Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve and Skulls Museum Private Tour from Lima

Located just 3 hours south of Lima we can find the Paracas Reserve and the Ballestas Islands, which host several species of birds, sea lions, fish as well as various marine species. See unique elongated skulls and beautiful textiles as you learn more about the Paracas culture. Discover the natural beauty of this place, in a full-day tour with a delicious seafood lunch in front of the sea.

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13 to 14 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Tourist Transportation (Minivan or SUV)
    • Tour Guide on board
    • Breakfast box & refreshing drinks included
    • Seafood lunch included
    • Ballestas Islands tour
    • Paracas Reserve & Museum Tour
    • Permanent Assistance
    • Entry/Admission - Ballestas Islands
    • Entry/Admission - Paracas National Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve, Pisco Peru

    Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel in Lima for an early pickup at 04:30 a.m. Relax on the drive out to Paracas and enjoy a prepared breakfast box when the sun comes up.

    Upon arrival at Paracas, head straight to the Paracas dock to catch the first boat of the day to the Ballestas Islands, also known as the Mini Galapagos. Tour the islands with your guide and learn about the ecosystem and native wildlife, including sea lions, penguins, and much more.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Paracas National Reserve, Carr. Punta Pejerrey Peru

    Continue this unique experience visiting the Paracas National Reserve and learn about the history and significance of the protected natural area. Visit key attractions on the reserve such as the Interpretation Center, the Flamingo Viewpoint, the Cathedral and beautiful beaches like Playa Lagunillas, Playa Roja or Playa Yumaque. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience and relax as you discover the richness and importance of this area.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas, Highway Pisco - Puerto San Martin Km 27 Paracas Natural Reserve, Paracas Peru

    Your visit to the Paracas Reserve would not be complete, without visiting this unique museum. Learn interesting facts about the Paracas Culture, one of the most representative cultures in the history of Peru. See the rooms with potteries, textiles and the mysterious elongated skulls. Detailed visit and general assistance offered by your tour guide.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Paracas, Paracas, Ica Region

    Finally, enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in an ocean-view restaurant before beginning your trip back to Lima.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Pickup and drop off from/to any hotel or apartment located in the areas of Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, Surco or Cercado de Lima is included for this tour.• For pickups and drop offs from/to Lima Jorge Chavez Airport, Port of Callao and nearby hotels in Callao and San Miguel Area, please consider an extra of US$ 15.00 extra per person (To be paid directly to your tour guide or driver).
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Dear traveler, if you have any additional questions regarding our safety measures before taking this tour, please feel free to contact us.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Vista Adventures

Activity ID: V-20336P8

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