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Ballestas Islands and Huacachina Oasis Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Ballestas Islands and see marine life in their natural habitat before heading into the desert to visit the city of Ica and have a dune buggy tour of the Huacachina Oasis.


  • Explore the Ballestas Islands and see marine wildlife
  • See the enigmatic figure of El Candelabro
  • Enjoy stunning views from the Huacachina Oasis


Begin your morning with a pickup from your hotel in Paracas or Piso and head to the Paracas Harbor. Here you'll board a speedboat to begin your adventure to the stunning Ballestas Island. On the way you will stop at the Paracas Peninsula to see a stunning design of the enigmatic El Candelabro drawn on the side of a hill on the peninsula. Afterwards, the speedboat will navigate towards to the Ballestas Islands, where you will see a stunning world filled with birds and sea lions. Visit up to three islands, depending on sea conditions, and explore their caves.  Head back to the port for a 40 minute break before boarding a vehicle to drive approximately one hour to go towards the city of Ica. On this portion of the tour you will visit a vineyard to have the opportunity to taste traditional wine and Pisco, the national drink of Peru. Learn about the history and production process of Pisco in one of the bodegas before heading to more sights. Later on you will visit the Cathedral of Senor de Luren, the main square and the Regional Museum of Ica, and an interesting building that houses the remains of the local ancient cultures. After spending time in Ica continue southwest towards the Huacachina Oasis, a beautiful lagoon surrounded by palm trees and huge sand dunes with a spectacular view of Ica Valley and desert. Here you will be able to climb the sand dunes and enjoy a dune buggy tour. After spending time in the sand you will return with a drop-off at your hotel.


Pickup and drop-off Boat transportation for Ballestas Islands Private vehicle for Huacachina English/Spanish-speaking guide Bottle of water
Entrances fees 26 Soles (local payment at main gate cash only) Meals

Important Information

  • • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women • This tour is not recommended for kids under 5 years old • This tour is not wheelchair accessible

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