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Reserva Nacional de Paracas

Ballestas, Paracas & Pisco Route

All day Tour: History and Ecotourism Min: 2 persons
Carol B
2024-03-20
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
2024-03-19
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
2024-03-19
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
2024-03-19
Amazing time at Machu Picchu!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏 Had amazing time with some amazing people from rap travel the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and attentive of everything that he was showing us had great insight and information and made it to where we can understand and enjoy what we were looking at in the history of the site!!!!!👏👏👏📣📣📣📣
Adriano M
2024-03-15
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
2024-03-15
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
Castro Díaz D
2024-03-15
Experiencia increíble en Perú Mi estancia en Cusco con la agencia RAP Travel fue increíble, nos hicieron sentir como en casa desde que llegamos a la ciudad, los tours, guías, atención, todo fue demasiada buena. Recomendable para que vengan a conocer Perú de la mejor manera.
Marco F
2024-02-24
Nuestro viaje a Perú. Todo fantástico!! Nos encantó las atenciones de RAP Travel Perú y de todo su personal. Los tours bien planificados, puntuales. Todo A1, nos vamos súper contentos con el servicio. Los recomendamos al 1000%, el cooking class traditional fue excelente. El ceviche de trucha y lomo de alpaca para chuparse los dedos.
Madrily D
2024-02-24
Experiencias en Cusco. La experiencia en Perú, fue muy placentera. Nos encantó todo nuestro viaje, la compañía RAP Travel Perú. Nos ayudó muchísimo con la planificación con este viaje. 100% recomendado.
Silvia R
2024-02-23
Viaje mágico Excelente experiencia con la agencia rap travel , todos fueron muy amables y nos ayudaron a armar nuestro paquete turístico de acuerdo a nuestras necesidades

DESCRIPTION

Description Complete tour in Ica and Pisco

With the Complete Tour in Ica and Pisco or Tour to the Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve & Pisco Route, you will know Ica from its valleys, crops, vineyards and wineries; but also the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Reserve, its range of unique fauna and flora. A tour for those who love nature, beaches and the observation of animals that do not exist in other latitudes, for those who love good wine and the distillate that is Peru’s trademark: Pisco.

ICA, treasures many secrets in the desert. In the valley, good grapes abound for making pisco and wine and it is there where the first vineyards in South America were harvested, brought by the Spaniards from the other side of the Atlantic. Ica stands out for its extensive agriculture and agro-export, located in the middle of the Pacific Desert. Important are the cultivation of grapes, asparagus, date palms, pecan nuts, cotton, mangoes, avocados, among many other products, many of which make the valley one of the most successful cases of agro-export.

WINE from Ica is a beverage obtained from grapes through the alcoholic fermentation of its must or juice, and PISCO is a liquor obtained by distilling fermented Pisco grapes brought by the Spanish conquistadors to fertile lands in South America.

It was made from grapes that were not used for wine production. Peruvian pisco is made only from selected grape varieties grown in certain regions of coastal Peru. The varieties of Pisco grapes that are used to make Peruvian Pisco are non-aromatic, among them; Quebranta, Mollar and Negra común and aromatic such as; Moscatel, Albilla, Italia and Torontel.

Here we will learn about winemaking: Harvest, destemming, vatting and cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation and devatting. Harvest: It is the first step in the production of Pisco. Destemming: It is the process by which the rachis or stick is removed from the bunches of grapes. Maceration: the crushed grapes, with pulp, skin and seeds or pips are left for a few days so that the juice or must that contains them and with the fermentation already begun, acquires the typical characteristics of each type of Pisco grape, especially that which is in the grape skins.

Pressing, the grapes are pressed or the solids are drained from the macerating grapes, leaving the liquid or must, free of solids so that it can finish its fermentation and fermentation: The must, now 100% liquid, continues fermentation, which is a natural process carried out by the yeasts contained in the grapes. This process lasts approximately 14 days and at the end of this period the sweet juice of the grape becomes a must or wine (alcoholized).

Distillation: It is one of the most important stages in the elaboration of Pisco, this is only done in stills or falcas. Distillation is the action of eliminating the undesirable components of the must or wine by boiling it, thus separating and purifying the components. Resting: Pisco must rest for at least 3 months or more. The resting is done in innocuous tanks to reach an optimal level and enhance its organoleptic characteristics before being bottled, only in glass or ceramic containers, the Pisco is filtered to remove any natural residue it may have, enjoy everything in the Pisco Route.

Enjoy the complete tour in Ica and Pisco.

