Ica located at the south west of Peru is a mysterious land, one of profound religious faith, sand dunes, valleys, and sun, is an agricultural zone where you see interspersed among the extensive desert area fields of cotton, butter beans, asparagus, as well as vineyards. Some of the most important civilizations of ancient Peru established here like the Paracas and the Nazca who left a legacy that has endured the passage of time and the strength of the sand and wind.
You can’t miss The Paracas National Reserve; this State protected natural area is, among its beaches and spectacular beautiful rock formations, the refuge to fur seals, otters, penguins, dolphins, and more than two hundred species of birds such as flamingos, waders, and guano birds.
In the province of Nazca, a little more than one hundred kilometers from Ica, there are the Nazca Lines, one of the greatest archeological mysteries of the world. UNESCO placed this site on the World Cultural Heritage List in 1994. Formed by a series of lines and gigantic drawings traced upon the sands, the Nasca lines feature figures like a spider, a hummingbird, a monkey, etc. that can only be truly appreciated from flying above them.
You can also visit the vineyards of the department, where they produce excellent piscos and wines, the Huacachina Lagoon, a beautiful oasis situated among the sand dunes just a few minutes away from Ica, and Chincha, the valley which gave birth to the Afro Peruvian music.
Recommended Ica Tours
After a detailed review of the commentaries and experiences of our passengers, we can recommend the following Ica tours. We are really sure. you will enjoy as much as them.
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