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From San Martin Port: 2-Hour Ballestas Island

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If you are travelling on a cruise, and passing through Paracas, don't miss this opportunity to visit the best of Paracas region. This tour is for all visitors landing at San Martin Port. Enjoy a full-day tour to Ballestas and Paracas.


  • Have a close encounter with wildlife at Ballestas Island
  • See the enigmatic figure of the Candelabro, a stunning design drawn on the side of a hill in the peninsula
  • Visit Playa Roja and Lagunillas Beach for some refreshments


You will be met by your guide at 08:00 from 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 a speedboat to begin your adventure to the stunning Ballestas Island. On the way, you will stop at Paracas Peninsula to see the enigmatic figure of the Candelabro, a stunning design drawn on the side of a hill in the peninsula. No one knows for sure who did it or why. There are many hypotheses regarding its origins, some believe it is related to the Nazca Lines but still have found no proof or evidence that can define its creation. Afterwards, head off to Ballestas Island, where you will enjoy a stunning world filled with birds and sea lions. Here, you will visit the three islands from an allowed distance, navigating in some caves (this will depend on the conditions of the sea). On your return to the port, you will board a vehicle to drive towards San Martin Port. 


Pick-up and drop-off from San Martin Port All activities Private English and Spanish-speaking guide (for French, German and Dutch must be a minimum of 9 persons) Entrance fees Private transportation for you and your party
Food and drinks, unless specified Gratuities (optional)

Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required for this tour
  • Popular choice with kids

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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