ICA – Between Sea and Sand
Ica provides the traveler lover of nature and absolute relaxation an endless array of options, all enclosed by the magic of the coastal desert and cold and rich Peruvian sea.
Situated between the desert and the sea , the city of Ica is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the eternal sunshine of the south. Ideal for lovers of good food and pisco visit. Despite being in the middle of one of the driest deserts on the continent, the city of Ica is a significant producer of asparagus, grapes, pecans, butter beans and beans, thanks to the remarkable efforts of its farmers going back to previous stages to domain Inca.
Two are the main attractions of this land: one is the path of pisco, where travelers can taste infinitely the best of Ica wineries, and the other is Ocucaje desert where you can find fossils of several million years , various sports adventure or just lie quietly enjoy the peace and absolute.
NASCA – Mysterious lines
Drawn carefully amid one of the most arid parts of the world, the Nasca lines and geoglyphs captivate us so mysterious origin and the greatness of his path. Astronomical calendar, sacred precinct, offering to the gods, the lines remain one of the great mysteries of archeology and the world are a testament to the close relationship with the ancient Peruvians had their spiritual world.
Resting on an area of approximately 1,000 km2 in the heart of the desert plains of San Jose in Ica, the Nazca lines were first recorded in the chronicles of Pedro de Cieza de Leon in 1550. It was not until 1926, when the Peruvian scientist Toribio Xesspe lines introduced as a subject in his paper presented at the Congress of Americanists, that the interest in these giant drawings gained prominence. Late, in 1939, archaeologist Paul Kosok University Long Island, flying over the area and approached Maria Reiche knowledge of the geoglyphs.
Paracas offer the traveler lover of nature and absolute relaxation an endless array of options, all enclosed by the magic of the coastal desert and cold and rich Peruvian sea.
The Paracas National Reserve is a land of stunning vistas and serene beaches caressed by the eternal south wind, huge flocks of birds, large colonies of sea lions and abundant resources that few on Earth sea. The ideal place to escape the world and into the winding roads of the ocean.
Established in 1975, the Reserve extends south of the town of Pisco, department of Ica. It covers an area of 335,000 ha between the Paracas Peninsula and the tip Morro Quemado, south of the Bay of Independence. After the devastating earthquake of 2007, Paracas has undergone a remarkable transformation, and now has first-class travel services, as well as numerous options for exploring this amazing realm of wind and sun.