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Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) Tours and Activities

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A cluster of tiny islands off the Peruvian coast, the Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) are often touted as the “Peruvian Galapagos,” famed for their spectacular variety of birdlife and rugged coastline of soaring cliffs, rocky beaches, and remote sea caves.

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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

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Don’t let limited time in Lima stop you visiting Huacachina and Paracas. See the desert oasis and natural hotspots on a full-day tour, ideal for travelers short on time. After traveling to Paracas, you’ll embark on a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, regularly compared to the Galapagos Island, to see colonies of sea lions and seals. Then, explore Huacachina desert in a dune buggy and go sand boarding. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 18 hours
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$139.00
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$139.00

Full Day from Lima: Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands & Secret Tunnels

Full Day from Lima: Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands & Secret Tunnels

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Expand your awareness of Peruvian nature and culture on this tour to the Ballestas Islands from Lima. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands and tour the Paracas National Reserve before heading to the historic tunnels at Chincha, an important site in Peruvian history.
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  • 18 hours
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$129.00
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Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima

Ballestas Islands, Tacama Vineyard & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour from Lima

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The Ballestas Islands, located off the southern coast of Peru, are known for their range of diverse wildlife and surrounding beauty. See the best of the islands and the adjacent Paracas National Reserve on this private full-day tour from Lima, featuring informative commentary from your guide and including all meals and transportation.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$270.00
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$270.00

Full Day Paracas Ica and Huacachina from Lima All Included

Full Day Paracas Ica and Huacachina from Lima All Included

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Discover the serene landscapes of Peru’s countryside on a full-day tour from Lima. See Humboldt penguins and sea lions on the Ballestas Islands, visit a local winery, and slide down the dunes of Huacachina over the course of a day. If time allows, you can also make a stop at Chincha Alta for more countryside experiences. This small-group tour is a great way to experience local culture and beautiful nature.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.70
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$104.70

Paracas - Ica - Huacachina from Lima, with the Ballestas and sandboarding islands

Paracas - Ica - Huacachina from Lima, with the Ballestas and sandboarding islands

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Paracas is a favored weekend getaway for Limeños but, without your own transport, getting there can be tricky. This day tour from Lima takes you there and includes a marine wildlife-filled boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, dune buggying and sand boarding in the desert and pisco and wine-tasting at a vineyard.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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Skip the Line: Larco Museum Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Larco Museum Admission Ticket

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Travel back through 5,000 years of Peruvian history with this admission ticket to Lima’s fascinating Larco Museum. Situated inside a picturesque 18th-century colonial mansion, this comprehensive museum offers a great way to put Peru’s incredible wealth of historical sites and pre-Columbian cultures into context. Connect the dots between iconic Peruvian sites like Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, Cusco and much more as you admire its amazing range of exhibits, beautiful gold and silver artifacts and a unique erotic art collection.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.26
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Larco Museum, Pisco Old Tavern and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour

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Larco Museum, Pisco Old Tavern and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour

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Discover two of Lima’s most popular and picturesque attractions on an exciting evening tour of the city. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, be transported back to pre-Colombian cultures with the ancient artifacts of the Larco Museum (Museo Larco), and then awaken your senses with a spectacular light and sound show in Lima’s Parque de la Reserva (Park of the Reserve).  Stop off to sample local delicacies and a refreshing pisco sour during your exciting excursion into the night.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.10
$69.00
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$69.00
$6.90 savings

Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner

Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner

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Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on a of the Larco Museum with dinner. Immerse yourself in the cultural intrigue of the museum with a knowledgeable guide, exploring extensive collections of pre-Colombian artifacts as you delve deeper into Peru’s fascinating history. Then, sit down to a gourmet dinner inspired by the regional specialties of Peru. Sip sweet pisco sours as you absorb the tranquil ambiance of the museum’s beautiful gardens on this cultural and culinary experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.00
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$134.00
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7-Day Peru Deep Dive: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour

7-Day Peru Deep Dive: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour

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This week-long tour is crafted for travelers who want to dive deep in Peru. Wander the neighborhoods of modern Lima. Enjoy the architecture and archaeology in and around Cusco (including Moray, Moras, and Pisac). Explore the beauty of the Sacred Valley. Then take a train and a bus to Machu Picchu, the most famous destination in the country.
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  • 7 days
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$961.54
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Caral, The Oldest Civilization of America: Full-Day Tour from Lima

