Paracas National Reserve

  • Port

    General San Martin (Pisco), Peru

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    5½ Hours

  • Meals Included


Paracas National Reserve is a stunning ecological reserve located in the coastal desert.

Begin your day with a visit to the interpretive site to learn about all the different species that are protected in this area, and also the evolution of this part of the coast, which is considered a paradise for the geologists.

You’ll stop at Red Beach -- a wonderful and fascinating part of the National Reserve. It is the only beach with red sand and its shoreline is populated by numerous seabirds. Take in the many different desert landscapes, including Supay Beach noted for its superb cliffs formed during the Eocene Period, which will show you sequences of horizontal layers. All the soil in the reserve is formed by marine sediments, so you’ll also have a chance to see prehistoric fossils.

For a stunning contrast, you will next visit Vineyard 1615, located in the province of Pisco. The vineyard was originally part of the Old Hacienda of Santa Cruz de Lanchas, dating back to the 16th century. A particularly fine climate lends excellent characteristics of flavor and fragrance to the grapes. The use of technology in the management and development of vineyards ensures premium pisco grapes for the production of Pisco wine.

After a short, guided visit, enjoy a local beverage made with Pisco.


The roads throughout the Paracas National Reserve are unpaved and can be bumpy. Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations.