08.05.2013 - 08.05.2013 28 °C
We got a night bus from Arequipa to Nazca and had already arranged a flight over the Nazca lines. So we just turned up, had breakfast and then got into what looked like an armoured vehicle which took us to the tiny airport. We flew over the 13 lines in half an hour in a tiny tin can plane. The flight was very bumpy and made me feel a little bit nauseous! The lines were made by the Nazca civilisation about 2000 years ago. Its thought the lines were made for astronomical or religious purposes. The figures are really big - about 30m to 300m! Some were easier to see than the others. They figures are animals that you see in different parts of Peru e.g. monkey, condor and whale aren't found in the same place. My favourite was the alien/astronaut because he looks like he's waving at you ha! We caught a bus straight to our next destination as there wasn't anything else we wanted to see in Nazca other than the lines.