Paracas, about 240 Kms to the south of Lima. In Paracas, humboldt current created an enviroment where aquatic life coluld flourish, encouraging abundant growth of plankton and phytoplankton, essential components for maine life. There is an astronishingly diverse variety of bilogical life.
Ica, about 300 Kms to the south of Lima.
In Ica is the center of wine an pisco production in Peru. Tours to the local vineyards can be arrenged. The Ica archeolofical museum is known for its fine examples of regional tetiles and pottery.
Nazca, about 420 kms to the south of Lima.
In Nazca was the seat of a Pre-Incaic civilization highly advanced in both astronomy and ceramic art. Today enormous figures of animals, birds and people etched in the desert sands, visible only from the air, remain as testimony to this remarkable culture