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Paracas
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Royal Tombs of Sipan
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Pasco
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Sacred Valley
Tacna
Tarapoto
Trujillo
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Climate
: The region can be visited all year-long, as its balmy climate (24°C on average) is relatively stable, with good light conditions.

Access: 235 km south of the city of Lima (around 3 hours).

The desert and the sea come together in spectacular fashion in Paracas, in the department of Ica, just a few hours south from the city of Lima.

The cliffs that fringe the beaches are teeming with life: millions of birds that live here year-round, and thousands of others that fly from the Northern Hemisphere and from further south, ranging from guano birds to Humboldt penguins.

Boats set out from the port to tour the Ballestas Islands, giving visitors a chance to gaze at the sea lion colonies. By car, one can reach the port of Punta Pejerrey, from where one can look out across the hillside at the candlestick-like figure of the Candelabro, carved into the sand with a similar technique to the Nazca Lines, although possibly of a different origin: theories range from pirates marking a treasure hiding place to soldiers fighting for Latin American independence from Spain.

Back on the traditional circuit, the road leads to the on-site museum and the ruins of the burial grounds of the Paracas culture (700 BC), whose weaving skills have been admired the world over. A trail leads down to a protected bay, the natural habitat of flamingoes, the scarlet-and-white birds that inspired the colors of the Peruvian flag. They are not to be disturbed.

Further south lie the striking natural rock formations of the Cathedral and Mendieta. At sunset, the Paracas coast spins through a range of colors, the signal for nostalgic visitors to return to the city.


Information about the Department of Ica

Ica
Ica Facts
Chincha
Nazca Lines
Paracas National Reserve
Beaches
Pisco is Peruvian
Biking in Paracas
La Vendimia Wine Festival
Señor de Luren Festival
Virgen del Carmen Festival
Map of Ica
Paracas Hotels and Hostels
Nazca Hotels and Hostels
Ica Hotels and Hostels
Flights to Nazca
Paracas and Nazca Tours
Pictures of Nazca, Ica, and Paracas


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Royal Tombs of Sipan
Chan Chan
The Kuelap Fortress
Ventanillas de Otuzco
Wari
Chavin de Huantar
Temple of Kotosh
The Pachacamac Oracle
Paracas National Reserve
Temples of Lima : Huacas
Caral
The Valley of Pyramids
Choquequirao
Toro Muerto
Korikancha Temple
Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Terracing of Moray
Ollantaytambo
Tambomachay & Qenqo
Machu Picchu Cusco
Pisac Town and Markets
Huacas del Sol y La Luna

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