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  1. Peru
  2. Lima
  3. Huacachina

From Lima: Paracas Full Day Guided Tour

Product ID: 278462
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Visit the National Reserve of Paracas on a day tour from Lima. See the Ballestas Islands, Huacachina Oasis, and Chincha.
About this activity
Duration 16 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

Pickup from hotels located only within Miraflores, San Isidro, San Borja, Santiago de Surco or Lima District.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore multiple popular destinations in a single day, perfect for those with limited time
  • Escape the bustling city of Lima for Peru's lush coast
  • Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and buggy tour through Huacachina's sand dunes
  • Get insights into the culture, nature, and history of the region from your guide
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in Lima at 6:00 AM, where you will board the coach for a 4-hour journey to Paracas town. Breakfast will be served on board. On your arrival in Paracas, make your way to teh dock where you will board a speedboat to the Ballestas Islands. During your journey to Ballestas, see the enigmatic figure of the Candelabro, a stunning design drawn on the side of a hill in the Peninsula. There are many hypotheses regarding its origin, some believe it is related to the Nazca Lines but still found no proof or evidence that can define its creation.

In the Ballestas Islands you will see a stunningly rugged world filled with birds and sea lions. You will navigate around the islands at a distance allowed, and depending on the sea conditions, visit nearby caves. Return to the port at 12:30 PM and spend some time in Paracas where you will have free time for lunch at your own expense.

Then, continue to the next destination, Huacachina oasis. Have a small break to prepare for your desert tour; then board a buggy for 1-hour adventure across the sand dunes that surround the water source. Return to Huacachina and have time for refreshment. Continue towards Chincha, where you will visit a traditional vineyard and taste the best of the local wine and Pisco. Drive back to Lima arriving at approximately 22:30 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Lima
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Bilingual English and Spanish-Speaking tour guide
  • Breakfast: Orange or Peach juice, hot beverages, ham and cheese sandwich, cold dessert and cookies
  • Boat tour to Ballestas Islands
  • Dune Buggy tour
  • First aid kit
  • All fees and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Wait at 5:30 AM in front of the JW Marriott Hotel Lima located at Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores 15074, Peru.

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Product ID: 278462