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Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras - National Park Nasca - Peru

A steep, winding road leads high into the Andes, to Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras (also called Pampa Galeras Bárbara D’Achille) at 4,200 meters (13,780 feet) altitude. This reserve is home to two South American camelids, the vicuña and guanaco, which can be seen running freely through the Andean plateau. Roughly 70 percent of the vicuñas in the world reside in Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras, therefore a tour to this national park guarantees any visitor a good experience with these wonderful Andean animals. In addition, one also can see the famous Andean rodent known by the locals as vizcacha, as well as eagles, ducks and condors. The park also has pre-Incan corrals which are still used by the local people between May and September, to shear the fine wool from vicuñas. As well, there are caves with rock paintings (pinturas rupestres).


90 kilometers (55 miles) East of Nazca town

Around Nasca, Nasca, Peru

National Park

Getting There

Many tour operators offer excursions to the reserve, charging on average $60.

Travel Tips:

For more information about the park or getting there, visit the national park office (Sernap) in Nasca (Av. Bisambra s/n. Cel: 995-149-648, E-mail:

Open Hours from:Dawn

Open Hours to:Dusk

Travel Skills: None

Bring warm clothing, as it gets quite chill at that altitude. Also use sun protection, and bring along water and high-energy snacks (chocolate, granola, etc.).

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol, US dollar

Contact Information:

Here are other activities in and around Around Nasca that may be of interest: Reserva Nacional San Fernando,

11 Apr 2012

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