Welcome to our exclusive private “Tour to Paracas.”
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Paracas, a coastal gem renowned for its captivating landscapes and rich marine life.
This exhilarating one-day adventure begins and ends in Lima, ensuring a seamless and convenient escape from the bustling city to the tranquil shores of Paracas.
This one-day expedition offers not only the convenience of starting and ending in Lima but also the luxury of traveling in a private car accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
If you’re looking for a genuine experience, our full-day tour to Paracas is the perfect choice for you.
Real Destinations, Real Experiences
Our journey begins at sea, where we board a speedboat and venture to the secluded islands, home to an abundance of fascinating marine creatures.
We will take a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands, where a bustling sanctuary of sea lions, lively seabird colonies, and other fascinating creatures await.
Marvel at the sight of the magnificent Humboldt penguins, and a variety of exotic birds in their natural habitat.
As we cruise through the serene waters, we will also witness the enigmatic Candelabra figure, a mysterious geoglyph etched into the side of a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, adding a touch of intrigue to our adventure.
Upon our return to the mainland, we will explore the wonderful Paracas Peninsula with our guide.
Once at the Paracas Peninsula, you can find one of the most iconic and beautiful birds of the region – the Andean Flamingo.
These elegant and vibrant birds are a sight to behold with their striking pink plumage and long, graceful necks.
Alongside the picturesque Paracas Peninsula, we also take you to the enchanting Red Beach.
Here you will discover the unique charm of readish sands meeting the blue-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Finall you will be able to bask in the warm sun and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the Paracas beach.
Join us for an extraordinary private trip that unveils the treasures of Paracas in just one day.
Part I: Travel from Lima to Paracas Bay – Ballestas Islands.
04:30 h. We leave from Lima early in the morning towards Paracas Bay. The car ride to Paracas lasts about 3 hours.
Upon arrival in Paracas, we head to the local pier to take the boat tour to the Ballestas Islands.
During our boat excursion, you will see a huge design on the slope of the hill, known locally as The Candelabra.
The origin of this drawing is unknown, and the only way to fully appreciate it is from the sea.
Some scholars associate the figure of the candelabra with the Nazca Lines, located further south.
Afterward, we will reach the Ballestas Islands; here you will see hundreds of marine birds flying overhead.
These small Islands also shelter large colonies of sea lions, which are usually swimming nearby.
Besides, you will see also groups of Humboldt Penguins.
It is forbidden to walk on the islands; therefore we will see all the marine life from our boat.
Afterward, we will get back to the mainland, getting there around 10:00 h.
At the port, we will have free time for a coffee break, before starting the land tour to the Paracas Peninsula.
Part II: Paracas Peninsula Tour – Return to Lima.
During our excursion, you will visit the center of interpretation of Paracas.
On this building, you will appreciate through photos, all the fauna, flora, and other facts about the Paracas Reserve.
Afterward, we drive into a lifeless desert until we reach a nice lookout point from where you can enjoy spectacular views.
Among the beaches, we will make a stop at Red Beach, a nice spot, great for taking photos.
Later on, we will head little fishing village of Lagunillas for lunch and relax a bit at the beach nearby.
In the zone, we can also find good restaurants, where locals serve fresh fish, as well as typical dishes.
Finally, we will drive back to the city of Lima.
18:00 h. Upon arrival, our driver will take you to your hotel.
End of the tour.
Spectacular Natural Beauty: Travelers are drawn to this tour for the opportunity to witness the spectacular natural beauty of Paracas.
From the rugged coastline and pristine beaches to the abundant marine life on the Ballestas Islands, the tour promises breathtaking views and encounters with diverse wildlife.
A Birdwatcher’s Paradise for Marine Birds: Paracas is a true haven for birdwatching enthusiasts.
With its rich biodiversity and diverse marine ecosystems, this coastal gem offers fantastic opportunities to observe a wide array of marine birds in their natural habitat.
From elegant Inca Terns and captivating Peruvian Boobies to the adorable Humboldt penguins.
Exclusive Private Journey: The appeal of an exclusive private tour lies in the personalized attention and flexibility it offers.
Travelers can enjoy a more intimate experience, catered to their interests, and have the freedom to explore at their own pace.
Wildlife Encounters: Animal lovers and nature enthusiasts are enticed by the chance to encounter marine creatures up close, including sea lions, penguins, and various bird species.
Observing these animals in their natural habitat creates unforgettable memories.
Mystery of the Candelabra: The enigmatic Candelabra figure adds an element of intrigue to the tour.
Travelers are captivated by the ancient geoglyph and enjoy speculating about its origins and meaning.
