We decided not to take a plane tour of all the lines, seeing as we were informed that the planes frequently crash and numerous people have already died this year. This is due to poor plane maintenance and questionable piloting; however, we have been informed that harsher restrictions are now being enforced, including the requirement of two pilots. Still, it was not a risk we were willing to take to see a few large drawings.
Luckily, there are a couple of view points that you can get to via taxi, so we got to see two of the giant ancient pictures.
Our guide was insisting that we try the water, but our stomachs had other ideas!
One of the large spiral pits.
Nazca is known to have the largest sand dune in the world - which is the absolute monster of a dune seen in the background behind the mountains. It is called Cerro Blanco, and is over 2000m above sea level. If you are crazy enough, you can take an expensive tour where you walk up one of the sides for over 3 hours to get to the summit!
There were many cactus fields surrounding Nazca... which stopped us from frolicking in the meadows.