Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge Tours

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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge
Lima, with a population of nearly 10 million people when counting the metro suburbs, isn’t exactly the first place you’d pick for a natural wildlife refuge. Here at Pantanos de Villa, however, over 200 different species of birds all flit through the wetlands spanning 650 acres outside the Chorillos suburb. On the winding network of walking trails, visitors with binoculars can encounter dozens of species in the span of a couple of hours. Scan the reeds for Black Skimmers, Herons, and Puna Ibis, and look in the water for Great Grebes of Neotropic Cormorants. Many of the birds here are migratory and sightings change with the seasons, and the months of December and January brim with seagulls lining the coast. 11 species of amphibians and reptiles can also be found in the reeds, although unfortunately as the city continues to grow, the manmade threats to Pantanos de Villa are literally encircling the marsh. Nature lovers with a stop in Lima should definitely visit this biodiverse sight before it’s potentially too late—although local conservation groups continue to work to do everything they can towards protecting the fragile site.

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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge is located 12 miles south of downtown Lima in the working class district of Chorillos. The site is accessible by private taxi or as part of a guided tour, or—if you would prefer to travel by public transport—it’s possible to travel by metro or bus when combined with a little bit of walking. Admission is approximately $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children, and the refuge is open from 8:30am-4:30pm daily. 
Address: Chorrillos, Lima, Peru
Hours: Open from 8:30am-4:30pm daily
Admission: Admission is approximately $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children
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Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit

Discover all that Lima has to offer, both modern and historic, during this 9-hour exploration of the top sites in the Peruvian capital in this small-group tour. Visit the pre-Incan archaeological site at Pachacamac, then head to Pantanos de Villa, a one-time family home that’s been converted into an eatery, for lunch and to learn how to make a Pisco Sour. In the afternoon, continue to Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed downtown for a walking tour, see the historic neighborhood of Chorillos and admire the visual spectacle of the Magic Water Circuit park. This full-day Lima tour also includes a driver-guide, round-trip hotel transport, entrance fees and bottled water.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge Tour in Lima

Learn about the amazingly diverse creatures that inhabit the coastal areas of Peru during this 4-hour Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge tour in Lima. Admire the refuge’s beautiful collection of birds including Andean coots, Peruvian pelicans, gulls and Great grebes, along with the numerous fish, reptiles and amphibians that also call the site home. Your refuge visit also includes a professional guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Lima Experience Tour

Explore the best of Lima on this full-day experience tour. Drive around the historic neighborhood of Chorrillos, visit the pre-Inca complex of Pachacamac, and see the catacombs of the Convent of San Francisco while listening to informative commentary from your guide. Enjoy a delicious lunch and pisco sour at a local restaurant before ending the tour with a show at the Magic Water Circuit Park.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Birdwatching in Villa Wetlands - Lima

You don’t need to leave the city to experience a day in nature on this tour of the Villa Wetlands in Lima. Though an under-the-radar site, the wetlands are a remarkable example of Peru’s rich biodiversity. Follow a naturalist guide down easy trails, stopping to bird watch and snap photos of the reeds, lagoons, and wildlife along the way.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Birdwatching in Villa Marshes and Local Park

Peru, with more than 1800 bird species, is the second country in the world with the most avian diversity. Only Lima has around 370 species, from which 18 are endemic. On the first stop you will discover many of the marshes and coastal birds in a natural protected area, unique because of its location within the urban area of Lima,next to the sea. Among others, we might see Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Wren-like Rushbird, Peruvian Meadowlark, Andean Gull and Puna Ibis.On the second stop, a local park, you will be able to see a very good sample of the birds you can find in the urban area of Lima. For example: Vermilion Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, West Peruvian Dove and Saffron Finch.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Visita de medio día a las Ruinas Sagradas de Pachacamac

Una experiencia arqueológica y mística con el Dios de los temblores.La palabra Pachacamac significa “alma de la tierra, el que anima el mundo”. Los antiguos peruanos creían que un solo movimiento de su cabeza ocasionaría terremotos. No se le podía mirar directamente a los ojos, e incluso sus sacerdotes ingresaban al recinto de espaldas.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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