Get­ting there

Timeless Travels Magazine - - PERU -

There are buses from Lima (6-8 hours), Cusco (14 hours) and Are­quipa (9 hours) and many small buses (col­lec­tivos) from Ica (3 hours.)

The best way to see the Nazca Lines is from the air and there are a lim­ited num­ber of op­er­a­tors. They of­fer trans­port to and from the city cen­tre and flights cost about 75-85 US$ per seat (plus air­port tax of 25 soles). You can book your flights di­rectly at the air­port or at an of­fi­cial agency (there is one called Aeropara­cas near the bus drop off point). Tips to book­ing a flight:

• There is no ATM at the air­port and some of the smaller/ cheaper op­er­a­tors might not have a work­ing credit card ma­chine so take cash

• Only con­sider book­ing a flight in the high sea­son (De­cem­ber to March), as the flights last 30 min­utes and go all day from 7 am to 4 pm

• Never deal with touts at the bus stop for a flight or a ho­tel. Ac­ci­dents have hap­pened so book with a re­spectable/ cred­itable agency

• Note that the smaller planes with wing sup­ports can ob­scure your view but will be cheaper to book

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