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Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) Tours and Activities

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A cluster of tiny islands off the Peruvian coast, the Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) are often touted as the “Peruvian Galapagos,” famed for their spectacular variety of birdlife and rugged coastline of soaring cliffs, rocky beaches, and remote sea caves.

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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

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Don’t let limited time in Lima stop you visiting Huacachina and Paracas. See the desert oasis and natural hotspots on a full-day tour, ideal for travelers short on time. After traveling to Paracas, you’ll embark on a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, regularly compared to the Galapagos Island, to see colonies of sea lions and seals. Then, explore Huacachina desert in a dune buggy and go sand boarding. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 18 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$129.68
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US$129.68
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Full Day Paracas Ica and Huacachina from Lima All Included

Full Day Paracas Ica and Huacachina from Lima All Included

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We will leave the traditional way of visiting sculptures, old houses, city, to live an experience in nature. We will have a day full of landscapes, ecosystem, marine fauna and adrenaline that are not lived in other places of the capital. It will be very important to relax and forget about the classic to enter a panorama of full fun. The best thing is that your camera will be filled with funny photos and videos and we will interact with all the people who go with us, we will make new friends. You cannot miss the opportunity to know the south of Lima and visit the great Oasis of America and the great Ballestas Islands. This tour has it all!! - Enjoy the great marine view that Paracas offers - Forget everything by sliding on the sandboard boards - Try more than 15 types of Peruvian liquors - Dare to live this beautiful adventure
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$106.00
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US$106.00
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Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve Day Trip from Paracas

Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve Day Trip from Paracas

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Get up close and personal with the rich array of marine life that inhabits the waters and rocky shores of Peru during this full-day trip to the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve. Start your morning with a boat ride to the Ballesta Islands, stopping to check out the Candelabra geoglyph and observe the wild array of species like Humboldt penguins, Peruvian boobies (birds), sea lions and sometimes even dolphins that inhabit the area. In the afternoon continue your trip at Paracas National Reserve, observing the area’s Andean flamingos, whales, and other wildlife. Your trip also includes the services of a guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.00
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From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines & Huacachina Oasis

From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines & Huacachina Oasis

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The adventure starts early in the morning on the Panamerican highway. Around 300 km. on the South of Lima is located Paracas Bay, a very important place for Peruvian history and full of wildlife. First thing to do in Paracas is the boat tour to Ballestas Islands place full of birds, sea lions, dolphins, penguins, etc. After the majestic Ballestas, is time to go to the local Airport to do the flight over the enigmatic Nazca Lines. The next adventure is at the Huacachina Oasis, where there is some time for lunch and walk around, or just enjoy free time with Pisco Sours. At the end of this experience, is time to go back to Lima through the same way.
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  • 14 to 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$500.00
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Full Day Tour to Paracas and Chincha Slave Tunnels from Lima

Full Day Tour to Paracas and Chincha Slave Tunnels from Lima

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Expand your awareness of Peruvian nature and culture on this tour to the Ballestas Islands from Lima. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands and tour the Paracas National Reserve before heading to the historic tunnels at Chincha, an important site in Peruvian history.
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  • 18 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$118.79
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Ballestas Islands Excursion

Ballestas Islands Excursion

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You don't need to spend a fortune to visit the Ballestas Islands when you book this budget-friendly Ballestas Islands tour from Pisco. Head out from the dock on a boat fully-equipped with safety equipment and led by a certified captain—relax and enjoy the views knowing you're in good hands. Then, stop to tour one of the island for a chance to see wildlife like sea lions, guano birds, and penguins.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$31.00
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Ballestas Islands and Paracas Reserve from San Martin Port

Ballestas Islands and Paracas Reserve from San Martin Port

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Enjoy a short excursion during your time at port to the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve by speedboat. See the iconic Candelabra geoglyph carved into the side of a mountain and observe the native flora and fauna of the area, including sea lions, as you navigate through the caves. Receive a personalized experience with a private guide and learn about the Paracas area before rejoining your ship.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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Ballestas Islands Sightseeing Boat Ride from Paracas

