What to do and see in Paracas, Ica Region: The Best Multi-day Tours

May 21, 2022 Nicolette Lion

Discover the best top things to do in Paracas, Peru including Shore Excursion to Machu Picchu from San Martin Port Paracas, 2 Day - Nazca Lines And Ballestas Islands - Group Service, 10 Days Peru, Taste the Experience, 2-Day Private Tour: Ballestas, Paracas, Vineyard, Huacachina & Sunset from Lima, Maravillas de Lima Huacachina, Nazca & Paracas 02dias/01Noche, Excursion to Paracas - Huacachina and the Nazca Lines during 2D / 1N from Lima., 3 Day Tour from Lima: Slave Tunnels, Paracas, Huacachina & Pisco Vineyard, 2 Day Tour from Lima + Nazca flight: Paracas, Huacachina & Nazca, 3-Day: Full South to Lima from the Canyon, 6-Day: Full South from Lima to Puno.
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1. Shore Excursion to Machu Picchu from San Martin Port Paracas

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If you are travelling on a cruise, and passes through Paracas, don't miss this opportunity and visit the best of Cusco. This tour is designed for all visitors who are landing at San Martin Port giving you a great chance to visit one of the new seven wonders of the world in a shot time available. Don't let this opportunity go and visit Machu Picchu!

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Private transfer from San Martin Port to Lima Airport., Personal assistance for each location., Two nights in 5-star hotel in Cusco DWB or Twin room., Bus up/down to Machu Picchu., Private English and Spanish-speaking Tour guide., Retunr flgiths tickets LIMA - CUSCO - LIMA, Return train tickets CUSCO - AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Personal Travel Insurance., Food and drinks, unless specified.

Reviewed By PDJ

Arrived by cruise ship with the Port some distance from the town. Our guide Olenka was their to meet us at the bottom of the gangway. Drive into town to join our speedboat. Thankfully the only one with a cover to keep off the sun. A stop was made to take pictures of the mysterious ‘El Candelabra’. Then cruised around the Ballestas Islands with plenty of time to take photos. Thousands of birds & sealions not too mention a few Humbolt Penguins. Olenka gave a good commentary the whole time. A magical experience. A short time to look around in Paracas before we boarded the coach (11 people in a 26 seater) & spent a couple of hours touring the National Reserve. Again Olenka was very good with her commentary. Recommended trip & good value compared with ship tours.

2. 2 Day - Nazca Lines And Ballestas Islands - Group Service

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2 Day Nazca Lines and Ballestas Islands On this Nazca Lines and Ballestas Islands 2 days tour, we will travel to Paracas and Nazca towns. Paracas and its ballestas islands represent the diversity of marine life on this side of the Pacific Ocean. The Ballestas Islands are a group of rocky islands located off the Pacific coast of Peru at only 3 hours ride from Lima. Nicknamed "The Poor Man's Galapagos", the islands are fantastic place to observe wildlife as they are home to thousands of birds, mammals including penguins, sea lions, pelicans and dolphins. Finished our touring boat in the Ballestas islands, you will travel to Nazca a few hours away from Paracas. Nazca town is famously well known for its impressive and enigmatics drawn lines on the dessert. No one knows exactly what the Nazca lines were used for and are vast theories about it but still it remains a mystery which still open to wide range of interpretations even from aliens interventions on site.

Inclusions: Breakfast, All Transfers in/out to the bus station - hotel, Ballestas Island tour, 1 nigth accommodation at (3*** San Agustin Paracas or Similar standard)

Exclusions: Meals that are not stated otherwise, Airport taxes ($10 USD), Tips, Over flight on Nazca Lines

Reviewed By rishi2

First off, the directions: their offices are on the 3rd floor of a cluster of office that can be reached by a door near the Inka Grill Restaurant. I arrived in Cusco not sure if I had time for Machu Pichu, and certainly with nothing booked in advance. Language was a bit of a barrier and I did not have a good feeling about the touts on Plaza de Armas offering tours. Instead I looked up reviews on Google and I'm so glad I was directed to Valencia. I showed up to the office and spoke with Rene, who was extremely friendly and honest. He basically told me their business is primarily inbound and focused on foreign partners and word of mouth - meaning they don't need to go out and get customers. As a result they focus on honest service at a modest markup. Anyway, given my time constraints, Valencia Tours got me set up for a Cusco-AquaCalientes-MachuPichu-Cusco trip for the very next day. On such short notice they got the tickets and clearances arranged. I paid slightly more than I was quoted elsewhere, but not much. And given how much more trustworthy they were, I felt completely at ease. The logistics for everything were laid out perfectly, there were no suprises and I knew exactly how much I spent and would have to spend for non included expenses. The 3 star hotel they included in AquasCalientes was above my expectation. Most importantly, I got the Macchu Pichu, had an amazing guide and weather, and made it back to Cusco in tile for my flight to Lima. Overall, a great experience. Recommend.

