Enigmas of Monte Sierpe and Nazca

March 20, 2014 - by

“I believe that what appears to be a serpent is actually the deity Q'hoa. He was the servant or acolyte of the god of water known as Illapa and his likeness was used in a majority of rituals regarding rain”.

The geoglyphs at Monte Sierpe are amongst Peru's most enigmatic and unexplainable mysteries

The Avenida de los Hoyos, a geoglyph like the Nazca lines consisting of a series of large basin-like potholes along a mountain ridge, appears to slither up the slope for miles.

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photo of Chankillo Solar Observatory, a fortress with 13 solar observatory towers

Saving Chankillo

Oldest Solar Observatory endangered by a new mega-prison in Peru

February 28, 2014 - translated by Rein Petersen from an original article by Juan Carlos Estrada published at sophimania.pe

Few know that Peru hosts the oldest and best preserved solar observatory in the Americas. It is a unique circular construction which was raised more than 2000 years ago on the Peruvian coast and is now threatened by the construction of a high-security prison to be built nearby. Read this article

Nazca Lines & South Coast

2 days / 1 night
$565.00 USD
per person from Lima transport & hotel included

Short on time? Get the most out of your vacation with ease, comfort & style:
Flight over Nazca lines, guided tour Paracas National Reserve, excursion to Ballestas Islands, visit a winery in Ica, visit Huacachina oasis and a thrilling dune buggy.
The price also includes *all* transport, transfers, and fees! From your hotel in Lima!

Nasca Lines from Pisco

February 26, 2014 - by

"Before, the only way to see the Nasca lines was to travel to Nasca - usually by bus. But now we fly from Pisco and people prefer it."Lucio - veteran guide

*New* Nasca lines tours with regular flights from Pisco's renovated airport

Getting to Nasca to see the Nasca lines once used to be a complicated and time-consuming effort. Unless you chartered your own private flight from Lima, public access was limited to mostly car or bus which is very long (7-8 hour one-way) trip from Lima.

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Guano Collectors

February 22, 2014 - Translated by from an original article by El Rincon del Huevo Podrido

"The worst enemy is not the smell, heat or exhaustion... [it] is dust sticking on the eyebrows, covering our noses and cheeks and turning our face into a rigid mask." Domingo León
Guano Collector

"The worst enemy is not the smell, heat or exhaustion." As Domingo León explained to us, "the worst enemy is dust sticking on the eyebrows, covering our noses and cheeks and turning our face into a rigid mask."

The rising cost of synthetic fertilizers has made guano sexy again. Some workers collect the dung of seabirds in the North Guañape Island, off the coast of Peru. The global boom in commodities has come to this: before guano, bird dung was the center of an imperialist confrontation at sea in the nineteenth century, and is once again in strong demand.

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Touring Paracas Reserve on Bikes

The freedom to explore beyond the tour, to linger at your leisure - free of tour schedules, to really take in the sights, sounds, smells, touches and tastes...

Slow down, take in the sights and breathe the fresh air...

Why let the sights and smells pass by like a movie? Get out of the tour bus and on to a bike and liberate your senses! Liberate your soul.

The Paracas National Reserve offers so much more for cyclists than for those attending the standard tours. The freedom to explore beyond the tour, to linger at your leisure - free of tour schedules, to really take in the sights, sounds, smells, touches and tastes. Then of course is the sheer health benefit of cycling, flushing blood and exercising muscles throughout your whole body.

Our bike rentals come with several options including knowledgeable guides, maps, quick-repair tools, remote communication devices (in case of problem we can drive out to pick you up or bring a spare bike).

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Activities in Paracas and surrounding

So much to do, so little time...

This very familiar phrase is never more applicable than when in Paracas. There is literally something for everyone - no matter what the weather or season.

Sightseeing, biking, sailing, kitesurfing, sandboarding, birding or just hanging out - Paracas has it all for thrill-seekers young and old. Don't miss Paracas and plan to stay awhile!

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