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From San Martin Port: Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas – Ica Region, Peru

Live an amazing adventure during your cruise to Paracas and discover the astonishing paradise of the Ballestas Islands! This tour is an opportunity to immerse yourself in an intact ecosystem.


Our team will greet you at San Martín Port, just in time for you to board our exclusive tourist transportation. Prepare your senses for an exciting journey that will take you to El Chaco Dock, where we will meet other passionate travelers like yourself. Together, we will board a speedboat and embark on a fascinating experience that will lead you to discover the Ballestas Islands.

Located just 30 minutes off the coast of Paracas in the province of Pisco, Ica department, these islands are an essential tourist treasure in Peru. Get ready to immerse yourself in a unique ecosystem and marvel at the abundant wildlife that inhabits them.

As we navigate, you will be amazed by the mysterious Candelabro, a geoglyph that defies logic and still puzzles experts. This enigmatic figure, traced over 2500 years ago on the dune of the Paracas National Reserve, resembles the famous Nazca Lines, leaving behind an aura of mystery and intrigue.

The Ballestas Islands and the Paracas Reserve will surprise you with their stunning natural beauty. You will be captivated by the unique geological formations and have the opportunity to admire up close an astonishing variety of wildlife, including boobies, pelicans, sea lions, and the adorable Humboldt penguins.

These islands harbor an incredible number of birds, both resident and migratory, and thanks to that, they possess guano, the world`s richest natural fertilizer. Here, you can observe the guano birds, such as the Peruvian booby, the Peruvian pelican, and the guanay cormorant, whose presence has historically been so valuable that for years, guano was the foundation of the Peruvian economy, providing stability and prosperity to the country.

After exploring this natural paradise, we will return to the dock, where we will accompany you back to San Martín Port, so you can continue with your cruise adventure. Do not miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this amazing experience and discover the marine richness that lies just 260 kilometers from the city of Lima.



Shore excursion to Ballestas Islands from San Martin Port
Learn about the local fauna with a professional guide
Get to know an intact ecosystem with unique wildlife
Have an amazing morning exploring this natural reserve
Admire incredible wildlife such as sea lions



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