One of the most popular activities in Nazca, second only to flying over the Nazca Lines, is to go on a sand buggy ride in the desert. They might look small, but these little vehicles can hit the dunes at a surprising speed, and even catch a little air on the way! Some travelers have likened it to the roller coaster ride in the desert. Because sand buggy rides are usually combined with sandboarding, the art of ‘surfing’ down the sand dunes, they’re the ideal excursion for travelers who enjoy high-adrenaline adventures.
The city of Nazca has been building up to its anniversary this week, but we’ve still got a few days left of concerts, fireworks, food fairs, and parade as we work our way towards the main day of festivities this Saturday. Here’s the official schedule:
We’re thrilled to announce that there’ve been great changes for Pirwa Nazca Hostel! We now boast a new location on Avenida Juan Matta, just three blocks from the city’s main square, or Plaza de Armas.
The new and improved Pirwa Nazca Hostel offers all private rooms: married or twin double rooms and triple rooms. All of the rooms have private bathrooms equipped with hot water 24/7, toiletries, towels, and a hair dryer. The rooms have cable TV and wi-fi access, and they also all have fans to keep you comfortable in the Nazca heat. A few, not all, of the room are air-conditioned, so please keep in mind that air-conditioning is available, but upon prior request and at additional cost.
As world-famous as the Nazca Lines are, it’s no wonder that other worthy attractions nearby are often overlooked by rushed tourists. As proponents of slow, purposeful travel, we think that’s a shame. These other sights might lack the iconic status of the lines, but they can give you the insight you need to understand the mysterious Nazca culture, and to enjoy a few adrenaline rushes in the process…
From the world-famous Nazca Lines to Huacachina Oasis, the deserts of southern Peru hide valuable historical and natural treasures which attract ever more visitors each year. The southern coast is ideal for many extreme sports as well, including sandboarding, sandbuggying, wind- and kite-surfing. South of Lima, one finds a touristic route known as the Southern Circuit, which includes Paracas, Ica and Nazca.