3. 10 Days Peru, Taste the Experience

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The perfect combination of culture in two of the cities with more history in Peru. The Nazca Lines are a mysterious and impressive enigma. Following this same mystique we will embark on a trip to Cusco to continue to experience the energy these two places have in common.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Transfer airport / hotel / airport, City tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit tour, 3 nights of accommodation in Lima - Daily breakfast, Paracas Premium Service:Trf. hotel Lima / hotel Paracas / Pisco airport / hotel Paracas / hotel Lima, Aerodiana - Nasca Lines overflight - Paracas Desert, Ica City, Nasca Lines, Pisco Experience: Visit Huacachina lagoon, Tacama winery and handcrafted pisco cellar: “El Catador, Lunch in Tacama. Tour includes Pisco and wine tasting., 1 night of accommodation in Paracas - Daily breakfast, Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel / airport, Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park tour, Sacred Valley of the Incas - Buffet Lunch at local restaurant, Awanacancha, Colonial and Inca Pisac, visit to Inkariy Museum with lunch., Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo Fortress with lunch, Machu Picchu excursion- Buffet lunch, 3 nights of accommodation in Cusco - 1 night of accommodation in the Sacred Valley - 1 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes - Daily breakfast

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Gratuities, Pisco airport tax (USD 5.00 per person), Nazca airport tax (USD 14 per person), Flight tickets Lima - Cusco - Lima

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto

Visiting Lima is always a rewarding experience! We booked an early evening visit to the awesome "Huaca Pucllana" inca ruins, rather impressive with the scenic lights on. Right after the visit, reservations were made at "Huaca Pucllana Dining Experience", a restaurant by the acclaimed Chef Marilú Madueño! No need to say we got a table almost in front of the main pyramid! What a feeling! We had a fantastic dinner, with courteous and kind service, a nice wine and Chef Marilú Madueño outstanding cuisine - Italian flavors and Peruvian touches. We loved the experience! Bon Appétit!

4. 2-Day Private Tour: Ballestas, Paracas, Vineyard, Huacachina & Sunset from Lima

Lima District, Peru Haku Tours
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This tour is full of adventure! We will leave at approximately 8:00 from Lima to enjoy more of the day! On the first day, we will visit traditional vineyard to learn about the wine and pisco production process. Then, we will get our adrenaline pumping with super fun sports: dune buggies and sandboarding. We will then appreciate the beauty of a desert oasis.  The next day, we will continue our adventure in Paracas! There, we will visit the amazing Ballestas Islands on a boat tour and The National Reserve, where we will be surrounded by amazing landscapes. Afterwards, we will have a delicious local lunch and return to Lima.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels in Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro, downtown Lima only), Professional tour guide, Local Snacks, Buggy and Sandboarding , Professional driver, Private transport, Overnight accommodation in Huacachina (Price with Hotel Only)

Exclusions: Gratuities, Lunch

Reviewed By taniad342

Рекомендую) Мне очень понравилось. Было очень интересно узнавать Лиму по настоящему:) Екскурсовод знает все и обо всем, ответит на любой вопрос по теме) Я не заметила как пролетело 4 часа. Классный тур, спасибо! I recommend) I really liked it. It was very interesting to get to know Lima for real :) The tour guide knows everything and about everything, will answer any question on the topic) I did not notice how 4 hours flew by. Great tour, thanks!

5. Maravillas de Lima Huacachina, Nazca & Paracas 02dias/01Noche

Inca Trilogy Tours
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In this tour you will discover one of the best tourist place near to Lima we will learn about the history of the Nasca Culture, also we will see beautifull landscape and sea animals.

