About 400 km south of Lima is the Nazca Desert, which is home to the ancient Nazca lines. The general consensus of archaeologists, anthropologists and scientists is that the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca people themselves, without help from celestial visitors or aerial views. The figures drawn in the desert correspond with images found in other examples of Nazca art, such as pottery.
There are a couple of viewing platforms near the road where you can see one of the figures but the best way to see them is by air as some of them are as big as 100 m. The scenic flights over the lines take about half an hour and comes complete with sick bags. The views can be seen from both sides of the plane.
The figures you can see are: Whale • Triangle • Trapezoid • Astronaut • Monkey • Dog • Hummingbird • Spider • Condor • Hand • Tree • Alcatraz • Parrot.