PARACAS FULL DAY

This is a full day trip from Lima going to the sunny beach town of Paracas. Home to Peru's "Poor Man's Galapagos Islands", Paracas has something for everyone. Take a guided boat tour out to the Ballestas Islands and get a tour of the Paracas National Reserve in the afternoon before coming back to Lima.

Price: $109

OUR HIGHLIGHTS

PARACAS

Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. Visit the Paracas National Reserve, one of South America’s biggest protected desert reserves.

CHINCHA

Visit Hacienda San Jose and discover the jaw-dropping secret tunnels. Once used to smuggle slaves, these tunnels can be found below the hacienda, where you will also learn about a darker side to Peruvian history.

Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs in Lima. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.

NOTES

suitcase Make sure to be ready on time from your pick-up location so the bus can leave on time.
suitcase It is hot all year round in Paracas, be sure bring suncream and prepare accordingly.
exclusive No need to bring food with you as we stop at the freshest bakery in Peru for breakfast.
unique Food is not included, although we have discounts in many restaurants.

SEE ITINERARY FOR HOUR BY HOUR PLAN

ITINERARY

06:00am – 10:00am

Pickup at your hotel/hostel in Lima. Direct bus to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea.

10:00am – 12:00pm

2 hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, but just as great, where you’ll penguins, sea lions and lot of birds, all in their natural habitat.

14:00pm – 16:00pm

Tour of Paracas National Reserve – one of South America’s biggest protected desert reserves. Stunning Pacific coastline where desert meets ocean.

16:00pm – 17:00pm

Luxury bus to the Secret Slave Tunnels.

17:00pm – 18:00pm

Secret Slave Tunnels – Take a tour through the secret underground tunnels that were used to smuggle slaves in the XVII century, spanning over 17km and only recently discovered!

18:00pm – 22:30pm

Bus back to Lima. You will be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUDED:

  • Guided bus transport
  • Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas
  • Paracas National Reserve Tour
  • Tour of the Secret Slave Tunnels in Chincha
  • Hotel/hostel pickups and drop offs

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Food

IMPORTANT NOTES

18 April – 20 April 2019 Semana Santa

Easter weekend holidays. We will not be able to assist you booking any accommodations during this period. Please book in advance.

NOTE: Fort the Easter (Semana Santa) weekend the Ballestas Islands Tours (Paracas) on these dates will last only one and a half hours in duration. This is the same for ALL tour operators.


18 April – 20 April 2019 Semana Santa

27, 28 & 29 July 2019 – Independence Day Celebrations

Biggest public holidays of the year. Accommodation in larger dorm room sizes may apply during these dates.

NOTE: For the Independence weekend the Ballestas Islands Tours (Paracas) on these dates will last only one and a half hours in duration. This is the same for ALL tour operators.

NOTE: For the Independence weekend the Dunebuggy & Sandboarding Tours (Huacachina) on these dates will last only one hour in duration. This is the same for ALL tour operators.

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