Day trip

From San Martin Port: 2-Hour Ballestas Island

From San Martin Port: 2-Hour Ballestas Island

From US$ 56 per person

If you are traveling on a cruise and passing through Paracas, don't miss this opportunity to see the best of Paracas region including Ballestas Island. This tour is for all visitors landing at San Martin Port.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Have a close encounter with wildlife at Ballestas Island
  • See the enigmatic figure of the Candelabro, a stunning design drawn on the side of a hill in the peninsula
  • Benefit from the knowledge of your local tour guides
Full description
You will be met by your guide at 9:15 AM at San Martin Port, and then you will be transferred to Paracas town. At this point, you will meet the rest of the group and board a speedboat to begin your adventure to the stunning Ballestas Island. On the way, you will stop at Paracas Peninsula to see the enigmatic figure of the Candelabro, a stunning design drawn on the side of a hill in the peninsula. No one knows for sure who did it or why. There are many hypotheses regarding its origins, some believe it is related to the Nazca Lines but still have found no proof or evidence that can define its creation. Afterwards, head off to Ballestas Island, where you will enjoy a stunning world filled with birds and sea lions. Here, you will visit the three islands from an allowed distance, navigating in some caves (this will depend on the conditions of the sea). On your return to the port, you will board a vehicle to drive towards San Martin Port. 
  • Pick-up and drop-off from San Martin Port
  • All activities
  • Private English and Spanish-speaking guide (for French, German and Dutch must be a minimum of 9 persons)
  • Entrance fees
  • Private transportation for you and your party
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

San Martin Port. There will be a sign (shore excursion 'Las Adventure')

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required for this tour
  • Popular choice with kids
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