Nazca Travel Guide

2024 Update

nazca Brief Summary:

  • Nazca is located 2 hours from Huacachina Oasis, about 6 hours South of Lima.
  • Home to the world-famous Nazca Lines, huge geoglyphs etched in the Peruvian desert.
  • How to get there: No Airport, by Bus. Peru Hop voted #1 bus company in Peru on Tripadvisor.
  • What to do: Nazca Flight over the Lines
  • You can visit Nazca on a Day Trip from Lima with Peru Hop or stop off on your way from Lima to Cusco or Cusco to Lima
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How to get to nazca

Peru Hop bus

Peru Hop busses offer comfortable and safe trips to Nazca, with free pickups and drop-offs. There are also free additional stops and tours on the way to Nazca which will make your trip much more worthwhile!

Public bus

Nazca is approximately a 6-hour drive away from Lima. There are many public bus companies operating the Lima to Nazca route. Once you compare prices and select the company you will use, you will have to find the company’s terminal and make your way there by taxi since there is no central bus terminal in Lima.

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Must do in nazca

It is believed that the Nazca Lines were some form of religious worship associated with the availability of water for crop growth (Nazca is one of the driest places in the world). Whatever their reason, these lines are as fascinating as they are mysterious to both historians and tourists and were officially made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994.

The lines vary in size from 30 to 200 meters and often take on the form of animals such as monkeys, lizards and sharks among others. The lines are best viewed from above, and there are many tour companies offering flights over the lines (the lines stretch for about 80km). These tours last up to 30 minutes long and will cost approximately $80, but you will get some wonderful pictures and the best view of the lines possible.

Alternatively, there is a viewing tower that helps you see up to 3 of the lines from an elevated point. This stop is included in Peru Hop passes and makes for a good photo op for those hopsters who decide not to book a flight.

*If you’re taking Peru Hop and wish to include the flight tour in your schedule, they can assist you in reserving seats on a private shuttle service (cost: $15) that departs Huacachina DAILY at 7:30 am and can take you directly to Nazca for the flight tour at 11 am.

nazca Safety Tips

  • Beware of some unsafe tour companies, accidents have happened on some of these flights so please do your research.
  • Beware of pickpockets and never carry your passport/credit card unless 100% necessary.
    Avoid using ATM machines at night.
  • If staying overnight, discuss with your guide as to what hostels they recommend.

Where to stay in nazca

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Great value
  • Great wi-fi
  • Central
Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Single19 USD PR16 USD PR
Double/Twin24 USD PR21 USD PR
Triple32 USD PR28 USD PR
PR: per room

Facilities: All rooms private bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi.

Peru Hop Deal: Up to 29% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Excellent for:

  • Older travelers
  • Families
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Best value
  • Swimming pool
  • Central
Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Single70 USD PR49 USD PR
Double/Twin 80 USD PR60 USD PR
Triple90 USD PR72 USD PR
Quadruple100 USD PR80 USD PR
PR: per room

Facilities: Facilities: Swimming pool, all rooms ensuite, breakfast included, Wi-Fi, restaurant.

Peru Hop Deal: Up to 36% OFF for Peru Hop passengers