All of Peru in 12 days. Day 3: Ocean and Desert (+YouTube video)

Have you checked the previous part of my super plan yet?

Day 3. At night we had to take a bus to our next destination — Paracas.

You’re welcome to see the video of this beautiful day with the ocean view, penguins, sea lions and endless desert sands on my YouTube channel.

SUBSCRIBE! ❤

The first bus departure was at 3.30 am (kill me please, so early!). We had to arrive at the station a bit earlier. THAT IS EXTREMELY COLD AT NIGHT IN PERU IN WINTER, so take A LOT of jackets and warm pants and boots with you. (Sure, I saw some Australians wearing flip-flops and shorts but I don’t care it was super cold for me :D)
All of our bus trips were with «Cruz del Sur» bus provider. We heard a lot of good opinions of it as they have a good combination of price and quality. Actually, it was, complete satisfaction! Totally recommended.
p1290883-01After 4 hours we were at the place. Right there we bought a boat tour to the Ballestas islands (several companies, everything similar, so choose whatever you want) that usually starts at 8 am and costs 25 soles (plus you have to pay 13 soles entrance fee). Half an hour to use sunblock (it’s a must), get something for breakfast and use the washroom.
IMPORTANT: There are NO shops there, so bring your food and all the necessities with you. We found only small snacks and that sunblock cream that I forgot in the hostel.
It’s a boat tour so if you’re getting sick easily, take a pill in advance. But good thing, it lasts a bit more than 2 hours.
NOTE: 1. You won’t have a chance to leave the boat during this time.
2. As there are hundreds of seabirds flying over you, cover your head just to avoid your hair being in their poop 😀
3. There’s a specific smell most of the time due to their excrements. Nothing you can do about it.
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White covered rocks and super lovely sea mammals
All the tour guides speak English (and Spanish, obviously), are very friendly and answer all of your questions. You’d have a chance to see a lot of typical for that region animals and birds and even Humboldt penguins! They were absolutely my favourite!
The boat tour was over and we continued to the desert by a minivan. You can rent a quad bike or a bicycle for your own as well. The views of the desert bordering with the endless ocean can’t leave you indifferent. It’s something you have to see at least once in a lifetime. I’ve captured it in the video and every time I see it, I can hear that strong wind playing with my hair, can see huge waves of the purest ocean and almost smell that salt water…
In the afternoon we had a brilliant (of course, I haven’t eaten properly since the previous day!) meal at a local tiny restaurant and admired the ocean. At 2 pm we took a Paracas — Ica bus, and at 4.30 pm a bus in Ica was waiting to take us to Arequipa…

Don’t forget to see the video of this amazing day and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel! ❤

Day 4: Arequipa city tour, terrifying bridge ride and coca tea…
To be continued…
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