From Lima: Paracas National Reserve & Ballestas Islands Tour

Activity provider: Lima Highlights Tours.

From Lima: Paracas National Reserve & Ballestas Islands Tour

Activity provider: Lima Highlights Tours.
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From US$ 195 US$ 175.50 per person

Admire the impressive rock formations of this unique geological landscape. Get the chance to see sea lions, penguins, and birds up close in their natural habitats.

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Duration 12 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from the following districts only: Miraflores, Barranco, Chorrillos, Surquillo, San Isidro.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Explore the Ballestas Islands and its wonderful wildlife
  • Discover the National Reserve of Paracas and its amazing landscapes
  • Enjoy the experiencie with your expert local guide
Full description
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.
  • Pickup and drop-off in select districts of Lima
  • Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert local guide
  • Entrance ticket to Paracas National Reserve
  • Entrance ticket and speedboat excursion to the Ballestas Islands
  • Meals (at your expense at local restaurants)
  • Transfer from/to the Airport of Lima
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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4 /5

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September 18, 2022

Thank you to William for an insightful day! It ended up being just the two of us with William as our guide and a driver in a very comfortable car! It was very well organised - we were picked up on time and the day followed well, starting with the boat tour, followed by some brief stops at the National Reserve and ending with sea view lunch (before returning to Lima). We appreciated the insights that William was able to provide and enjoyed the whole day!

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September 17, 2022

Pamela was a good guide, spoke very good English and provided interesting insight on the sites visited, other than suggestions for visiting Lima. Luciano was a good driver and gave a good impression of "Il padrino". Must note that you will spend equal time in the car and visiting, but still better (faster) than going by bus, we drove in a Toyota suv.

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August 28, 2022

Product ID: 396311