A great 1 day excursion out to the Paracas Natural Reserve and the Ballestas Islands (known as the the ''Poor Man's Galapagos'') - Paracas is a real paradise on earth. Daily departures.
You will have to be at the office in Paracas at 7.30 and from there you will be taken to the dock to start your tour. You will then embark on a fantastic boat ride to the Ballestas Islands. You will have the opportunity to explore this paradise and will be able to spot the local fauna on the rocks, such as big groups of sea lions, small penguin families, and a huge variety of sea birds like seagulls, cormorants, pelicans and others. You might also be lucky enough to see dolphins in the water. On your way to the islands, you will also pass by the so-called Candelabra geoglyph - a huge, mysterious stone figure that is said to have a connection with the Nazca Lines. The Ballestas Islands are also famous for the huge deposits of guano (seabird droppings) the local bird fauna has left throughout the centuries on the rocks. This has created a real natural reserve of this important fertilizer that a couple of centuries ago got to become the first Peruvian product as for exportations.
Back to Paracas (at around 10.00), we will then make our way to the Paracas National Reserve. During this visit you will see the highlights of the area, such as the local flamencos (parihuanas), the La Catedral rock formation (created by sea and wind erosion), and the unique Playa Roja, part of the coastline where you can find thousands of fossils. You will then spend some time chilling out at the Playa Lagunillas beach before heading back to Paracas where you will get dropped off in the centre of the town at around 15.00.
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- Ballestas Islands boat trip
- Visit to Paracas National Reserve
- English-speaking guide(s)
- Accommodation pickup and dropoff
- Entrance fees - 10 soles for Paracas National Reserve and 12 soles for Ballestas Islands (subject to change)
- Travel insurance - recommended
- Sunglasses and sun cream - recommended
- Tips for guide
- This tour does not include food or drinks.
- You will need to wear adequate clothes in order to be protected from the cool ocean air.
- Groups are usually from 6 to 12 but in busy times can be larger.
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