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Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima

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Lima, Peru
Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima

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Safety measures
icon15 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The Ballestas Islands, located off the southern coast of Peru, are known for their range of diverse wildlife and surrounding beauty. See the best of the islands and the adjacent Paracas National Reserve on this private full-day tour from Lima, featuring informative commentary from your guide and including all meals and transportation.
  • Private tour to the Ballestas Islands and Paracas from Lima
  • Tour the Ballestas Islands with a guide and learn about the native wildlife
  • Visit a local chocolate factory and winery
  • Ride a buggy through the dunes at Ica
  • Lunch, snacks, and drinks included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Tourist Transportation (Minivan or SUV)
Tour Guide on Board
Breakfast box & Refreshing Drinks
Lunch included
Ballestas Islands tour
Huacachina Sandboarding & Buggy Ride tour
Wine tasting & Vineyard Tour.
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Pickup and drop off available from/to any hotel or apartment located in the areas of Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, Surco or Cercado de Lima is included for this tour.
• For pickups and drop offs from/to Lima Jorge Chavez Airport, Port of Callao and nearby hotels in Callao and San Miguel Area, please consider an extra of US$ 15.00 extra per person (To be paid directly to your tour guide or driver).

Departure Time

4:30 AM
Meet your guide at your centrally located Lima hotel for an early morning pickup. Relax on the drive out to Paracas and enjoy a prepared breakfast when the sun comes up. Request as many stops as you would like to take photos and stretch your legs during the drive.

Upon arrival in Paracas, head straight to the dock to catch the first boat of the day to the Ballestas Islands, also known as the Mini Galapagos. Tour the islands with your guide to learn about the ecosystem and native wildlife, including sea lions, penguins, and more.

Then, continue to the city of Ica to tour a chocolate factory and a winery. Enjoy lunch at the winery with a signature chica morada, or traditional non-alcoholic drink made from purple corn.

After lunch, drive to the Oasis of Huacachina, where you can take a sand buggy or a sandboard through the dunes of Ica. Take pictures and enjoy the sunset view during free time.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in Lima.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ballestas Islands
Meet your guide at your centrally located Lima hotel for an early pickup at 04:30 a.m. Relax on the drive out to Paracas and enjoy a prepared breakfast when the sun comes up. Upon arrival in Paracas around 07:30 a.m, head straight to the Paracas dock to catch the first boat of the day to the Ballestas Islands, also known as the Mini Galapagos. Enjoy your visit to these rocky islands rich in marine fauna with animals such as the blue-footed booby, guanay guano bird, Humboldt penguins and seals such as the sea-lions and fur seals. On your way back to Paracas, do not miss the Candelabro geoglyph, believed to be used as a navigational guide and part of the Nazca culture. 
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Huacachina
Travel south from Paracas and arrive at the Oasis of Huacachina. Get amazed with the nature of this unique destination and explore its great sand dunes onboard V8 modified vehicles (Buggies) and practice sandboarding, a rush of adrenaline in the middle of desert. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a traditional restaurant. Try different options of dishes prepared with chicken, beef, fish or vegetables. Later, have some free time taking a bunch of pictures and walking around the lagoon of the Oasis. Optionally, visit a small choco factory and taste some of the famous "chocotejas", a typical dessert of this region.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tacama
• Finally, going back to Lima, explore the Tacama Vineyard, the oldest in South America and one of the best and most recognized in the region. Here, see the architecture and learn about the history of this traditional hacienda visiting its patio, chapel and bell tower. Later, know its modern plant and learn the process of production of wines, sparkling wines and exquisite piscos. Enjoy a free tasting of local drinks in a specialized room. Explore this vineyard from tuesdays to sundays. On mondays, this vineyard is closed and a regular winery tour is offered in a different location.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (Vegetarian and vegan meals available).
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Vista Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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star-5
This tour was great. The drive was...
alvifa84
, Dec 2017
This tour was great. The drive was long, but we had a great time on all the places we visited. The food was really good. Our guide, Erick Flores, was very nice and informative about the culture, food, the places we visited,... Overall it was a great experience. I highly recommend it.
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This was an expensive day for what...
Lorissa W
, Jun 2017
This was an expensive day for what was included. The drive is long, the guide was nice, but not very informative. Basically like a babysitter with no real information about the culture, people, animals, or places we visited. The boats to ballestas island is open air so very cold while under way.

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