Guided tour

Desde Lima: Full-Day Tour of Islas Ballestas and Huacachina

4.3 / 5

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Desde Lima: Full-Day Tour of Islas Ballestas and Huacachina

From US$ 150 per person

Enjoy an entire day on the outskirts of the City of Lima where you will discover the flora and fauna of the Ballestas Islands. Get to appreciate Sea Lions and Humbolt penguins and visit the Oasis of Huacachina.

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Duration 17 hours
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  • Marvel at the Sea Lions and Penguins of Humbolt
  • Enjoy adventure sports and the Oasis of Huacachina
  • Explore the Dunes of Ica and witness its sunset
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Start your day bright and early at 4:00 AM with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Lima City. From here, enjoy a scenic 4 hour trip to Paracas (Ballestas Islands). Once you arrive, you will board the 'sliders', from which, you'll be able to appreciate the iconic Candelabro de Paracas geoglyph. This tour will allow you to marvel at the diversity of marina fauna once you arrive at the National Reserve. Keep an eye out for Sea lions, Guaneras Birds, Humbolt Penguins, just to name a few. Continue on your tour and head into the city of Ica where you will visit the Haciendas Pisqueras, a place where they produce the National drink of Peru, "El Pisco". Here, you will be able to taste a diverse range of wines and Pisco, also in the Hacienda, you will get some time to stop for a bite to eat.  After you've eaten, proceed to the Oasis of Huacachina, a natural lagoon surrounded by palm trees and desert dunes. You'll also have the chance to partake in adventure sports such as buggy driving and sand boarding. This is a perfect place to take some truly memorable holiday photos, so don't forget to bring your camera. After this experience, head to the city of Lima for a convenient drop off back at your accomodation. 
  • Pickup and return to the hotel
  • Typical breakfast and lunch
  • Official tour guide
  • Tourist transport with air-conditioning
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  No weapons or sharp objects are permitted
  •  No pets are allowed on this tour
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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Tour guide was excellent. Huacachina is an amazing place. Everything was well coordinated. Highly recommended!

July 27, 2021

The tour is nice. You are in the car a lot and have little time to organize your time. Overall, it is still varied and you can see and experience a lot in a short time.

July 28, 2021

Tivemos uma experiência maravilhosa! O passeio as Islas Ballestas é lindo demais. Uma variedade enorme de pássaros e fofos pinguins e leões marinhos. Já Huacachina tem uma beleza natural lindíssima. O passeio do bugue é radical, melhor se preparar. Nosso guia Saul foi muito atencioso e educado.

December 31, 2021

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