Ballestas Islands Sightseeing Boat Ride from Paracas

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Journey by boat from Paracas for a 2-hour trip to Peru’s unspoiled Ballestas Islands, a marine sanctuary where you can observe a wealth of sea birds and marine life in their natural habitat. Spot for some of the Islands’ rich array of penguins, Peruvian boobies (native birds), sea lions and Peruvian pelicans, along with many more species. If you’re lucky, you might even observe a dolphin or two. You’ll also enjoy views of the mysterious 490-foot (150-meter) Candelabra geoglyph, rumored to have been constructed in ancient times. Your boat ride also includes the services of a guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$24.00
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8-Day Peru from Lima: Cusco, Puno, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca

8-Day Peru from Lima: Cusco, Puno, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca

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If you’re looking to tick off all of Peru’s highlights in less time then look no further than this 8-day tour from Lima, which provides a comprehensive introduction to the Inca capital of South America. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu — one of the New7Wonders of the World — Puno, and Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. 3-star accommodation, guided tours, meals as per itinerary, and hotel pickup in Lima are included.
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  • 8 days
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US$945.00
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Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas

Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas

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The Ballestas Islands in Paracas are an iconic Peruvian sight, but they can only be seen from a tour boat—unless you’re up for an 8-hour swim. Among the islands' usual inhabitants, which you may spot on this tour, are penguins, sea lions, and Peruvian boobies. Along the way, enjoy the view of the mysterious candelabra carved into the hillside, and perhaps offer your own theory as to its unknown origin. Speedboat transportation, pickup and drop-off from accommodations, and occasional bird guano included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.50
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Ballestas Islands Group Tour from San Martin Port

Ballestas Islands Group Tour from San Martin Port

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If you’re landing at San Martin Port, don’t miss the chance to see the Ballestas Islands and their native wildlife. Observe penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and more during this short excursion. Take off in a speedboat and pass the famous Candelabra geoglyph that can be spotted on the hill, believed to be part of the mysterious Nazca Lines, before heading to the islands to explore the sea caves. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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Dune buggy & Sandboarding around Huacachina Oasis & Ballestas Islands day tour

Dune buggy & Sandboarding around Huacachina Oasis & Ballestas Islands day tour

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Mix adventure and relaxation and discover the Ballestas Islands and Huacachina on this all-day guided tour from Lima. Combine a boat ride around the Ballestas islands and the Paracas National Reserve and spot sealife. Then head to Huacachina for a thrilling dune buggy and sandboarding tour. Wander up and down the dunes and then try sand boarding in the desert.
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  • 15 hours
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US$286.72
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Ballestas Islands and Tambo Colorado from San Martin Port

Ballestas Islands and Tambo Colorado from San Martin Port

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Cruise the Ballestas Islands on a shore excursion from San Martin Port that also includes sightseeing stops at the Paracas Candelabra, Pisco, and Tambo Colorado. You’ll visit three of the Ballestas Islands to explore caves, spot sea lions, and watch for the islands’ remarkable birdlife, then head to the mainland to see Pisco’s key sites and the fascinating Inca architecture at Tambo Colorado.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$110.00
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Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima

Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima

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The Ballestas Islands, located off the southern coast of Peru, are known for their range of diverse wildlife and surrounding beauty. See the best of the islands and the adjacent Paracas National Reserve on this private full-day tour from Lima, featuring informative commentary from your guide and including all meals and transportation.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$270.00
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Ballestas Islands, Winery & Nazca Lines Private Tour from Lima

Ballestas Islands, Winery & Nazca Lines Private Tour from Lima

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Experience a nature and adventure full day tour. See a group of islands with a great variety of wildlife and sea animals living in their natural habitat. Discover the ancient geoglyphs of the Nazca desert and enjoy spectacular landscapes. Enjoy delicious food and try local drinks in a unique winery.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$520.00
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Cusco, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 5-Day Tour

