Travel destinations Peru – Protected areas


The Paracas National Reserve is the only reserve on the Peruvian coast. Beautiful beaches, salt flats, the Ballestas Islands with their bizarre rock formations and one of the richest seas in the world can be found here. It serves as a sanctuary for sea lions, elephant seals, penguins, dolphins, flamingos and more than two hundred other bird species. Even condors that «visit» from the Andes can be found here.

This is where the Paracas culture developed around 600 BC, of which the figure of the «candelabra», which is only visible from the sea and worked into the desert sand of a mountain slope, testifies.


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Average temperature

January: 23 °C, February: 23 °C, March: 23 °C, April: 22 °C, May: 19 °C, June: 17 °C, July: 17 °C, August: 17 °C, September: 17 °C, October: 18 °C, November: 20 °C, December: 21 °C.

Average rainfall

Dry, hardly any rain.


Average relative humidity

January: 85%, February: 80%, March: 80%, April: 85%, May: 85%, June: 85%, July: 85%, August: 85%, September: 85%, October: 85%, November: 85%, December: 85%.

Source of statistical data: Weatherbase, city of Pisco.

Travel programs:
Erlebnis Peru + Paracas und Nasca    PTW-PER004

Experience Peru + Paracas and Nasca

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Paracas, Nasca, Nasca lines, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

Ballestas-Inseln   PTW-PIN001

Paracas and the Ballestas Islands

2 days / 1 night

Bus ride Lima–Paracas–Lima. Boat trip to Ballestas Island with sea lions, penguins and many birds, past the «Candelabro» and the bay with the flamingos. Tour to Paracas National Reserve.

Paracas, Candelabro (Leuchter)   PTW-PIN003

Nasca and Paracas

2 days / 1 night

Boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, flight over the Nasca Lines, overnight in Nasca or Paracas.

Nasca-Linien   PTW-PIN004

Paracas, Ica and Nasca

3 days / 2 nights

Excursion to the Paracas National Reserve, boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, city tour in Ica, flight over the Nasca Lines, overnight stays in Paracas and Nasca.

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Alto Mayo

Bosque de Pómac


Cordillera Escalera

Lago Lindo

Lagunas de Mejia



Salinas y Aguada Blanca


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