I have only 3 days/2 nights to try and accomplish Nazca Lines, Balletas Island and back to Lima in early September.
Problem: Our flight from Cusco arrives at 1245 and not sufficient time to make the 2pm bus on Cruz del Sur to Paracas. Since we will have just hiked the Inca Trail, I really wanted to get to Paracas directly, rest, and take AM Balletas Island Tour one Day, then AM Paracas Nazca Lines Flight next day (avoid afternoon flight) - then leisurely head back to Lima. CDS would be fine for return.
I know there is an early AM bus that departs Lima (0345), however would prefer not getting up at 0200 after Inka hike. My family will surely balk. We could depart Lima at 0700, do PM Nazca Lines from Paracas, but not sure about afternoon visibility.
Question: Is there a private transport service or taxi that could deliver us from Lima to Paracas - just "drop and go" charge? Most companies seem to want two/way transportation, which makes this much more expensive. If I wish to stay 3days/2 nights in Paracas, then I am being asked to cover transport plus all driver's expenses ($650).
Please advise of any known options. Many Thanks,