Paracas Reserve and the Nazca Lines package

Paracas Reserve & the nazca lines tour.

This is the perfect excursion for those who want to be in contact with nature, marine life and archaeology. On this occasion Mystery Peru offers the perfect combination on this 3 days excursion, starting and ending in Lima. We take you to visit the highlights of the southern Coast; The "Ballestas Islands", a nice spot on the Peruvian coast where you will be able to see hundreds of marine birds and mammals, including sea lions, dolphins and Humboldt penguins. We also explore the Paracas Reserve and visit various beaches. In the city of Ica we visit " The Oasis of Huacachina" and at the small town of Nazca we do a fascinating flight over "The Enigmatic Nazca Lines". Our program ends with the visit to the bizarre cemetery of Chauchilla.

Photo Gallery: Paracas, Huacachina & Nazca Lines.

Ballestas Islands Huacachina Oasis Flight Over the Nazca Lines The Nazca Lines

Program: 3 days / 2 nights

Day 1º: Tourist Bus to the Paracas Bay.

12:00 h. You will be picked up from your hotel in the city of Lima, and then transferred to the bus station to take a tourist bus to the Paracas Bay. The bus leaves at 13:30 h. The trip to Paracas takes 3 hours. Upon your arrival in Paracas you will be met at the bus station by a representative from Mystery Peru and then transferred to the hostel at the little tourist village of Paracas. Rest of the day free to stroll around the beach or just relax at your hostel. Overnight at the Hostel Santa Maria ** or similar.

What is included on this day?

  • 12:00 h. Pick up from your hotel in Lima and transfer to the bus station.
  • 13:30 h. Tourist Bus tickets to Paracas Bay. Cruzero Bus Service of Cruz del Sur (Standard Panoramic Seats).
  • 16:45 h. Pick up from the bus station upon your arrival in Paracas and transfer to the hostel.
  • Accommodation at the Hostel Santa Maria ** (Breakfast included).

What is not included?

  • Meals & extras.

Day 2º: Ballestas Islands - Paracas Reserve - Huacachina Oasis - Trip to Nazca.

07:45 h. You will be picked up from your hostel by our local guide and then transferred to the harbor of Paracas where we will take a speed boat to do our tour to the Ballestas Islands, located some 30 kms away at the sea. During this boat tour tour you will see many attractions. Among them, stands out a huge design etched on the slope of a hill, known by the local people as The Candelabra. This is an enormous figure that can be seen clearly from the sea. Our local guide will explain the most popular theories concerning this drawing at the boat.
Afterwards, we will continue our excursion around the Ballestas Islands, where you will see hundreds of birds (Peruvian Bobbies, Inca terms, Pelicans, Cormorants and others) flying above the islands, as well as dozens of sea lions on the shore of the beaches, and if you are lucky you also can see the famous Humboldt Penguins and dolphins swimming nearby. It is not allowed to land on the Islands, which means you will spend all the tour seated on the boat. Bring a hat or a cap as sometimes some birds flying over may drop their droppings and also because it might be hot. After touring around the islands, we will return to mainland. Later on we will visit with a private vehicle the Paracas Peninsula, passing along its beaches and stopping for photos. We will take you to the little village of Lagunillas for lunch. Here there are various restaurants overlooking the ocean that serve mainly fresh fish in their menus.
Later on, we will leave to the city of Ica. On the way we will take a short detour to visit one traditional vineyard of Pisco called " El Catador". Here we will learn an old method of making wine and pisco (a grape spirit) and also may taste them. Afterwards will visit the nice Oasis called La Huacachina. The huge white sand dunes surrounding the lagoon are perfect to practice one of the most exciting sports in the area "Sandboarding". After our visit in Huacachina, we will continue our trip to Nazca (2 hours). Overnight in Nazca at the hostel Nazca House ** or similar.

What is included on this day?

  • Breakfast at the hostel.
  • 07:45 h. Pick up from your hostel and transfer to the Paracas dock.
  • 08:00 h. Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands + Entrance fees.
  • 10:30 h. Guided visit to the Paracas Reserve + Entrances fees.
  • 14:30 h. Transportation from Paracas to Ica. (Group service - Average 6 people).
  • 15:30 h. Visit to the vineyards of Pisco & wine. “El Catador” (The Taster)
  • 16:00 h. Visit to the Huacachina Oasis.
  • 17:30 h. Transportation from Ica to Nazca. (Group service - Average 6 people).
  • Accommodation at the Hostel Nazca House ** or similar (Breakfast included).

What is not included?

  • Meals, Extras & gratuities.

Day 3º: The Nazca Lines & The Pre-Inca Cemetery of Chauchilla

08:00 h. You will be picked up by our local guide in Nazca and then will be transferred to the Nazca airdrome to do the flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines. We will fly over an enigmatic zone, where hundreds of years ago ancient Peruvians drew huge designs that can be seen only from the air. Among the figures we will see an enormous representation of a monkey, a hummingbird, a condor, and a strange creature known as the Spaceman.
Afterwards, we will visit the pre-Inca graveyard of Chauchilla, an ancient graveyard located out in the desert. At the site you will be able to see old tombs containing human remains, most of them naturally mummified. The place was looted long ago by grave robbers, so many bones and ceramics fragments from that local culture can be seen scattered over the ground.
After touring around Chauchilla, we will drive back to Nazca visiting on the way a ceramic studio, where a craftsman will demonstrate how the ancient cultures made their pots hundreds of years ago. 14:30 h. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will be transferred to the bus station to take a bus to the city of Lima. You will be arriving in Lima at around 21:00 hrs. Upon your arrival in Lima you will be picked up from the bus station and then transferred to your hostel.

End of our service.

What is included on this day?

  • Breakfastat the hostel.
  • 08:00 h. Pick up from your hostel in Nazca and transfer to the airdrome of Nazca.
  • 09:00 h. Classic Flight over the Nazca Lines (Cessna airplane) + Airport taxes.
  • 10:30 h. Land excursion to the Archaeological Cemetery of Chauchilla + Entrance fees.
  • 14:00 h. Transfer to the bus station.
  • 14:30 h. Tourist Bus tickets from Nazca to Lima - Cruzero Bus of Cruz del Sur – Standard Panoramic Service).
  • 22:00 h. Arrival in the city of Lima.
  • Pick up from the bus station upon your arrival in Lima and transfer to your hotel.

What is not included?

  • Meals & extras.


Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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Classic Excursion to the Paracas Reserve, Huacachina Oasis and The Nazca Lines

Mystery Peru takes you to visit the highlights of the Peruvian Southern Coast "The Paracas Reserve, The Huacachina Oasis in Ica and the enigmatic Nazca Lines;. Join us on this fantastic journey travelling aboard a comfortable bus along the desert. At the Paracas zone we offer you a fantastic boat excursion around the Ballestas Islands, a wonderful place where you can see an amazing marine life. We also visit the Paracas Peninsula with its gorgeous beaches. In Nazca you will fly with a small airplane over one of the most mysterious deserts on Earth...Click on the image to learn more.