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  1. Peru
  2. Paracas
  3. Ballestas Islands

From Lima: Paracas Reserve & Ballestas Islands Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 69246
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Get back to nature and experience the natural beauty of Paracas National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands on a full-day tour from Lima. Look for native wildlife, including several species of birds, sea lions and marine life.
About this activity
Duration: 14 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up from centrally located hotels in Lima.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get back to nature at the oldest marine reserve in Peru
  • Look for local wildlife in Paracas National Reserve
  • Cross to the Ballestas Islands and marvel at the remote wilderness
  • Taste some of the best wine and piscos from Peru at a winery in Chincha
Full description
Prepare yourself for an early morning pickup from your hotel in Lima at 4:30 AM. Travel south towards the desert area and coastal region of the Paracas National Reserve. Enjoy a fresh box for breakfast and arrive at Paracas at 7:40 AM.

Upon arrival at Paracas, head towards the main port to board the first boat to the Ballestas Islands. Admire the scenery of the Bay of Paracas and Punta Pejerrey en route to the natural habitat of sea lions, seagulls, penguins and other wildlife species. See the incredible "Paracas Candelabra", geoglyph related to the Nazca lines. Its significance is still a mystery.

Get a detailed explanation of the history and importance of the Paracas National Reserve, established in 1975 as the oldest marine reserve in Peru. Admire several beaches and see "The Cathedral" which has suffered severe damage in 2007. Visit the Interpretation Center and take photos of beautiful flamingos feeding on the shores of the sea. Explore this reserve and enjoy stunning views of the landscapes. After that, enjoy a fresh seafood or creole food lunch in a seafront restaurant. 

After this, arrive back at your hotel at approximately 7:00 PM.

  • Round trip transfer from/to centrally located hotels in Lima
  • Professional tour guide (English/Spanish)
  • Ballestas Islands boat tour
  • Paracas National Reserve tour
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast Box
  • Refreshing drinks on board
  • Permanent Assistance
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Please remember to protect your belongings from the water during the crossing to the islands, as they will get wet
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based on 7 reviews
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Vista Adventures Day Tours

Product ID: 69246