On the way we see the mysterious figure of El Candelabro (Candelabrum), made on the side of a hill facing the sea, with an unknown origin until today…
Here, we will stop our boat and our local guide will explain us the different existing theories about this enigmatic figure…Then we are going to continue our journey and arrived to the Ballestas Islands, a paradise place, full of seabirds and sealions. Among birds, we can see groups of pelicans, Inca terns, gulls, Humboldt penguins, among others…As for sealions, these can be seen everywhere resting on the shores of the islands or playing in the water…Paracas is an ideal place where you can meet friendly people and enjoy the hot weather, visiting the Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve, the Inca ruins of Tambo Colorado, and also, from Paracas you can visit the mysterious Nazca Lines, in this way saving time with ride up to that city to fly over the Lines.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY :
10:00 a.m. An operator of our company will pick you up in a car at your hotel to take you to Pisco Airport, which is located fifteen minutes from Paracas. We will leave from this airport in a CESSNA 208B GRAND CARAVAN, with capacity for 12 passengers.. Our aircrafts are equipped with oxygen system, icing system, detector of storms and air conditioning. In this circuit we can see new findings in Pozo Santo (subject to permission), Ocucaje, Palpa, Nazca lines, the citadel of Cahuachi and aqueducts, for about 1 hour 30 minutes. The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru. They have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. At 4:30pm pick up and transfer to the bus therminal of “Cruz del Sur “for your return to Lima – Arequipa or Cusco.
7:45 a.m. We will pick you up from your hotel to take them to Chaco Pier. In order to make the Tour to the Ballestas Islands, we will take the boat (speedboats) with capacity for 25 people. The Ballestas Islands trip lasts about two hours. 15 minutes away of distance travelled we will to arrive at the “Candelabro” (candelabrum), a similar figure to the Nazca Lines. In that moment the guide will explain you the various existing theories about this figure…15 minutes away more, we are coming to the Ballestas Islands, where you will observe its rocky formations and its wide variety of marine life. You can see thousands of guano birds, humboldt penguins, sealions, and pelicans. You could visit also “La Maternidad” (maternity) where we are going to watch baby sea lions. Then we will come back at 10:00 a.m… 11:00 a.m. In a private vehicle we will start off up to Humay in order to visit the Inca ruins of Tambo Colorado. This tour has duration of three hours aproximately. During the tour you can see the valley of Pisco, small villages, observe the Pisco River and visit a small museum, where there are archaeological remains of that epoch.
Tambo Colorado: Tambo Colorado is a well-preserved Inca adobe complex on the coast of Peru, also known as Puka Tampu, Pucallacta or Pucahuasi… The site owes its name to the abundant use of colors on the walls. Thanks to favorable (very dry) environmental conditions, many walls at Tambo, both internal and external, retain enough residual colored paint to accurately reconstruct what the original wall painting would have been like. Color here was often applied in horizontal strips of red, black, white, and yellow ochre atop stucco, and variation in color would accentuate architectural features such as niches. Trapezoidal niches at Tambo have one or two recesses each, likely used for the placement of important objects. As with all Inca constructions, the overall dimensions of niche construction are standardized across the entire site. After this tour we come back to hotel.
At 6:45 am, we will pick you up from your hotel to take you to Bus Station “CRUZ DEL SUR AT 7:30 AM” for leave from Lima up to the Paracas district (approximately four hours away). When you have arrived at terminal, a duly identified operator of our company will be waiting for you and he will transfer you to your reserved hotel…Then at the right time our operator will pick you up at your hotel in a private vehicle to visit the Paracas National Reserve (This tour lasts approximately three hours) In that place, we will cross the desert of Paracas Peninsula and visit “La Catedral” (Cathedral) which is a rock formation caused by erosion wind and sea, damaged by the earthquake in 2007, but it is still an interesting attraction.
Then we will cross the desert to visit Yumaque Beach, Red Beach and Lagunillas Beach. In these beaches you can enjoy of sunbathing, swimming and also you can eat delicious fish and shellfish while you watch many flamingos in the Bay area. Finally we will come back to hotel to rest.
Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near