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Ballestas Islands Full-Day Trip Including Paracas National Reserve

Lima, Peru

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15 hours
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US$176.62 US$ 182.00
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Adult(s) x (Age 11 To 85)
Children x (Age 3 To 10)
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  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free snacks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included


A tour guide along with a professional driver will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 4:00 in the morning to begin this 15-hour tour. From there, you will drive for about 3.5 hours to reach Chaco's port in Pisco town. Here, you'll be helped to board a boat and start your sightseeing cruise of the famous Ballestas Islands. The tour takes around 2.5 hours and you will see a lot of lovely families of sea lions, amazing bird-life and tiny penguins. Enjoy the scenery and surroundings and admire the rocky formations and variety of wildlife.
After your tour of the island you will visit the impressive and isolated Paracas National Reserve. This natural reserve is part of the Guinness World Record for the "Driest dessert on earth". It is recommended that you bring lots of sunblock, a hat and lots of water for this portion of the tour. Your friendly tour guide will help you to know and learn about the dessert formation but you will also have the chance to see a impressive landscape with lakes where many migratory birds stop on their trip to the south or north. If you are lucky you might see the great pink flamingos.
After a wonderful day trip, you'll return to Lima and head back to your hotel.


  • Hotel or Apartament pickup and drop-off (hotels in Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro, Lima center only)
  • Professional guide
  • Professional driver
  • Private transport
  • Entry/Admission - Ballestas Islands
  • Entry/Admission - Paracas History Museum - Juan Navarro Hierro
  • Entry/Admission - Emotion Tour Peru
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch is not included but we will help you to organize a meal in one of the typical restaurants in the reserve. Lunch at these places can be around 35 Nuevos soles.
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat, take a bottle of water with you and spare battery for your camera.
  • Note: The tour by boat to the Ballestas islands is only by shared boat organized and led by Peruvian marines. There are not private boat tours to the islands. You should expect to be back to Lima at approximately 7:30pm, depending traffic conditions.

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Centrally located Lima hotels Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro, Lima Center
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Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

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