Caral, The Oldest Civilization of America: Full-Day Tour from Lima

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The UNESCO-listed archeological site of Caral, first inhabited between 2600 BCE and 2000 BCE, is among Peru's most impressive ruins. Getting there, however, can be tricky. This small-group tour tour from Lima promises a hassle-free experience. You'll get picked up from your accommodation and taken directly to Caral where your guide will offer insights into its ancient civilization.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers

From Lima: Palomino Islands Cruise & Swimming with Sea Lions with Transfers

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Cruise off the coast of Lima during a half-day tour of five islands. Sail aboard a luxury yacht and relax with provided snacks and beverages while you sightsee. Admire the beautiful natural scenery en route to El Camotal, San Lorenzo, and the Palomino Islands. Then slip on a provided wetsuit and life jacket before you frolic in the Pacific Ocean with sea lions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Lima Bike Tour Miraflores - Barranco + Huaca Pucllana!

Lima Bike Tour Miraflores - Barranco + Huaca Pucllana!

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Biking through Lima is a fun and active way to explore the city's enclaves while getting a sense of local character that's all too easily missed when touring by car. You will visit top sights around Miraflores and Barranco , including the Kennedy Park, Huaca Pucllana(Pre Inca Temple),Paraport (paragliding), Park of love, Larcomar, Bridge of Sights and Plaza Barranco. As you ride you will enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and street art, learn stories and fun facts about the neighborhoods and our culture. Along this tour we will talk about peruvian food, culture, local history and anything you'll like. When arriving Barranco feel free to ask your guide for a free beer! All equipment included. *If you reserve this tour... Congratulations!! because you HAVE GOT ONE FREE NIGHT in Albergue verde Hotel Boutique in Miraflores! (minimun stay 2 nights) Yes! We are promoting our tours!!   Believe us, it's worth it! **To access this promotion you must send us a message**
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.77
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3 Hour Great Miraflores & Barranco Bike Tour

3 Hour Great Miraflores & Barranco Bike Tour

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This is a Free Bike Tour! Rent our bike and the tour is FREE. We make this experience as diverse and fun as possible, reason why we came up with the FREE BIKE TOUR concept, to share with more visitors this view of Miraflores and Barranco as a local. A bike tour in town cost an average of 25 USD per PAX. Renting our bikes will cost you 10 USD including a helmet and a bottle of water. To guarantee a safe ride, an assistants will join us for groups over 6 PAX. Giving you valuable information with a good sense of humor is our best! Recomendations of local bars, drinks, food, markets, etc will be given! Your gratuity to our guide will be appreciated at the end of the tour as well. This way we make the bike tour more accesible to everyone keeping the best quality and good vibes that characterize us. Join us for your best ride in town and a great Introduction to Lima!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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Round-Trip Transfer in Private Vehicle from-to Lima Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima

Round-Trip Transfer in Private Vehicle from-to Lima Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima

Book a round trip private transfer from/to Airport to your destination, service guaranteed once you make the booking. We will provide all information necessary to meet your driver at hotel or destination. • Meet and greet • Private transfer • 60 minutes waiting time at airport • 24 hours service (all day) • All costs included (taxes, fees, tolls, tips, etc…)
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.67
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$46.67
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Private transfers from Lima Airport

Private transfers from Lima Airport

We are specialized in the Private Transfer service of JORGE CHAVEZ AIRPORT, we are aware of your flight and we wait for you with a sign with your name and surname, transportation, cars and vans are exclusive all full equipment with air conditioning and a friendly driver for your service, when it is back to the airport in the same way we are 5 minutes before the time you made your reservation with the same characteristics in the private service.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.80
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Magic Water Circuit with Dinner and Folkloric Show

Magic Water Circuit with Dinner and Folkloric Show

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Experience a sound and light extravaganza to remember on this fountains tour with dinner and a show in Lima. Following pickup at your accommodation in downtown Lima, Miraflores, or San Isidro, transfer to the Magic Water Circuit—where enormous jets of water explode into the skies to music and lights. You’ll also have time for a delicious dinner, with a performance of traditional Peruvian music and dance.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.00
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Departure Private Transfer from Lima City to Lima Airport LIM by Sedan Car

Departure Private Transfer from Lima City to Lima Airport LIM by Sedan Car

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Lima City hotel to Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport LIM by private sedan car, and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
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  • 30 to 40 minutes
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$29.90
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Private City Tour

