The tour starts
picking you up at the hotel at Paracas to explore the reserve located in the department of Ica, in the province of
Pisco. The Ica region is a sunny
destination with many tourist attractions like the Nazca Lines and archaeological
sites that belonged to the Paracas
The Peruvian coast is home of many kind of coastal marine
species, such as the beautiful Humboldt
penguin. This amazing bird lives around this area, especially at the Ballestas Islands. This place is a
protected area since 1975 and it has a spectacular wildlife due to the cold Humboldt ocean current.
Make a stop at the viewpoint of Supay beach is a must. You will enjoy lovely views to the coast and
its cliff. The landscape is truly amazing, you cannot miss the combination of
the huge desert with the color of the sea and birds flying around. A real natural
After a short walk, we will reach the rock formation called
as Cathedral, declared World Heritage Site. This
place was affected after a strong earthquake in 2007. The local flora and fauna
is amazing, where mammals, reptiles, birds live in this area, such as sea
lions, otters, and dolphins.
We will pass along the beautiful coast looking for beautiful
beaches, as the Red Beach whose
reddish sand is the result of ancient volcanic eruptions, making it one of the
most unusual places in the world. Also, we will explore the Yumaque Beach, a beautiful cove with
moon shape, where we will have the opportunity to see seagulls and dolphins.
The tour of the
reserve continues visiting the flamingos view point, migratory birds that
come to this place for seasons. Then, we will go to the Interpretation Room to learn about the importance of this reserve,
as well as its history, and the local flora and fauna. Also, we will able to
admire marine fossils found in this
The last stop will be at Lagunillas beach, a pretty fisherman’s bay where you will have time
to taste a delicious and fresh Ceviche (optional). This is one of the most important
Peruvian dishes made with raw fish marinated
with lemon juice.
At the end of this wonderful tour, you will be transferred
to your hotel in Paracas.