Tours in Paracas
“Welcome to our section Tours in Paracas.
Here you will find relevant information about the most popular attractions in the bay.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN PARACAS
The Paracas Nature Reserve is located approximately 250 kilometers south of Lima.
It was created to protect the marine ecosystem and part of the Peruvian desert in 1975.
Thanks to the presence of the Humboldt Current, Paracas is considered one of the most productive marine ecosystems.
This Sanctuary is home to thousands of marine species, mainly mammals, residents, and migratory birds.
Among the birds are the lively pelicans, Cormorants, Inca terns, albatrosses, and Peruvian boobies.
Likewise, here also lives the Humboldt Penguin, an aquatic bird that finds shelter on the Ballestas Islands.
It is also the habitat of many vertebrates such as sea turtles, otters, dolphins, and humpback whales.
This bay was also the cradle of the Paracas civilization, men of the sea who inhabited the area more than 2000 years ago.
Silent witnesses of that time, are hundreds of ancient tombs found under the sands of Paracas.
The Paracas were experts in the production of high-quality textiles.
Within the burials, archaeologists found some of the most stunning examples of pre-Columbian fiber art.
After centuries of its elaboration, its colors are still brilliant, and tiny details are amazingly intact.
On the other hand, the peninsula offers the perfect setting for photographers, especially bird lovers.
The Paracas desert offers a mixture of colors, with whimsical dunes formations and reddish beaches.
Etched on a hillside overlooking the sea, lies the candelabrum, a mysterious drawing whose origin is unknown.
The candelabrum is only visible from the sea, therefore, visitors need to take a boat tour to see it.
For these and many other reasons, the Paracas Reserve is a destination that you cannot miss on your trip to Peru.”