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Visit marine fauna at the Ballestas Islands

Jean Pierre Contasti
Jean Pierre Contasti

Off the southern coast of Peru, there is a group of small islands that act as a natural sanctuary for marine birds and mammals on their voyages up and down the Pacific. In other words, the Ballestas Islands are one of the best-known ecotourist destinations in South America, even being called by some “the Peruvian Galápagos”.

The Ballestas Islands are where savvy travelers can experience wildlife on a budget.
Seas around the Ballestas Islands | Photo by Giovanni BG Pixabay

Only accessible by boat from the resort town of Paracas, their isolation has kept them at bay from the encroaching of mankind. LAS Adventure offers you a budget-friendly option in order to experience wildlife on a half-day boat trip to the islands and behold the abundant and rich marine fauna that calls them home.

Departing from the Paracas marina, you’ll board a speed boat and while circling the nearby Peninsula, see the enigmatic Candelabro, a geoglyph. Subsequently, you’ll go on the open sea until reaching the islands, navigating them at a regulated distance and looking at birds, fur seals, sea lions, and even, if you’re lucky, Humboldt penguins.

a draw in the sand
Candelabro in the Paracas Peninsula | Photo by Diana Urquiza Pixabay

Check their website for more information regarding timing, prices, and other details. Don’t forget to share your experience with us at #Tripsst!

Board and see wildlife, you’re up!

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