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Tour Islas Ballestas

Ballestas, Paracas & Pisco Route

All day Tour: Adventure 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
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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.
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2024-02-23
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DESCRIPTION

Description Ballestas Islands Tour in Ica

With the Ballestas Islands Tour in Ica, Paracas National Reserve & Pisco Route”, you will get to know Ica in a private service, we will visit its valleys, crops, vineyards and wineries; but also the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Reserve – fauna and flora. A tour for those who love nature, beaches, animal watching, good wine and Pisco.

ICA, founded in 1563, was the first place of the New Castile or Viceroyalty Peru. Ica is known for the region of sand and sea, oasis and valleys, it is a Creole land par excellence where the Peruvian Pisco is born.

It has one of the most beautiful and impressive deserts of Peru, a privileged land that welcomes its visitors with its coasts full of charms bordered by the BALLESTAS ISLANDS: an eco-tourist place, they are a group of islands near the city of Pisco. They are composed of rocky formations where you can find an important marine fauna, with guano birds such as the guanay, the booby, penguins, sea lions and the waders. The North, Central and South Ballestas Islands stand out, all in the Ballestas Islands Tour in Ica.

THE PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE is a protected area of Peru located in the province of Pisco, in the department of Ica. It was created with the purpose of conserving a portion of the sea and the Peruvian desert, giving protection to the diverse species of wild flora and fauna that live there. It preserves a representative sample of the marine ecosystems of the cold sea of the Peruvian Current or Humboldt Current, considered by specialists as the most productive on Earth.

SANDBOARDING, is an extreme sport that involves riding across or down a sand dune while standing on a board, either with both feet strapped on or while standing loose, unstrapped. It can also be practiced sitting or lying on your belly or back. The BUGGI, or sandbox is a vehicle designed to ride on sand. It usually has a light chassis, a body without a hard top and large wheels. Buggies are mainly intended for people who enjoy driving or designing this type of vehicle. Thanks to their large wheels, they are often used in coastal areas and deserts, where they can be driven freely and jump between the many dunes.

ICA treasures many secrets in the desert. The valley abounds with good grapes for making pisco and wine, and it is here that the first South American vineyards were harvested, brought by the Spaniards from across 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 PERUVIAN PISCO is a liquor obtained by distilling fermented Pisco grapes brought by the Spanish conquistadors to the 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 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 the elaboration of the wine: Harvest, destemming, vatting and cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation and devatting.

Enjoy Ballestas Islands Tour in Ica Translated

MAIN POINTS OF VISIT

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

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Lima – Ica – Ballestas Islands – Paracas National Reserve – Sandboarding & Buggies – Ruta Del Pisco – Lima

  • Beginning of the Paracas National Reserve Tour: 04.00 hrs We will depart from Lima in our private transportation to Paracas.
  • Paracas Reserves Tour: 08.00 hrs We arrive at 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 of Playa Supay to appreciate a landscape of cliffs, and move on to the beautiful beach of Yumaque, we will explore this beach of clear sands.
  • Adventure Tour: 13.00 hrs We will advance to the Huacachina Lagoon, we will take pictures and get on the buggies for an unparalleled experience of adrenaline and then we will practice sandboarding in the dunes of this beautiful place.
  • 14.30 hrs approx. Time for lunch in front of the lagoon.
  • Beginning of the Pisco Route Tour: 15.30 hrs. We will go to a wine cellar to visit the Pisco Route, we will visit the hacienda El Portón and taste all the flavors of the wines. We will learn about the process and the 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 Pisco 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, since 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 used to make Peruvian Pisco are non-aromatic, such as Quebranta, Mollar and Negra común and aromatic such as Moscatel, Albilla, Italia and Torontel.
  • 17.00 hrs Departure from Ica to Lima.
  • 20.30 hrs Arrival at the hotel.

BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH and DINNER – PASSENGER

INCLUDES

INCLUDES:

  • Transfers IN-OUT Hotel/Ica/Hotel
  • Boat and life jackets
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish – English)
  • Assistance during the stay in Paracas Ica
  • Ballestas Islands Excursion
  • Excursion Paracas Reserve
  • Pisco Route Excursion
  • Sandboarding + Buggies

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

  • Transfers IN-OUT Hotel/Ica/Hotel
  • Boat and life jackets
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish – English)
  • Assistance during the stay in Paracas Ica
  • Ballestas Islands Excursion
  • Excursion Paracas Reserve
  • Pisco Route Excursion
  • Sandboarding + Buggies

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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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