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Lima: Luxury Bus Day Tour to Paracas & Secret Slave Tunnels

Product ID: 314082
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A full-day tour from Lima in which you can take a boat out to the Ballestas Islands. You will also visit the Secret Slave Tunnels, underground tunnels which were used to smuggled slaves in the 17th century.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 17 - 18.5 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

We pick up passengers from all major hostels & hotels in Miraflores, Lima.

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  • Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat
  • Witness one of the biggest protected deserts in the Americas
  • Travel with a bilingual guide throughout your entire trip
Full description
After hotel pickup in Lima between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM, depart for Paracas, a beautiful town on the sea. Travel on a spacious luxury bus and relax for the 4-hour ride. Once in Paracas, take a 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, a smaller version of the Galapagos Islands. You'll see sea lions, penguins, and plenty of birds up close and in their natural habitat. If you're lucky, you may even see a dolphin or two.

Next up, begin a 2-hour tour of the Paracas National Reserve, one of South America's largest protected desert reserves and home to over 400 species of flora and fauna. In this stunning Pacific-coastline location, the desert meets the ocean. Following the reserve, travel by bus to the Secret Slave Tunnels at the Hacienda San Jose in Chincha to explore its underground tunnels. Learn about the history of this ex-sugar plantation and the tunnels that lay beneath it on a 1-hour tour.

Finally, on the trip back to Lima, sit back and relax on the comfortable seats while you enjoy a movie onboard. At the conclusion of your journey, you will be dropped off directly to your hotel/hostel.
  • Guided bus transport
  • Ballestas Islands tour
  • Paracas National Reserve tour
  • Secret Slave Tunnels tour
  • Hotel/hostel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and costs
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You will see our big red bus or the grey one with our Peru Hop logo, also our guide with the Peru Hop uniform will go to Macdonalds to call Peru Hop passengers.

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From US$ 109 per person

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Product ID: 314082