Cusco, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 5-Day Tour

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Sample highlights from the ancient Inca civilization during this 5-day, 4-night, excursion covering Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. See Inca structures like Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha in Cusco, the check out the historic Inca settlements of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Finish the trip on a ‘high note’ with a visit to the mountaintop city of Machu Picchu.
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  • 5 days
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US$610.00
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NAZCA LINES EXPERIENCE - 2Days/ 1Night

NAZCA LINES EXPERIENCE - 2Days/ 1Night

NAZCA LINES EXPERIENCE Boat, Buggies, Sandboarding and overnight in a Oasis in middle of the desert. Semi-private tour designed for experts. 2 days/ 1 Night of adventure, heritage and mistery.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$550.00
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Visit to the Ballestas Islands Huacachina Desert and Overflight the Nazca Lines

Visit to the Ballestas Islands Huacachina Desert and Overflight the Nazca Lines

An unrepeatable tour in the world, you will visit one of the most visited destinations after machupicchu. Incredible views of natural places very well maintained.
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  • 16 hours
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US$529.00
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Full Day Luxury Yacht to Ballestas, Chincha & San Gallan Islands in Paracas

Full Day Luxury Yacht to Ballestas, Chincha & San Gallan Islands in Paracas

A six-hour cruise on our yacht will take you on a journey around three important groups of islands where you can spot marine fauna in its fullest: Ballestas, San Gallan and Chincha. Enjoy small bites by the sea and gaze upon an impressive sunset on your way back.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$599.00
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Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima (Palomino Islands) - Unique experience!

Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima (Palomino Islands) - Unique experience!

Enjoy the wildlife of Lima swimming in the Pacific Ocean with cute and friendly sea lions, (they are not aggressive). We take you from your hotel to the departure point and then in a yacht to the Palomino Islands. During this experience you will also see different types of sea-birds as well as tiny penguins. Life jackets (safe) and wet suits (to keep you warm) are provided, for you to have such an amazing experience. Snacks, drinks and more on board are included!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.21
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Ballestas Islands: Paracas National Reserve from Lima Small Group Tour

Ballestas Islands: Paracas National Reserve from Lima Small Group Tour

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Explore the amazing ecosystems of Peru’s Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve during this 15-hour small group day trip from Lima. Scout for sea lions, tiny penguins, and a range of bird life during a visit to the Ballestas. Then head to the isolated Paracas Reserve, where you’ll discover the impressive landscapes of one of the driest spots on earth.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.00
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Ballestas Islands and National Reserve / 9 hour tour from Ica-Huacachina

Ballestas Islands and National Reserve / 9 hour tour from Ica-Huacachina

Come and enjoy this beautiful excurtion to Paracas which includes a visit to Ballestas Islands by speed boat and a tour through Paracas national reserve. This is a great trip you can do from Ica, Huacachina or Paracas. If you like nature this tour is definitely for you.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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Ballestas Islands Tour

Ballestas Islands Tour

With us, you are 100% sure that your reservation is made hand in hand. We offer instant confirmation by email, and we have live spaces. Ballestas Islands Tour • 07:40 a.m. Approx. Pick up from the hotel or terminal (Pisco) - Transfer to the pier • 08:00 a.m. Ballestas Islands Tour.- We will board our boat with 02 outboard motors that will take us to the wonderful Ballestas Islands, the most important wild sanctuary of the Peruvian coast, we will observe sea lions, boobies, pelicans, penguins and other sea birds. • 10:00 a.m. Return from the tour * Transfer to your Hotel
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.90
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Half Day Yacht to Ballestas Islands

Half Day Yacht to Ballestas Islands

This three-hour cruise on our yacht will take you around the Ballestas Islands. This archipielago is officially used by authorities to harvest guano every five years. In the meantime, it's part of a huge system of protected areas where fauna concentrates. Sea lions, penguins and shorebirds are easy to spot during this activity. Enjoy on-board small bites and refreshments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$399.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) costs USD 19.00. Guided Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) tours start around USD 19.00 per person. See all 118 Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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