Islas Ballestas, Paracas

4.6
#1 of 18 in Parks in Ica Region
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. Take a look at our Paracas tour itinerary website to schedule your visit to Islas Ballestas and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I've had a blast in Ica/Paracas! The islas ballestas are natural islands where you can see a lot of birds and sea lions. You get there by speedboat (I did a tour in the morning and it was quite cold s...  more »
  • The islands are home to so many birds that once out there with flocks and flocks circling overhead and all around one can’t help but be temporarily entwined with the consciousness of these flocks and ...  more »
  • The boat ride was excellent and very smooth. It left on time and our tour guide spoke to us in both Spanish and English. (His English was the best we heard in Paracas.) You get very close to some of t...  more »
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