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NascalinienNasca Lines

The Nasca Lines are lightly carved into the desert floor. They represent geometric shapes (triangles, trapezoids, spirals), animals (monkeys, spiders, birds, lizards, hummingbirds, fish), plants or people. The largest figure reaches a length of 285 m. From the ground they are hardly to perceive, only from the air they can be recognized correctly. Its meaning is still unclear today and has given rise to various theories, e.g. astronomical calendar, landing site for extraterrestrial beings, mystical-magical meaning, worship of the scarce and precious water.

German Maria Reiche dedicated her life to unlocking the mysteries of these lines. Her work and legacy form the foundation of the museum that bears her name.

588 m.

Average temperature

January: 19,2 °C, February: 19,7 °C, March: 19,4 °C, April: 18,5 °C, May: 16,8 °C, June: 15,4 °C, July: 14,7 °C, August: 14,9 °C, September: 15,4 °C, October: 15,8 °C, November: 17,3 °C, December: 18,9 °C.

Average rainfall

January: 4,5 mm, February: 9,2 mm, March: 13,8 mm, April: 0,2 mm, May: 0,3 mm, June: 0,3 mm, July: 0,4 mm, August: 0,4 mm, September: 0,3 mm, October: 0,2 mm, November: 0,1 mm, December: 0,1 mm.


Average relative humidity

January: 72,4%, February: 72,3%, March: 72,4%, April: 69,2%, May: 67,2%, June: 66,5%, July: 65,4%, August: 67%, September: 68%, October: 67,9%, November: 67,3%, December: 69,7%.

Source of statistical data: Weatherbase, Stadt Nasca.

Travel programs:
Erlebnis Peru + Paracas und Nasca    PTW-PER004

Erlebnis Peru + Paracas and Nasca

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Paracas, Nasca, Nasca lines, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

Nascalinien   PTW-PIN002


2 days / 1 night

Bus ride from Lima to Nasca and back, flight over the Nasca Lines, overnight stay in Nasca.

 Paracas, Candelabro   PTW-PIN003

Nasca and Paracas

2 days / 1 night

Boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, flight over the Nasca Lines, overnight in Nasca or Paracas.

Nascalinien   PTW-PIN004

Paracas, Ica and Nasca

3 days / 2 nights

Excursion to the Paracas National Reserve, boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, city tour in Ica, flight over the Nasca Lines, overnight stays in Paracas and Nasca.

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