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Islas Ballestas, Paracas
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Explore the natural beauty of Peru as you walk around Islas Ballestas, home to an abundance of wildlife and one of the country's ancient mysteries. Hire a boat to take you to the island while watching for dolphins and sea lions along the way. On the island, take a walk around the beaches, lagoons, and sand dunes. Keep your eyes peeled for a multitude of migrant birds. While walking through the dunes, you'll see a large geoglyph in the shape of a candelabra. Make Islas Ballestas a part of your Paracas vacation plans using our Paracas trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is one of the basic tourist sites if you are traveling to paracas, boats leave at 8 am and 10 am, there is no more shifts as the tide rises and the sea and wind are against. All recommended go at 8 am because the sea is calmer and allows the boat to come closer to the rocks. I recommend you take the more expensive boats because they are faster and more secure, it is an experience that takes 2 hours but is unforgettable. Another tip, there are many companies of tours next to the pier, using enough sunscreen, and preferably not wear hats or hats (use something with a hood) because wind can make them lose them in the boat.
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  • אסור להחמיץ! יש שמכנים את האיים "גלפגוס לעניים". הייתי בגלפגוס. אין להשוות בין שני המקומות. החוויה כאן מעצימה ביותר. הרבה בעלי חיים אנדמיים. יש כאן אריות ים,כלבי ים ,שחפים,שקנאים,פינגווינים ומה לא. חו...  more »
  • Very friendly visit at 8 in the morning. Lions of sea, starfish, penguins etc. Beware of falling of guano :) In December, it is low season in terms of tourism, so very few boats, which makes the experience better
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