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Palomino Island (Isla Palomino) Tours

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Palomino Island (Isla Palomino)
Lima isn’t exactly a city you usually equate with wildlife. After all, this is the same country with the Amazon basin and its staggering biodiversity, so the thought of finding wildlife in the capital might seem a little bit strange. Believe it or not, however, there are a number of enthralling wildlife experiences that can be found right here in Lima—a city best known for its cosmopolitan and colonial sites on shore. Perhaps the best wildlife experience in Lima is visiting Palomino Island (Isla Palomino), a rocky collection of small islets off the coast of Callao. Step aboard a comfortable boat for a cruise to the offshore islands, where thousands of sea lions gather to swim and sun themselves on the rocks. If the water is calm enough and you’re feeling brave, take the plunge to swim with the sea lions as they flop and jump all around you. You’ll also find colonies of Humboldt penguins and an impressive amount of birdlife, including pelicans, tern, and dive-bombing cormorants who are constantly hunting for fish. In addition to the wildlife, cruises also provide a scenic tour of the neighboring coastline and islands, including San Lorenzo that’s been an historical haven for priests, politicians, and pirates.

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Boat tours to the Palomino Islands depart from the port of Callao. It can take 30 to 60 minutes to reach the islands depending on weather and conditions, and since water temperatures usually range between 60 and 70 degrees, it’s a good idea to use the wetsuits that tour operators will provide. Be sure to take preventative medication if you know you’re prone to motion sickness, and while tours run during all times of the year, December-April is generally considered the most comfortable time to visit. 
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Cultural Tours

Visit the sea lions, Palomino Islands, in Lima PERU

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Calling all nature lovers, this tour allows you to swim alongside wild sea lions in their natural environment. Departing Lima, travel by boat to the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras), home to Humboldt penguins, guano birds, and sea lions. Plunge into the water to enjoy a supervised swim with the marine mammals before admiring rock formations and other wildlife on your return journey. Refreshments are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Palomino Islands Cruise and Swimming with Sea Lions Experience from Lima

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Cruise off the coast of Lima during a half-day tour of five islands. Sail aboard a luxury yacht and relax with provided snacks and beverages while you sightsee. Admire the beautiful natural scenery en route to El Camotal, San Lorenzo, and the Palomino Islands. Then slip on a provided wetsuit and life jacket before you frolic in the Pacific Ocean with sea lions.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

Palomino Islands Tour

• The passenger has a pleasant experience• Pleasant visit• Customized tours (Group management 15 people maximum)• Unforgetable experience• Total passenger safety• Modern Units (Professional Drivers)• Flexible Hours (With Coordination)• Permanent Assistance.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes

Eco Tours

Palomino Islands Swim with sea lions Lima with Transfers included.

San Lorenzo Island is part of the constitutional province of Callao. It was annexed to this province during the year 1891 and has since been the subject of scientific and historical studies. Isla San Lorenzo is considered the largest of the territory chalaco, as well as the highest altitude within the Peruvian coast. It has a total surface area of 162 hectares that counts in its space with three elevations. In San Lorenzo Island it is possible to find an area where military burial mounds have been found that would have participated during the War of the Pacific; There are also cemeteries where there are remains of pirates who tried to enter the territory, among others, as archaeological remains that show the first settlement of the island, and where there are a total of more than three thousand tombs that belonged to a prehispanic cemetery . The wealth of San Lorenzo is valued in its historical event, from its first occupation, when possibly it was a center ..
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Cruises

Swimming with Sea Lions Yacht Tour

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The island of Palomino is home to a large colony of sea lions that live without natural predators. While the sea lions are still wild animals and it’s forbidden to touch them, this sightseeing cruise from Lima allows you to get in the water and swim with them. Plus, during the ride to Palomino, you'll cruise past other islands that host Peruvian birds such as Humboldt penguins and Peruvian boobies. Pickup and drop-off from Lima are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Day Cruises

Palomino Islands Tour Plus Swimming with Sea Lions Experience

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Get up close with the wildlife paradise of the Palomino Islands, offering a chance to swim with local sea lions and learn about the area’s native birds, during this 4-hour excursion. Journey by boat to this chain of islands just off shore from Lima. Then hop into the water as you splash around with the friendly population of sea lions. You’ll also spot a variety of birds, including Inca Terns, Peruvian boobies, Humboldt penguins and red-legged cormorants. Your Palomino Islands trip also includes a guide, wetsuit and lifejacket for the swim and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Cruises

Islands of Lima Sightseeing Cruise

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Head out on a guided sightseeing cruise in the waters off Lima, looking for local wildlife and learning about island history. Pass by Real Felipe Fortress and hear its fascinating story as your boat makes its way toward Palomino, Cabinzas, and El Frontón islands. Keep an eye out for sea lions and native birds while you sit back and enjoy this mainland escape.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Other Water Sports

Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima

Our desires are to show the nature specifically in the islands of Callao especially the great colony of sea lions, penguins and guano birds. For which it we have modern speed boats where you will make excursions and other nautical activities.We will pick you up from your hotel or apartment and take you outside Lima in a province called Callao, where our most important port of the Capital is located, here we will enter to La Punta and take you out to sea in comfortable and safe speedboats to visit the islands of Callao among which are, San Lorenzo, Palomino, Cabinzas and the Fronton.Participating in the island excursion, watching fishing, rock formations, swimming in the colony with sea lions, birdwatching, diving with sea lions, are the main nautical activities to which we will take you with total security. Children and adults alike enjoy the waterfront and adventure sport also.At the end of this excursion your driver will take you back to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima

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See the amazing marine life in Peru's coast line. In this tour, you will be able to see closely wild sea lions as you swim with them in their natural habitat. We will provide you with a wet suit for you to stay warm. During this tour you will also be able to see  La Punta, Chucuito, el Camotal (historia) San Lorenzo island, el Frontón  island which used to be a jail. (La cárcel) as well as the Guaneras islands full of local birds. You will also see Humboldt  penguins.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Adventure and adrenaline, swimming with SEA LIONS! & visit the Peruvian islands!

This an amazing activity you shouldn't miss, full of adrenaline and nature!Come with us to visit the archipelago of Lima, enjoy the breeze from the pacific ocean and get to swim with the sealions! These islands are the habitat of one of the largest population of sealions in all South America. We give you all the equipment you need to make this experience one of the best moments in lifetime! And are you ready for this?
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Attraction Tickets

SWIMMING WITH SEA LIONS AT PALOMINO ISLAND

The Palomino Island houses a large colony of sea lions, and you can swim with them in neoprene suits, thanks to the absence of predators, it is an unforgettable moment full of emotions.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Adventure and adrenaline, swimming with SEA LIONS! & visit the Peruvian islands!

This an amazing activity you shouldn't miss, full of adrenaline and nature!Come with us to visit the archipelago of Lima, enjoy the breeze from the pacific ocean and get to swim with the sealions! These islands are the habitat of one of the largest population of sealions in all South America. We give you all the equipment you need to make this experience one of the best moments in lifetime! And are you ready for this?
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

HONEYMOON TRIP IN PERU

Tierras de los Andes is a tour operator with more than 20 years of experience in customer service, offering trips to discover Peru and South America, with high quality services that seek to meet the expectations of our visitors.
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  • 16 days
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  • 16 days
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