Ballestas Island and Paracas Reserver

you can observe a mysterious geoglyph, similar to the Nazca Lines, that was carved into the face of a cliff over 1,000 years ago. This symbol is called The Candelabra, and it remains the source of much speculation and debate. It likely was created by the Paracas tribe living in the coast at that time, for reasons unknown.

 

During this two hour boat tour you will come face-to-face with these animals in their natural habitation while you are onboard a speedboat. On rare occasions, it is even possible to see dolphins and whales. Obviously, this tour is a spectacular choice for animal lovers and birdwatchers. 

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You may see and hear pelicans, boobies, red-footed Guanay cormorants, and many other types of birds. 
Early in the 20th century, the guano (bird droppings) from all these birds was collected and sold as fertilizer. Due to the vast quantities of this valuable substance, this became a major source of revenue for businesses on the coast. 

 

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Wildlife Nature Reserve

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‘guano’ (birds’ droppings) produced by the seabirds was exported to Europe for use as fertilizer. For many decades this industry was Peru’s most important source of revenue.

 

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the home to one of the largest sea-lion colonies in the world

 

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During this two-hour boat tour, we will take you just a few meters

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from the islands so that you can appreciate the wild animals up close. Don’t worry – the animals know they are safe, so they will not be scared or intimidated as you watch them feed, mate, and play in the water and on the rocky beaches.

 

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The Paracas National Reserve (340,000 hectares) was established in 1975 and is important for the protection of both bird life on the Paracas Peninsula and marine life in the sea. The Reserve is about 15km south from Pisco

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while the Paracas National Reserve offers a chance to see the scenery.

 

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When the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash against the cliffs of Punta Santa Maria in Paracas, they pick up trace amounts of the red rock that makes up the cliff. Over time, the receding tide has deposited enough of those fragments to create a sandy beach of the same rusty, reddish hue. The result is beautiful, bordering on the otherworldly: the blue pacific waters passing over the deep red sands.

 

WHAT ITEMS SHOULD I BRING TO PARACAS?

Some useful items that every passenger should bring with them to Huacachina are :

+  Your passport
+  Sunscreen / sunblock / hats
+  Sun glasses (to prevent sand flying in your eyes)
+  Money – in Peruvian soles
+  Tennis shoes / sneakers

Per person   S/ 50.00 Soles PEN
Tax touristic S/ 22.00 Soles PEN

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