Discover what the beautiful Ballestas Islands have to offer and explore the magnificent Paracas National Reserve on this day trip from Ica.
Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve Day Trip
We'll pick you up from your hotel in Ica at 6:30 am and set off for the coast, heading to the Paracas Bay.
After an hour's bus ride, we'll reach our destination, where a boat will be waiting to sail us to the Ballestas Islands. During the two-hour cruise, we'll see iconic landmarks such as the Paracas Candelabra, a 170-meter historic geoglyph. We'll also pass by rocks full of sea lions and penguins!
Then we'll head back to the port of Paracas where you'll have 45 minutes of free time to explore the area and take some photos! Afterwards, we'll hop on the bus and set off on a tour of the Paracas National Reserve, where we'll find hundreds of fascinating fossils and rock formations.
Lastly, we'll visit some of the area's best beaches, such as Red Beach, Yumaque and Lagunillas, where you'll have some free time to swim and get something to eat.
At the end of the trip, we'll return to Ica and drop you off in the Plaza de Armas Square or in Huacachina for around 4 pm.
Children between 5 and 12 years oldUS$ 44.70
Children between 3 and 5 years oldFree
Children under 3not permitted
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
9 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Transport by minibus
English speaking guide
Ballestas Islands boat trip
Food and drink
Tickets S/ 22 (US$ 5.40) per adult and S/ 11 (US$ 2.70) per child
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.