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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Diego spoke perfect English and was great with my 4 year old. We started with a day at Islas Ballestas and then Paracas National Reserve. Tour was so good we booked the next day a tour to Ica. HIGHLY recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a cruise ship and took the Ballestas Islands and Paracas Nature Reserve tours with this company. Liz was our guide and she was very good. They picked us up at the harbor and it was very convenient. Our group was on our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank FerndaleGirl
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

What a fab day with Lucio yesterday. Strongly suggest a cruise excursion with South Americans Secrets. He promptly picked us up at cruise terminal in an air con van and went for a boat tour to the Islands. The sea lions and birds were more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank happyKD
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Lucio was a fabulous host for our tour of Isla Ballestas and Paracas National Reserve. He has a passion for his work and it shows in all that he does. Both sites are worth a visit to understand the people of the region and how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank pattersb84
Reviewed 19 May 2018

South American’s Secrets was our tour company for Islas Balestas and Paracas National Park. Lucio was prompt in responding to our request and we posted the tour on Cruise Critic. The tour was so popular that we had three coaches. The cost was a third...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Barheat
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A super tour that started with a power boat ride past the Candelabra (like Nazca Lines) to the Ballestas Islands, unique rocky formations crowded with sea lions, penguins and thousands of birds. Later we saw beautiful desert and shore vistas in the Paracas nature reserve.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Calvert T
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Lucia my guide is awesome with a great accent to listen to 😎 He is very Kind and patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend him for a guide on your future travel to Paracas Peru

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Masoud A
Reviewed 26 April 2018

While planning shore excursions on a 30 day cruise around South America I contacted South American Secrets to arrange a private tour for my wife and I with an English speaking guide, that would go into the Paracas Reserve for photography. I received a prompt...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Colin A
Reviewed 19 April 2018

I used this company for a trip to the Ballestas Islands and Paracas Nature Reserve.What a wonderful day! The islands are incredible. The company met our cruise ship exactly where they said they would and had us back in plenty of time. They are informative...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Weasy8
Reviewed 18 April 2018

After reading good reviews on TripAdvisor and Cruise Critic we decided to book a tour of the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas Nature Reserve on the day that our cruise ship visited Pisco (San Martin). The booking process was easy and Lucio kept us up...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ianmW7519KN
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27 January 2016|
Response from georgesB4777WE | Reviewed this property |
TA does not allow me to post a email address -- so just google south american's secrets and you will get the contact info -- nice web site
Cathy P
12 March 2015|
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Response from South American'... S | Property representative |
Hi Cathy: Thanks you for your interest in our tour in Paracas. Yeah! we are organizing tour to Ballestas Islands and National Reserve of Paracas, and the Price is correct per person Included round trip transportation, to... More
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