Ballestas Islands and The Paracas Reserve - 1 Day from Lima

Discover beautiful desert landscapes and a wonderful marine life

Ballestas Islands and The Paracas Reserve - 1 Day from Lima

Discover beautiful desert landscapes and a wonderful marine life

Join us on our Full Day Tour to The Ballestas Islands and The Paracas Reserve, where you'll experience breathtaking desert landscapes and encounter incredible marine life. We depart from Lima early in the morning, heading towards the picturesque Paracas Bay. The journey takes approximately 3 hours.

Upon arriving in Paracas, we proceed to the local pier for an exciting boat tour to the renowned Ballestas Islands. During this boat excursion, you will witness an impressive design etched into the slope of a hill, locally known as "The Candelabra." The origin of this ancient drawing remains a mystery. Continuing our journey, we reach the Ballestas Islands, where hundreds of marine birds gracefully soar above us. These small islands are also home to large colonies of sea lions, often seen swimming playfully nearby, as well as groups of Humboldt Penguins. We respect the sanctity of the islands and observe all the marine life from the comfort of our boat, as walking on the islands is strictly prohibited.

After an unforgettable island experience, we return to the mainland, where you will have free time for a refreshing coffee break before we embark on a land tour to the captivating Paracas Peninsula. The excursion includes a visit to the Paracas Interpretation Center, providing insights into the region's unique ecosystem and history.

Next, we journey through a barren desert landscape until we reach a scenic lookout point offering spectacular views of the ocean. During our trip, we will make a stop at the picturesque Red Beach, an ideal spot for capturing beautiful photographs.

Following that, we proceed to the charming fishing village of Lagunillas for a delightful lunch. This coastal region offers excellent restaurants, serving freshly caught fish, a true treat for your taste buds.

After a satisfying meal, we begin our return journey to the city of Lima. Once we arrive, our driver will safely take you back to your hotel, concluding an enriching and unforgettable day filled with nature's wonders.

(Please note that the itinerary and specific details are subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors that may affect the tour. Your safety and the preservation of the environment are our top priorities.)

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Trip Itinerary

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  • 4:30 am - Pick up from your hotel in Lima.Transportation: Shared ride with a maximum of 6 people for comfort and convenience.
  • 7:30 am - Arrival in Paracas.
  • 8:00 am - Embark on a thrilling 2-hour boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, conducted in English. Marvel at the rich marine life and witness the intriguing Candelabra geoglyph on the hillside.
  • 10:30 am - Begin a 3-hour land excursion to explore the scenic Paracas Bay region, guided in English.
  • 2:30 pm - Return journey to the city of Lima.
  • 6:00 pm - Arrival in Lima and drop off at your hotel.

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