Tuesday, April 17, 2012

South America Day 22: Paracas to Lima

January 2012

Up early for a trip out to the Ballestas islands. Know as the poor man's Galapagos we were unsure if we should make the trip (as Galapagos was our next main stop), but we're glad we did, they were no disappointment.

On the boat out you see another image in the sand, similar to the Nazca lines.

The Ballestas Islands were just full of thousands of birds, sea lions, penguins and other wildlife.

We then spent an hour on the Boulevard back at Paracas before catching the bus to Lima.

Once in Lima we had dinner at a place next to some pre-Inca clay ruins, at Huaca Pucullana, we shared the ceviche (noticing the trend), I had the chowder for main and DH had beef strips. We then walked our way back into town.

La Castellana, Lima

Restaurant Huaca Pucllana, Lima

Ballestas Islands, Paracas


  1. I somehow missed that you were going to the Galapagos when you first posted the itinerary. Now that I know you went, I cannot wait for that post.

  2. Only a few more posts to go - it was a great trip

  3. I'm glad to hear that the Islas Ballestas did not disappoint even though you were visiting the "big leagues" later on. I've read a lot about them and for some reason I am fascinated with sea lions so I'm hoping if I get to Peru, a visit to them could be included.