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Ballestas Islands Tour
Activities in Paracas

Ballestas Islands Tour

8.10 / 10
21 reviews | 265 travellers
Excellent excursion, very well explained and very pleasant to enjoy the views and the animals.
10 Lidia
Free cancellation up to 7 days before
US$ 19
Free cancellation up to 7 days before
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Humboldt penguins, sea lions and more incredible wildlife await you on the Ballestas Islands! Let yourself be enchanted by Peru's natural wonders on this tour from Paracas.

Ballestas Islands Tour

At 7:30 am, we'll pick you up from Paracas and take you to the local port, where we'll board a speedboat ready to discover the stunning coastal landscapes of the area.

Sailing along the coast of the Paracas Peninsula, we'll be able to see the enigmatic Paracas Candelabra, a pre-historic geoglyph carved into the hillside. Will we be able to decipher the significance of this mysterious shape?

We'll continue our cruise along the coast of the Ballestas Islands themselves. Here you'll be able to see the local wildlife, including sea lions, Humboldt penguins and numerous sea birds which nest in the highest points of the islands.

Along the route, we'll also learn fascinating facts about the wealth of wildlife that inhabit this extraordinary environment, such as why guano birds choose this archipelago to hatch and care for their chicks.

Our boat trip will come to an end back at the port in Paracas at 10 am, and from there we'll take you back to your hotel for around 10:30 am.

Hotel pick up

This excursion includes a pick up service from the main hotels in Paracas: Libertador Luxury, Hotel la Hacienda, Hotel San Agustin, Aranwa Paracas, Hotel Hilton, Gran Palma, Emancipador, Paracas Sunset, Mar Azul and Gamonal; it also includes pick up from the Bus Station.

Excursion from Ica and Huacachina

If you would prefer, you can also take this Ballestas Islands Tour from the Ica and Huacachina area.

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Adults Children from 2 to 12 Children under 2
US$ 19
US$ 15.50
  • Adults

    US$ 19
  • Children from 2 to 12

    US$ 15.50
  • Children under 2


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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english and spanish.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by bus or minibus depending on group size.

Speed boat tour from Paracas port to the Ballestas Islands.

English speaking guide on board.

Not included

Tourist tax (S/ 16 (US$ 4.10) per person).

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.


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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.

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US$ 19
Free cancellation up to 7 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 25%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.