¿What are the Nazca lines?

The Nazca lines, designated by the UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1994, are series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca desert in southern Peru.

What’s the most striking of them?

They’re the enormous ancient man-made figures of animals, such as the spider, monkey, dog, condor, among others.

Fun facts

How huge are they?

These sand lines, which cover an area of 350 km measure between 15m to 300m and have a depth of approximately 30 cm.

A scientific opinion

According to Doctor Maria Reiche, who dedicated most of her life to studying them, these lines represent the biggest astronomic calendar in the world.

Activities to do

Try and get an early flight

Whilst the Nazca lines will be impressive at any time of day, pilots that fly regularly state that visibility is better and turbulence lower if you take your flight between 7 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

30 minutes fly over the Nazca lines

Get aerial views of the arid plateau, and discover one of archaeology’s greatest enigmas as you admire the stylized figures.