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From Lima: Ballestas Islands, Huacachina Oasis & Winery Tour

Product ID: 197896
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Enjoy a full day trip from Lima with a private guide. Get close to the wildlife at Ballestas Islands. Learn about Pisco at a local winery and enjoy a small tasting before finishing with the spectacular views of the Huacachina Oasis.
About this activity
Duration: 14 hours
Starting time 4:15 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Lima
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get close to the wildlife on the Ballestas Island
  • Taste Pisco at a local winery
  • Visit the Huacachina oasis, the only one in South America.
Full description
Start your adventure by departing Lima in the early morning. Travel for around 300 km on the Pan-American highway until you reach Paracas Bay, a very important place for Peruvian history which is full of wildlife. 

Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and watch out for birds, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins. Then drive to drive to a small local winery to learn how Pisco is made and to enjoy a tasting.

Stop at the Huacachina Oasis, and take some time to eat lunch and walk around. Test your skills at sandboarding for an additional cost or just enjoy free time at the pool drinking Pisco Sours. At the end of the adventure, head back to Lima via the same route.
Includes
  • Private transportation
  • Guide
  • Tour and entrance fee to the Ballestas Islands
  • Pisco tasting at Vineyards
  • Sandboarding and sand buggy activities
What’s Not Included
  • Meals or personal expenses not mentioned
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, warm clothes for the boat ride, and sun protection
• Please bring local currency in case you want to buy a souvenir or lunch, bottled water, and a bathing suit if you intend to swim
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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It is a long day, but well worthwhile as a lot is packed in. I was really lucky as I was the only one on the tour that day so had Choji, my guide, to myself. His English was excellent and he was a really interesting guide. He covered not only details about the sights on the way but also happily discussing pretty much anything about Peru that I wanted to know. Great to get out of Lima and see something of Peru. Trip to the Ballestas Islands was memorable - getting up close to the sea lions and birds. Desert and oasis impressive too. Sand buggying very much like a roller coaster. Lunch and tasting at the winery were good too. Our guide there was really informative and funny. Also very generous tasting session of eight different piscos. A well put together tour.

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March 4, 2020

We really liked the visit to Ballestas Island, the oasis was not bad and the pisco tasting was very good. Very timely collection. The trip is in a Van and we were a group of 4 friends plus two other tourists. The guide was very friendly but lacked integration, animation and atmosphere during the moments of travel and between events. It does not include snacks or breakfast or lunch (no food) which is very inconvenient because leaving at 4 am in the morning of Lima and not knowing where to have breakfast we did not like. Snacks are not very expensive and could be added to improve the service. Definitely the great flaw during my 4 days in Lima was the bad or limited service, people without vocation of service, attention with bad tone, bad way, assuming that the tourist knows everything.

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October 7, 2019

Amazing tour, first stop was Balestas island and even if it's not season for watching wild animals, there was huge amount of birds, we could see some penguins too, second stop was Huacachina where the weather was amazing and I enjoyed the sandboarding and buggy ride, last stop was winery with pisco tasting, I learned something about how they are making pisco traditionally for hundreds of years and tasting was really good too, I had really good tour guide who told me plenty of interesting informations about Peru and the whole tour was fun

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September 26, 2019

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Product ID: 197896