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"Las Islas Ballestas" Peru Off The Beaten Path Tip by iwys

Peru Off The Beaten Path: 145 reviews and 156 photos

  Humboldt penguins
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  • Humboldt penguins - Peru
      Humboldt penguins
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  • Las Islas Ballestas - Peru
  • Las Islas Ballestas - Peru
  • Las Islas Ballestas - Peru
  • Inca Terns - Peru
      Inca Terns
    by iwys

Las Islas Ballestas, off the south coast of Peru, are nicknamed "the poor man's Galapagos''. They are teeming with wildlife, including colonies of sea lions, seals, Humboldt penguins, boobies, pelicans, guillemots, cormorants and Inca terns. A three-hour boat trip from Paracas around the islands costs S/.35 and I'd highly recommend it.

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  • Updated Aug 8, 2008
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