Paracas Reserve - Peru


Travel with us on a private transportation to the south of Lima and visit one of the most beautiful marine reserves of Peru. We offer you a fantastic boat excursion around the Ballestas Islands, a wonderful place that houses huge colonies of sea lions, hundreds of marine birds, including pelicans, boobies, Inca terns, cormorants and Humboldt penguins. On this trip you will also see the enigmatic figure known as the Candelabro, which was etched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean some hundreds of years ago. Finally explore the Paracas Peninsula driving along the shore of the ocean and stopping at some beaches for short walks, see some marine birds and take photos. Enjoy great local food at the fishing restaurants in the village of Lagunillas.

Photo Gallery: Ballestas Islands & Paracas Reserve.

Ballestas Islands Ballestas Islands - Peru Paracas Beach Lagunillas Beach in Paracas


04:30 h. You will be met by our driver/representative at your hotel in Lima and then we will board a private machine and will drive for about 3 hours till the Paracas Bay. At the Paracas Bay we will be met by our local guide who will lead us to the port where we will board a speed boat to visit the Ballestas Islands. During our boat excursion to the Islands you will see many attractions, among them, stands out a huge design etched on the slope of hill, known by the local people as The Candelabra. This is an enormous figure that can be seen clearly from the sea. Our local guide will explain the most important theories concerning this drawing. Afterwards, we will continue our excursion around the Ballestas Islands, where you will see hundreds of birds flying (Peruvian Bobbies, Inca terms, Pelicans, Cormorants and others) above the Islands, as well as dozens of sea lions on the shore of the beaches, and if you are lucky you also can see the famous Humboldt Penguins and dolphins swimming nearby. It is not allowed to land on the Island, which means you will spend all the tour on the boat. After our visit to the islands, we will visit the Paracas Peninsula by land. During our land excursion to the Paracas Reserve, visitors will be able to see some groups of flamingos feeding at the shore of the Ocean. In order to have a better view of them, we will do a short walk to a little tower, from where it is possible to see them better. According to some scholars, the colours of these beautiful birds inspired the general Don Jose de San Martin (the man who set us free from the Spanish crown and declared our independence) to create our red and white Peruvian flag when he landed at the Paracas bay. Later on we will visit the centre of interpretation of Paracas, an interesting building that displays through pictures and scale models, all the fauna, flora, and many other important facts about the Paracas Peninsula. Afterwards we will drive across the Paracas Peninsula following a dirty road, stopping at some beaches for photos. On the beaches we will be able to get off of the car ang go for a short walk along the shores. Finally we will visit the little fishing village of Lagunillas, a nice place where we will enjoy a good lunch on a nice restaurant overlooking the ocean.(meals are not included). After lunch we will return to the city of Lima in our private machine. End of the tour.

What is included ?

  • 04:30 hrs. Pick up from your hotel in Lima.
  • Transportation: Lima - Paracas - Lima. (Transportation shared with maximium of 6 people).
  • 07:30 hrs. Arrival in Paracas.
  • 08:00 hrs. Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands. (2 hours)
  • 10:30 hrs. Land excursion to the Paracas Bay. (3 hours). Tours are done in english.
  • All entrance fees & Professional drivers.
  • 14:30 hrs. Return to the city of Lima.
  • 17:30 hrs. Arrival in Lima and drop off at your hotel.

Note: Times are estimated, except the departure time.

What is not included?

  • Meals.
  • Gratuities.

Daily departures:

04:30 h.


  • On this tour you must bring warm clothing or just a wind breaker, as it gets very windy once the boat gets in motion. Bring sun block to avoid sun burning, sun glasses and a cap.

Additional Information::

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher:.

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking if confirmed.
  • for every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmacion for all the services you have requested.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you complete operator information.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operator in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.


Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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