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Receive a very early morning pickup from your Lima hotel, after which you’ll transfer for 3.5 hours to Pisco town to board a boat to the Ballestas Islands.

During the next 2.5 hours you’ll get an up-close look at this majestic wildlife paradise as you observe the numerous colonies of penguins, sea lions, and seabirds that call its rocky shores home. The unique shape of the rocky formations that make up the island’s coastline only add to its visual appeal and natural beauty.

After leaving the Ballestas Islands, proceed to Paracas National Reserve. This arid coastal region has been named one of the “driest spots on earth” by the Guinness Book of World Records. Explore reserve’s unique desert landscapes and visit the oasis lakes used by migratory birds as they pass by on their trips north and south. You might even spot a Great Pink flamingo in the area.

At the end of your wildlife and outdoors-themed day, transfer back to Lima and receive a drop-off back at your hotel.
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Ballestas Islands
Emotion Tour Peru
Haku Tours
Explore the amazing ecosystems of Peru’s Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve during this 15-hour small group day trip from Lima. Scout for sea lions, tiny penguins, and a range of bird life during a visit to the Ballestas. Then head to the isolated Paracas Reserve, where you’ll discover the impressive landscapes of one of the driest spots on earth.
  • Experience Peru's Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Reserve
  • Scout for sea lions, penguins and sea birds on the Ballestas Islands
  • Visit Paracas National Reserve, known as one of the driest spots on earth
  • Entrance fees, plus hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small group is limited to no more than 6 guests
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
Excellent day trip to Ballestas with Jhonny and Junior.

We booked a day trip to the Ballestas reserve and Paracas national reserve with Haku Tours. Our driver was Junior and our guide was Jhonny Lucas. Right from the start, they were great company and excellent guides. We were picked up at our address on...More

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DanielaLobrano, Public Relations Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear Customer: Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. I am sure that all our Haku-team enjoyed attending to your needs as much as you enjoyed your tour. Remember that thanks to you and all our clients we can build...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Stunning day trip from Lima

Our guide, Natalia, and driver, Jean Pierre, arrived at 4.15 am to pick us up so that we could make the boat tour at 8 am. Natalia gave us an excellent overview of the boat tour before we got on. The islas themselves were fantastic;...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018
Ballestas Islands & Due Buggy and Sand Boarding one day tour

These guys know how to take care of their guests! Jean Pierre, our tour guide and a driver were both just awesome on our full day tour with lots of driving, total of ~8hrs in car. We started early am towards the Ballestas Islands in...More

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DanielaLobrano, Public Relations Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear Customer: We're happy you enjoyed your tour with us, people who enjoyed Lima in their diifferent faces. Thank Your for taking this tours with Us. The neighbors of the young communities want also to say Gracias for your help, because thanks to you we...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018
A day for the birds..

We took the boat to the island in the P.M. which is the rockiest . The sights were beautiful and the birds and sea lions were plentiful. Some very nice scenery and we saw the candelabra on the hill. On the return trip the boat...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018
Awesome Tour to Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve

We recently went with Haku Tours and tour guide "Jimmy" on this full day trip from Lima to Paracas. It was excellent. The tour bus picked us up exactly on time (4am) in Barranco, and we travelled safely to Paracas about 2:30 hours away. Jimmy...More

Thank John R
DanielaLobrano, Public Relations Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear customer, It's really nice of you to share your experience with us, your kind words make us feel so happy and inspired us to continue with our job thank you so much! We love our job and we love it more when clients are...More

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