Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve, Wine Tasting & Sandboarding 2Day/1Night Tour

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Paracas Natural Reserve - JennyPatsy
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Ballestas Island - JennyPatsy
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Ballestas Island
Ballestas Island
Moron Lagoon - JennyPatsy
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Sand dunes of Paracas desert - JennyPatsy
JennyPatsySand dunes of Paracas desert
Paracas Natural Reserve - JennyPatsy
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Paracas Natural Reserve - JennyPatsy
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Local organic wine tasting - JennyPatsy
JennyPatsyLocal organic wine tasting
Ready for some sandboarding - JennyPatsy
JennyPatsyReady for some sandboarding
Sandboarding near Moron Lagoon
Sandboarding near Moron Lagoon
Casa Illary Ika - JennyPatsy
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Having lunch at Casa Illary Ika
Having lunch at Casa Illary Ika
Paracas Natural Reserve
Paracas Natural Reserve

What To Expect

Enjoy a 2 day and 1 night tour from Paracas operated by a local nonprofit community based organizations, and support local social causes. Take a boat tour to the beautiful Ballestas Islands and visit Paracas National Reserve. Then, visit an authentic winery before heading to an oasis in the middle of the desert for some sandboarding in the dunes. Spend the night under a tent in the desert. The day after, visit the NGO and learn how they help the poorest children of the region since an earthquake devastated the region of Pisco in 2007.


  • Discover the Ballestas Islands by boat and spot plenty of species including blue-footed boobies, tendrils, Humboldt penguins and seals

  • Explore Paracas National Reserve and its kilometers of coastal waters that are home to many species of wildlife

  • Meet a local organic winemaker and taste delicious wines

  • Relax and do some sandbaording in the oasis of the Moron Lagoon located in the middle of the dunes of the Desert of Paracas

  • Plant your tent under the stars of the desert for an unforgettable night

  • Visit Casa Illary Ika, a non-profit organization to whom part of the tour revenue goes to help providing educational support and resources to the children of the area


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You'll be picked up at your hotel in Paracas at around 08:00 (or earlier, direclty at the bus station depending on your arrival time) and start the day with an 2-hour adventure boat tour to the beautiful Ballestas Islands, also known also as 'the Small Galapagos' off the southwestern coast of Peru.

Jutting out from the sea, this impressive collection of craggy rock formations is an important sanctuary for endemic marine fauna like the Guanay cormorant, the blue-footed booby, and the Humboldt penguin. The islands are also a refuge for two varieties of seals: fur seals and sea lions.

After exploring this vibrant heaven for sea wildlife, you'll return to shore for a visit to the Paracas National Reserve, a protected natural wonder that provides shelter to numerous species of birds and marine animals, such as the Peruvian pelican and the Chilean flamingo. Made up of the Paracas Peninsula, tropical desert, and miles of coastal waters, the Paracas National Reserve exists to protect the marine ecosystem and preserve the rich history and heritage of the pre-Inca Paracas culture. Before leaving the reserve, you will have the option to enjoy fresh, local seafood prepared by the fisherman of the village of Lagunilla or go back to Pisco to have lunch there.

Later, visit an authentic winery nestled in the Peruvian countryside. Here you'll find a uniquely untrammeled landscape, free from the hustle and bustle of trinket shops and commercial centers. You'll meet Miseika, a local organic winemaker who will take you on a tour of his orchards. Taste delicious wines, nuts, and fruits from his garden.

After, take a dip in the waters of Moron Lagoon, a desert oasis hidden among rolling sand dunes where you'll arrive at around 16:30. Try your hand at surfboarding along the dunes with some expert guidance.

Once evening falls, prepare yourself for an unforgettable camping experience unlike any other in the dunes.

After beeing served a delicious chicken, beef, porc or vegetarian barbecue, spend the night connecting with nature and stargazing in the desert of rural Peru. You will be provided all the necessary equipment including a tent and a sleeping bag.


Start off your day right with a succulent breakfast in the dunes before going to to Casa Illary Ika, a non profit organization which goal is to offer children of Pisco a pathway out of the poverty that has endured the region since the 2007 earthquake that destroyed the city. You will learn more about the organization and the meaningful social work they do.

Conclude your tour with a tasty lunch in a local restaurant in Bernales, a small community near by Moron lagoon.

You will be dropped off at around 15:00 at your hotel or at Paracas bus station.


  • Pick up from hotels in Paracas

  • Local spanish speaking guide

  • English translator for those who select the tour in English

  • Ballestas Islands boat tour (2 hours)

  • Entrance fee to Ballestas Islands

  • Paracas National Reserve tour (2.5 hours)

  • Entrance fee to Paracas National Reserve

  • Mikeysa winery tour, entrance fee and wine tasting

  • Time for a swim at Moron lagoon

  • Sandboarding

  • Barbeque dinner on Day 1 with drinks (water, tea)

  • Camping equipment

  • Breakfast on Day 2

  • Casa Illary Ika non profit organization visit

  • 2-course lunch with 1 drink (juice) on Day 2


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Drinks

  • Lunch on Day 1

Please Note

  • The tour is operated by local nonprofit community based organizations, and revenue from the tour support local social causes.

  • On Day 1, pick up can either be at Paracas bus station at your arrival time or at your hotel at 08:00. If you arrive at the bus station, please make sure to book a bus that arrives before 08:00.

  • For lunch on Day 1 that is not included in the price of the tour, you can expect to pay around USD 10 for a full lunch at a local restaurant.

  • A tent and sleeping bag will be provided for you and your party. Tents are for 4 people maximum.

  • No restrictions regarding suitcases or backpacks as you will be able to leave them in the vehicle during the tours.

  • The tour is free for children aged 0 to 3. 50% discount for children aged 4 to 11.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 11 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 6 to 10 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 5 days or less prior to date of activity.

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