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Paracas, Ballestas Islands Tours

Paracas, Ballestas Islands tours–If an authentic tropical landscape figures big in your travel dreams to Peru so Ballestas islands is the one to stoke your dreams onto red rock arches spanning a cobalt sea, cliffs riddled with caves and crevices — the capriciously formed Islas Ballestas are a haven for marine life that almost seems like a man-made playground. Humboldt penguins, Inca terns, blue-footed boobies, cormorants, and flamingos can all be seen hopping about this group of three small rocky Pacific islands just west of the Peruvian coast, and the undersea wildlife is equally rich.

The highlight for many visitors to Paracas and Islas Ballestas is the show put on by the resident sea lions. These pinnipeds love to ham it up for the tourist boats and routinely perform flips and leaps worthy of Sea World within inches of their human admirers, and the blue footed boobies in pairs. Occasionally, you can also catch sight of marine otters and even the odd condor, which swoop down from the Andes from time to time to go fishing in the Pacific.

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at info@perusummit.com to learn more or book your spot today!

This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

Group Size: ( minimum 04 people or couple) prices per person which are based on four people or couples who might share a hotel room and transportation. The itinerary is described and based on personalized service

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Grading:  1 2 3 4 5 6

EASIEST:  Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

Important Note: While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

Accommodation Type

Three-star hotel.

Price: From US$ 600/ 2 Days

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Itinerary

DAY 1, LIMA – ICA

We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:30 am, then we will leave to Ica , close to Ica we will stop at one the wineries to have a tour and learn about the pisco’s process production, and we will have the chance to taste different sort of piscos and wines, right away we will have a succulent lunch at one the nicer restaurants next we will visit the Ica’s main square and the Huacachina lagoon , from this place we drive our dune buggies toward the great dunes where we will spend the afternoon having fun with our buggies, driving through the great desert going uphills and downhills. This part of the desert is one of the most beautiful deserts in southamerica where you will have awesome views and will take great pictures, and you will have the chance to learn the sandborading which will be taught by our guide. If the weather is nice at dusk we will enjoy the sunset on the dune. In the evening we go back to our hostal in Huacachina where we will spend the night.

DAY 2, PARACAS – LIMA

At 6:30 am we will leave to Paracas in a private transportation, at 7:45 am aprox, we will arrive to the wharf of Chaco, from here we will take a boat to get the national reserve of Paracas, during the excursion we will stop to see the amazing candelabra figure that was drawn on the hillside of Paracas bay nobody knows or has any idea about this figure, only some theories have some references that the pirates may have drawn to have an orientation point. Anyway our guide will share an information with you about this figure, subsequentely we will get the Ballestas Islands where we will enjoy the sea fauna, we will go around the isles, passing through the big caves, natural formation rocks that are home for pelicans, Humbolt penguins, seals, dolphins, etc. After visiting whole the isles we will come back to the Chaco wharf. At about 10:30 am we will take the excursión to National Reserve of Paracas that is protected by the national government and the only one national reserve that protects the sea fauna and flora. We will leave the place to drive through the Paracas desert on the way we will stop at a nice viewpoint to see spectacular views of Paraca’s blue sea and some natural formations, eventually we will visit the beautiful beaches of Arena Roja, Playa Lagunillas where we will have lunch and drinks at one of the nicer restaurants. At 2:30 pm we will leave to lima in our private transportation, at about 7:00 pm we will get the hotel in Lima.

PERU SUMMIT INCLUDES 

  • Private transportation Lima – Ica – Paracas – Ica – Lima.
  • City tour in Ica.
  • One night of hostal (breakfast included).
  • Sightseeing in Ballestas.
  • Entrance fee for the national reserve.
  • Sand-boarding, and buggies.
  • English tour guide.
  • Pisco-tasting.

PERU SUMMIT DOES NOT INCLUDE 

  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.
  • Gratuities for the guide and other staff.
  • Extra expenditures.
  • Travel and Health insurance

CHECKLIST

  • Passport
  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Camera
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • Flip flops
  • Bathing suit
  • American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat.
  • Crédit or debit card.

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Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Activities

Sight-seeing, made for Nature Lovers