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. 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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  • We start from the pier of Paracas with 25-seater speedboats the route to the island is about 20 minutes and during the route they show you the so-called "candlestick" i.e. a beautiful image excavated on the mountain (Nasca line style) but it has not yet been defined the age and who made it - arrived at the islands the show is beautiful both for the colors of the rocks and for the set of animals that you can definitely see (sea lions, sea lions, penguins, pelicans and the infestation of cormorants in quantity exaggerated that favor the formation of the "guamo" i.e. their excrement that are taken every tot of years for the thriving industry of concises - however (see attached photos) the show is from film documentary, do not miss it.
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  • A little bit for a tour in a boat around the islands. The great attraction in this visit was the Chandelier. This is one of the many curiosities of Peru. I took the ticket knowing that we will pass by...  more »
  • All fantastic, starting with the petroglyph (cactus? candelabra?) to the inhabitants of the islands (penguins, sea lions, birds, starfish, ...) who willingly make themselves admired and photographed to compose their own documentary. A beautiful experience.
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