Ica – Paracas – Ballestas Island 2 days

Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading
Service Level
Upgraded Comfort
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
2 Days

Starting From
$ 600.00 USD

Ica – Paracas – Ballestas Island 2 days

Paracas Ballestas Islands Tours and Huacachina

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.

Our tailor-made trip experts will work with you, offering guidance on the best time to travel at a pace that makes sense for you and yours. This tour is completely customizable, which means you can make your add-ons or focus on certain interests, personalizing an exact trip you want, where our private guides will offer you with more unique experiences, we will tailor this adventure to your specifications–Paracas Ballestas Islands tours.

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 Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

Trip Details for Paracas Ballestas Islands Tours

Service Level

  • Upgraded

Physical Grading

  • 1 2 3 4 5 6, Easy: Designed for everyone. Light, Nothing too Challenging. Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.s.

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.

Group Size

  • We need a minimum of 2 people, price is per person, which is based on two people or couples who might share a hotel room and transportation. The itinerary is described and based on personalized private service to Paracas Ballestas Island Tours.

Accommodation Type

  • Three-star hotel.


Day 1. Depart for 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 & Ballestas Islands –  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.

What’s Included For Paracas Ballestas Islands Tours


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


  • Meals
  • Gratuities for the guide and other staff (expected but not compulsory)
  • Extra expenditures.
  • Travel and Health insurance


From US$ 600/ 2 Days

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any detail can be tailored – activities, length, hotels, and destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote.

Extension Trips

Yes, you can extend this tour to Machu PicchuCusco, Sacred Valley of the IncasAmazon JungleInca Trail, or you can extend your trip with any tour from our great list we offer.

Trip Packing List

  • 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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In Cusco exist just few truly local tour operators. If you did not know, foreign companies come to Peru to get rich without paying a General Sales Tax or Tax Contribution to our country. If you did not know that, according to the United Nations, for every US $100 spent on a tour in a developing country or foreign travel companies, only $5 stays in the local economy. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. As we are a local family enterprise, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians through contributing to general sales tax.

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As a locally owned and based Peruvian tour company, we integrate these practices into our in-country operations we are aiming for a style of travel that makes the world a better place for everyone, and for everyone that lives in it. Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Peru Summit Adventures is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference by helping and investing in local communities, education initiatives, environmental conservation projects. These values are not more than just words, they are ingrained in the culture and philosophy of our crew, daily operations of Peru Summit Adventures trips, and at our office too.

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