Inclusions: overflight in Nasca, Private transportation, Box Lunch, Lunch, taxes, Ballestas Island, Adventures sport, Buggies and Sanboarding, 1 Night in Ica

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Reviewed By _P5309CM

Good service (attention, transportation, food etc), the nicest communication and super memorable locations/activities. The excursion is a MUST when in Lima. The little things I didn’t think I would enjoy - I DID, like pisco tasting in the end of the day. Thank you so much Lion!

6. Excursion to Paracas - Huacachina and the Nazca Lines during 2D / 1N from Lima.

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We will leave the traditional way of visiting sculptures, old houses, city, to live an experience in nature. We will have two days full of landscapes, history, culture, ecosystem, marine fauna and adrenaline that are not lived in other places of the capital. It will be very important to relax and forget about the classic to enter a panorama of full fun. The best thing is that your camera will be filled with funny photos and videos and we will interact with all the people who go with us, we will make new friends. You cannot miss the opportunity to visit the south of Lima and visit the great Oasis of America, the great Ballestas Islands and the enigmatic Nazca Lines. This tour has everything being unique !! - Enjoy the great marine view that Paracas offers - Forget everything by sliding on the Sandboard boards - Admire the famous Nazca Lines - Watch the sunset at the Huacachina Oasis - Try more than 15 types of Peruvian liquors - Dare to live the adventure

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Air-conditioned vehicle, Pick up round trip from your accommodation, Tourist Mobility in all transfers, All Fees and Taxes, Tickets for the Ballestas Islands in Paracas, Tickets in the Huacachina (Sanboarding and buggies), Tickets to observe the Nazca Lines, 1 night of lodging in a hotel in Nazca (Double room with private bathroom), Tastings of Piscos, Wines and creams of Pisco in a Vitivinícola.

Exclusions: Does not include dinner on this tour

Reviewed By amandarI7203PV

A great day with lots to see and do. The boat ride to start the day where we went to the islands of Paracus and saw the seals and penguins was excellent. Lots of history to enjoy while taking a comfy boat ride. (BRING SUNSCREEN) Following this, we headed to Huacachina. We were overwhelmed by the size of the dunes, and had an awesome time riding down them and riding the wild buggies. Excellent photos and great memories. Highly recommend to all. (AGAIN- SUNSCREEN NEEDED). The guides were great and very prompt.

7. 3 Day Tour from Lima: Slave Tunnels, Paracas, Huacachina & Pisco Vineyard

McDonald's Parque Kennedy, Av. Oscar R. Benavides 140 Miraflores, Cercado de Lima, Miraflores 15074, Peru Peru Hop
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Wondering what to do in Lima? This is a 3-day tour from Lima visiting the Pacific beach town of Paracas as well as the desert oasis of Huacachina. Enjoy visiting the Chincha Slave tunnels and learn about the Afro-Peruvian history, you will also see wildlife in their natural environment and visit the Huacachina with a professional guide. For this tour the pick up from your Lima hotel or hostel is included, as well as drop off. This tour is good for couples, good for solo travelers, and good for big groups. The perfect 3-days escape from the city of Lima!

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Restroom on board, Pick up and drop off at your hotel, Horse Exhibition, Chincha Secret Slaves Tunnels, 2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve Tour, 2-hour Sandboarding and dunne buggy tour, Pisco Vineyard Guided Tour, Bilingual Guide

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Reviewed By Pradeep K

Where do I start? I’m a solo traveler who booked a ticket to Peru 4 days before the flight and I’ve never been to South America and nor can I speak Spanish which made me anxious. Peru Hop was the first company I contacted via email and they have been super helpful!! From all the communication, the arrangements, Peru hop made it so so easy!! It’s not like the hop on hop off buses in Europe, this is a tour full of experiences and I’m always skeptical for paying to travel around but this is well worth it. More importantly the guides were great in particular Ricardo!! This guy made me feel so welcomed, talked to me like we’ve know each other for ages. He answered all my questions, made enquirer for me, and looked after me. Alex have such good insight to the national reserve. I met wonderful people and had the best time of my life. I’m booking Peru Hop again for Cusco to lake titicaca. I don’t usually write reviews but I had to share how good they were.

8. 2 Day Tour from Lima + Nazca flight: Paracas, Huacachina & Nazca

McDonald's Parque Kennedy, Av. Oscar R. Benavides 140 Miraflores, Cercado de Lima, Miraflores 15074, Peru Peru Hop
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Wondering what to do in Lima? This is a 2-day tour from Lima stopping to visit the Pacific beach town of Paracas and visit the “Poor Man’s Galapagos” on the way down. In Huacachina combine Sandboarding/Dunebuggying followed by a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines the next day for a great 2-day escape from Lima. For this tour the pick up from your Lima hotel or hostel is included, as well as drop off. This tour is good for couples, good for solo travelers, and good for big groups. The perfect 2-days escape from the city of Lima!

