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Pisco & Wine

This sunbathed land is perfect for the harvest of first-class grapes used to produce Peru's national spirit: Pisco.

History & Tradition

Legend has it that Gen. San Martin designed the Peruvian flag as a result of observing flamingos fly at the Paracas Bay.

Ancient Enigmas

The Paracas elongated skulls have always been a point of debate for archaeologists and alien enthusiasts.

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Take a flight above the desert and watch the majestic Nasca Lines from a privileged vantage point.

A LIVING DESERT
CULTURE, FEASTS & GREAT PISCO

The Ica region is one of the best places on Earth for anyone who is on a quest to find the finest rays of the sun, relaxing solitude, and adventure-packed buggy car rides into the same desert where, every year, thousands of drivers and fans come from all over the World to experience the Dakar Rally.

Delight yourself and try the World Famous Peruvian Pisco (distilled grape spirit) at traditional vineyards scattered across this rich valley. These distilleries maintain the original machinery, used during the Colonial era, in order to conserve this rich tradition of the Peruvian people and share it with guests from all over the World.

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ANCIENT ENIGMAS
THE NASCA LINES & PARACAS SKULLS

Aside from its natural beauty, this region maintains investigators, visitors, locals and experts from all over the World amazed due to the mysteries it holds within, like the enigmatic figures that make up the Nasca Lines, the long-skulled citizens of the Paracas culture and geoglyphs found in the area.

This is a land of delicious hot weather, warm-hearted people and delicious local food, sun, beaches and Natural Reserves with a wide variety of flora and fauna, it is also a land of mysterious villages, fine wine and Pisco, Afro-Peruvian music, and an oasis like the Huacachina, a patch of life in the heart of a blanket of sand.

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Every question that you have, we have an answer.

Ica & Paracas are located in the Central West Coast of Peru, south of Lima.

The climate in Ica & Paracas is sunny, warm and arid all year round.

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WHAT TYPE OF DESTINATIONS ARE ICA & PARACAS?

Ica & Paracas are easy going places filled with history, living culture, archaeology, enigmas, nature, wildlife, culinary arts, and wine & pisco crafting.

 

Relax next to the sea by staying in Paracas and enjoy daily sunsets.

FROM WHERE CAN I TAKE OFF TO SEE THE NASCA LINES?

You can take off from three different locations, the first, and closest to Lima, is Pisco, only 220km to the south and on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. This airfield is only 20 minutes away from the bay of Paracas. The second closest is Ica, about 310km south of Lima. The furthest place is the city of Nasca itself, about 450km south of Lima.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO VISIT LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND SHARE CULTURE?

Yes it is! Close to Paracas you will find the district of El Carmen, located within the city of Chincha. These communities have contributed a lot to Peruvian culture and are prepared to teach you how to dance “festejo” an afroperuvian rhythmic dance and feast the day away!

WHAT IS THE BEST SEASON TO VISIT?

The weather is always sunny, arid and warm, which makes these year round destinations. Consider visiting if you are in Lima for a small amount of time!

RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING TO ICA & PARACAS

Our travel experts recommend you bring the following items to Ica & Paracas within your luggage.

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, fresh cool clothes (day) & light jacket (night).

WHAT IS THE BEST PISCO SOUR RECIPE?

Pisco Sour is a traditional Peruvian cocktail and there are recipes tailored by Peruvians, but our personal favorite is the simple and traditional “3-2-1” or “tres-dos-uno” as we love to call it.

In a blender pour:

3 ounces of ice cold Peruvian Pisco

2 ounces of sugar syrup

1 ounce of key lime juice

Once blended add one egg white and ice, blend again, pour into cold cups and salud!

A solo traveler walking on top of a dune into an Oasis near the Huacachina, Ica, Peru

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