting and harvesting of crops. The main theory is presently a combination of these: a calendar to remind the gods of the agricultural calendar, the need for rain, etc. However, the site continues to inspire debate.


After our flight you will be dropped back off at your hotel or hostel in Nazca.

What's included on this day?

  • Pickup & Drop-Off (Hotel/Bus Station/Airport)
  • Round-Trip Transport
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Admission: Nazca Lines

What's not included on this day?

  • Aero-Tax ( S/.20.00 [soles])      

Additional information of this tour

Tour Includes:

  • Pickup & Drop-Off (Hotel/Bus Station/Airport)
  • Round-Trip Transport
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Admission: Nazca Lines

Not Included:

  • Aero-Tax ( S/.20.00 [soles])       

Recommended for this tour:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses & Hat

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