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Ballestas Islands

The Ballestas Islands, also known as the “Peruvian Galapagos”, are nonetheless spectacular in their own right and well worth visiting. They’re eroded by many into numerous arches and caves. These arches provide shelter for thousands of seabirds, some of which are very rare, and countless sea lions.
We propose you a trip boat leave from the jetty in Paracas town. Departing in the morning, this trip will last 2 hours.  We suggest you to wear warm clothing, and take protection against the sun.
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During this boat trip you will see, close up, sea lions, guano birds, pelicans, penguins, and if you’re lucky, dolphins swimming in the bay.

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Paracas National Reserve

This excursion includes a wide variety of sea mammals and rare and exotic birds. These massive birds feed on the ready supply of sea lion carcasses. You will need binoculars for the best view.
Note that birds head for the sierra between January to Mach.
Important sights includes Mirador de los lobos, Lagunillas, a small village 5 Km away from the museum, and the famous pre-columbian drawing El Candelabro, traced into the hillside.


This is an attractive oasis and summer resort located at 5 Km from Ica. Set around a palm-fringed lake and amid impressive sand dunes.
This amazing place has become a hang-out for People seeking a change from the archaeology and chill of the Andes. Different activities like Sandboarding and Dune buggies have become a major pastime, attracting fans from Europe and elsewhere.

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  • Remember to minimize your efforts and stay hydrated to avoid altitude sickness while traveling in Peru. We highly recommend you taking a coca tea upon arrival! See more information about altitude sickness here.
  • It's not every night that you will have the opportunity to sleep in an Andean family, consider this possibility with us.
  • During each step of this journey in Peru, take some time if you can, to explore on your own, interesting details in towns and villages might be found!

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