Today, you'll head out on an excursion of the Ballestas Islands, stopping to see The Candelabro etched on the desert floor hundreds of years ago. Spot wildlife like native birds and sealions and the shy Humboldt penguins. You'll then head to Huacachina.
Ballestas Islands (B)
At 8:00am, you'll take the excursion to the Ballestas Islands. At the dock you will board a speedboat equipped with life vests and comfortable seats. At this point it is advisable to wear a good jacket or wind breakers as it gets very windy once the boat gets in motion. You will leave then towards the Ballestas Islands. Along the way you will see the famous figure known as The Candelabro, an enigmatic design etched on the desert floor hundreds of years ago. Afterwards you will continue to The Ballestas Islands. These islands are inhabited by an amazing marine life, with over 200 types of migratory and resident birds, including Peruvian Pelicans, Belcher's gulls, Humboldt penguins, guanay cormorants, red-legged cormorants, Inca terns, Peruvian boobies, turkey vultures, among others. In addition, you will also see around the Islands hundreds of sea lions resting at the beaches, sleeping on the rocks or swimming nearby. The Islands also provide shelter to the shy Humboldt penguins which are usually seen at the entrances of small caves near the cliffs. After touring around the islands for about 1 hour you will return to the harbor. In the afternoon, take the regular bus towards the city of Ica (1 ¼ hours approx. – 75-kilometer distance). Once in Ica, our driver will meet you at the bus station and will transfer to your hotel located in the Huacachina area.