Popular Boat Tours & River Cruises in Nazca
Our most recommended Nazca Cruises & Boat Tours
1. From Lima: Ballestas Islands & Nazca Lines with Meals
Wake up early for pick-up from your hotel at 4:30 AM and travel to the Paracas National Reserve. Enjoy a breakfast box on the way there. Board the first boat to Ballestas Islands and admire the scenery of Paracas Bay, keeping an eye out for wildlife like sea lions, seagulls and penguins. Travel to the aerodrome of Ica and watch an informative video on the history of the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jump on to a Cessna 208 Caravan plane and fly over the ancient geoglyphs, to view them from above. Take pictures of the whale, astronaut, monkey, hummingbird and many more of the geoglyphs. Head to a traditional Peruvian restaurant and choose between a creole or seafood lunch, complemented with drinks. Indulge yourself with a wine tasting as well as traditional pisco, famously made in the region. Return to Lima at 7:00 PM.
2. From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis
Start your adventure by departing Lima in the early morning. Travel for around 300 km on the Pan-American highway until you reach Paracas Bay, a very important place for Peruvian history which is full of wildlife. Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and watch out for birds, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins. Then head to Pisco Airport and take a 45-minute flight over the Palpa desert to see the Nazca Lines. Stop at the Huacachina Oasis, and take some time to eat lunch and walk around. Test your skills at sandboarding for an additional cost or just enjoy free time at the pool drinking Pisco Sours. At the end of the adventure, head back to Lima via the same route.
Good but a bit exhausting given the early wake up, guide was very nice and knowledgeable
3. Lima: 3-Day Tour to Paracas, Ballestas Islands & Huacachina
Day 1: Lima - Chincha - Paracas Pickup from your hotel or hostel in Lima. Stop at Chincha for a tour of the secret slave tunnels. Walk around the tunnels that were used to illegally smuggle slaves during the 17th century. After the tour, continue to Paracas, a small beach town, where you will have the rest of the day to explore. Overnight in Paracas. Day 2: Paracas - Ballestas Islands - Huacachina Leave your hotel and embark on a 2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Islands. These islands are known to be a smaller version of the Galápagos, and you will have the chance to see sea lions, penguins, birds, and even dolphins up close in their natural habitats. After the boat tour, go on a 2-hour tour of the Paracas National Reserve, which is one of South America's largest protected desert regions and home to more than 400 species of flora and fauna. Discover...
I loved the fact that the activities weren’t jam packed together and although some attractions were closed due to weather or COVID the tour guides made up for it and we all had a wonderful time!!!
4. From Lima: Ballestas Islands, Huacachina and Nazca Line Tour
Discover the best of the culture, nature, and wildlife of the Ica region on this all-encompassing tour. Start your tour at 4:30 AM with a freshly prepared, delicious breakfast box, on your journey from your hotel in Lima to the Ballestas Islands, where your guided tour begins. See the "chandelier", a geoglyph used as a reference point for travelers and sailors. Observe beautiful native species such as sea lion colonies and Humboldt penguins, as well as several guano birds. Learn about the importance of these islands to the Peruvian coast and observe other species such as cormorants, pelicans, seagulls, and many other unique species. Next, head to the airport for a flight over the Nazca Lines. After watching an informative video about the lines and their mysteries, board a Cessna plane and enjoy a 1.25-hour flight over the area. Your pilot will show you the location of these mysterious g...
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What people are saying about Nazca
It was one of the best trip at Peru. If you have limit of time and you want to see everything at one day - this is the best way to do it. The landscapes are amazing. I had a jorney at the comfortable car, giude told a lot of inreresting informations, helped me to take pictures and sometimes we stopped if I asked - to watch flamingos and sunset. I like the Nazca flight, it was like a game, you have a map and you need to search the symbols. The Huacachina oasis is very lovely and you could chose what do you want to do - just walk or sand boarding. And of cource cutest sea lions at Belestas island))) So I realy enjoed of everything
The experience was amazing! Cesar went above and beyond to make our experience a really memorable one. We customized our tour and added driving the ATV quad bikes in the desert and also we wanted to watch the sunset in the Huaccachina desert which is an absolute must. We removed the Ballestas part to accomodate for all of this. We got back to Lima by 11pm and once again Cesar attended to our every need. Would definitely recommend.
Visiting all the places was a treat ! The best thing though was our travel buddies Aymen and Pablo. We were picked up right on time in a perfect condition SUV for the long drive. Our buddies were courteous, well spoken in English, knowledgeable and by the end of the day we were like friends. A 17 hour trip that day felt like traveling with family. Highly recommended!!!
Wonderful experience! Excellent guides (Pablo and Aymen). We visit exceptional places and unique experiences! Ballestas Islands, Nazca lines and the Huacachina oasis are without a doubt unique and beautiful places! We were delighted with the complete package: from the guide, driver and tours, everything exceeded our expectations !!! Go ahead
Amazing trip with very nice guide Chojj! Touch of sea nature, history and dunes was unusual and inspiring. Thank you!