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Restroom on board, Pick up and drop off at your hotel, 2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Island, 2-hour Sandboarding and dunne buggy tour, Flight over the Nazca lines, Bilingual Guide

Exclusions: Food, Nazca Airport tax

Reviewed By Pradeep K

Where do I start? I’m a solo traveler who booked a ticket to Peru 4 days before the flight and I’ve never been to South America and nor can I speak Spanish which made me anxious. Peru Hop was the first company I contacted via email and they have been super helpful!! From all the communication, the arrangements, Peru hop made it so so easy!! It’s not like the hop on hop off buses in Europe, this is a tour full of experiences and I’m always skeptical for paying to travel around but this is well worth it. More importantly the guides were great in particular Ricardo!! This guy made me feel so welcomed, talked to me like we’ve know each other for ages. He answered all my questions, made enquirer for me, and looked after me. Alex have such good insight to the national reserve. I met wonderful people and had the best time of my life. I’m booking Peru Hop again for Cusco to lake titicaca. I don’t usually write reviews but I had to share how good they were.

9. 3-Day: Full South to Lima from the Canyon

Flying Dog Hostel Arequipa, Calle Melgar 116 esq. Calle Riveros, Melgar, Arequipa 04001, Peru Peru Hop
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Make a quick stop (30 minutes) to see the Nazca Lines for free, or let us assist with a Nazca Lines flight. – Nazca Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America. – Huacachina Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. – Paracas Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Restroom on board, Pick up and drop off at your hotel, Nazca Viewing Tower, Pisco Vineyard Guided Tour, Paracas National Reserve Tour, Chincha Secret Slaves Tunnels, Bilingual Guide

Exclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reviewed By Pradeep K

Where do I start? I’m a solo traveler who booked a ticket to Peru 4 days before the flight and I’ve never been to South America and nor can I speak Spanish which made me anxious. Peru Hop was the first company I contacted via email and they have been super helpful!! From all the communication, the arrangements, Peru hop made it so so easy!! It’s not like the hop on hop off buses in Europe, this is a tour full of experiences and I’m always skeptical for paying to travel around but this is well worth it. More importantly the guides were great in particular Ricardo!! This guy made me feel so welcomed, talked to me like we’ve know each other for ages. He answered all my questions, made enquirer for me, and looked after me. Alex have such good insight to the national reserve. I met wonderful people and had the best time of my life. I’m booking Peru Hop again for Cusco to lake titicaca. I don’t usually write reviews but I had to share how good they were.

10. 6-Day: Full South from Lima to Puno

McDonald's Parque Kennedy, Av. Oscar R. Benavides 140 Miraflores, Cercado de Lima, Miraflores 15074, Peru Peru Hop
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Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. – Paracas Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America. – Huacachina Make a quick stop (30 minutes) to see the Nazca Lines for free, or let us assist with a Nazca Lines flight (overnight stay required). – Nazca Tour or trek the second deepest canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon. – Arequipa Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit families living on the floating islands. – Puno Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Restroom on board, Pick up and drop off at your hotel, Horse Exhibition, Chincha Secret Slaves Tunnels, Pisco Vineyard Guided Tour, Nazca Viewing Tower, Bilingual Guide

Exclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reviewed By Pradeep K

Where do I start? I’m a solo traveler who booked a ticket to Peru 4 days before the flight and I’ve never been to South America and nor can I speak Spanish which made me anxious. Peru Hop was the first company I contacted via email and they have been super helpful!! From all the communication, the arrangements, Peru hop made it so so easy!! It’s not like the hop on hop off buses in Europe, this is a tour full of experiences and I’m always skeptical for paying to travel around but this is well worth it. More importantly the guides were great in particular Ricardo!! This guy made me feel so welcomed, talked to me like we’ve know each other for ages. He answered all my questions, made enquirer for me, and looked after me. Alex have such good insight to the national reserve. I met wonderful people and had the best time of my life. I’m booking Peru Hop again for Cusco to lake titicaca. I don’t usually write reviews but I had to share how good they were.

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