Ballestas Islands, Ica Vineyards & Huacachina

Trip Overview

The Ballestas Islands are located in front of the Paracas National Reserve in the department of Ica south of Lima.

The Huacachina Lagoon is located on the coast of Peru. It is an oasis of abundant vegetation (dunes, palm trees, tamarinds) with sulphurous green waters with healing properties.

Huacachina, comes from the Quechua language which means ‘crying woman’, the lagoon is full of palm trees and huarangos, even birds that rest in its waters, its fish.

Itinerary

PICK UP FROM THE POINTS DETAILED IN LIMA

  • 04.30 am.       Plaza Norte: Shopping Center -Plaza Norte Main Door
  • (10 minutes tolerance).
  • 04.55 am.        Av. Aviación 2410 – 2420 (street crossing Javier Prado and Av. Aviación)(10 minutes tolerance).
  • 05.15 am.        Miraflores: Kennedy Park
  • (10 minutes tolerance).
  • 05.25 am.        Surco: Pte. Bolichera – Plaza Vea(10 minutes tolerance).

BALLESTAS ISLANDS

  • 09:00 am, Excursion to the Paracas Peninsula, the most important wildlife Sanctuary on the Peruvian Coast. Motorboat ride to the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve, where we can observe, see the sea lions, pelicans, penguins and other seabirds.
  • 11:20 am      Transfer from Paracas –Ica; We will take our transport that will take us to our next point of visit.

LUNCH – WINE AND PISCO TASTING TOUR – CHOCOTEJA (TYPE OF CHOCOLATE)

  • 12:30, Then there will be an excursion to the artisanal countryside, where we can learn the entire process of making our Peruvian Pisco, guided by an experienced worker from the winery.

TOUR TO THE OASIS OF HUACACHINA

  • 13:30, In this beautiful lagoon, the visitors can enjoy the tranquillity of the place and walk around in search of good photos.
  • 16:30 pm      Tubular tour + Sandboarding practice. The ride is in the most spectacular dune area on the coast of Peru. In this full adrenaline ride, we will make stops so that you can practice Sandboarding.
  • 17:00 pm      Return to Lima City; after the marvellous adventure.
  • 21:30 pm      Arrival in Lima.

Map

Includes

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers from 4 points in Lima.
  • Tour: Lima to Paracas – Huacachina – Chincha – Lima
  • Box lunch
  • Ballestas Islands
  • Slider
  • Life Jackets
  • First aid kit
  • Official Tourism resident Guide of each zone
  • Bay of Paracas
  • Tubular (Buggie Sand Cars)
  • Sandboarding
  • Huacachina Oasis
  • Unlimited tasting
  • Piscos and wines
  • Permanent Assistance.
  • Anti covid kit (oximeter, thermometer)
  • Lunch

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Lunch
  • Tourist Taxes

GENERAL CONDITIONS

  • All rates are in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are programmed per person.
  • The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
  • All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
  • Children under 02 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies), do not pay any service and do not have the right to food, bed or seat on the tours.
  • DCC (child) is considered a child from 03 to 10 years and 11 months, has a special rate and shares a room with parents.
  • Children over 11 years old considered adults.
  • Minors must travel with an identity document.
  • Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas or New Years.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • For this boat trip, you need to bring a jacket or windbreaker, as it is windy when the boat’s engine starts.
  • Cream sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
  • Camera.
  • Extra money.

CONTACTS

  • info@dreamy.tours
  • reserve@dreamy.tours

Information Aditional

COVID-19 is unprecedented. We know your wishes to travel, and it is our mission to provide you with the best service. All our tourist services in each destination have established biosafety protocols.

ICA

The city of Ica is known as the city of the eternal sun. This city is located in the province and in the department of the same name, and is the capital of the department in which it is located. Ica peru

Among the different tourist attractions found within the city of Ica, there are places such as the Plaza de Armas, which is the oldest architectural structure in the city. Around this square are important buildings, such as the Cathedral of the region.

The Cathedral of Ica, which is a construction dating from the 18th century, suffered serious damage during the last earthquake that occurred in Ica, which is why, only in 2012, the authorities of the region saw the need to restore the same, to restore its former splendour. huacachina peru

Other attractions that share the surroundings of the main square of Ica, are a series of large houses, among which the Marques de Torre Hermosa house stands out, which is one of the few colonial houses that has survived the constant earthquakes that have been unleashed.

The building is also known by the name of “Casa Bolívar”, and the structure highlights the beautiful stone façade that it presents.

Likewise, there are a number of important museums in the city, among these are the Museum of Engraved Stones, which is located in front of the Plaza. This museum exhibits, as its name indicates, different stones that depict different scenes on its body.

Another museum that is located in the city is the Regional Museum of Ica, which is in charge of exhibiting different archaeological finds that have been discovered in expeditions in the region. peruvian desert

Weather

Ica has a warm and dry climate, with an average temperature of 27 °C in summer and 18 °C in winter. Normally, the maximum temperature does not exceed 30 °C and the minimum does not fall below 8 °C. A characteristic of its climate is related to the strong winds called “paracas”, which usually raise large clouds of sand.

TOP ATTRACTIONS IN ICA

  • Tacama – Vineyards with wineries.
  • Huacachina Oasis.
  • Huacachina Lagoon.
  • Canyon of the Lost.
  • El Catador – Vineyards with wineries.
  • Regional Museum
  • Main Square.
  • Cachiche Witches Park.

PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE

Recognized worldwide for the richness and diversity of species that inhabit the sea that bathes its desert coasts and for the number of its own and migratory birds, which during some months of the year come to Peru fleeing the cold.

This protected area also has a whole area of ​​wetlands, where birds such as flamingos, seagulls, penguins nest, it is even possible that you see the flight of a condor. Famous for the presence of sea lions of various types. peru desert

WHAT ANIMALS CAN BE OBSERVED IN THE PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE?

  • The flamenco,
  • The white sandpiper
  • The fishing eagle,
  • The Pelican,
  • The guanay or our favorite,
  • The Peruvian pikeman.

THE BALLESTAS ISLANDS

The Ballestas Islands are located in front of Paracas, and are three small islands, Ballestas Norte, Ballestas Centro and Ballestas Sur; each has an area of ​​approximately 0.12 km². The islands are located outside the Paracas National Reserve area.

The Ballestas Islands are made up of rock formations where there is an important marine fauna with guano birds such as the guanay, the booby and the tendril mainly, the North, Central and South Ballestas Islands stand out.

WHY ARE THEY CALLED THE BALLESTAS ISLANDS?

The Ballestas Islands are a group of small islands located off the Paracas peninsula. They are also known as “the Galapagos of Peru” due to their abundant fauna and the impressive landscape they offer to visitors. peru desert oasis

BY WHOM IS THE BALLESTAS ISLANDS ADMINISTERED?

It is administered by SERNANP in total it administers 22 islands, islets and points that are part of the National Reserve System of Islands, Islets and Points of Guaneras.

MARINE BIODIVERSITY IN THE BALLESTAS ISLANDS

The Ballestas Islands are a refuge for colonies of sea lions. Likewise, different species of guano birds fly between the islands, such as the guanay, the booby, the tendril and the pelican, reaching the nests of some of these species on the rocks.

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