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“paracas reserve”(11 reviews)
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Paracas 056, Peru
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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

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.

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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

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

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

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

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I booked this tour for a group of 20 in May 2017 for our cruise in March 2018. In the interim some people cancelled and others were added to the group. During this entire time I emailed with Lucio and always received an answer with...More

3  Thank Helen647
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Prompt pick up from cruise ship and transported to small dock area to get on fast boat tot the islands. We were pre warned about bird strikes so most had windcheater coats on. Luckily no hits recorded, the islands were covered in birds a most...More

1  Thank moonraker57
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Great tour of the Islas de Ballestas by boat in the morning, then Paracas National Reserve in the afternoon. Our guide Alex was great--very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The boat tour was amazing--birds, sea lions, and penguins, and a view of the candelabra geoglyph....More

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited Paracas from a cruise ship. Before we left the UK we communicated with Lucio and arranged a one day tour visiting the Islas Ballestas in the morning and a trip into the desert in the afternoon. This was a fantastic day. Lucio and...More

1  Thank Michael P
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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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