Perched on the rugged Pacific coast of Peru, Paracas is a coastal haven that seamlessly blends natural beauty with a rich cultural heritage. Renowned for the Paracas National Reserve, a coastal desert sanctuary, and the Ballestas Islands, an archipelago teeming with diverse marine life, Paracas offers a unique and immersive experience for nature enthusiasts. The region’s arid landscapes, vibrant marine ecosystems, and ancient archaeological sites make it a captivating destination for those seeking a harmonious blend of history and coastal allure.



Paracas has a compelling history that dates back to ancient times, with the Paracas culture flourishing in the area around 800 BCE to 100 BCE. The Paracas people left an indelible mark through their elaborate textiles and pottery. The region later became part of the Nazca and Inca civilizations, each contributing to the cultural tapestry. In the colonial era, Spanish influence shaped the landscape, and today, Paracas stands as a gateway to exploring Peru’s coastal wonders. Visitors can explore the remnants of the Paracas culture at the Julio C. Tello Site Museum.

Immerse yourself in the allure of Paracas, where ancient history meets the rhythmic waves of the Pacific. Discover the mystique of the Paracas National Reserve, where windswept dunes give way to dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches. Embark on a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands, where colonies of sea lions, penguins, and diverse bird species create a lively marine spectacle. Whether exploring archaeological sites, indulging in fresh seafood, or savoring the coastal panoramas, Paracas beckons with a unique blend of natural wonders and cultural richness.

Tour details

  • Destination Type Mostly Rural
  • Official Language Spanish
  • Currency Peruvian Sol (PEN)
  • Time Zone Peru Time (PET), UTC-5
  • Driving Side Right
  • International Driver's License Required
  • Helmet Regulations Mandatory for motorcycle riders
  • Road Conditions Generally good, paved highways
  • Traffic Congestion Limited in central areas
  • Weather Arid, warm temperatures
  • Phone Code +51