I read a post suggesting a private van tour to Nasca, and wondered how to learn more. I would like to depart Lima early in the morning and spend two nights in the vicinity of Paracas, Ballestas, Ica and Nasca. I am hesitant to take a large group tour because I might want to stop someplace longer. I am hesitant to rent car because I hear they are unreliable and the roads are potentially dangerous for those not familiar with them. Our trip will occur in mid-September.
Any advice you can provide regarding a private tour would be appreciated. It sounds very expensive...where does the guide stay overnight? Would we buy him/her a room?