Paracas -Islas Ballestas & Sun Duns
full day Tour

Highlights: Paracas, Islas Ballestas, Sun Duns
Season: Year-round.

On this tour you will experience the oasis that is Huacachina! This hidden gem is a paradise in the desert surrounded by sand duns. Followed by the beautiful ISLAS BALLESTAS that are called the Peruvian Galapagos Islands full of Humboldt Penguins, the South American Sea Lion, Humpback Whales, the sea bird Guanay & so much more!

Tour Price
Paracas -Islas Ballestas & Sun Duns full day Tour

Price $ 245 USD per person

Group Size Up to 16
Activity Level Easy

Trip Details


  1. On this full-day tour, we will start from your hotel at 4:00 am! ( We suggest you book your hotel in Miraflores) Then it will be about a 3-hour drive to Paracas located south of Lima. In Paracas, you will have breakfast and then visit the famous nature place of Paraca’s, called Islas Ballestas. This visit will be in a boat that fits around 30 people. Your tour guide will be with you the whole time sharing with you historic information and also your photographer during this tour that lasts about 2-hours.

    The Ballestas Island are small groups or rocky islands and are home to thousands of birds and animals like penguins, sea lions, pelicans, and dolphins.
    Another beautiful site you will see is the Pacaras Candelabra, also called Candelabra of the Andes. It is a well known prehistoric geoglyph that is located on the northern face of the Paracas Peninsula.

    After that, we will drive for about 1-hour to Huacachina where you will have lunch.

    Huacachina is a tiny village, with a lush desert oasis surrounded by sand dunes. You will have time to enjoy the sand and the beauty of the desert.

    After enjoying the dunes, it will be time to go back to Lima on a drive for around 5 hours. So make sure to purchase some snacks for the trip. You will arrive back at your hotel around 8 to 9 pm.



    • Pick up and drop off
    • Professional English speaking tour guide
    • Private transportation
    • All entrance fee to the places you will visit

    • Meals and drinks
    • Tips for your guide and driver(optional)


  1. Passenger 2 – 3 4 -5 6 -7 8 more
    Price Per person $245 pp $230 pp $215 pp $200 pp

Paracas -Islas Ballestas & Sun Duns – full day Tour

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Alpaca Expeditions is a 100% peruvian, indigenous owned company. Started by Raul Ccolque, a former porter and tour guide, Alpaca Expeditions separates ourselves by our dedication to both our customer and our team. We work very hard to make sure that all our clients needs are taken care of throughout the tour with us. At the same time, we never forget about our brothers and sisters working tirelessly for us to make all of this possible. Responsible and sustainable tourism that gives as much to our community as to our clients.

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Extra information

Alpaca Expeditions is always ready to make your trip safe and as easy as possible for you. Because these trips are a bit more complicated than your typical tour, we have put together some notes on logistics, storage, and even recommendations on where to stay in Cusco. And of course our team is ready to answer any other question, as we promise to be your partner from the moment you first contact us to our last goodbye in Cusco.

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