Convenient Departure from Lima: The tour’s departure and return from Lima offer convenience and simplicity for travelers, eliminating the need for additional travel arrangements and ensuring a smooth journey.
Value for Money: With its all-inclusive nature and the diverse experiences packed into one day, this tour offers excellent value for money, allowing travelers to make the most of their investment and create lasting memories.
1° – Contact us via e-mail to confirm the availability of the tour you wish.
2° – Once availability is confirmed, please send us an email with the following information:
3° – Proceed with your payment online through our web.
4° – Finally, receive confirmation via e-mail.
Useful Tips and Advice for the Tour to Paracas from Lima:
Book in Advance: To secure your spot and avoid any last-minute disappointments, it’s advisable to book your tour to Paracas in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.
Pack Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking on uneven terrain and for the boat ride.
Consider bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a light jacket as weather conditions can change during the day.
Bringing a jacket or a windbreaker is an excellent idea, especially during the boat tour to the Ballestas Islands.
The open waters can get windy as the boat picks up speed, and the weather conditions can change rapidly.
Having a jacket will keep you comfortable and shielded from the wind, allowing you to fully enjoy the tour without feeling too chilly.
Camera and Binoculars: Don’t forget to bring a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning landscapes and wildlife encounters.
Binoculars can also enhance your wildlife viewing experience.
Inform Dietary Preferences: If you have any dietary preferences or restrictions, inform the tour operator in advance to accommodate your needs during any provided meals.
Motion Sickness: If you are prone to motion sickness, consider taking appropriate medication before the boat ride to the Ballestas Islands.
Tour Date Change Policy:
You have the flexibility to change the date of your tour with ease, provided that you make the request at least 7 days in advance.
No charges will be applied for rescheduling within this timeframe.
Should you decide to cancel your tour, please notify us at least 6 days before the scheduled tour date to avoid any significant charges.
In such cases, only an administration fee of 20% will be deducted from the total amount paid.
We regret to inform you that last-minute cancellations are not accepted.
In the event of a no-show, where a customer fails to appear for the tour without prior notice, a 100% cancellation fee will be levied, and no refunds will be issued.
Cancellation due to Weather Conditions:
In the event of bad weather conditions for the boat tour, we prioritize the safety and comfort of our guests.
Our policy ensures that you still have a memorable and enjoyable experience, even if the boat tour cannot proceed.
In such circumstances, we offer an alternative option that allows you to make the most of your visit to Paracas.
The alternative visit may include exploring other fascinating attractions in the area.
Do you pick me up from my hotel in Lima?
Yes, our guide picks you up from your hotel.
However, please note that our tour service includes pick-up only from specific districts, namely Miraflores, San Isidro, and Barranco.
If your hotel is located in another district, please inform us in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Is it cold on the Ballestas Islands?
Yes, it can get cold, especially when the boat is in motion. The area is known for its windy conditions.
We recommend wearing a windbreaker jacket to stay comfortable during the boat ride.
What animals do we see on this tour?
During the tour, visitors have the chance to spot a variety of marine birds, including Inca Terns, Peruvian Boobies, and many others. Additionally, you can observe Humboldt penguins, sea lions, and, if you’re lucky, even dolphins.
Are the visits done in English?
Yes, our company provides an English-speaking guide for the tour.
The guide will lead the visits, provide information about the attractions, and answer any questions you may have during the tour.
How long does the tour to Paracas from Lima last?
The tour to Paracas from Lima is a full-day excursion.
It typically starts early in the morning and concludes in the evening, allowing you to explore the key highlights of Paracas in a single day.
What is the mode of transportation for the tour?
The mode of transportation varies depending on the tour operator. Usually, the journey from Lima to Paracas involves traveling by air-conditioned bus or private vehicle.
Are meals included in the tour?
Yes, lunch is included in the package.
What attractions will we visit in Paracas?
The tour typically includes visits to the Ballestas Islands, where you can observe a variety of marine life and bird species.
You will also explore the Paracas Reserve Peninsula with its stunning landscapes and beautiful beaches.
Do I need to bring any specific items for the tour?
It is recommended to bring comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking, as well as a windbreaker or jacket for the boat ride to the Ballestas Islands, as it can get windy.
Additionally, you may want to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the picturesque scenery and wildlife encounters.
Is the tour suitable for children and elderly travelers?
Yes, the tour is generally suitable for children and elderly travelers.
However, the boat ride to the Ballestas Islands can be bumpy and may not be suitable for individuals with severe motion sickness or mobility issues.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
The accessibility of the tour can vary depending on the specific activities and attractions visited.
It’s recommended to inquire with the tour operator about accessibility options and inform them if any members of your group have mobility challenges to ensure appropriate arrangements can be made.