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From Lima: Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve & Museum Tour

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Get back to nature and experience the natural beauty of Paracas National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands on a full-day tour from Lima. Look for native wildlife, including several species of birds, sea lions and marine life.


  • Get back to nature at the oldest marine reserve in Peru
  • Look for local wildlife in Paracas National Reserve
  • Cross to the Ballestas Islands and marvel at the remote wilderness
  • See unique elongated skulls and beautiful textiles as you learn more about the culture of Paracas
  • Enjoy fresh and delicious seafood


Prepare yourself for an early morning pickup from your hotel in Lima at 4:30 AM. Travel south towards the desert area and coastal region of the Paracas National Reserve. Enjoy a fresh box for breakfast and arrive at Paracas at 7:40 AM. Upon arrival at Paracas, head towards the main port to board the first boat of the day to the Ballestas Islands. Admire the scenery of the Bay of Paracas and Punta Pejerrey en route to the natural habitat of sea lions, seagulls, penguins and other wildlife species. See the incredible 'Paracas Candelabra', geoglyph related to the Nazca lines. Its significance is still a mystery. Get a detailed explanation of the history and importance of the Paracas National Reserve, established in 1975 as the oldest marine reserve in Peru. Visit key attractions on the reserve such as the Interpretation Center, the Flamingo Viewpoint, the Cathedral, and beautiful beaches like Playa Lagunillas, Playa Roja, and Playa Yumaque.  Continue the tour with a guided visit to the Paracas Museum. Learn interesting facts about local culture as you explore rooms filled pottery, textiles, and mysterious elongated skulls. Finally, enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in an ocean-view restaurant before beginning your trip back to Lima.


Round trip transfer from/to centrally located hotels in Lima Professional tour guide (English/Spanish) Ballestas Islands boat tour Paracas National Reserve and Museum tour Lunch Breakfast Box Refreshing drinks on board Permanent Assistance

Important Information

  • Please remember to protect your belongings from the water during the crossing to the islands, as they will get wet

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