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Paracas Region Ss By Ksenia Ragozina
Paracas Region Ss By Ksenia Ragozina
Peru’s peculiar Pacific coast desert

Ica, Paracas and Nazca

This eclectic region is host to a variety of fascinating cultural cornerstones, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, intriguing towns and dramatic landscapes from coastline to desert. This eclectic region is host to a variety of fascinating cultural cornerstones, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, intriguing towns and dramatic landscapes from coastline to desert.
Why Ica, Paracas and Nazca?
The northernmost of Peru’s coastal highlights is the Paracas National Reserve. Enjoy an unforgettable marine safari among Humboldt penguin, sea lion and humpback whale. The park is also the site of the Paracas Candelabra, a 183-metre-tall geoglyph created in prehistoric times.

Moving south along the coast, you’ll find the town of Ica on the edge of the Atacama Desert. This town features Spanish colonial architecture and a world-famous pisco in the Bodega El Catador. See (and sample) the production of delicious grape brandy and even press some grapes yourself if your visit coincides with harvest time. In the desert you can see geoglyphs made by the Nazin people depicting birds, animals and trees – these are best seen from above in a small aircraft.
  • Varied landscapes from beach to desert.
  • Marine safari including penguin and whale watching.
  • Ancient geoglyphs.
  • Remarkable architecture in Ica.
  • Scenic flights over the Atacama Desert.
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