Nazca Lines Tours
Nazca Lines are an arrange of impressive figures and lines that were carved into the desert by ancient Nazca people. Overflying the Nazca Lines is a great experience, people all over the world travel by air to enjoy this amazing flight.
Fly over the Nazca Lines with Alas Peruanas.
Flying over the Nazca Lines in Cessna 206 and 172 aircraft with panoramic windows will allow us to film and photograph the Nazca and Palpa lines.
You will fly over the Nazca and Palpa Lines with highly qualified crew members, our tour guide will explain to you the different theories about the Nazca Lines, like the one proposed by Maria Reiche.
Why should you fly the Nazca Lines with Alas Peruanas?
Because it’s a certified company by the General Direction of Civil Aviation of Peru (DGAC), possessing an AOC certificate number 029 under the Peruvian Aeronautics Regulations RAP 135, and because we have a certified maintenance SEM by the Peruvian DGAC.
Alas Peruanas organizes aerial tours that allow us to observe the Cahuachi pyramids, Cantalloc Aqueducts and new figures and Lines in Nazca and Palpa.
Our guarantee is the thousands of satisfied tourists and the recommendations on the different tourists guide books, like Lonely Planet, Let’s go, South America Handbook.
Important Information Regarding Flights To The Nazca Lines
According to the letter N* 008-2013-MTC/12.04 sent by the Secretary of Transport and Comunications, dictating some guidelines regarding the flights over the Nazca Lines, we comply to inform that:
- Between september 6th to frebruary 28th, operations will begin starting at 06:00 am (local time) if good weather conditions are present at the time.
- Between March 1st to september 5th, operations will begin according to the published sunrise table found on the Aeronautical Information Publication of Peru, if good weather conditions are present at the time.
- Between April 1st to october 25th, airplanes leaving the Nazca Lines circuit will leave it no more than 20 minutes before sunset.
- Between october 26th to march 30th, airplanes will leave the Nazca Lines circuit no more than 17:40 (local time).
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of aircraft do we operate to overfly the Nazca Lines?
We operate Cessna aircraft models 206 and 172, with panoramic windows and high-wing configuration, allowing you to have the best view of the Nasca Lines.
Are the airplanes certified by the Peruvian Government?
Yes, every airplane in our fleet has an airworthiness certificate, issued by the Aeronautics authority of Peru, we also possess a certified maintenance center, guarantying the best care for our fleet.
At what time do the flights to the Nazca Lines begin?
In the months of July and August, due to the weather (winter in Peru), the Nazca Lines flights begin at 8 or 9 am, depending on the weather. The rest of the year we begin flying at 6 in the morning.
Do you fly with a tourist guide?
Yes, every aircraft flies with two crewmembers, a pilot and a copilot / tourist guide.
At what height are the flights done?
There are two flight levels in Nazca, 700 feet and 1200 feet above the ground elevation; these two flight levels assure that you will have the most amazing view of the Nasca Lines.
How long does the Nazca Lines flight takes?
There are two types of flights: the 35 minutes flight, including the classic Nazca Lines circuit; and the 1 hour flight, including the Nazca and Palpa Lines.
Who certifies our airplanes flying the Nazca Lines?
The Peruvian government, via the Aeronautical authority of Peru, issues an airworthiness certificate each year to every airplane flying the Nazca Lines; along with this certificate, we are issued an authority approved Pilot’s Handbook of Operations (from the manufacturer, also certified by the aeronautical authority of Peru), and Weight and Balance formats.
Do you have a certified maintenance center?
Yes, we have a staff of mechanics licensed by the Aeronautical authority of Peru, they provide the best care for every aircraft in the fleet.
How are the aircrafts maintenance done?
For every airplane in the fleet, we possess a Technical Flight Report, in which we keep record of every flight hour of the Aircraft, the Engine, the Propeller, etc. thus maintaining a log to fulfill maintenance requirements of every aspect of the airplane according to the manufacturer’s requirements.
Why do we need to weight you before the flight to the Nazca Lines?
To comply with the Aeronautical Authority of Peru, we are required to present a weight and balance format, showing the weight of each crewmember, each passenger and the total weight of the airplane at the moment of filing the flight plan.
How to make good pictures and films of the Nazca Lines?
The best pictures and films are done with Cessna aircraft models 206 and 172, because they have panoramic windows and fly at less speed than other aircraft. The cessna 206 (with a four seating capacity) flies at 100 knots and the cessna 172 (with a two seating capacity) flies at 80 knots. Their high-wing configuration allows you to have the best view from the Nazca Lines. If your camera uses a variety of lenses, please consider that the height of the flight will be of 700 feet and 1200 feet above the ground elevation.