The vibrant and colourful wildlife sanctuary that is the Ballestas Islands is filled with wild birds and mammals, including sea lions, fur seals, and endangered penguins. This group of rocky islands located off the Pacific coast is a must for animal lovers. Depending on the season, you may also get the chance to see dolphins that swim about the bay. The islands are protected, meaning you cannot swim with the animals or walk on the islands themselves, but you will get very close by speedboat.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Lima Hotel Pick Up
DEPARTURE TIME 07:30 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 07:00 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Private transportation Lima – Ica – Paracas – Ica – Lima City tour in Ica
One night of hostal (breakfast included) Sightseeing in Ballestas
Entrance fee for the national reserve Sand-boarding, and buggies
English tour guide Pisco tasting
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch and Dinner Travel Insurance
Gratuities for the guide

Fixed Departure Dates (March 2018 through January 2019):

We can leave any day of the week, as long as permits are available. Please remember, permits are only needed for your start date.

Day1

Departure

We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:30 am, then we will leave to Ica , close to Ica we will stop at one the wineries to have a tour and learn about the Pisco’s process production, and we will have the chance to taste different sort of Piscos and wines, right away we will have a succulent lunch at one the nicer restaurants next we will visit the Ica’s main square and the Huacachina lagoon. From Huacachina we will drive our dune buggies toward the great dunes where we will spend the afternoon having fun with our buggies, driving through the great desert going uphills and downhills. This part of the desert is one of the most beautiful deserts in South America where you will have awesome views and will take great pictures, and you will have the chance to learn the sand boarding which will be taught by our guide. If the weather is nice at dusk we will enjoy the sunset on the dune. In the evening we go back to our hostel in Huacachina where we will spend the night.
Day2

Paracas-Isla Ballestas

At 6:30 am we will leave to Paracas in a private transportation. At 7:45 am approx, we will arrive to the wharf of Chaco, from here we will take a boat to get the national reserve of Paracas, during the excursion we will stop to see the amazing candelabra figure that was drawn on the hillside of Paracas bay nobody knows or has any idea about this figure, only some theories have some references that the pirates may have drawn to have an orientation point. Anyway our guide will share an information with you about this figure. We will then get the Ballestas Islands where we will enjoy the sea fauna, we will go around the isles, passing through the big caves, natural formation rocks that are home for pelicans, Humbolt penguins, seals, dolphins, etc. After visiting whole the island we will come back to the Chaco wharf. At about 10:30 am we will take the excursion to National Reserve of Paracas that is protected by the national government and the only one national reserve that protects the sea fauna and flora. We will leave the place to drive through the Paracas desert on the way we will stop at a nice viewpoint to see spectacular views of Paracas’ blue sea and some natural formations, eventually we will visit the beautiful beaches of Arena Roja, Playa Lagunillas where we will have lunch and drinks at one of the nicer restaurants. At 2:30 pm we will leave to Lima in our private transportation, at about 7:00 pm we will get the hotel in Lima.

Passport

 Backpack to carry your things

Camera

Sunblock and Sunglasses

Water bottle

Flip Flops

Bathing Suit

Cash (Peruvian Soles)

Hat

Credit or Debit card

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