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  3. Ballestas Islands

From Lima: Ballestas Islands, Winery & Huacachina Oasis Tour

Product ID: 69205
See the wildlife of the Ballestas Islands on a private tour from Lima. Go to the historical city of Ica and then marvel at the sand dunes of Huacachina, where you can practice adventure sports and enjoy a view of the sunset in the middle of the desert.
About this activity
Duration: 15 hours
Starting time 4:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up from centrally located hotels in Lima.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get in touch with the marine life of the Ballestas Islands
  • Purchase crafts made from beautiful stones and the bones of animals from the sea
  • Delight your palate by drinking some of the best piscos and wines of the region
  • Discover the mysterious village of Cachiche where witchcraft was practiced
  • Take part in adventure sports activities and watch the sunset in the dunes of Huacachina
Full description
Depart Lima very early in the morning at 04:30 AM and travel south in a bus while having breakfast and entertainment on board.

Arrive at Paracas at 07:30 AM and board a boat to the Ballestas Islands. Discover an uninhabited wilderness rich in marine fauna and animals such as the blue-footed booby, guanay guano bird, Humboldt penguins, sea lions and fur seals. Return to Paracas and take a look at the Candelabro geoglyph on the way. It is thought that it was used as a navigational guide and is part of Nazca culture. 

Next, go on a winery tour and taste some of the best wines and piscos (the official Peruvian drink) in all their varieties. Then, enjoy a delicious peruvian lunch with drinks included. Explore the sand dunes and oasis of Huacachina. This is a great place to practice sandboarding and experience extreme buggy rides in the desert with V8 modified vehicles. Get a perfect view of the sunset in the middle of the desert and finally, taste the local sweet of Ica, chocotejas.

Return to Lima around 03:00 PM and arrive back to your hotel before 07:00 PM.

Includes
  • Round trip transfer from/to centrally located hotels in Lima
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Professional tour guide (English/Spanish)
  • Ballestas Islands tour
  • Winery tour and tasting of local wines and pisco
  • Huacachina dunes buggy and sandboarding experience
  • Breakfast Box
  • Lunch
  • Refreshing Drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Nice tour all around, great guides.

Tour was enjoyable, comfortable and fun. No delays or hiccups anywhere. Guides were friendly and knowledgable.

September 25, 2018

Overcharged and underwhelming!

Too much travel time from Lima. We werr told to be in the lobby of our hotal at 3:30 am. The guide and driver didnt show up till 4:30 am. Our hotel had to call them twice. Everything we saw except for the bodega's where they make Pisco was very underwhelming! And the lunch aas made hours before and warmed up. The chicken was so tough you couldn't eat it. Definitely not worth even half the money we paid for the trip. Very disappointing!

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May 21, 2017

April 8, 2019

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Vista Adventures Day Tours

Product ID: 69205