Ballestas Islands + Paracas National Reserve from Lima (Small group)

13 hr, 30 min

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Haku Tours: (Local Life Experience & Peru's Top Authentic Food Tours), Oficina 711, Calle Porta 170, Miraflores 15074, Peru

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.

Duration: 4 hours...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Haku Tours: (Local Life Experience & Peru's Top Authentic Food Tours), Oficina 711, Calle Porta 170, Miraflores 15074, Peru

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.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve, Pisco Peru

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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Paracas National Reserve, Carr. Punta Pejerrey Peru

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Paracas National Reserve, Carr. Punta Pejerrey Peru

We are going to have time to make a stop for a nice traditional peruvian lunch before coming back to Lima.

Duration: 1 hour

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Tickets to ballestas and Paracas National reserve
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Paracas National Reserve
  • Private transport from your Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Ballestas Islands
Not Included
  • 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.
  • Entry/Admission - Paracas National Reserve
  • Tip (Optional)
Departure Point
1: Lima District, Peru
2: San Isidro, Peru
3: Miraflores, Peru
4: Barranco, Peru

Traveler pickup is offered
All our prices included pick up and drop off to your hotel or Apartament only when is located in: Barranco, Miraflores and San Isidro. Outside these places, you have to pay a small fee for your pick up/drop off.

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 5 reviews

Reviewed: September 25, 2019

Mary D

I booked this because it looked like an interesting way to spend a day out from Lima. After a really early pickup at our hotel (4:30), we set off for the 3-1/2 hour drive down the coast to Paracas, with a stop for breakfast at a roadside restaurant. Once in Paracas, we boarded our boat, and off to the Ballestas Islands. What a feast of animals! We saw Humboldt penguins, sea lions (including a newborn), and thousands of birds of numerous types—Peruvian pelicans, cormorants, Inka terns, etc. After the boat trip, we took a short drive to the Paracas National Reserve. What an incredible contrast to have the 2nd driest place in the world right next to the Pacific Ocean! This trip was presented as a small group trip with up to 6 people. However, we were the only ones booked, so it was basically a private tour. As a result, our excellent guide, Amadeo, was able to indulge our request to visit the small museum by the harbor in Paracas and view its collection of archeological artifacts. After lunch, we were back on the road to Lima. A truly incredible day! Would be good for teens also. Young children would probably like the animals, but might be bored otherwise, but the trip is in fairly small boats.


Reviewed: July 3, 2019

AMAR S

Amazing Experience. Guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. We are Vegetarian and he helped cater to that for our meals.


Reviewed: May 10, 2019

amtmody

Fair, the guide and driver along with the tour itself was great however the transportation left a lot to be desired. An hour into the trip the car started knocking and on the way back it got worse as we have to travel without A/C and @ slow speeds.


Reviewed: June 19, 2016

vesko_pavlov

Most amazing trip i have ever been to. The only trip i have written a tripadvisor positive review!!!


Reviewed: April 19, 2016

Rickey J

Great day tour from Lima! Fun and interesting activities. Recommended if staying in Lima for a few days.