The nature reserve of Paracas is located 22 kms south of Pisco, home to the world famous ‘Pisco Sour’ cocktail. Paracas enchants visitors with desert landscapes, windswept dunes, a diversity of flora and fauna, as well as the spectacular views of the Pacific. Water sports (kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and catamaran tours) and visits to the mysterious Nazca Lines (whose meaning still remains a hot topic of debate) are the most popular activities. A lovely destination to begin or end a trip, Paracas is a perfect place to unwind.

Interests

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Nazca Lines
  • Ballestas Islands
  • Sand Dunes

Places to Stay

Hotel Paracas

Style: Resort

Strategically located at the edge of the Nature Reserve of Paracas, the Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort is one of the most luxurious 5-star resorts on the Peruvian Coast.

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La Hacienda Bahia Paracas

Style: Resort

Just a few hours from Lima, La Hacienda Paracas is a haven for lovers of tranquility, the sea, and history.

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Activities in Paracas

Visit to Paracas National Reserve

The Paracas Natural Reserve offers lovely views of the dunes and the oceanic landscape, boasting diverse natural formations. (Duration 2 hours 30 minutes, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity.)

Nasca Lines Overflight from Pisco

Fly in a small aircraft to experience an aerial perspective of the famous Nazca lines. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, on this overflight you will see why. In additiona to the famous lines view the many valleys and mountains of the region where the Paracas and Nazca cultures florished from 800 b.c. to 700 a.d. Marvel at the hundreds of individual figures which range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, whale, llamas, parrots and lizards. While the true meaning of these lines is yet to be understood, and they remain as enigmatic and inspiring as ever. (Duration of Flight: 1.5 hours. Group Activity, Maximum 12 people on the plane. There is no guide on the flight, just the pilot to indicate the figures you are seeing).

Navigation of the Ballestas Islands in Group

Starting from Paracas enjoy a wonderful excursion on the waters of the Pacific Ocean viewing the impressive Ballestas Islands. Take in the colonies of sea lions, Humboldt’s Penguin, cormorants, Peruvian booby and Peruvian pelicans that call these islands home. (08:00 to 10:30. Group Activity, maximum 20 people on the boat).

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