Paracas Ballestas Islands Tours, Red Beach, and Huacachina
Paracas Ballestas Islands tour–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.
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This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.
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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.
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.
Included on the Paracas Ballestas Island & Huacachina Tour 2 Days
- 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.
Not Included on the Paracas Ballestas Island & Huacachina Tour 2 Days
- Gratuities for the guide and other staff (expected but not compulsory)
- Extra expenditures.
- Travel and Health insurance
Prices & Dates
For us, Semi-Private journeys mean more intimate experiences with an average of 4 participants in a group and fully supported by private experienced staff.
Select your travel date and join our upcoming amazing journeys. No problem if your date does not match with other listed fixed departures, we can open a new departure just with you on any date you wish. Feel free to email us or call us at +51 984 464 391, +51 984 585 909 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.
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(We have special rates for groups, which are over 6ppl. Get started by filling out the inquiry form.)
Advantages of booking this trip in Private Service.
- Flexibility on dates: Choose your own dates, you decide when to start your journey.
- Perfect for families, group of mates (friends), honeymoon: Make this trip for you and your loved ones or someone special.
- Totally customizable: Travel the way you want; so you can travel exactly how you want. Book this trip as is or customize it to be as active or relaxed, rustic or luxurious as you wish to go. Perfect for multi-generational families and to celebrate a special anniversary or milestone birthday.
- Go at your own pace: Walk or explore on your own rhythm, forget to stay or keep up with the large groups. It's your own journey.
Note on Prices
Prices are quoted in US Dollars and all payments must be made in US Dollars. Prices are per person based on SEMI-PRIVATE service; we depart with 2 ppl as a minimum, 8 ppl as maximum, and an average of 4 ppl in a group. This tour is also based on a double twin-bed (matrimonial if requested) or triple occupancy in case of families or friends for hotel rooms, single rooms are subject to a single supplement fee.
Trip Payment Schedule
- At time of reservation: 30% of the total balance.
- 60 days prior to departure: Balance should be paid fully, or once upon your arrival in Cusco the other 70% of final balance must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule
- Minimum fee (hike permit fee): $130 per person
- 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
- 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
- 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
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- Sun hat.
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