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Tour to the Ballestas Islands from Paracas

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Book the best tour to the Ballestas Islands from Paracas and enjoy a diverse and peculiar coastal fauna. Las Ballestas are a group of islands located 40 minutes by boat from the coastal city of Paracas. This tour lasts approximately 2 hours through the islands, during this time you will be able to admire and enjoy the sound of the sea lions, see the Humboldt penguins and various guano birds.

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The itinerary can always change because of strikes, festivals and the driver’s decision due to traffic. If that happens, your Guide will show you alternative places.

Meeting Point

Meet us at the reception desk of Gamonal hotel — Alberto Tataje Manzana C-1, avenida Chaco, Paracas.

Transfer on foot from the Gamonal hotel to the boat

Panoramic view of the Paracas Chandelar

This excursion begins with the view from our boat of this famous Geoglyph located on the north coast of the Paracas peninsula in the province of Pisco in Ica region. This famous Chandelar is 180 meters long and is estimated to be about 2,500 years old. Its meaning remains a mystery.

Transfer to the Ballestas Islands

Panoramic view of the Ballestas Islands

Las Ballestas are a group of islands which are made up of rock formations where there is an important marine fauna with guano birds such as the Guanay, the Piquero, Zarcillo, Gaviota and the Pelican. The Ballestas Islands are currently an extremely important refuge for the colony of sea lions, Humboldt penguins and the immense variety of birds.

Return transfer to the Paracas pier

Tour Ending Place

This tour ends at the Paracas pier.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
Pple.Group tour with
Meeting pointPick-upPick-up and Drop-off
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!


Tour Type: Group tours, 30 pax aprox.


Meeting point– 08:00 to 10:00
– 08:30 to 10:30
– 09:00 to 11:00
Every day
Pick-up– 07:40 to 10:00
– 08:10 to 10:30
– 08:40 to 11:00
Pick-up and drop-off– 07:40 to 10:20
– 08:10 to 10:50
– 08:40 to 11:20

Language: es/en simultaneously.


  • People with reduced mobility.
  • Babies under three years old.


  • Guide.
  • Luggage storage at Hotel Gamonal.
  • Boat ride.
  • Life jacket.
  • Upon request:
    • Pick-up from your hotel in Paracas.
    • Drop-off at your hotel in Paracas.

Not included:

  • Meal.
  • Personalized service.
  • Tickets and pier taxes in Paracas: 16 soles pp.

What to bring?

  • April-Nov:
    • Sweaters.
  • Dec-March:
    • Sunscreen.
    • Sunglasses.
    • Hats.
    • A bottle of water.
  • Local currency in cash for your tickets.



Pick-ups and timings

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in Nazaca city.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.

Vehicle type

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation. See also our terms.


Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.


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