Discovery

PISCO IS NATURE, CULTURE… AND MIXTURE

The Desafio Inca is to take place in the province of Pisco, where there are numerous natural sites. They are coloured by the ancient history of the place, whose legacy is unparalleled in the world, such as the Nazca lines. We are also in the birthplace of a famous cocktail!

Paracas
We are 200 kilometers south of Lima. The city is popular with travellers who stop off to explore the Paracas National Reserve, whose protected areas will naturally be avoided by the rally. This natural site covers 335,000 hectares, the largest part of which is next to the sea and is referred to as the Paracas Peninsula. The location is extremely favourable to the development of marine species and there is a special viewing area for seals and sea lions. To explore the past, you can take to the heights (like the numerous pelicans and gulls that frequent the area) to see the famous Paracas Candelabra. This geoglyph nearly 200 meters in height carved into the side of the desert, and probably more recent than those constructed by the Nazca, may have been designed to serve as a landmark for sailors.

The Ica desert
The Ica region, in the administrative province of Pisco, offers vast, majestic expanses, just discovered by the Dakar. It covers more than 21,000 km2, an area approaching that of Belgium. The desert imposes its rugged beauty on the few towns. Whether driving or on escorted tours, visitors can discover massive dunes or enjoy the comfort of the Huacachina oasis. Finally, in the south of the region we find the dazzling Nazca lines, geographical forms stretching several kilometers across the ground since the pre-Inca era and only visible from the sky.

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