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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
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US$139.00
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US$139.00

Full Day from Lima: Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands & Secret Tunnels

Full Day from Lima: Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands & Secret Tunnels

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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
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US$129.00
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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
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US$270.00
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US$270.00

Full Day Paracas Ica and Huacachina from Lima All Included

Full Day Paracas Ica and Huacachina from Lima All Included

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Discover the serene landscapes of Peru’s countryside on a full-day tour from Lima. See Humboldt penguins and sea lions on the Ballestas Islands, visit a local winery, and slide down the dunes of Huacachina over the course of a day. If time allows, you can also make a stop at Chincha Alta for more countryside experiences. This small-group tour is a great way to experience local culture and beautiful nature.
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  • 16 hours
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US$104.70
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US$104.70

Paracas - Ica - Huacachina from Lima, with the Ballestas and sandboarding islands

Paracas - Ica - Huacachina from Lima, with the Ballestas and sandboarding islands

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Paracas is a favored weekend getaway for Limeños but, without your own transport, getting there can be tricky. This day tour from Lima takes you there and includes a marine wildlife-filled boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, dune buggying and sand boarding in the desert and pisco and wine-tasting at a vineyard.
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  • 16 hours
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US$100.00
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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
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US$39.00
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Ballestas Islands

Ballestas Islands

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30 minutes before the meeting point tour at the Ocean Beach Paracas Hotel The Ballestas Islands are a group of rocky islands located off the Pacific coast near the city of Paracas, and are famous for their abundant wildlife. They are a must see for all wildlife lovers, as they are home to thousands of birds and mammals, including penguins, sea lions and pelicans. The islands are protected, which means that you cannot swim with the animals or walk on their own, but you will get very close to them by speedboat. Schedules: 8:00 am. 10:00 a.m. Restriction: The operator does not allow babies under 1 year of age to attend the tour. The tour to the Ballestas Islands during the holidays in Peru, such as Easter, National Holidays, New Year's Party, is usually very popular and many people travel so prices tend to change and the duration of the tour is 1 Hour and 10 minutes.
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  • 2 hours
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US$35.00
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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
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US$50.00
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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
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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
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US$100.00
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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
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US$25.50
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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
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US$24.00
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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
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US$110.00
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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
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US$500.00
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Full day to Paracas & Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas island & Sand boarding

Full day to Paracas & Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas island & Sand boarding

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Paracas is a favored weekend getaway for Limeños but even if you have only a day to spare, you can enjoy its highlights on this guided tour from Lima. You'll sail to the Ballestas Islands to see marine wildlife including penguins and sea lions; go sand boarding on the dunes of Huacachina, and enjoy some wine and Pisco-tasting at a local vineyard.
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  • 15 to 16 hours
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US$100.00
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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
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From Lima: Ballestas, Winery & Huacachina Oasis for Small Groups

From Lima: Ballestas, Winery & Huacachina Oasis for Small Groups

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The countryside outside Lima boasts fertile vineyards and spectacular natural wonders, but organizing excursions and transportation to explore independently can be tough. On this tour, escape the city and see the best of Peru’s wilderness scenery with ease. Spot native penguins and sea lions in the Ballestas Islands, explore the desert oasis of Huacachina, and taste Peruvian Pisco at a local winery—with pickup and drop-off in Lima included.
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  • 12 hours
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US$190.00
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Full Day Paracas

Full Day Paracas

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. FULL DAY PARACAS • 07:40 a.m. Approx. Pick up from the hotel or terminal (Paracas) - 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 of the tour - Free time for breakfast • 11:00 am. Tour National Reserve of Paracas.- where you will know the Mirador de Flamencos or Parihuanas, We will appreciate the unique Cathedral natural formation, product of the erosion of the wind and the sea, Unique Red Beach on the Peruvian coast, Marine Fossil Remains, we will conclude in Lagunillas Beach in which can have lunch. • 15:00 p.m. Return of the Tour
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  • 7 hours
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7-Day: Full South To Cusco From Lima

7-Day: Full South To Cusco From Lima

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- Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. – Paracas - Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America. – Huacachina - Make a quick stop (30 minutes) to see the Nazca Lines for free, or let us assist with a Nazca Lines flight (overnight stay required). – Nazca - Tour or trek the second deepest Canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon. – Arequipa - Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit families living on the floating islands. – Puno - Visit the Sacred Valley and tour/trek to the world famous ruins of Machu Picchu. – Cusco - Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.
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  • 7 days
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US$225.54
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7-Day: Full South to Lima from Cusco

7-Day: Full South to Lima from Cusco

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- Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. – Paracas - Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America. – Huacachina - Make a quick stop (30 minutes) to see the Nazca Lines for free, or let us assist with a Nazca Lines flight (overnight stay required). – Nazca - Tour or trek the second deepest Canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon. – Arequipa - Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit families living on the floating islands. – Puno - Visit the Sacred Valley and tour/trek to the world famous ruins of Machu Picchu. – Cusco - Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.
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  • 7 days
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US$218.28
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ATV Tour in Paracas

ATV Tour in Paracas

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A great adventure, full of adrenaline and fun. You will enjoy along the national Reserve with experienced guides.
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  • 2 hours
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US$45.00
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Full Day Tour Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands

Full Day Tour Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands

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Explore two of Peru’s most fascinating sights in one day as you visit the majestic Ballestas Islands, a marine sanctuary, before taking an aerial tour of the famous Nazca Lines during this full-day tour from Lima. Spot for sea lions and exotic sea birds during your Ballestas visit, then continue south to the Peruvian town of Ica where you’ll board a Cessna aircraft for an aerial experience above the Nazca Lines. This experience also includes a guide, lunch and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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  • 14 hours
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US$450.00
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Full day in Paracas Ica and Huacachina from Lima (Small groups)

Full day in Paracas Ica and Huacachina from Lima (Small groups)

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Live a day full of Magic, adventure and adrenaline south of Lima, we will know the park of the most important sea lions reserve in South America, we will also visit the Huacachina Oasis and practice adventure sports and learn about the flagship drink of Peru , the "Pisco Sour".
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  • 16 hours
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US$150.00
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2 Day Tour from Lima: Paracas, Huacachina & Pisco Vineyard

2 Day Tour from Lima: Paracas, Huacachina & Pisco Vineyard

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Wondering what to do in Lima, this is a 2-day tour from Lima visiting the Pacific beach town of Paracas as well as the desert oasis of Huacachina. Enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural environment to a thrilling desert adventure with a professional guide. For this tour the pick up from your Lima hotel or hostel is included, as well as drop off. This tour is good for couples, good for solo travelers and good for big groups. The perfect 2-days escape from the city of Lima!
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  • 2 days
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US$149.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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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.
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