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”.
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.
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