The Paracas National Reserve consists of the Paracas Peninsula, coastal areas and tropical desert. It provides a sanctuary to 74 species of plants that grow in this extremely arid area, and to 216 species of birds, 16 types of mammals, 10 species of reptiles and 193 species of fish. The protected natural marine area covers 3350 square kilometres, 65% of it is sea and 35% land and islands. It is considered as one of the richest and most uncommon ecosystems in the world.
Visit the natural rock formation "La Catedral" ,Playa Roja (red beach), Cerro Colorado to have a beautiful look over the two bays, the beach Lagunillas, the information centre about flora and fauna, and observe Flamingos.
This reserve is unique not only because of its protection and the conservation of marine ecosystems but also the protection of the cultural and historical patrimony of the pre-Inca Paracas culture.
The monthly average temperature ranges between 15.5 °C (60° F) – 22 °C (72° F). There is no rainy season. The Park can be visited throughout the year.
- 11:00 am from Pisco Travel office
|TOUR PRICE (All ages)||17.00 (USD)|
|10:50 - 11:00||Meeting point: Pisco Travel office|
|11:00 - 11:15||Transport from Pisco Travel office to Paracas National Reserve|
|11:10 - 16:00||Visit the Paracas National Reserve and Museum|
|16:00 - 16:05||Back to Paracas. Main town square of Paracas|
- Tour guide Spanish/English
- Transfer Paracas city - Natural Reserve - Paracas city
- Entrance to Paracas National Reserve
- Entrance fee to the Museum 7.50 soles ( approx USD $2.50)
- Wear light clothes
- Bottle of water
- Sun screen
- Sun glasses
IMPORTANT: This tour is included free with all Peru Hop passes, please see our bus companies page for more details.
Cancellation or changes of this tour:
CHANGES: It is FREE to change tour date before 5:00 pm (Lima time) the day before the tour begins.
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 5:00 pm (Lima time) the day before the tour begins a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee). After this time there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.
You must email firstname.lastname@example.org (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.
What should I bring to the tour?
It is recommended to bring a wind jacket or jumper if necessary against wind/spray. It can also be very sunny so do not forget your sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen. Camera or cell phone to take pictures.
Is there an Interpretation Center?
The reserve contains an Interpretation Center which provides information on biodiversity, ecosystems and protecting endangered species in the zone.
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