The Palpa Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 km between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe that they were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylised hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards.
Our group had the option for a twenty minute flight, $80 (NOK 656), over the Nazca Lines. Unfortunately the weather was not the best for taking photos so I decided to save my money. 🙂