How to fly cheaper over Nazca lines
We left Arequipa early in the morning, a 670km road was waiting for us until Nazca. Piece of cake for our small Toyota 🙂
We got accommodated in the same hostel, Hostel Buen Pastor, for ony25 dollár/night/4people.
In the morning we look outside and yeahhh – sunny day, no clouds.
We jump out from the bed, fast breakfast and here we are Nazca airport. We paeked our car in the parking, and we went to bargain the prices. In the hotels and travel agencies prices vary from 85-120 dollars. We read that here on the airprt you can bargain the prices. And we did. First agent is never good, so we sent him away. We checked all of them, but this guy was the cheapest, 60 USD/person +airport tax 25 soles (7,5 USD)
So we paid him with credit car (+6% fee for this) and we had to wait for almost one hour, until one more person came.
Security (joke) check done, and we took off ! I love to fly these small planes, they are like sports cars.
Our copilot was a peruvian german, with perfect English. The first person… so we asked him billions of questions, finally.
The Nazca Lines are the star attraction of Nazca. Scattered over 500 km² of an arid plateau between the Nazca River and Ingenio River, they are huge representations of geometric patterns, animals, humans figures and thousands of perfectly straight lines that go on for kilometers. They were created by removing surface stones, revealing the lighter-colored soil below. They’re unquestionably ancient (dating back 1400-2200 years), and remarkably precise (with straight lines and clean curves). The images are so huge that they are only appreciable from the air, a fact which has led to speculation that the ancient Nazca people either had access to hot air balloons or alien helpers. Most academics attribute the lines’ precision to low-tech surveying techniques, but nobody actually knows who made them or why.
Enjoy our pictures and video
After we landed, we bought a few souvenirs, really cheap at the airport, suprisingly. And we left for Huachachina