In the morning we will aboard a comfortable speedboat to head out toward the ocean and the Ballestas Islands. Here we enjoy close-up observations of dozens of sea lions as they swim near the boat or sunbathe themselves on the shore; watch hundreds of various marine bird species including the Guanay cormorant, Peruvian pelicans and with some luck even one of the famous Humboldt penguins (there is no chance to disembark).
Afternoon at leisure. Or In case of flight cancellation due to bad weather conditions the day before, a second attempt to fly over the Nasca Plains may proceed.
Optional: Visit the Paracas National Reserve. This is the only nature reserve on the Peruvian coast and is considered one of world’s strangest and richest ecosystems by Unesco. It was in this area that the first musical instrument of Peru, a ‘Quena’, a Peruvian flute, was found. As we enter the National Reserve we have the chance to photograph stunning natural rock formations, sculpted by the wind and sea as the ‘friars’. A number of overlooks along the coast are ideal locations for landscape shots of Paracas Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Before we return to the hotel we stroll through the beaches of Yumaque, Playa Roja and Lagunillas.