Private City Tour

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A private sightseeing tour gives you the benefit of exploring Lima's enclaves on a friendly, personalized excursion. Stroll through the bustling Miraflores neighborhood, visit archaeological sites located in the middle of the city, walk through the catacombs of the Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco, and more—all with a private guide for just your group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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Magic Fountains Park & Bohemian Barranco at Night (Small Group)

Magic Fountains Park & Bohemian Barranco at Night (Small Group)

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Let’s visit the most beautiful Park of Lima, watch the stunning Laser Light Show and enjoy its colorful Fountains which has a variety of colors and styles that will amaze you. The dancing Fountains, choreographed to music and continuously changing color schemes, make this place a must-see. Then, get ready to go to Barranco, considered the bohemian district of Peru’s capital and see its wonderful artsy streets. Get to know the most iconic sites of this amazing and romantic neighborhood while listening your expert guide explanation. Colors, music, art, and more! Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. We follow all the required protocols of biosecurity. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$39.00
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Palomino Islands Swim with sea lions Lima with Transfers included.

Palomino Islands Swim with sea lions Lima with Transfers included.

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San Lorenzo Island is part of the constitutional province of Callao. It was annexed to this province during the year 1891 and has since been the subject of scientific and historical studies. Isla San Lorenzo is considered the largest of the territory chalaco, as well as the highest altitude within the Peruvian coast. It has a total surface area of 162 hectares that counts in its space with three elevations. In San Lorenzo Island it is possible to find an area where military burial mounds have been found that would have participated during the War of the Pacific; There are also cemeteries where there are remains of pirates who tried to enter the territory, among others, as archaeological remains that show the first settlement of the island, and where there are a total of more than three thousand tombs that belonged to a prehispanic cemetery . The wealth of San Lorenzo is valued in its historical event, from its first occupation, when possibly it was a center ..
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Fantastic Lima: City Tour, Magic Water and Local Dinner Small-Group

Fantastic Lima: City Tour, Magic Water and Local Dinner Small-Group

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Enjoy a day filled with fun, facts, and feasts on this comprehensive Lima city tour. Take a walking tour around the historical center of Lima to learn about the ‘City of the Kings’ before heading to the Magic Water and Lasers Dance Show. Watch the fountains spout water and colorful lasers that dance along with the music. End the day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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Private Lima Airport Arrival Transfer

Private Lima Airport Arrival Transfer

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Begin your vacation in Peru the right way with a convenient and comfortable arrival airport transfer. Enjoy a smooth and stress-free journey from your Lima hotel to the airport with a shared airport arrival transfer. Arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport and travel directly to your Lima hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Skip crowded taxi ranks and avoid navigating confusing public transport systems with this stress-free option. Available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the transfer will coincide exactly with your arrival flight. Arrival transfers are only available to those staying in San Isidro, downtown Lima, or Miraflores.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.60
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Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve Day Trip from Paracas

Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve Day Trip from Paracas

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Get up close and personal with the rich array of marine life that inhabits the waters and rocky shores of Peru during this full-day trip to the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve. Start your morning with a boat ride to the Ballesta Islands, stopping to check out the Candelabra geoglyph and observe the wild array of species like Humboldt penguins, Peruvian boobies (birds), sea lions and sometimes even dolphins that inhabit the area. In the afternoon continue your trip at Paracas National Reserve, observing the area’s Andean flamingos, whales, and other wildlife. Your trip also includes the services of a guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Ballestas Islands

Ballestas Islands

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30 minutes before the meeting point tour at the Ocean Beach Paracas Hotel The Ballestas Islands are a group of rocky islands located off the Pacific coast near the city of Paracas, and are famous for their abundant wildlife. They are a must see for all wildlife lovers, as they are home to thousands of birds and mammals, including penguins, sea lions and pelicans. The islands are protected, which means that you cannot swim with the animals or walk on their own, but you will get very close to them by speedboat. Schedules: 8:00 am. 10:00 a.m. Restriction: The operator does not allow babies under 1 year of age to attend the tour. The tour to the Ballestas Islands during the holidays in Peru, such as Easter, National Holidays, New Year's Party, is usually very popular and many people travel so prices tend to change and the duration of the tour is 1 Hour and 10 minutes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Should I book Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) costs USD 10.00. Guided Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas) tours start around USD 10.00 per person.
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