Ballestas Islands 1 day

HIGHLIGHTS : Ica Paracas Ballestas Islands


  • Day 1 : Ballestas Islands.


Day 1

Ballestas Islands.

Ballestas Islands. In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to start an adventurous boat trip to the nearby Ballestas Islands, an important sanctuary for marine life and made possible by the Humboldt Current. Here you’ll see and hear raucous sea lions, fur seals, Humboldt Penguins, guano birds, and possibly even Green Sea Turtles and dolphins. On the way to the islands, you’ll also see the Candelabro, a nearly 595-foot (181-meter) long, candlestick-shaped symbol etched into the side of a hill that can be seen from the sea. Some experts believe it may have served as a navigational guide for ancient sailors and was based on the constellation of the Southern Cross. Others believe that it was somehow related to the Nazca Lines. Still others believe it to have been inspired by a local cactus with hallucinogenic properties! During the tour, you can get up close and personal with marine birds and sea lions. Some of the unique bird species you might see include the Humboldt Penguin and the Peruvian Booby which only live along the Humboldt Current, as well as the Guanay Cormorant and the Red-legged Cormorant. Depending on the season, you’ll see sea lions playing with their young or simply frolicking on the rocks. After your boat excursion, you will have some free time at your hotel before going to the bus station to return to Lima by bus.

Include: Professional tour guide, transport, entrance fees to all sites visited.




  • Prices based on two people at least. There is an additional cost for single travelers. Please make an inquiry about it.
  • Prices based in group service. If you prefer a private service, please make an inquiry about it.


  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Snacks.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Laundry.
  • Phone calls, radio calls or messages.
  • Other items of personal nature.
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses originated in itinerary changes or others due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond PERU ANDEAN EXPLORER’S control.


  • Clothing: long trousers, shorts (Machupicchu visit), long and short-sleeved T-shirts or shirts, cotton socks, warm clothes for Cusco, especially at night.
  • Rain gear or poncho (you can buy a basic one in Cusco), especially if visiting in the months November to April
  • Comfortable footwear, trekking boots recommended
  • Camera, films (ASA 50, 100 and 200 recommended)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, cold and rain
  • Sun block (high factor)
  • Sunglasses
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 20% DEET - no malaria risk has been reported
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) or water bottle to carry water on outings
  • Cash in soles and/or US$ for extras (souvenirs, beverages, etc)
  • Original passport and passport photocopies*

(*) According to the Peruvian government policies, the passport must be valid at least up to 6 months after the end date of the tours. Otherwise you could not board your international flight. Please check the expiration date of your passport before buying your international national flight tickets.

Ballestas Islands 1 day

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