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Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve, and Huacachina in One Day from Lima

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This tour is ideal if you come with children or adults or if you only want to enjoy your vacation with your friends, if your group is more than 5 people we offer you the tour in private if extra cost, we make this tour safely and in Small groups, that is what makes us different from the others since we give it the personalized touch you are looking for and especially safe. We will take a private bugui and we will go at your own pace and the most important thing we will be back in Lima later 8 pm while others return almost at midnight, that is why you must come with us.
  • Explore coastal Paracas Reserve and the desert oasis of Huacachina
  • Sample locally made wines and pisco in the Ica vineyards
  • Avoid navigation hassles and cover more ground easily with your guide
  • National park fees and round-trip travel from Lima hotel included
What to Expect
Your guide picks you up at your Lima hotel in an air-conditioned minivan to begin your tour. First, you head to a boat and cruise to the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas Reserve—where native marine wildlife thrives. Watch penguins, seabirds, and seals in their natural habitat. Return to base and then transfer to Huacachina, an oasis in the Ica Desert. Hop into your buggy, zoom up the sandy dunes—the largest in South America—and try your hand at sandboarding. Your powerful buggy transports you to the tops of the dunes, saving energy for sandboarding. Next, head into the vineyards of Ica and sample local wines and pisco—a drink famous in Peru. Here, learn what makes these beverages special and gain insight into more than 100 years of artisan traditions. Return in comfort to your accommodation in Lima to conclude your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If the passengers are far from the natural places where the hotels are located, the pick-up time will be 30 minutes before the start time.


  • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
Departure Time
4:30 AM
Return Details
At the end of the tour we leave you in your hotel, apartment, port, airport or any restaurant.
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Ballestas Islands
  • Entry/Admission - Huacachina Ica
  • Entry/Admission - El Catador
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • In the Paracas reserve only the islands will be visited, there will be no time for another tour.
  • In the Huacachina oasis the tour lasts an hour if it requires more time will have an extra cost.
  • In the islands and oasis the services are shared with more people, if you want the private service in the dunes there will be an extra cost.
  • The visit to the vineyards is optional only if the passengers want it.
  • The return to Lima could vary from 7pm to 9pm depending on the unforeseen events in the route as traffic or other reasons.
  • If the passengers wish to return to Lima early we will have to cut the tour
  • It is very important to know that this tour is not private.
  • In the boat and buggy the passengers will go alone without a guide.
  • We leave at 4.30am and arrive at 8am to PARACAS to take the boats, the return to Lima lasts approximately 4 hours.
  • We can take some time to eat and drink after visiting the Islands.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very funny and knowledgeable guide! The sand boarding was especially fun! Would definitely recommend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I looked for this agency to carry out some tours for some university exchange partners, just let me take the good comments on this page and the truth was very satisfied and happy, our two guides Vilko and Ismael attended us the best, we went...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Janetperu
Reviewed 6 August 2019

we booked this trip based on the reviews. we were not disappointed at all. on top of it we had an amazing guide/driver. his name is Julio. I definitely recommend him. super nice, pleasant , knowledgeable and a very safe driver which is very important...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Joe D
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

The highlight of my visit to Lima. The company was soooo good. Always answered my calls, accommodated a private guide and car, Paracas and ICA exceeded my expectations, but most of all, Jose my assigned tour guide was exceptional . Without Jose , it would...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank TonyBuiMD
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Despite the internet, it is still a leap of faith to purchase a daylong tour from a small company in a foreign country half a world away hoping it will meet expectations. Well, this trip and Lima Discover totally exceeded our expectations--what a great adventure....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joy K
11 September 2019|
Response from T1136TXjennyt | Reviewed this property |
We got back about 7/7:30
10 April 2018|
Response from ecnart | Reviewed this property |
No we did not go the Paracas reserve as it wasn't mentioned in our tour description, it was the ride around the Islands, Huacachina, dune buggy,sandboarding and explore the surrounding area and wine tour
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