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Wildlife of Palomino Islands Half-Day Tour

by Lima Tours
per traveler Price is $112
Duration: {0} Duration: 4h 30m Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Features animals

Highlights

Voyage to the Palomino Islands to witness wildlife

Passing by ships & vessels & San Lorenzo Island

Chance to swim with sea lions in their natural habitat

Guando birds and Humboldt penguins sighting on return

Insightful & entertaining commentary from your local guide

Highlights

Voyage to the Palomino Islands to witness wildlife

Passing by ships & vessels & San Lorenzo Island

Chance to swim with sea lions in their natural habitat

Guando birds and Humboldt penguins sighting on return

Insightful & entertaining commentary from your local guide

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10:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Pick up time during weekends and holidays starts around 08:30hrs. Drop off is around 13:00hrs.

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Wildlife of Palomino Islands Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Isla San Lorenzo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Downtown

    Lima District

  • Hotel Pickup

    Miraflores

    Miraflores

  • Hotel Pickup

    San Isidro

    San Isidro


Description

Witness the fascinating wildlife and the gorgeous rocky cliffs of the Palomino Islands off the coast of mainland Peru. On your way out to this paradise in the Pacific, pass by other stunning islands, and then once you arrive, jump in the refreshing waters to swim alongside sea lions.

Escape the crowded Lima cosmopolitan area to take part in an exciting excursion that offers great views of nature and an adventurous jaunt with local wildlife. After being picked up from your hotel in the morning, head to the Callao Yacht Club. From here, set sail to the Palomino Islands, a small group of islands that are located 6 miles (10 km) off the coast from the port of Callao.

On your way out to sea, pass by an anchorage of yachts, warships, and merchant vessels. Sail past San Lorenzo Island, Peru's largest island that played an important role in the Battle of Callao. After a short trip, arrive at the Palomino Islands which boasts a special ecosystem where sea lions and local migratory birds coexist in harmony. The lack of predators makes it possible for you to dive into the water and swim with the sea lions and penguins at a comfortable distance.

Return back to the coast by passing through islets inhabited by guano birds and the second largest colony of Humboldt penguins in Peru, while enjoying a delicious snack.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Palomino Islands and its surrondings

  • Wetsuit and life jacket

  • Light snack

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most hotels in Miraflores, San Isidro, or downtown Lima


Exclusions

  • Beverages

  • Snorkeling equipment


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 years old and younger are complimentary

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take necessary precaution.

  • Hotel pick up is available from most centrally located Miraflores, San Isidro, and downtown Lima hotels


Wildlife of Palomino Islands Half-Day Tour ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

3/5 Apr 5, 2019

It was great to see the sea lions up close in their natural habitat. The water was rough and I was afraid to get in. The crew was fantastic though. The guide helped bring the sea lions close to participants. The ride was too long getting there and back -the boat was slow. Some people got sick.

4/5 Mar 24, 2019

I took my two teenage sons with me and for two of the four hours we were seasick. The tour was half in English which was great. They ran out of wet suits for 4 of us adults but you can tough it out. It was a good tour.

4/5 Oct 17, 2018

The waves were really rocky and the wind was blowing pretty hard, so it felt colder than it was. The islands themselves are beautiful!! Once we got to the island with the sea lions, the water smelled really bad (dirty). When we got in, the water was very salty (close your mouth at all times in the water) and it was extremely cold. I did enjoy getting close to the sea lions, but I was afraid they might bite me. They actually would not hurt any human, and they are so friendly. I suggest just relaxing and being very brave and it will be an incredible experience!