The Nazca lines and geoglyphs are located in the Ica region, in the Palpa and Nazca valleys, 280 miles south of Lima and near the Pacific Ocean. These ancient geoglyphs are made up of interesting figures of different designs on the land. They lie at the edge of the western Andes at 2000 feet above sea level. The shapes take the form of animals, plants or geometric patterns and are etched into a 290 sq-mile area. These figures are between 165 and 985 feet long. UNESCO designated them a World Heritage Site in 1994. To reach them by road, one can take tourist buses from Lima, Arequipa and Cusco. It is recommended to view the Nazca lines from the air, where visitors can get a unique perspective on the figures. Visitors can take a trip in a small plane to see them.