Travel Blogs from Paracas, Peru

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Ballesta Island and Paracas Tour, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Ballesta Island and Paracas Tour

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... Channel islands in California minus the millions of birds.       My second tour is the visit to Paracas national park. This is not as interesting as the Ballestas island trip since it only includes a stop at the local museum, ...

Poor Man's Galápagos - Paracas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Poor Man's Galápagos - Paracas

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... habitat thing again - this Park reserve was like nothing we have at home..fascinating... anyway... The name Paracas means "sand storms".  I havent written earlier but I didnt know that Lima doesnot get rain.   It doesnt have a ...

The Poor Man Galapagos, very poor., Paracas, Peru travel blog

The Poor Man Galapagos, very poor.

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... of Mike´s friend in Rio for a place to stay at the end of my trip, as well as bagging a Spanish course for my ipod, Paracas was benefiting me greatly. The next day a trip to the national park was in store, a vast expanse of desert contrasting with the ...

Paracas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Paracas

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Paracas ...

Pisco Sours and sweet sea creatures, Pisco, Paracas and the Ballestras Isles, Peru travel blog

Pisco Sours and sweet sea creatures

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... value throughout South America) we did the rounds of travel agencies in search of a well-priced day tour to nearby Paracas National Park and the Ballestras Islands - settled for 35 soles each with Ballestras Expeditions. The Ballestras Isles are often ...

Paracas and Islas Ballestas, Paracas National Reserve, Peru travel blog

Paracas and Islas Ballestas

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... lines they were created by aliens. It is said that there are 240 geoglyphs and 1000 lines within a 100 km radius, between Paracas and Nasca. The ancient Nasca Lines were made by removing sun-darkened stones from the desert surface to expose the lighter ...

Islas Ballestas... a follow up to Nazca?, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Islas Ballestas... a follow up to Nazca?

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Islas Ballestas... a follow up to ...

The poor man´s Galapagos, Paracas, Peru travel blog

The poor man´s Galapagos

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... they do it).  But we didn´t get weird lizards and ancient tortoises.  Oh well. When we arrived at the Paracas pier there were already a zillion other tourists and pelicans.  Yay, pelicans!  Apparently we weren´t the only people ...

Pisco and Paracas, Pisco and Paracas, Peru travel blog

Pisco and Paracas

A travel blog entry by jag

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... down to Pisco on the coast. Pisco is a really small town which I used to explore the nearby Islas Ballestas and Peninsula de Paracas, which hold abundant wildlife in the Bird and Sea Lion Colonies. I took a cheap tour with the first sight being the famous ...

Poor Man's Gallapagos, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Poor Man's Gallapagos

A travel blog entry by vicki

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... , but the new "town" is growing rapidly. Takes a lot of guts to do that! In the afternoon we drove onto the Paracas peninsula, which was stunning, and most surprisingly wasn't blowing a howling gale, so we were able to enjoy it. We walked out to the ...

Ballestas Islands- like Galápagos...?, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Ballestas Islands- like Galápagos...?

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... in my opinion the best bus company to travel with in Peru, although probably a little more expensive than other companies. We arrived in Paracas late afternoon, and we were greeted by a local boy. We thought he'd come to meet us from the bus to take us ...

Boobies! (Of the Bird Variety That Is...), Paracas, Peru travel blog

Boobies! (Of the Bird Variety That Is...)

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... dune by an early civilisation who inhabited the area. Then out to sea we headed and the Ballestas Islands.  A national reserve of Peru, we were not allowed to disembark onto the island itself but to be fair I think the better view was from the water ...

**RECIPE** - Peruvian Civeche, Paracas, Peru travel blog

**RECIPE** - Peruvian Civeche

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Not all 'ceviche' is created equal. First tried this on advice from Ivo in Paracus, Peru.  It had been over marinaded so was cooked right through.  Shame.  Had lots of good ones since. :) If you fancy giving it ago, I can thoroughly ...

Islas Bellastas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Islas Bellastas

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Our first stop on the whirlwind tour of Peru was to be at Paracas to visit the Islas Ballestas (otherwise known as the poor man's Galapagos!) We'd actually pre-booked the tour as we knew we were on abit of a tight schedule which made for luxury travelling ...

Las Islas Ballestas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Las Islas Ballestas

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... ? On the ride back to the pier we saw more sea lions, pelicans and other birds diving to catch fish.  We arrived in time to check out, say goodbye to our wonderful hosts Alberto and Lidia from Paracas Backpackers House and catch our bus to ...

Birds, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Birds

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... many places the islands had turned white from all the droppings. Did another tour this afternoon to the Paracas National Reserve, the oldest marine reserve in Peru. We basically drove around in a bus and stopped at certain places to take pictures. Some ...

