On this full day tour you will visit the amazing Ballestas Islands where you can see on a seafront the Candelabra and hundreds of sea lions and hundreds of birds that are waiting for you, another major attraction is the Paracas National Reserve; shelter different animals and the birthplace of one of the most important cultures of this region, the Paracas. Also, the reserve offers visitors wonderful images of extraordinary landscapes, such as the amazing cliffs. You can book the Ballestas Islands tour from Ica or Paracas also has the option to complement this fascinating excursion with the tour to the Paracas National Reserve.
Come and enjoy this adventure with us.
Ballestas Island and Paracas Full Day Tour is available in group or private service.
Ballestas Islands boat tour
The tour starts with the pick-up from your hotel 6:00 am approx. then go to the province of Pisco, district of Paracas where it will be moved to the artisan Wharf of the Chaco, where they will board a skiff boat to the Ballestas Islands, and in the slider we will be provided with life jackets as a means of protection, making our visit comfortable and safe.
During our tour we will stop to appreciate the mysterious figure of the candelabra; an impressive design traced on the side of a hill in the bay of Paracas. There are actually many theories regarding its origin. Some believe that it is related to the lines of Nasca, which are located about 120 kilometers to the South, others credited its construction to the ancient pirates, who said made it as a point of reference to be able to guide you, due to the dense fog of the area. Our Captain will make a stop in front to the figure and our local guide will explain about it. Then we continue towards the Ballestas Islands, already in the Islands; visitors can enjoy an impressive marine scene full of birds and sea lions. Here we will visit in our slider around the Islands, passing through caves, rock formations such as the profile of Christ and appreciate many other aquatic species. Due to its semi-tropical location, it makes a little heat, so we recommend to bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the Sun’s rays. The ride lasts a total of 2 hours comprising: 1 hour between round trip, and 1 hour of circumnavigation on the Islands.
Return visitors can take a tour of the artisan fair of Paracas; where can buy souvenirs typical of the area. After that, we will visit the Paracas national reserve which is one of the most important protected natural Areas of the Peru coast, visited daily by hundreds of tourists by the beauty of its natural landscapes. During the tour we will visit the area of fossils called “Turritelas”, testimony of the fauna that have occurred in this area makes forty million years ago, also visited the viewpoint of “la Catedral” rock formation that was affected by the earthquake in 2007, but that still retains a singular beauty.
Then we will stop at the mirador of the Supay beach where you can appreciate a landscape of cliffs, later we drive them to beautiful beaches like Yumaque, where you will have a period of time in order to explore this beach of fine sands and to collect different stones carved by the sea, then go to red Beach which is singular by contrast that has thanks to the volcanic rock accumulated on the shores of this beautiful beach, then visit the beach Lagunillas, in this last beach tourists will have time to revel in the variety of exquisite dishes from the sea in the famous restaurant El Che or take a dip in the calm waters of the Pacific.
Finally, we will pass through the Centre, here you will find lots of information about the flora and fauna that exist in the reserve, we will also see some species that live in the bottom of the ocean, among others, then we will learn about the ancient man of Paracas, who inhabited the area for more than 2000 thousand years, emphasizing among them the famous deformed skulls Paracas, and at 4:00 pm and cranial trepanation approx. will be return to the city of Ica, where passengers will be dropped off at the convenience your hotel or bus station.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- Permanent telephone assistance.
- Professional guide (Spanish or English).
- Tourist Transportation and Professional Driver.
- Transfers Ica – Paracas / Paracas – Ica.Ticket for the Trip to the Ballestas Islands.
- Ticket entrance for the Ballestas Islands.
- Ticket entrance for the Paracas Reserve.
IT DOESN’T INCLUDE:
- Services not mentioned.
- Water and snack.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TOUR:
- Passport or identity document (original).
- Small backpack (water bottle, snacks and more).
- Extra cash (Soles).
- Hat or cap for the sun and sunglasse
- Comfortable sneakers for the visit.
- Camera and extra batteries.
Please ask for a personalized quote. The price is customized depending on the final accommodation options, travel dates and other preferences.