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DISCOVER ICA AND THE ANCIENT NAZCA LINES

EXPLORE ICA THE REGION OF WINES AND PISCOS, AMAZING NAZCA LINES, PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE

Explore the Nazca Lines in Ica, a small city located 4 hours south of Lima, is often overshadowed by its neighboring towns, namely Paracas and Huacachina. Stunning oasis, beautiful oceans, desolate deserts, those are just some of the best places to see in Ica. The town itself is also one of the best places to observe local Peruvian lives and culture, something that is hard to do if you stay on big cities.

Ica was first settled as early as 10,000 years ago and then inhabited by a succession of advanced cultures, including the Paracas, Nasca, Wari, and Ica civilizations. The Inca Pachacútec incorporated the Ica, Nazca, and Chincha valley territories in the 15th century, but by the mid–16th century, the Spaniards had arrived, and Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera founded the Villa de Valverde del Valle de Ica, which grew in importance as a commercial center for wine and cotton production.

Ica is a surprisingly large and bustling town, given the scorching desert sun its inhabitants have to contend with. The city itself is not worth much exploration, as most of the principal attractions are located beyond the town center. Ica is known primarily for its bodegas, wineries that produce a range of wines and pisco, the white-grape spirit that is the essential ingredient in the national drink, the ubiquitous pisco sour (served as a welcome drink at bars, hotels, and restaurants throughout Peru).

ICA-NAZCA LINES

THE BEST ATTRACTIONS OF ICA & NAZCA LINES, OLD WINERIES OF PISCO, DUNES OF PARACAS

The vast Ica desert offers a wealth of experiences. Let’s begin with the most well-known: boat rides to the Ballestas Islands, a flight over the Nasca Lines, a lakeside afternoon at the Huacachina oasis, sandboarding, or a luxurious picnic in the desert. What do these experiences have in common? Nothing! Every experience in Ica is remarkable and unique. Ica, so close to Lima, a city of eternal sunshine and home to famous vineyards, is waiting for you!

The Nazca Lines are a collection of giant geoglyphs designs or motifs etched into the ground located in the Peruvian coastal plain about 250 miles (400 kilometers) south of Lima, Peru. Created by the ancient Nazca culture in South America, and depicting various plants, animals, and shapes, the 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines can only be fully appreciated when viewed from the air given their massive size. Despite being studied for over 80 years, the geoglyphs which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 are still a mystery to researchers.

Visiting the Paracas National Reserve. It is a place unlike any other place in the world, a place where the turquoise ocean meets the orange, desolate desert. You can find many tours in the town of Paracas. These tours are usually the ones that drop you off at the viewpoints, give you 20 minutes, then you get on the bus, and they take you to the other viewpoints. If you are adventurous and reasonably fit, consider renting a bicycle and riding it across the desert.

Ballestas Islands, otherwise known as the “Poor Man’s Galapagos”, are a group of rocky islands located 24 km (15 mi) off the coast of Paracas. Home to many animals such as penguins, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and many more, the Ballestas Islands are some of the best places to catch a glimpse of the various species of wildlife in South America.

Huacachina oasis is the only desert oasis in South America and definitely one of the top things to do in Peru. Huacachina Lagoon, a pretty and unexpected oasis amid palm trees and dunes on the outskirts of Ica, connected only by one tiny road with the city of Ica, Huacachina feels like you are in the middle of the desert. You are completely surrounded by beautiful sand dunes on all sides.  Some of the most popular activities in Huacachina include sandboarding and dune buggies. Tours for both can be found throughout the oasis.

Enjoy the best Adventure Sports in Ica

ADVENTURE SPORTS IN ICA

The department of Ica presents a relatively rugged territory, extensive pampas, desert plateaus, some valleys, and a coastline of incredible beauty. The Nazca Lines were created by ancient cultures for the gods, however Ica was created by the gods, who spread wonderful places for adventure sports in its geography. The Paracas National Reserve is a […]

Visit the best vineyard Haciendas in Peru

VINEYARD TOURS IN ICA

Between 1532 and 1580, more than 700 populated centers were founded in Peru, including cities, towns and villages. Each neighbor or inhabitant received a plot of land for his home and land for growing plants and raising cattle. Immediately the “fruits of Castile” were cultivated, among them the vine. In 1550 the chronicle records grapevine […]

Explore the Olny Natural  Oasis in South America

HUACACHINA OASIS

HUACACHINA OASIS: The Natural oasis that you will love in Peru. It is also known as the “Oasis of America”, this lagoon is one more wonder of Peru, which you can enjoy all year round. Peru is not only Machu Picchu, four hours from its capital, Lima, is the Huacachina Oasis, one of the few […]

Explore the best Luxury Hotels in Paracas National Reserve

LUXURY HOTELS IN PARACAS

The best Luxury Hotels in Paracas Nestled in the northern part of the driest desert in the world, in Paracas you will find ancient pre-Inca cultures, as well as a wildlife reserve of great importance. Due to its proximity to Lima, Paracas has always been the traditional weekend destination for the inhabitants of the capital […]

Paracas National Reserve: Complete Travel Guide

PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE

Paracas National Reserve, located in the Department of Ica, constitutes an extensive coastal area of ​​bays, sandy beaches, rocky coasts, shallow marine waters and islands. The Paracas National Reserve was established in 1975. The site covers an area of ​​335,000 hectares of coastal desert, a few islands, and surrounding marine habitats. Inhabiting this protected region […]

Explore the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru

MYSTERIOUS NAZCA LINES

The Nazca lines are ancient geoglyphs located in the Peruvian department of Ica, which were traced by the pre-Columbian Nazca culture developed in that area between the 1st and 7th centuries AD. c. The desert plains also known as pampas, located in the cities of Nazca and Palpa, have been recognized worldwide for their great […]

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