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Paracas is a town located in the Pisco province and the Ica region. Paracas serves as the jumping point for tours to Islas Ballestas and to the National Park of Paracas. It is also interesting from an historical point of view as it sheltered the pre-Inca civilization of Paracas between 1300 and 200 BC. During the 1800s decade, the independence movement was strong in this town.

Sights in Paracas and nearby

Ballestas islands : These islands shelter an impressive variety of birds and seals which we can only observe during a boat tour aroud the island.

Reserva Nacional de Paracas : This vast desert reserve occupies most of the Peninsula de Paracas. Seals, Humboldt Penguins, flamingos, parihuanas and other birds find refuge in this reserve. It is also interesting from a natural and archeological point of view as we can see the Candelabro geoglyph, more than 120 meters long.

Tambo Colorado : These archeological vestiges form an Inca urban centre very well preserved in the South of Peru. It was probably built during the reign of the Inca Pachacútec to accommodate soldiers and high authorities. Its name comes from the red paint which was covering its walls in the past.








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