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PALEONTOLOGICAL TOUR (FOSSILS) IN OCUCAJE’S DESERT HALF DAY

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Duration Half Day
Departures Daily departures FROM Ica Peru
Activities Visit Ocucaje’s Deser to look at prehistoric fossils.
Hotel Not included, available upon request
Meals Box Lunch included
Customizable YES, feels free to ask for extra services

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PROGRAM

Our tour begins with the picking up of passengers at their hotel in Ica then to go by the Pan American Highway, running for 30 minutes the southern Ica Valley crops planted in different traditional and modern, such as cotton, potatoes, corn, grapes, lima beans, asparagus, peppers, broccoli and various fruit trees. We will pass through different towns and villages, as the Tate district famous for the story that was raised here, including the Inca Pachacutec and the beautiful princess Chumpillalla that gave rise to the construction of irrigation canal known as the Inca Achirana.

After 30 minutes you will come to the slopes of Cerro Blanco in Ocucaje and we will start our trekking (hike) through the desert in search of our first fossil, because that site is part of a complex reservoir strata in the Central Coast with antiques ranging from 45 million years ago to just over 2 million years, our feet will sink into a strange accumulation of layers of mostly sandy and clayey sediments, which buried bodies of various animals as many of the marine environment land.

Appreciate the beautiful scenery Bad lands, the name given by paleontologists to desert these whimsical forms submitted to intense erosion by the wind, if we are lucky we can find shark teeth, remains of turtles, crocodiles, whales and other animals.

After the walk we return to our car, out of Cerro Blanco and head north to Middle White Hill, also called "The Cangana" where a small walking tour can find up to 4 skulls Mysticeti (baleen whale). After 30 minutes of this field trip we go on our mobility Cerro Blanco South known as "Cerro La bruja" to appreciate the nearly complete fossil of a whale with her baby.

On the way back to the city of Ica, we will appreciate the beautiful countryside and especially Ocucaje vivendus modus of the villagers and we can share some impressions with them if possible. (BOX LUNCH)

END OF OUR SERVICES

INCLUDES:
All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals
and domestic airfares as specified in the itinerary. CB= Continental Breakfast; B=Breakfast; L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International airfares, accommodations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

 

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