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Paracas National Reserve

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The landscape is quite beautiful, impressive. The visitors center was so-so. The arch formation called “Cathedral’ collapsed due to an earthquake in 2007, but the rock formations are worth seeing.

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before u reach the national reserve you need to take speed boat make sure to wear proper dress coz water splashes on the way there put sunscreen and hat, but it's a good experience coz it's a breathtaking once you reach there you will see...More

Thank Kneat
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to a desert ever, it was very beautiful and did not dissapoint. We arranged a tour with pisco Tours via our hostel. It cost 15 sol per person for 4 hours.

Thank florianvleminckx
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We took the Peru Hop short tour of th Paracas National Reserve. We wish we had more time to enjoy more the landscape. Playa Roja is really nice as well as the Cathedral. I believe the best way to enjoy the place is to take...More

Thank Catalin C
Reviewed October 6, 2018

My husband and I took a bus tour of the reserve and really wish we had skipped it. The landscape isn't unique, it is the same desert landscape you see elsewhere in the area just by taking the highway. The tour didn't allow enough time...More

Thank Shawna S
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Best to hire a car or bike/quad for this peninsula. Lots of stunning coves,beaches, inlets and clifftop scenery. Best spot is la catedral at sundown, but please note you should make sure not to be caught out after dark as there are no lights and...More

Thank GrandeCapaChino
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I'm sure they had to have filmed some of the Star Wars movies here. Very unusual and beautiful coastline where the desert meets the sea. We used Emotion Tours in Paracas to book this tour and others in the area and they are fantastic.

Thank shtooka
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I never would have imagined how much history is displayed for everyone to learn. You can see and feel fossils that are now in the dessert but were once at the bottom of the sea. You will truly enjoy this tour if you like to...More

Thank amayen
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I decided to skip the Ballestas Islands (too touristy), but go to this national reserve and I am happy I did, because this area is very nice if you like desert and sand along the ocean. We went to several vista points with magnificent views...More

4  Thank TandTSwitzerland
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We went here by bike (really recommended!) because we wanted to explore the park on our own. The "small" route is about 25 kilometers, the long route (the only difference is one beach which is 5km of route) is 35km. The first part was hard...More

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August 31, 2018|
Response from MikeinCusco | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you require a guide, it i also easy to get lost, there are many operators, best read reviews here.
November 29, 2015|
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Response from Trevor W | Reviewed this property |
it can be done quite easily. Busses leave Lima about 3.30am and arrive Paracas about 8am for the Ballestas tours which lasts a couple of hours. The park tours can last as long as you want then the dunes later on. It will be... More