Silversea Expedition Cruises To PARACAS

PARACAS
PARACAS

The port city of Paracas is blessed with magnificent natural beauty and rich historical importance, offerings inviting beaches, ideal weather and pleasant scenery — a combination that draws visitors throughout the year. The shores of the Paracas Peninsula and waters of the bay teem with wildlife and have been declared a national reserve. Condors frequently can be seen gliding on the sea winds or perched on the cliffs; pink flamingos often rest here on their migratory flights. View more

The complex interaction between wind and ocean, sun and land has transformed this region into a kind of lunarscape under an equatorial sun. Another reason for travellers to come to this area is its proximity to the famous and mysterious Nazca Lines. Visible from the air, these strange markings stretch for miles on a large barren plain and have bewildered archaeologists, historians and mathematicians since their discovery over a century ago. The earliest Andean people found shelter here. The Paracas culture was known for fine weavings in geometrical designs and vibrant colours, which have been preserved for thousands of years by the dry climate. Some of the finest examples are in museums in Lima. The town of Ica is Peru’s finest wine centre, as well as home to the fiery brandy-derived beverage known as Pisco. The surrounding area features oases with springs considered to have medicinal cures. Pier Information The ship is scheduled to dock at Port of Paracas, about a 45-minute drive from Ica. There are no passenger facilities at the pier. Shopping Shopping opportunities are limited; some souvenirs can be found at the museum in Ica. A bottle of Peruvian Pisco (grape brandy) makes a nice memento. The local currency is the nuevo sol. Cuisine Seafood is highly recommended, however, we recommend you dine only in the hotel restaurants in Peru’s southern region. Be sure to sample the national drink pisco sour and the area’s excellent wines. Always drink bottled water and avoid ice cubes. Other Sites The Bay of Paracas is sheltered by the Paracas peninsula, noted as one of the best marine reserves in the world. This is also a popular resort area thanks to its beautiful bay, beaches and dependable warm weather. Facilities include swimming pools, tennis courts, miniature golf and a good restaurant. For those who are looking for a little adventure dune buggies are available. Local boat trips can be booked to the Ballestas Islands but be aware that commentary is given in Spanish. Private arrangements for independent sightseeing are limited in this port as cars have to come from Lima. Please submit your request to the Tour Office early in the cruise.

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LIMA (Callao) To PUNTA ARENAS
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    Oct 26 2018
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PUNTARENAS To VALPARAISO
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    Oct 29 2019
  • Duration
    25 Days
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    Silver Explorer
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LIMA (Callao) To BUENOS AIRES
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    Oct 30 2019
  • Duration
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    Silver Cloud
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LIMA (Callao) To USHUAIA
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    Oct 30 2019
  • Duration
    41 Days
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    Silver Cloud
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GUAYAQUIL To VALPARAISO
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    Nov 09 2019
  • Duration
    14 Days
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    Silver Explorer
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LIMA (Callao) To USHUAIA
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    Oct 28 2020
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PUNTARENAS To VALPARAISO
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    Oct 29, 2019
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LIMA (Callao) To BUENOS AIRES
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LIMA (Callao) To USHUAIA
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    Oct 30, 2019
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    Silver Cloud

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GUAYAQUIL To VALPARAISO
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    Nov 09, 2019
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    Silver Explorer

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Nazca Overflight


Fly over the Nazca Lines during this unforgettable tour. Believed to have been created on the dry Peruvian coastal plain between 500 BC and 500 AD, the lines remain one of the greatest enigmas in the field of archaeology.


Depart the pier for a transfer to the Pisco Airport where you board your plane for an unforgettable flight over the Nazca Lines.


The Nazca Lines are an amazing series of drawings of animals, geometric figures, and birds ranging up to 1,000 feet in size. Although these incredible drawings are incredible from many viewpoints, the full impact of these mysterious drawings can only be appreciated from the air.


Believed to have been created on the dry Peruvian coastal plain between 200 BC and 700 AD, these mysterious figures and geometric patterns are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lines show an understanding of sophisticated mathematics and surveying techniques.


After a short comfort break at the airport, return to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 200 yards (185 metres) with some steps to climb to embark the transfer vehicle and aircraft. Guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of a small plane with little assistance. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. It is not recommended to guests prone to motion sickness as aircraft may bank and make tight turns. Flying time is approximately 1.5 hours. This tour operates in small 12-seater aircraft and all seats are utilised. Seating is at the discretion of the pilot. Participation in this tour is limited to a minimum/maximum of 12 guests per aircraft. The order of sights seen may vary. Operation of this tour is weather dependent and it may be cancelled on short notice. Wear lightweight clothing and bringing sun protection, including sun glasses. Bring your camera and/or binoculars from your suite.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.