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Ballestas Islands Excursion provided by Venturia

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas
    Via a Paracas S/N, Paracas 11550, Peru
    Meet at the private dock of the Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort
    See address & details
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    Ballestas Islands
    Stop: 30 minutes
    You will visit Ballestas Islands and "Candelabro" (an enormous and mysterious geoglyph carved on the desert soil)
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  • You'll end at
    Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas
    Via a Paracas S/N, Paracas 11550, Peru
    Meet at the private dock of the Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas, Via a Paracas S/N, Paracas 11550, Peru
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional billingual guide
  • A croissant and cup of coffee before the activity
  • Onboard maritime radio
  • Life jackets
  • Emergency rations
  • Trained and certified captains
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Tour starts 08:20 am or 10:20 am. but we recommend to be at the 20 minutes before.
  • Children from 1 to 4 years old can sit on laps and not pay.
  • Children from 5 to 9 years old pay a children rate
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
8Reviews
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Devesh S wrote a review Jan 2020
Pikeville, United States6 contributions
I have heard so much about the Ballestas Islands (Poor Man Galapagos Islands). I made a special effort. As all the hotels were booked on hotels.com and there were no flights from Lima to Pisco on 12/31/19, I took the bus to Pisco, stayed in a hotel overnight, took a taxi in the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Eduardo D, Director General at Ballestas Islands Excursion
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear traveler, Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts about the Ballestas Islands, it´s a pity you could not encircle an extraordinary experience in the islands. Some tours, especially the ones on regular basis, could have some limitations. We believe Paracas has much more to offer, both on land and sea; we are developing new experiences to allow travelers have more personal enrichment, contact with nature and excitement. Hope to be able to serve you and your friends in a near future. Great 2020! Warmest regards, Eduardo Doig General Manager VENTURIA
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Dennis G wrote a review Oct 2019
North East, Pennsylvania15 contributions5 helpful votes
The trip itself was great. Lots of penguins, sea lions, etc, and good narration. The problem was in contacting the correct agent on the morning of the trip. Lot's of agents at the marina wharf, without clear indication as to which was our point of contact.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Eduardo D, Director General at Ballestas Islands Excursion
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Dear Dennis, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with Venturia in the Ballestas Islands. Your comments give us some ideas to enhance the check-in protocol. Please, accept our apologies if any confusion was caused. If you want to provide further details, I´ll be more than glad to contact you over the phone. Hope to be able to show you other places of Peru very soon, all our team will be at your service. Warmest regards, Eduardo Doig General Manager VENTURIA
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Francesca B wrote a review Sep 2019
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions13 helpful votes
I have to say the guide was excellent and I could not fault the boat driver or the route they took. The islands are very well worth a visit. One thing I have to mention however is that being a solo traveller I felt slightly disadvantaged on this tour. I would’ve imagined that
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Date of experience: September 2019
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DodgeRog wrote a review Sep 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom84 contributions32 helpful votes
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People travel to Paracas just to visit the Ballestas - and you can see why! Fantastic opportunity to see some amazing animals up close in their natural environment. Our guide was very good - did the tour in both Spanish and English, was very informative and good humoured. There
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Response from Venturia_pe, General Manager at Ballestas Islands Excursion
Responded 2 Oct 2019
Dear @DodgeRog, Thank you so much for sharing your experience in Paracas and the Ballestas Islands with Venturia, our team will receive your comments with great joy. There is much more to see in this beautiful area, hope we can have you here soon! Warmest regards from Peru! Eduardo Doig General Manager VENTURIA
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bugbug_be wrote a review Sep 2019
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I tought to have booked a less touristic tour and was willing to pay some more for this reason...but there is no difference with the cheaper boots. They all have the same size and they all do the same. I also tought that because the tour started 20 minutes later then all the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Joseph T
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Ballestas Island and Nazca Lines
We worked with our Venturia tour coordinator, Romina Guerra. She did a great job assisting us with our Paracas tou
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charlesnad
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A top notch experience
One of the most memorable experience while we were in Paracas. The kids loved it. We had the chance to see the peng
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Melinda39
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Fun on the Sand dunes!
It was an extraordinary experience being driven in a 4x4 across the huge sand dunes near Paracas. An experienced d
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DCC787
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Avoid
Overpriced service provider which is not able to match the quality with their price. We stayed at Hotel Paracas and
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991leiad
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Amazing service!
We stayed at the Hotel Paracas and used venturia for the Nazca lines and half day yacht around the ballestas island
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Richard D
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Great Trip to Ballestas Island
Easy to get to just stroll down the hotel jetty. The crew, pilot and guide were both absolute experts. Entertaini
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765traceyn
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Desert adventure- highlight of our 10 day trip!
For context, my husband booked this activity and all I thought we were doing was some sort of picnic in the desert.
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Retired I
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Desert Adventure by Venturia
Our Travel Agent, Metropolitan, arranged for us to have a desert adventure with Venturia. We thought it would be a
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drjwdavis
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Excellent tour of Ballestas Islands
Booked a private boat/tour for my wife and I through Venturia tours. Diego was our guide. They were a quality opera
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sylvienrnf
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For small or big projects - a perfect service
Venturia helped my company planing and organizing all evening programs for a 4 days event with more than 200 attend
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Eric K
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Venturia organizes very good day tours from Hotel Paracas
We stayed for 5 days at the Hotel Paracas and we very pleased with the Venturia (Tikariy) travel agency based in th
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Mariafern
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Great Machupichu and sacred valley tour
Just visited these magnificent cities with my husband and 14 year old boy!! I can't recommend enough their private
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gaos
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Tikariy guide spoke English very well
We booked a day tour in and around Cusco with Tikariy. It has an office in hotel Tambo del Inka in Urubamba, where
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TravelLoverXOXO
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Sacred Valley and Cusco City Tour
These guys were organised and the tours covered quite a bit in a sufficient manner. The tour guides were most passi
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Luis S
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Ballesta Islands
The experience in Paracas was great! During the tour I saw sea lions, birds, pingüinos, and other animals.. Driver
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