Southern Coastal Escape
5 Days/4 nights - Visit to Nazca Lines, Ica & Huacachina, and the Ballestas Islands
Transport from and to airport in Lima
Confort bus tickets from Lima to Nazca and to each destination
Four nights in hotels of your choice (Separate hotel each night per itinerary)
Lima City Tour OR Lima Gastronomic Tour (both with added day in Lima)
Nazca Lines Tour Flight. Ica City Tour & Visit to Huacachina, Boat Tour of Ballestas Islands
Rates available upon request
Day 1 - Lima
International flight arrival to Lima. Private airport transfer to your hotel with hotel lobby welcome greeting, Peru orientation, and welcome gift from Dargui Tours' travel adviser (Welcome may be following morning depending on time of arrival). Overnight stay.
Day 2 - Get to Know Lima (optional day)
After included hotel breakfast, morning or afternoon half-day tour (4 to 5 hours).. Tour is an optional Lima City Tour or Peruvian Cuisine Gastronomic Tour.
Lima City Tour will showcase the mixture of Spanish colonial sites near Downtown Lima along with the modern design of Miraflores and San Isidro. The Gastronomic Tour will introduce you to the staples of Peruvian Cuisine throughout several districts of the city. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3 - Travel and arrival to Nazca
After included hotel breakfast,transfer from the hotel in Lima to Lima Bus Station to take a comfort bus line to Nazca (duration of approximately 7 hours). with lunch service on board. Arrival to hotel in Nazca and dinner on own.
Day 4 - Nazca Lines Flight & Arrival to Ica
After breakfast in your hotel, transfer to airport in Nazca to take a flight over the enigmatic the Nazca Lines, a US World Heritage Site,.Located in the Palpa and Nazca´s valley, this vast expanse of desert on the sand exposes enormous geometric figures of animals, plants, objects, humans and gods. A variety of theories still swirl of their purpose and method of creation nearly 2,000 years ago. Flight time will last about 45 minutes.
After termination of the flight, bus transfer north to Ica for midday hotel arrival.. After settling into your room and lunch on own, hotel reception for an Ica City & Regional Tour. We are now in Pisco and Peruvian wine country! We'll start with a visit to a winery and sample a selection of wines and Pisco. We'll visit the Regional Museum of Ica to appreciate the evolution of the five most representative cultures in the region. Lastly you will also have the opportunity to visit unique Huacachina Lagoon, known as the Oasis of America. with sandboarding optional. Transfer back to your hotel in Ica with dinner on own and overnight. .
Please Note - Optional Addition to Itinerary - Because of a full itinerary this day, we encourage an additional full night outside of Ica at the Hotel Vinas Queirolo, a resort in the heart of the developing Peruvian wine country. After a morning of relaxation, the resort offers complete wine sommelier tours and a host of on-site relaxation options which may be some of the best that Peru has to offer.
Day 5 - Visit to Ballestas Islands & Return to Lima
Early morning departure from your hotel via bus for arrival to the El Chaco dock by 8am for your tour of the Ballestas Island. Home to sea lions, penguins, dolphins and a wide variety of resident and migratory birds. We will then explore the Paracas Reserve. The reserve has a rich biodiversity, including 160 fish species, over 200 bird species and 25 types of dolphins and whales.
After island visit, we return to El Chaco dock and continue our tour of Paracas to the Julio C. Tello site museum, where your guide will offer insights of exhibited artifacts from ancient cultures that inhabited this region of Peru’s desert coast: On exhibit are textiles and funerary shrouds, mummies, and deformed, elongated skulls. After lunch on own, return by bus for late afternoon arrival to Lima and, depending on flight times, connect to final international destination in Lima (depending on flight time. See possible options below).