This morning rise early for an excursion to the Ballestas Islands.
We will depart the hotel at approximately 7:30am. Make your way to
Paracas' port to board a boat at approximately 8am.
The Ballestas Islands are home to an abundance of wildlife,
including pelicans, red-footed boobies, flamingos, sea lions and
even penguins. You'll have the opportunity to see wildlife up close
on a boat tour of the islands (approximately 1.5-2 hours). Between
June and September the port may be closed due to weather conditions.
If this is the case, an alternative land tour of the Paracas
National Reserve will be arranged.
Late morning we make the journey in a private van from Paracas to
Nazca. This is a three hour drive, but there may be a stop in
Huacanchina on the way. The leader will offer the group the option
of making this stop and the outcome will be based on a majority
decision. Huacachina is a little settlement that sits beside a small
lake with dramatic sand dunes. There are opportunities to go
sand-boarding or simply enjoy the photo opportunities.
Later in the afternoon
on arrival to Nazca, visit the viewing
platform of the famous Nazca Lines. Etched into the landscape some
22 kilometres north of Nazca, are an assortment of perfectly
straight lines, trapezoidal zones, strange symbols, and images of
birds and beasts on a giant scale.
Tonight enjoy an included 'Pachamanca' dinner, which is a
traditional way of baking (usually meats) using hot stones.
That's real road working team