TOURS IN PARACAS
ICA & HUACACHINA OASE
The Ballestas Islands offer a wide variety of sea lions, birds, penguins and sometimes even dolphins
To the South of Lima we can find along the coast near Pisco the famous Paracas Reserve. A unique experience in Peru.
In the Huacachina Oasis you can ride with sand dune buggies in the huge dunes of this dessert landscape
The Canyon Pasos Perdidos (of the Lost) between Ica and Nasca is a unique experience with few tourists
We will visit different whine and Pisco farms where you can try Peru's most famous liquor and cocktail.
Tambo Colorado is a well-preserved Inca adobe complex near the coast of Peru, also known under the Quechua names Puka Tampu
Paracas, Ballestas Islands & Ica
The Paracas Reserve is a barren but beautiful desert landscape located on the coast with beautiful and extraordinary beaches. One of the most beautiful beaches is Playa Roja (the red beach) where the sand has an almost red color and is formed by the detriment of a nearby rock formation of pink granite with a core of lava. Over the centuries, the grit has washed up here and has formed this unique beach. It is a desolate landscape where little grows but due to the contrast with the blue sea and the many birds on the coast, it is an absolute must to walk around here and enjoy the landscape and the many birds. An ideal place to unwind and enjoy the sun, wind and the vast surroundings.
The nearby Ballestas Islands is a group of islands where one can see the largest concentration of seabirds in the world. It's a deafening spectacle. In addition, one can see seals, sea lions, the Humboldt Penguin and with a bit of luck and depending on the time of year one can sometimes even see dolphins.
The city of Ica is the largest city in this region and is located about 60 km inland. Just like Paracas, it is located in a desert climate and here it is warm all year round. The nearby Huacachina Oasis is a nice location to spend the night before continuing to Nasca or Arequipa. In the dunes at Ica you can spend the night in the desert but also enter the sand dunes with buggies, sandboarding or do a Pisco Tour where you can taste Peru's national drink.