A flight over the Nazca Lines is a once in a lifetime experience, but not recommended for the weak of heart. Over 300 of these giant geoglyphs were drawn on the red pampas earth between 900 BCE and 500 CE, depicting among others a whale (!), a condor, a spider, a hummingbird (one of the best preserved) and a huge pink flamingo (over 300m long!). The absence of wind and rain on this arid plateau explain their exceptional state of conservation. For over fifty years, they were studied by Maria Reiche, whose house-museum is open to the public.