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Address: Ica, Peru
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Description: This protected maritime region serves as a refuge for a wide variety of...
This protected maritime region serves as a refuge for a wide variety of marine animals and birds such as sea lions, penguins, whales, dolphins and migratory seabirds.
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Stunning scenery!

We decided to rent bikes and bike the National Reserve which turned out to be a really cool (but pretty hard) afternoon. The scenery is crazy, almost like being on a different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Suzie L
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to rent bikes and bike the National Reserve which turned out to be a really cool (but pretty hard) afternoon. The scenery is crazy, almost like being on a different planet or on the moon, with dunes everywhere and stunning water views. The total bike ride was over 25 miles but it was so worth it at the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After going to the Ballestos Islands we taken through the park to see the Red Beach and other interesting places within the park. Short extra excursion but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Beautiful place. You can find a red beach there. Breathtaking views and awesome spots for memorable photos!

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Cusco
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

so stay there is amazing beacuse the sea, the delicious food, birds, sea lions, the reserve is so nice place. i recomend to visit

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Rocca di Papa, Italy
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very interesting and funny 2 hours excursion on a boat. In the average trip, you can see sea lions, penguins, crabs and a lot of birds, while If you'll be lucky enough you can see some dolphins.

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Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We too the trip to the Paracas National Reserve on our way to Nazca, first I've always praise Peru for how well their tour industry is organized. I thought it was all about Sea Lions, but turn out to be more that that, first some awesome stone arches naturally formed, we saw many sea birds including some penguins, and of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I loved visiting the Paracus National Reserve. We, like many other visitors, actually wanted to do a boat tour to the Islas Ballestas but unfortunately there were no boats because of too much wind. So we did the National Reserve instead. We booked onto a tour and had a great guide - very informative and quite an... More 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We actually wanted to do a boat tour to the Islas Ballestas but unfortunately there were no boats because of too much wind. So we did the National Reserve instead. We took a colectivo to Paracas because we had thought (Lonely Planet made the suggestion!!) we could do the reserve on our own - BIG mistake. The national reserve is... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We did a 4 hour tour of the reserve and it was a waste of time. You basically drive across the desert and stop at a bunch of shore lines and cliffs, and it gets really really repetitive. We thought we would see alot of cool animals like seals and flamingos, but we only realized after the tour that these... More 

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very limited attraction. It was ok. If you are pressed for time, you can skip it. If you have teenagers I would recommend staying longer in Huachachina for some dune buggy, sand boarding experience, atleast you get to do something. The restaurants they take you to in the Reserve is also a tourist trap, bring a snack with you so... More 

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Address: Ica, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ica Region  >  Ica

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