Peru - Ballestas Islands - Roaring Sea Lion

Ballestas Islands

I left Lima and headed south down the coast to the Paracas National Park, which is widely regarded as one of the most important marine reserves in the world. I took a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and saw sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and Peruvian boobies. Also from the boat I also saw the Paracas Candelabra, which is similar to the Nazca lines, but smaller and carved more deeply in the rock. Later in the day I arrived in Huacachina and went on a sandboarding tour that included an afternoon of sandboarding down steep sand dunes, and then overnight camping in the desert.