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Lima, the capital city of Peru, is a mix of both the modern cosmopolitan and the historic architecture styles. The National Reserve of Paracas is a nature lover’s paradise with both land and marine animals in abundance. Discover the best of both worlds in this 6 day/5 night tour!
Private tour (except where not possible) able to be customized.
Itinerary subject to changes and to final flights.
Prices valid till Dec 31st. May change for 2021 and special dates.
Prices subject to availability and the selected hotels and/or cruise.
Lima, “the City of the Kings”, capital of Peru, is a mix of pre-hispanic archaeological sites, colonial buildings, and modern districts. One of the Best 25 Museums of the World can be visited here, and the restaurants of some of the most renowned chefs worldwide can be enjoyed.
The desert and the sea meet in the spectacular landscapes of Paracas, located in the department of Ica, a few hours south of Lima. The cliffs that line the beaches and islands are full of life. Paracas is an excellent destination for nature and marine biodiversity lovers. It also offers archaeological attractions, and its pleasant climate throughout the year, and delicious local cuisine, are just some of the attractions that this coastal destination offers.
Major Highlights List:
Arrival at Jorge Chavez Lima International Airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Suggested hotels: Belmond Miraflores Park / AC Hotel Miraflores
AM City tour
We will start our private visit in historical downtown Lima beginning with the Plaza de Armas (Lima´s main square). Surrounded by colonial mansions, the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas (Lima s main square) surrounded by colonial mansions, the Cathedral and Lima´s City Government building. The tour continues at the San Francisco Church, Convent and world-famous catacombs. It ends with a visit to the traditional but modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Lunch at Cala.
AM Private transfer to Paracas, with assistance.
Approximate travel time: 3 hours and a half.
Transfer to selected hotel.
PM National Reserve of Paracas
The Paracas National Reserve is one of two Protected Natural Areas that preserves samples representing Peru’s coastal marine ecosystems. The Park contains land, a large part of the Paracas desert, islands and the sea. There are impressive rock formations, such as the Cathedral, which, while it was badly affected by the earthquake of August 2007, still offers a unique geological landscape. The natural beauty of the reserve is complemented by a good range of restaurants and beaches, such as La Mina, Mendieta and Lagunillas, where visitors can camp and fish. El Chaco beach, at the entrance to the reserve, has both simple hostels and luxury 5-star hotels.
The Reserve is also ideal for bird watchers, as well as for those who enjoy walks and adventures in natural settings. The Reserve has an Interpretation Center which provides information on biodiversity, ecosystems and protecting endangered species in the zone.
Dinner at the hotel.
Suggested hotels: Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort / Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa,
AM Nasca Lines from Pisco
Our ancient Nascas have left us an invaluable legacy: an archaeological monument consisting of a network of lines forming designs of animals and plants. It is located between kilometer 419 and kilometer 465 of the South Panamerican Highway, covering an area of approximately 350 square kilometers. They were discovered by Toribio Mejía Xesspe. They have been studied by Paul Kosok, Hans Horkheirmer and the German doctor María Reiche. She lived in the area for 50 years, investigating their origin.
Flights are from 08:00 to 16:00hrs (subject to weather conditions).
There are 5 airplanes with 10 pax capacity each available.
The overflight duration is about 45min.
Lunch at the hotel.
PM Dakar Route.
Crossing through the desert of California, we will join two of the most beautiful and photogenic oases in the entire desert of Ica, Moron and Costa Rica. This day we will go through career sections where there will be river crossings and challenges in the dunes.
Sandboarding is included.
Luxury picnic in the desert.
Enjoy a unique experience through one of the driest deserts in the world in a buggy or 4×4 vehicle prepared especially for this type of cruises and conducted by experts from the spectacular dunes of Paracas, ending with a luxury picnic in the middle of the desert.
Later, we board the skiffs again to cruise along the El Dorado River for a dusk excursion in search of exotic nocturnal wildlife and with extraordinary stargazing.
AM Ballestas Islands
We begin this tour picking you up at the hotel and taking you to the Paracas Pier located at Paracas Bay, where we will board the boat that will take us to the Ballestas Islands. During our trip you will see huge colonies of guano birds, like boobies, tendrils, guanays, Humboldt penguins and sea lions. On the route, to the northwest side of the bay you will also see a famous geoglyph known as “The Candelabra”, “The Trident” or “The Three Crosses”. It is 120 meters long and 78 meters wide. Some people associate its origins with the Nasca Lines.
Lunch at the hotel.
At the scheduled time, private transfer to Lima city.
Breakfast at the hotel.
At scheduled time, private transfer to the airport.