*Please note: Between the dates of July 1 to 15 and August 15 to 31, the flight is $86.50.
Fly over the mysterious Nasca Lines!
Nasca Lines Flight Itinerary
Your trip will begin with pick up at your hotel or bus station in Nasca city. You can coordinate the pick-up with the vendor once you have reserved your space on the tour. You will be taken to the Maria Reiche Airport where the flights over the Nasca Lines leave from. Remember to bring your passport – even though you are not leaving the country, you are still required to present it!
Once you arrive at the airport, you will need to pay the departure tax (30 Soles per person must be paid in cash in Soles), be weighed and check-in for your flight. The flight schedule is only assigned once the passengers have arrived at the airport.
The Nasca Lines flight will be done in a Cessna Airplane which can hold up to six passengers. Each passenger has their own individual seat and window so that they get the best view of the geoglyphs below. This also increases their chances of capturing good photos and videos of the experience.
These incredible lines have been declared as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO because of the mystery that shrouds their history. You will see 13 of the most important Nasca geoglyphs on your tour and there will be narration in both English and Spanish by the pilot/co-pilot to help you spot the Nasca Lines and give you some more background about them. The flight will last around 35 minutes. After the flight is finished, each passenger will be presented with their very own flight certificate so that they can remember this wonderful experience.
The transport will take you back to your original pick-up point in Nasca.
Nasca Lines Flight: Safety Considerations…
It is of the utmost importance to choose a reliable operator to fly over the Nasca Lines with. There are many companies which tout for business on the street offering rock bottom prices, however, they often cut corners which puts visitors at risk.
This is not the case with AeroNasca who make safety the priority. All of the guides and pilots are experts in flying around this area. The entire fleet of airplanes owned by AeroNasca has all the safety certifications required by the government agencies of Airport Security (DGAC certified). Careful maintenance is also regularly performed to ensure that each airplane in the fleet is operating as it should.
AeroNasca is the most popular of all the airline tour companies in Peru and over 21,000 passengers fly with them every year! You can see that they receive consistently high reviews from thousands of these travellers across all platforms, including Google, TripAdvisor and Facebook.
How many Nasca Lines will I see?
You will see the 13 most important Nasca figures.
How can I prepare for my flight?
- Do not have a heavy meal before flying
- Bring motion sickness medication if necessary
- Make sure you bring cash for the airport departure tax (30 soles, must be paid in soles, in cash)
Remember to take your passport – you will need this to board the flight!
What type of airplane is it?
The aircraft is a Cessna Airplane 207-A.
Can this trip be affected by bad weather?
Yes. If bad weather prevents your plane from taking off, you can either wait for the weather to improve or fly the following day.
How long is this flight?
The flight is 35 minutes.
How many people can fit in the plane?
The flight is shared and the aircraft can hold six people.
Is there accident insurance?
Yes, the company is covered by full risk insurance.
Are there any weight restrictions?
Travellers should weigh less than 95kg. If you are over this weight, you must pay an additional fee.
When will I pay the balance?
You will pay the outstanding $65USD (or $75 depending on season) directly to the vendor in cash or by card on the day of your flight.
Can I store my luggage somewhere?
Yes. You can store your bags in the AeroNasca counter at the airport.
What bus stations are eligible for pick-ups?
- South Cross
When do the flights run?
Flights start at 7am – 3pm.
Will there be a wait at the airport?
You may have to wait before you are able to board your flight, the same as in any other airport.
Can this flight be affected by air traffic?
Yes. The pilot will need to make sure it is safe to take off which can sometimes mean waiting for other planes to ascend/descend.
When is the flight schedule assigned?
This is done when the passenger checks in at the counter in the airport.
In July & August, what time do flights start?
Between 9-11am. This is weather dependent.
The South America Backpacker Community have tried and tested adventures across the region and handpicked a selection of only the BEST companies to work with!
Why we chose AeroNasca:
- AeroNasca was founded in 2013 and is the most popular airline tour company in Peru. They fly more than 21,000 passengers per year!
- They specialise in flights over the Nasca Lines and offer flight certificates to those who complete the flights with them.
- AeroNasca take safety very seriously and they are certified members of the DGAC. This requires compliance with air safety rules and regulations, all of which AeroNasca have completed and exceeded.
- All of their planes undergo regular maintenance to ensure that they are performing to the required standards.
- The company get consistently high reviews from travellers across all platforms, providing an amazing bucket list experience that backpackers won’t forget!