The Nazca Lines & Vitivinicola

We left the Hotel San Marcelo bright and early this morning to investigate the Nazca Lines.  Our guide Luis explained to us that the best time to see the lines is early in the morning.  So at 7 am we were at the Nazca aeropuerto boarding 3 Cesna 207’s to fly over the lines.  I must admit that when I saw the size of these 5-6 seat airplanes I was a bit nervous.  It was the smoothest flight I ever have taken!  We spend 30 minutes flying over the line, such as the Hummingbird, Spider, and Monkey.  It was definitely worth the twinge of nervousness.  I am so glad we went.

After our flight we p at Luis’ Tio’s establishment for a tasty breakfast.  Once full and happy we climbed back aboard our bus to make our way back up the Pan American Highway.  Next stop was the Vitivinicola!

We returned to Ica to tour the Pisco making facilities at Dona Juanita’s.  Her family has been making pisco for tres generaciones!  We learned about the process of making Pisco brandy from the grapes in their vineyards.  After tour we sampled some of the different kinds of piscos made there.  There is pisco you drink straight, pisco for making Peru’s national drink the Pisco Sour, aromatic pisco and sweet pisco.  Who knew there were so many kinds?  We stayed for a sumptuous lunch of braised duck with cilantro rice.

Once again full and happy we climb aboard our bus and head back up the coast for Lima.  We arrived in Lima just in time to make a quick spin around the artisanal market, where many of us parted with a few nuevo soles.  I found a wonderful tablecloth.  We then made our way back to our hotel for a late dinner.

Tomorrow we said adios to Luis our guide in Lima and get on a plane to Cusco, where we will meet Diego from the Academia Latinoamericano and our new homestay families.

Buenos Noches Y’all!


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