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Paracas and Chincha Full Day Trip from Lima

By: Peru Hop
From US$109.00
  • Guided tour from Lima to the Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve, and Chincha tunnels
  • 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, with opportunities to spot wildlife such as sea lions and aquatic birds in their natural habitat
  • See where the desert meets the ocean on a tour of Paracas National Reserve
Paracas and Chincha Full Day Trip from Lima
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Paracas and Chincha Full Day Trip from Lima
Expand your awareness of Peruvian nature and culture on this tour to the Ballestas Islands from Lima. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands and tour the Paracas National Reserve before heading to the historic tunnels at Chincha, an important site in Peruvian history.
What to Expect

The highlights of this tours include taking a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. This activity takes place in Paracas.  A visit to Paracas National Reserve, one of the biggest protected deserts in the Americas which offers incredible views of the desert meeting the ocean. Exclusive tour of underground secret slave tunnels in Chincha. 17km of tunnels used to traffic slaves in the 17th Century.


5:15am - 6:00am:
Pick up at your hotel or hostel in Lima.
Note: Please click the link below 'View additional info' to see exact departure time depending on your location.

6am – 10am:
Direct bus to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea.

10am – 12pm:
2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, but just as great, where you’ll see sea lions, penguins and lots of birds all in their natural habitat.

2:30pm – 4:30pm:
Tour of Paracas National Reserve – one of South America’s biggest protected desert reserves. Stunning Pacific coastline where desert meets ocean.

6:30pm – 7:30pm:
Secret Slave Tunnels in Chincha – Take a tour in the beautiful estate of the Haciendo San Jose and go into its hidden labyrinth of underground tunnels used to illegally smuggle African slaves in the 17th century.

7:30pm – 11:45pm:
Bus back to Lima. You will be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great destinations but overpriced and poorly organised

We booked this late in our trip to give us something to do on our return to Lima before our flight home as Lima isn't the most interesting of cities. The trip provides tours of the Ballestas islands and the Paracas national reserve plus a...More

1  Thank Dakles
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dakles! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tours during your trip with us and got to see some of the hidden gems that you wouldn’t be able to experience travelling by yourself such as the Hacienda San Jose! We feel our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Good tour with some considerations

The contents of the tour itself is good. The guide is speaking both Spanish & English at the same time. Movement is well arranged to allow for lunch & dinner in adequate time. Paracas national reserve is so large but the tour did good job...More

Thank Gu J
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gu J, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop, we are thrilled to hear how much enjoyed your day trip with us and loved visiting the wonderful sights of Paracas, visiting the Ballestas islands, Paracas National reserve and Hacienda San Jose. It certainly is a...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile
The best trip ever!!!!

Peru Hop was such a great time. The buses are very comfortable and clean. They inform you of all the best tours at each stop and can even book you in for tours on the bus. Guides were super helpful and looking out for everyone....More

1  Thank Eduardo D
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hi Eduardo Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and giving us such a great review! We are delighted that you chose us to travel with and we are glad you enjoyed the comfort and safety of our buses. At Peru Hop, our goal is to...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Long day

We ended up taking this tour when there was a problem with our tour we had booked here that also included Isla Ballastas. For some reason they missed picking us up and by that time we had missed the bus that would be there to...More

2  Thank 101Holidayer
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi 101Holidayer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for choosing to travel with us. We do feel that the score and some of the review are unwarranted and I will explain why. You did book the trip with a third...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile
Great day trip!

We both really enjoyed our trip, the coaches picked us up and dropped us off right outside our hostel and they were very comfortable. The day was well thought out and we got to see a lot in the time we had. The guides were...More

Thank Zoe H
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1 June 2018|
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