Viel Sand, viele Vögel und viel Kacke, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Viel Sand, viele Vögel und viel Kacke

A travel blog entry by teresitaykusito

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... rke von mehr als 8 auf der Richterskala behilflich ist und somit viele Erbeeben offiziell eine Stärke von 7.9 aufweisen. Paracas selber ist eine kleine Hafenstadt die sich am Rande einer grossen Halbinsel befindet. Diese Halbinsel ist ein ...

Paracas, Peru, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Paracas, Peru

A travel blog entry by wagsnetberd

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... and the tinkle of bush camp wee-wees! Lovely! The sunset was awesome too! Unfortunately, we set of the next am to go to Paracas port where the boat trips depart from .... and then there was MIST! We arrived early at around 8am, and waited .... and ...

The seaside !!!, Paracas, Peru travel blog

The seaside !!!

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

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... and travelling by car with company is better than sitting on a bus, often next to a smelly person... Alberto, the manager at Paracas Backpacker's House (a basic but comfy hostal) told me a colony of flamingos had been spotted further around the bay if I ...

Nazca, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca

A travel blog entry by jorgen_anne

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During the many tours that we did in Peru, we learnt lots and lots about the Incas and the cultures they conquered (pre-inca cultures). The most violent and feared pre-inca culture was in fact the Nascas! Therefore, I was more wary than usual when we ...

Penguins in Peru!, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Penguins in Peru!

A travel blog entry by roseoftheworld2

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... is cooled by the Humboldt current which brings icy water up from Antartica, so penguins are very happy in Peru. Finally, the tour of the Paracas National Reserve was also a bit underwhelming. Being a nature reserve, you might expect flora and fauna, but ...

The Poor Man's Galapagos, Paracas, Peru travel blog

The Poor Man's Galapagos

A travel blog entry by garrykctravels

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... final South American contribution to our blog as I bring you the low down on our short stay in the small little town of Paracas, which is on Peru's coastline, a few hours south of Lima. 28th May – We set off on our Cruz del Sur bus from Ica and ...

Humbolt Penguins! I love them!, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Humbolt Penguins! I love them!

A travel blog entry by jlcalgary

Woke up around 7 AM just in time for breakfast on the Cruz Del Sur bus which wasn't too bad. Got off the bus at Paracas and immediately people was asking me if I want to go on a tour of Ballestas Island which I said sure. Went with the first person and ...

The Worst Dinner yet, Paracas, Peru travel blog

The Worst Dinner yet

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

... places we have visited, and all the things we have tried... last night was our worst attempt at dinner... sadly! We had arrived in Paracas really hungry after no breakfast nd had a really nice brunch... I had really nice Fish (t had pink fins) and Al had ...

Nasca & Paracas, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Nasca & Paracas

A travel blog entry by easton-martin

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Nasca is as exciting at Barry in Wales, but without the attraction of the new Waitrose.  If it wasn`t for the lines you could easilly drive through the town without giving it a second glance,  What about the lines? I hear you all ask, ok it ...

Amnesia and birds galore!, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Amnesia and birds galore!

A travel blog entry by chrisser71

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... chicken is so popular here, but I wonder what animal rights activists would say… After 3˝ hours of driving we reached Paracas, which is nothing but a small fishing village that is making money out of all the tourists coming here to see the ...

Peru's other side (by MAPG), Paracas, Peru travel blog

Peru's other side (by MAPG)

A travel blog entry by kctmapg

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... ;one night / one day trip to the Paracas Peninsula. Thanks to its beautiful white-sandy beaches (for Peruvian standards), Paracas became a popular destination for wealthy people. Hilton Double Tree House & other luxury resort rose like mushrooms, ...

Seal fun, Paracas, Peru travel blog

Seal fun

A travel blog entry by negar

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In Paracas we were delighted to get to spend a couple of days in a cute beach side town in the sun and eat freshly caught fish from the Pacific Ocean. We were both in our element here as we went on a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands to see sealions, ...

Pisco - Lima, Pisco - Lima, Peru travel blog

Pisco - Lima

A travel blog entry by paulandlin

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... of birds perched on the rocks, combined with the ones flying over and around you. There is so much guano (crap), that in the mid 19th century it became Peru's principal export. Other than that it was back up to Lima before we hit ...

Islas Ballestas - Penguins, Pelicans and Sealions., Paracas, Peru travel blog

Islas Ballestas - Penguins, Pelicans and Sealions.

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

we woke up bright and breezy, ready for the day ahead (and really hungry for breakfast!) After a chicken sandwich and a leche chocolate, we went to find our boat - we were added to a tour group and jumped on pinguino IV, life jackets on and off we went ...

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