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Ballestas Islands and Paracas Reserve from San Martin Port

Paracas, South Coast, Peru

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You will be met by our guide at 9:15am 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 our speedboat to begin our adventure to the stunning Ballestas Island. On the way you will stop at the Paracas peninsula to see the enigmatic figure of the Candelabro, a stunning design drawn on the side of a hill in the Peninsula. Nobody knows for sure who did it or why. there are many hypotheses regarding its origin, some believe it is related to the Nazca Lines but still found no proof or evidence that can define its creation.

Afterwards will head off to Ballestas Island where you will enjoy a stunning worlds filled with birds and sea lions. Here you will visit the three island at a distance allowed, navigating in some caves (this will be depending on the condition of the sea). On your return to the port, you will board our vehicle to drive towards Paracas Reserve in group. 

At Paracas Reserve you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Reserve by visiting the interpretation center, an interesting building that displays through photos, all the fauna, flora, and many others important facts about the Paracas Peninsula. Afterwards we will drive throughout a lifeless desert till we reach an area where once stood a great natural rock formation known as the Cathedral. Unfortunately this old formation did not withstand the 2007 earthquake. At this place you will have amazing views of the desert and the blue Ocean and then you will visit Playa Roja and Lagunillas beach for some refreshment. Finally you will return to San Martin Port to rejoin your ship.


  • Pickup and drop-off from San Martin Port
  • English-speaking guide (for a French, German, or Dutch guide there must be a minimum of 9 people)
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation for both tours in group.
  • Bottle of Water.
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal travel insurance
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to book this tour
  • Note: If your ship has any delay in arriving, we strongly suggest to notify us three to four days in advance so we can arrange a new pick up time. We also suggest you to keep checking your emails in case the pick up time changes.    

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San Martin Port
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Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

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San Martin Port
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