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Tour: Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Reserve

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Meet the beautiful marine fauna of Ballesta Island, sail through its calm waters and see the iconic candelabra.


  • Enjoy this breathtaking adventure to the ballestas islands.
  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Ballestas Islands.
  • Boat ride with spectacular views of the Reserve.


- We will pick you up from your hotel (near the Plaza de Armas) in Ica between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. to go to El Chaco pier in Paracas. - After arriving at this embarkation point, we will start our trip to the Ballestas Islands by motorboat. While touring this part of the Pacific Ocean, we pass by some emblematic places such as the Candelabro, a mysterious 170-meter high element. - During the trip, which lasts about two hours, we will also observe various local animals, such as tendrils, boobies, seagulls, pelicans. We will also see Humboldt penguins and sea lions. - Then we will return to El Chaco dock, where there will be free time for breakfast or a walk. - Finally we will go to the Paracas National Reserve, where we will see the cathedral, the Punta Santa Maria and Playa Roja viewpoints. We will also stop at Playa Lagunilla and Playa La Mina for lunch. Finally at 16.30 we will return to Ica.


Pick up at your hotel in Ica and transfer to the main square. Transport by minibus or bus. English and Spanish speaking guide. Boat trip around the Ballestas Islands with life jacket.

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