Paracas National Reserve

Join us for a wonderful excursion to the Paracas National Reserve, a stunning ecological reserve with beaches, cliffs and prehistoric fossils located in the coastal desert.

  • Visit an ecological reserve in Peru
  • See beaches, cliffs and prehistoric fossils
  • Possible wildlife sightings
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Suitable for most.

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • Notices

    This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

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

Your next stop will be the Red Beach—a wonderful and unique beach in the National Reserve.  It is the only one with red sand and its shoreline is populated by seabirds. 

Take in the different desert landscapes, Supay Beach - notable for its superb cliffs formed during the Eocene period which will show you sequences of horizontal layers, and the Cathedral – a natural rocky formation created by wind erosion. All the soil in the reserve is formed by marine sediments, so your last stop will be a chance to see prehistoric fossils.

Practical information


  • Language: English
  • Roads throughout the Paracas National Reserve are unpaved and can be bumpy
  • Clothing: Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat.
  • Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed
  • This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties