From Huacachina: Ballestas Island and Paracas Reserve Tour

4.2 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: LAS ADVENTURE

From Huacachina: Ballestas Island and Paracas Reserve Tour

Activity provider: LAS ADVENTURE

From US$ 50 per person

Explore the highlights of Paracas, Ballestas Islands, and the Paracas reserve on this guided day trip. See diverse wildlife, impressive rock formations and sandstone cliffs, and stunning beaches.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. A host guide will ask for you at the hotel lobby Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the highlights of Paracas on this exciting daytime nature tour
  • Discover a diverse range of marine life and flora and fauna on the tour
  • Walk in the driest desert in the world, with stunning landscapes and cliffs
  • Enjoy a speedboat ride from the Marina Turistica to Ballestas and Paracas
  • Explore the Paracas National Reserve, Playa Roja and Lagunillas Beach
Full description

Start with pickup from your hotel within Ica/Huacachina and drive towards the Marina Turistica to begin your adventure. Board a speedboat with your guide, and jet out onto the sea towards the stunning Ballestas. Stop at the Paracas Peninsula to see the Candelabro, an enigmatic glyph carved into the side of the island, whose purpose, and creator, remain a mystery to this day. Continue onwards towards the marine sanctuary of Ballestas. Gaze upon the rocky shores filled to the brim with sunbathing seals, and penguins diving into the turbid waters to hunt underneath the surface. See other beautiful specimens, like majestic pelicans, and colorful blue-footed boobies. Return to the Marina Turistica for a drive to Paracas National Reserve. Discover the almost alien landscape of the Paracas National Reserve, with vast sprawling deserts and high sandstone cliffs. Driving through the reserve, see the Cathedral, an area where a vast rock formation once stood before being destroyed by a cataclysmic earthquake. Visit the stunning maroon-sand beaches of Playa Roja and Lagunillas Beach. Having seen some of the world's most unique natural features, flora, and fauna, At the end of the tour drive back to your hotel in Ica/Huacachina or in Paracas.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Ica and Huacachina
  • Bilingual guide in English/Spanish
  • Boat tour to Ballestas Islands by group
  • Shared bus for Paracas Reserve
  • Entrances fee for adults (22 Peruvian Soles per person, cash only)
  • Entrances fee for kids (16 Peruvian Soles per person, cash only)
  • Food and other drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Babies under 1 year

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Binoculars

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Swimming
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

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Nice tour, we can only recommend it. The only issue we can mention is that we felt a bit lost at the start of the tour. We cannot speak Spanish and expected a tour guide who could speak English, but we only met him in Paracas. So we did not quite understand what we had to do, or where we had to go. Still everything went smoothly, there were many people that helped us, so we could enjoy the tour fully.

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March 31, 2023

Interessant wenn man an Natur, Tieren und Geologie interessiert ist. Ansonsten ist man sehr viel im Bus unterwegs. Organisation war ein wenig chaotisch was hauptsächlich an der entspannten Art der Peruaner liegt und vielleicht nicht für jeden etwas ist aber sonst ein sehr schönes Erlebnis

March 31, 2023

Tolle Tour, war alles super! Der Guide war super nett und konnte gut Englisch. Die Boots tour war gut organisiert und der Guide hat viel wissenswertes erzählt. Noch besser fand ich die Tour im National Park. Wir hatten viele Stops zum Fotos machen. Die Zeit an den einzelnen Standorten war meistens genug, außer am Strand Mina im National Park. Dort hatten wir nur 15 Minuten und zum richtigen Baden (wie der Guide uns angeboten hatte) war leider keine Zeit. Man hätte weniger Zeit beim Restaurant verbringen können und dafür mehr Zeit an dem wunderschönen Strand. Ansonsten war alles prima bei der Tour, würde ich jederzeit wieder machen! ☺️

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 421168