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Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve, and Huacachina in One Day from Lima

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This wonderful ride will make you feel in touch with nature and if you come to Lima should not miss it. The best way to see this beautiful place is personalized and so we do, we will see three beautiful locations Ballestas Islands, the Oasis of Huacachina and vineyards of Ica. Three beautiful places that will change life much emotion, history, nature, taste and you'll feel adventure in this nice walk close to Lima. Do not let them tell you and if you visit Peru not miss it.
  • Explore coastal Paracas Reserve and the desert oasis of Huacachina
  • Sample locally made wines and pisco in the Ica vineyards
  • Avoid navigation hassles and cover more ground easily with your guide
  • National park fees and round-trip travel from Lima hotel included
What to Expect
Your guide picks you up at your Lima hotel in an air-conditioned minivan to begin your tour.
First, you head to a boat and cruise to the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas Reserve—where native marine wildlife thrives. Watch penguins, seabirds, and seals in their natural habitat.
Return to base and then transfer to Huacachina, an oasis in the Ica Desert. Hop into your buggy, zoom up the sandy dunes—the largest in South America—and try your hand at sandboarding. Your powerful buggy transports you to the tops of the dunes, saving energy for sandboarding.
Next, head into the vineyards of Ica and sample local wines and pisco—a drink famous in Peru. Here, learn what makes these beverages special and gain insight into more than 100 years of artisan traditions.
Return in comfort to your accommodation in Lima to conclude your tour.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we booked this trip based on the reviews. we were not disappointed at all. on top of it we had an amazing guide/driver. his name is Julio. I definitely recommend him. super nice, pleasant , knowledgeable and a very safe driver which is very important...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Joe D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of my visit to Lima. The company was soooo good. Always answered my calls, accommodated a private guide and car, Paracas and ICA exceeded my expectations, but most of all, Jose my assigned tour guide was exceptional . Without Jose , it would...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank TonyBuiMD
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Despite the internet, it is still a leap of faith to purchase a daylong tour from a small company in a foreign country half a world away hoping it will meet expectations. Well, this trip and Lima Discover totally exceeded our expectations--what a great adventure....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Reid T
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We took the one day trip (4:30 am departure) to Ballestas and Huacachina. The Ballestas islands were great with lots of wildlife. I was not sure what to expect in Huacachina with 3 kids (Ages 14, 11, and 6) but all of them and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

- we booked the 1 day tour (Ballestas Islands, Huacachina) through our hotel, It was reasonably priced at Lima Discover, compared with other companies we checked with - tour starts very early (4:30AM) as the drive is 3.5hrs from Lima and we got back around...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Kay W
April 9, 2018|
Response from ecnart | Reviewed this property |
No we did not go the Paracas reserve as it wasn't mentioned in our tour description, it was the ride around the Islands, Huacachina, dune buggy,sandboarding and explore the surrounding area and wine tour
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