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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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  • If you have the opportunity to go! Is near Lima, not is so expensive and promote the tourism internal ♡
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  • The boat tour is really just about 1 hr to the islands to see the "wildlife" there. There were lots of sea gulls. Lots of sea lions/seals. A few pelicans. And some penguins veryyyy far away. Expect fo...  more »
  • Don't get me wrong, they're stunning but very smelly. Peruvians use the guano - bird poo - as fertiliser, and the islands become a guano mine in the winter. I would avoid perhaps visiting them then as...  more »