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  1. Peru
  2. Lima
  3. Ballestas Islands

Lima: Full-Day Bus Tour to Paracas and Chincha

Product ID: 314082
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A full-day tour from Lima in which you can take a boat out to the Ballestas Islands. You will also visit the Secret Slave Tunnels, underground tunnels which were used to smuggled slaves in the 17th century.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide/headphones

Pickup optional

We pick up passengers from all major hostels & hotels in Miraflores, Lima.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat
  • Witness one of the biggest protected deserts in the Americas
  • Travel with a bilingual guide throughout your entire trip
Full description
Your experience begins as you are picked up between 5:30AM-6:00AM, at which point you will depart Lima. From there you will journey for 4 hours to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea. A 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands awaits you upon arrival, during which you'll see sea lions, penguins, and plenty of birds all in their natural habitat. If you're lucky, you may even see a dolphin or two.

Next up, begin a 2-hour tour of the Paracas National Reserve, one of South America's largest protected desert reserves. It is in this stunning Pacific-coastline location that the desert meets the ocean. Following the reserve, you will travel by luxury bus to the Secret Slave Tunnels for a 1-hour tour to learn of their history.

You will later travel by bus back to Lima, during which you can sit back and relax on the comfortable seats while you enjoy a movie onboard. At the conclusion of your journey, you will be dropped off directly to your hotel/hostel.
  • Guided bus transport
  • Ballestas Islands tour
  • Paracas National Reserve tour
  • Secret Slave Tunnels tour
  • Hotel/hostel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and costs
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You will see our big red bus or the grey one with our Peru Hop logo, also our guide with the Peru Hop uniform will go to Macdonalds to call Peru Hop passengers.

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Product ID: 314082