Nazca: 520m/ 1,706 ft
Paracas: Sea level
Ica: 406m /1332 ft
Best time to visit: All Year
Nazca is located in the central-southern Peru, capital of the province of Nazca, located on the right bank of Aja River, a tributary of the Rio Grande. It is located 450 km south of Lima in a narrow valley. It is a very active city, due to the daily influx of tourists visiting the ancient Nazca Lines, and mining development, agriculture and trade in the area. It is also known for producing Pisco.
Its main attractions are, nazca Lines, located in the Pampa of San Jose and on an area of 50 km, the geoglyphs depict animals and plants, some of these figures may reach up to 300 meters long and occupy an area of 1000 m².
Cahuachi, citadel and ancient ceremonial center of the Nazca, two adobe pyramids, very close to this is a place called Estaqueria.
Chauchilla Cemetery, located 10 km south of the city of Nazca,contains ceramics and pre-Inca mummies.
Ica is a city in south-central Peru, capital of the department of Ica, located in the narrow valley formed by the Ica River, between the Grand Tablazo of Ica and the western slopes of the Andes.
Its main attractions are:
Laguna de Huacachina, a traditional place for walking and recreation in Ica, and must-see spot for foreigners. Huacachina Lagoon is one of the few natural oasis in the country, which is combined with a landscape in harmony with dunes, palm trees and huarangos. In the past the waters of the oasis were attributed great healing properties.
Paracas It lies east of a small bay, north of the Paracas Peninsula, 22 kilometers south of Pisco. It is 75 km from Ica and 261 km from Lima. The climate has an average annual temperature of 22 º C and is mostly sunny. It’s a very windy area whose very strong air currents carrying sand, known as Paracas, have an average speed of 15 km / h with a maximum of 32 km / h.
The main attractions of this resort are its pleasant climate, the beach, the homes by the sea, the sailing club, the hotel and its restaurants and typical local cuisine based on and shellfish.
Since it’s a fishing port, it is also the take of point to start the excursions to visit the Ballestas Islands and Chincha Islands. Also, within its boundaries lies the Paracas National Reserve, the first marine reserve of the Peruvian coast and a chance to see Humboldt Penguins, Pelicans and other marine birdlife as well as sea lions. This area is also known as poor man´s Galapagos