Day 1: Paracas & Ballestas
03:45am: Meet your group at Cruz del Sur bus terminal and get ready to travel. Box lunch and services on board.
07:30am: Arrival to Paracas.
08:00am: Transfer to the dock of Paracas to board the boat to visit the Ballestas Islands, also called “the mini Galapagos”. During your trip, you will have the chance to see the Chandelier, geoglyph that is used as a point of reference for sailers and big ships. It is also believed that has a strong connection with the Nazca lines and geoglyphs.
Once we reach the islands, we will observe many sealions and Humboldt penguins living on small caves. We will enjoy with all the natural habitat of the area and on top of these islands, we will see hundreds of guano birds, such as the cormorans, piqueras, pelicans, seagulls and tendrills.
Return to the dock.
11:00am: Transfer to Paracas National Reserve. During this excursion, you will see big groups of flamencos feeding in the sea. You will later visit the Obelisk, monument built in commemoration to the expedition of liberation of Don Jose of San Martin. More ahead, part of what was the Rocky formation of the "Cathedral", partially destroyed by the earthquake of Pisco in the 2007.
Visit to the museum or room for interpretation where you will learn more about the history of the reserve and of the Paracas culture. Here, we can discover more about the flora and fauna of the reserve where the skeletons of some animals such as whales, wolves and penguins can be found.
We will finally visit Lagunillas Beach and Playa Roja (Red beach) where you can take amazing pictures in front of the sea.
After this tour, you will be returned to the Bay of Paracas where you can eat at any of the seafood restaurants located in the area. After that, enjoy some free time to buy souvenirs or simply relax in front of the sea.
05:00pm. Transfer to Ica. 06:05pm: Arrival to Ica.
Overnight in Ica.