Fine colonial Lima and the refined Museo Larco will welcome you to Peru. Later it’s time to hit the road: the Carretera Panamericana! You will admire dramatic sand dunes meeting the Pacific Ocean on the way to the Peruvian Galapagos: the Ballestas Islands! The wild nature of Peru will leave you speechless! After this rejuvenating experience it will be time to go back to The City of Kings.
DAY 1. Lima, The City of Kings
The visit of Lima begins with a panoramic view of the city centre buildings: Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral and the Government Palace. Your Lima City Tour continues with the visit of the Convent and Church of San Francisco and the Museo del Banco. Later you will visit the archaeological pre-Inca site of Huaca Pucllana.
The tour goes on to discover the modern side of Lima: the Parque del Amor in Miraflores.
Later, you will visit one of the most refined museums in Peru: the Museo Larco. The museum contains the largest Peruvian pre-Columbian gold and silver collection in the world, as well a very interesting erotic pottery collection.
After lunch, on board a true VIP bus you will travel to Paracas for an enjoyable three to four-hour ride along the Carretera Panamericana (the Panamericana Highway) with views of the Pacific Ocean.
Overnight stay in Paracas.
DAY 2. Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve – Lima
After breakfast, you will travel to the Ballestas Islands. Nicknamed the Peruvian Galapagos, the Ballestas Islands are an authentic gem in the Pacific Ocean. Be ready to spot Humboldt penguins, sea lions, guano birds, Gaviatin Zarcillo. On the way to the islands, you will also see a geoglyph carved in the sand: the mysterious Candelabro!
The tour to Paracas continues with a visit to the Paracas National Reserve. Located just beyond the village of Paracas, the Reserve offers a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean as well as some natural hidden gems like: La Catedral, la Playa Roja, and various fossils. There will be a stop near Lagunillas where you will enjoy fish (lunch not included).
By late afternoon the visit to Paracas will come to an end and you will return to Lima on our luxurious bus. Arrival in Lima and transfer to your hotel, where our services will end.
Price of the tour (per person):
- USD $260
The Tour Includes
- Transportation (shared). If you require private transportation please let us know
- All entrance fees
- Private tour in Lima
- Group service in Paracas
- Accommodation – three star hostel in Paracas
- All tours have a professional English–speaking guides (Italian, French, and German can also be provided on request)
- International and national airfares to and from Peru
- International and national departure airports taxes
- Other meals
- Personal expenses, such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
- Insurance against theft/loss
- Other not specified extras