Explore the fascinating shores of Paracas and the mesmerizing Ballestas Islands in just one day! Discover and marvel at the beauty of the Ballestas Islands and take a swim at the gorgeous beaches of Paracas.
We invite you to experience the marine wildlife of the Peruvian Galapagos firsthand. Come and see the fast biodiversity of this vibrant place, from flamingos to sea lions. You will be able to take some amazing pictures of the flora and fauna and the surrounding fantastic landscapes.
Book your tour of the Paracas National Reserve and view the mesmerizing contrast of the coastal desert, captivating rock formations, and wonderful beaches by yourself.
|Duration: 1 Day||Altitude: 60 m.a.s.l.|
|Difficulty: Easy||Season: All year|
We will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 10:45 AM. Then we will drive towards the famous Paracas National Reserve.
During this excursion, you will be able to appreciate large groups of flamingos that feed by the sea. To get a better view of these beautiful birds, it will be necessary to take a short walk to a viewpoint, from which we can see them much better.
According to some historians, the colours of this beautiful bird inspired General San Martín (the man who fought for our independence and managed to defeat the Spanish crown in Peru) to create our red and white flag when he landed in Paracas Bay for the first time.
Then we will go through the Paracas interpretation room, where they give us a brief explanation about the flora and fauna existing in the reserve. Here are the skeletons of some animals, such as whales, wolves, and penguins, among others. Furthermore, you will learn about the ancient Paracas culture, which inhabited the area for more than 2000,000 years.
Afterward, we will continue our visit through the desert, following a dirt road until we reach the beautiful beach of Lagunillas, where we can enjoy a tasty lunch and drinks right next to the sea. While you enjoy the panoramic views and a tasty lunch, you can think about whether you would like to go for a swim in the sea afterward. You will have enough time to take a swim or stroll along the beautiful beach after lunch.
At around 3 PM we will return to Paracas.
Important: The exact time schedule will be confirmed in a previous briefing.
- Transportation Roundtrip: Hotel – Paracas – Hotel
- Tourist mobility.
- Professional Guide.
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Air Tax.
- Other services not mentioned.
In the summer months (December to March), we recommend wearing light clothing because it is very hot. During the other months of the year, we recommend that you bring a jacket to cover the afternoon winds. huacachina
If you do this tour in the afternoon, it is recommended to bring a jacket, as there can be cold winds.
How many species are found in the Paracas National Reserve?
It is estimated that there are about 216 species of birds, 36 mammals, 10 reptiles, 168 fish, and a large number of invertebrates that are an initial part of the food chain of this important place.
What animals can be observed in the Paracas National Reserve?
- White sandpiper
- Peruvian Booby
The Ballestas Islands
The Ballestas Islands are located in front of Paracas and are three small islands: North Ballestas, Central Ballestas and South Ballestas. Each Island has an area of approximately 0.12 km². The islands are located outside of the Paracas National Reserve area.
The Ballestas Islands are composed of rock formations where there is an important marine fauna with guano birds such as the guanay, the Peruvian booby and the wren.
Why are they called Ballestas Island?
The Ballestas Islands are a group of small islands located outside of the Paracas Peninsula. They are also known as “the Galapagos of Peru”, due to their abundant fauna and the breathtaking scenery they offer to visitors.
Who administers the Ballestas Islands?
It is administered by SERNANP which manages a total of 22 islands that are part of the National Reserve System of Islands
Biodiversity on the Ballestas Islands
The Ballestas Islands are home for big colonies of sea lions. Also, between the islands fly different species of guano birds, such as the guanay, the Peruvian booby, the curlew and the pelican, and the nests of some of these species can be seen on the rocks.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email [email protected], you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
Phone – WhatsApp: +51 969 787 221
Phone – WhatsApp: +51 986 994 218
HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?
To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:
- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of Ica, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts
To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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- All rates for our Peru Packages are expressed in US dollars (subject to currency exchange rates) and are priced per person
- The rates for Peruvians only include VAT
- All our rates are subject to availability and circumstances
- Children under 2 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies) and are not permitted on this tour
- Children from 3 to 10 years and 11 months are considered DCC (child) and thus eligible for special rates and obliged to share the room with their parents
- Children over 11 years old are considered adults
- Minors must travel with an identity document
- Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas, or New Year