Popular National Parks in Lima
Our most recommended Lima National Parks
1. Lima: Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Islands Tour
After pickup, head to the south to discover unique landscapes where the desert, the islands and the sea all meet. Make a brief stop for a delicious breakfast and continue the journey. Then, go to Paracas dock to take a speed boat to the Ballestas Islands. Explore the rocky islands and discover the rich marine fauna. Take photos of sea lions and many types of birds such as penguins. Don't miss the enigmatic Candelabro Geoglyph, used as a navigational guide by ancient cultures. After your tour of the island, visit the impressive and isolated Paracas National Reserve. This natural reserve is part of the Guinness World Record for the driest desert on earth. Admire the stunning landscape of the peninsula. Learn all about dessert formation from your expert guide. If you are lucky you might see the great pink flamingos. Then, return to your hotel in Lima.
2. From Chachapoyas: Gocta Waterfall Full-Day Hiking Tour
The tour stars with a pickup at your hotel or from the meeting point in Chachapoyas to drive to the Utcubamba River valley. Travel for an hour to the village of Cocachimba from where the hike heads towards the waterfall. As you admire the thick greenery of the rainforest, you will be able to stop and take in stunning views of the surrounding valley and gain a perspective on how large the waterfall truly is. See local agricultural activities and encounter fauna species typical of the region such as Peru's national bird the Andean cock-of-the-rock, endemic trees, orchids, ferns, and bromeliads. Reach the base of the waterfalls and enjoy the pure beauty of Gocta up close for amazing once-in-a-lifetime pictures. The Gocta waterfall is 770 meters (2,530 feet) tall — the third highest in the world — and consists of two perennial drops that pour water into the Cocahuayco River. After the visi...
3. From Lima: Pantanos de Villa Birdwatching & Wetlands Tour
Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Lima, then set off on a 30-minute drive to the Patanos de Villa wetlands. When you arrive, explore this natural complex of lagoons. Listen as your guide explains the different species of birds which can be found here including egrets, cormorants, gulls, and oystercatchers. Also, learn about the importance of resources and habitat that this natural refuge. Observe native plants, some fish, and aquatic insects which all play important roles in the ecosystem. Then, head over to the nearby sea to watch cute sea-birds and enjoy a boat ride across a wonderful lagoon. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel in Lima where your memorable tour concludes.
4. Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno
Day 1: Arrival in Lima, City Tour Your tour will begin as you are picked up from the airport, after which you will begin a city tour. That evening you will stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Visit the Ballestas Islands, Candelabrum, before a wine and Pisco demonstration in Ica city. Later that day, take part in riding buggies and sandboarding in Huacachina. That evening you will once again stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 3: Arrival to Cusco On your third day you will arrive to Cusco, where you will have a free day for acclimatizing. That evening you will lodge in the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 4: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas Begin with a visit to the Chinchero textile center, b...
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