BALLESTAS ISLANDS TOUR
The Ballestas Islands tour includes a group of rocky islands located off the Pacific coast near the town of Paracas, famed for their abundant wildlife. They are a must for all wildlife lovers and home to thousands of birds and mammals including Penguins, Sea lions, Inca Terns, and Pelicans. This is a unique experience for those that will not make it to the Galapagos.
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BALLESTAS ISLANDS TOUR ITINERARY
Ballestas Islands Tour will begin with a pick up from your Lima hotel at 3:00 am, and then take you to the bus terminal for your travel to Pisco. Upon arrival, we will get you in our private transport to Chaco Port and begin your fantastic boat ride to the famous Ballestas Islands.
During this boat trip, you can observe a mysterious geoglyph, similar to the Nazca Lines that was carved into the face of a cliff over 1,000 years ago. This symbol is called The Candelabro, and it remains the source of much speculation and debate. It was made by the Paracas ethnic group who occupied that part of the coast at that time, but nobody knows the reasons what for. After this, we will continue our boat trip to the islands, and enjoy of this fantastic wildlife sanctuary that is filled with wild birds and mammals, including sea lions, fur seals, and endangered Humboldt penguins. During this two-hour boat tour, you will come face-to-face with these animals in their natural habitation while you are on board a speedboat. On rare occasions, it is even possible to see dolphins and whales. Obviously, this tour is a spectacular choice for animal lovers and birdwatchers.
We will make videos and take pictures, and then return to the pier to enjoy lunch before we board the bus to return to Lima. Alternatively, you can make an extension to experience the dune buggy ride and sand boarding in the Huacachina desert.
- Pickup from your hotel in Lima or Paracas.
- RT bus tickets (Lima – Paracas -Lima)
- Transport to the harbor in Paracas.
- Two-hour Ballestas Islands boat tour.
- Professional English-speaking tour guide.
- High-quality speedboat for better enjoyment.
- Life jacket and emergency equipment.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Entrance fee (15 soles per person).
- Tips and gratuities are much appreciated.
- Meals, drinks and snacks.
WHAT TO BRING
- A small rucksack with personal stuff.
- Original passport.
- Light clothes.
- Camera, with extra batteries.
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
- Sun block is easy to get sun burn on the coast.
- Cash for tipping staff and buy souvenirs.
PRIVATE SERVICE PRICE $ 125.00 USD PER PERSON
This service is perfect for friends, couples, and small families because it lets you choose your departure date, group size, and tour duration. More importantly, you will be walking at your own pace, which makes the experience much more enjoyable. Prices based on 2 and 5 people maximum.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
We require a deposit of 50% to confirm your reservation.
There are additional fees associated with this method of payment, which will be paid by the client.
Receiver’s Name: DAVID
Receiver’s Surname: GUZMAN FLORES
Receiver’s Address: CALLE NUEVA N° 462
Receiver’s City: CUSCO
Receiver’s Country: PERU
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After sending payment, please send us an e-mail with the following information: Transaction numbers: Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), a ten-digit number)
If you’d like to pay via PayPal or a direct bank deposit, please note that a 10% fee applies. Please add this amount to the tour cost to cover the transaction costs. Our PayPal email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all methods of payment, please include the following information in your reservation email:
* Scanned passports for each traveler. We cannot make reservations or book tickets until we have scanned copies of all passport(s).
* Start date for your trip.
* Details of your hotel in Lima.