World Heritage Natural Side - A Half Day Tour

Paracas is a Quechua name, means “raining sand”. It is located 250km south of Lima. The Paracas bay is always remembered for the landing os September 8th, 1820 of Jose de San Martin and his army to begin the battle for Peru´s independence from Spain. Paracas is the departure point to reach the Paracas National Reserve, provides a sanctuary to 74 species of plants that grow in this extremely arid area, and to 216 species of birds, 16 types of mammals, 10 species of reptiles and 193 species of fish. Only protected natural marine area, it covers 3350 square kilometres, 65% of it sea and 35% land and islands. The Paracas National Reserve provides an opportunity to easily watch resident and migratory birds, including flamencos, red-legged cormorants, Inca terns, Peruvian boobies, Humboldt penguins, Guanay cormorant, Neotropical cormorant, Turkey vulture, etc.
Rock Formation As Know The Cathedral
The archaeology also is present at this zone. In 1925 archaeology team reported the find of hundreds of mummy bundles in the Paracas peninsula area, Julio C. Tello were study the Paracas ancient culture which readiocarbon tests dated to 7000BC and a significant number of skulls that had trepanation marks.
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At 8AM, 11AM or 2PM pick up from your hotel and then go by tourist bus to Paracas National Reserve, declared World Heritage Natural Side by UNESCO. The reason for this rich wildlife is the cold upwelling of the Humboldt Current. The sharp contrast between the desert and the sea also provides a stunning landscape. The tour begins with the excursion to this reserve of Paracas, Julio C. Tello Museum, continues the visit to the Cathedral and La Boveda, where we do short walk around the sea going in to the cave, several viewpoints of Wolves and Lagunillas beach, where it will be possible to be enjoyed the sun and the sea having lunch. These areas are considered by the geographic location one becomes strangest and richest ecosystems in the world.
The entire trip takes around 4 hours and ends with drop off at your hotel or bus station in Paracas/Pisco.


  1. Private tourist van
  2. Pick up from your hotel or bus station in Pisco/Paracas
  3. English-Speaking tour guide
  4. Entrance to the National Reserve of Paracas
  5. Entrance to local museum
  6. Drop off at your hotel or bus station in Paracas/Pisco
Any day
(All the year)

World Heritage Natural Side - A Half Day Tour
Backpacker Service (Join a group)
$55 USD each

Private Service (private van/guide)
2 participants $105 USD each
3-4 paticipants $85 USD each
5 to more participants $55 USD each
Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
Group size: 12 participants per guide - We need minimum 2 participants to develop this tour
BOOK HERE: We highly recommend make reservation prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).


  1. Hotel in Pisco or Paracas
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Alcoholic drinks
  4. Breakfast / Lunch on the trip
  5. Tips for the guide and camp staff


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Some cloudy days, specially in the morning between July and November.


All the year, to get the best picture of the sea wildlife is better to go early morning or late afternoon. Dont forget to test the Ceviche, one of the most pupolar food of the Peruvian cuisine.


For birdwatcher we advice to take special orginized tour with private van guide and camp near of the stunning areas, where is possible to observe more species.


  1. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  2. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  3. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  4. Binoculars
  5. Summer clothes
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