MAIN POINTS OF VISIT

  • Lima (30 masl)
  • Paracas (7 masl)
  • Ica (406 masl)

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Lima – Paracas National Reserve – Ica – Lima

  • Beginning of the Paracas National Reserve Tour: 03.45 hrs We will depart from Lima to Paracas National Reserve by CRUZ DEL SUR (Javier Prado Av.).
  • Paracas Reserves Tour: 07.15 hrs We will arrive to Paracas Bay, we will have assistance at the terminal and transfer to El Chaco dock.
  • Tour Ballestas Islands Paracas: 08.00 hrs BALLESTAS ISLANDS: At the pier we will board the boat, we will appreciate El Candelabro, a large geoglyph that serves as a lighthouse for sailors. The Ballestas Islands are composed of rock formations where you can find an important marine fauna with guano birds, you can also see Peruvian penguins, varieties of sea lions (sea lions and sea lions) and other mammals. The entire visit will last approximately 2 hours.
  • 10.30 hrs Return to El Chaco pier.
  • 11.00 hrs PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE: we will visit the Interpretation Center, where we will be given detailed and didactic information about the fauna and flora of the area, then we will go to La Catedral this impressive rock formation is 28 to 40 million years old and resembled a giant cathedral; we will also stop at the viewpoint Supay Beach to appreciate a landscape of cliffs, and move on to the beautiful beach of Yumaque, we will explore this beach of clear sand.
  • 13.00 hrs approx. Time for lunch.
  • Beginning of the Pisco Route Tour: 14.00 hrs We will go to a wine cellar to learn about the process and tasting of Peruvian wines and piscos. WINE is a beverage obtained from the grape through the alcoholic fermentation of its must or juice and PISCO is a liquor obtained by distillation of fermented grapes brought by the Spanish conquistadors to fertile lands of South America.
  • It was made from grapes that were not used for wine production. Peruvian pisco is made only from selected grape varieties grown in certain regions of coastal Peru. The first vineyards were planted in the valley of Ica, around 1550. The wine industry was prosperous until the 17th century, when the Spanish crown prohibited the importation of Peruvian wines, as they competed with those from the peninsula.
  • What the national wineries did was to turn to the production of the distilled grape liquor known as pisco. Today, this area concentrates a large number of wineries, and 85 of them still use the same artisanal techniques for the production of our flagship liquor.
  • The varieties of Pisco grapes that are used to make Peruvian Pisco are non-aromatic, such as Quebranta, Mollar and Negra común and aromatic such as Moscatel, Albilla, Italia and Torontel.
  • 15.00 hrs Return to Paracas to board the 16.00 hrs bus that will take us to Lima.
  • 20.00 hrs Arrival to Lima.

BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH and DINNER – PASSENGER

INCLUDES

INCLUDES:

  • Tickets Lima/Paracas – Ica/Lima
  • Transfers station/port/station
  • Boat and life jackets
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish – English)
  • Assistance during the stay in Paracas Ica
  • Ballestas Islands Excursion
  • Excursion Paracas Reserve
  • Pisco Route Excursion

NOT INCLUDED:

  • SERNANP and Tourist Pier Tax(S/18.0)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Wear sneakers
  • Comfortable pants (jeans)
  • Light clothing for the day
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, mosquito repellent
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Small backpack: Snacks and mineral water

PRICES

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Ballestas, Paracas & Pisco Route

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 people

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

  • Tickets Lima/Paracas – Ica/Lima
  • Transfers station/port/station
  • Boat and life jackets
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish – English)
  • Assistance during the stay in Paracas Ica
  • Ballestas Islands Excursion
  • Excursion Paracas Reserve
  • Pisco Route Excursion

Photo Gallery The best of the Tour!

  • Tour Completo en Ica y Pisco, Tour a las Islas Ballestas Ica1
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  • City Tour Ica2

Frequently Asked Questions About the Ballestas Islands, Paracas & Pisco Route Tour

The tour of the Ballestas Islands lasts approximately 2 hours.

Pisco is a brandy obtained by distilling fermented pisco grape varieties and has a long history in Peru, originating from grapes that were not used for wine production in the 17th century.

Visiting the Ballestas Islands in Peru is a unique experience due to its diverse marine fauna, the enigmatic geoglyph “El Candelabro,” stunning natural landscapes, easy access from the coast, educational components, and its contribution to wildlife conservation.

To prevent seasickness during the visit to the Ballestas Islands, follow these tips:

  1. Choose a central and stable seat on the boat.
  2. Keep your gaze on the horizon.
  3. Practice deep and slow breaths.
  4. Avoid strong odors and heavy meals before the trip.
  5. Do not consume alcohol or tobacco before or during the tour.
  6. Consider motion sickness medication if you are prone to it.
  7. Get a good night’s rest before the trip and stay hydrated.
  8. Bring motion sickness bags as a precaution.

Remember that the effectiveness of these tips may vary from person to person.

While it is possible to visit the Ballestas Islands at any time of the year, the optimal time generally spans from January to March due to the lower wind and wave conditions, coinciding with the sea lion breeding season.

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