Overview of your Palomino Island Tour
There are several small uninhabited islands located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Lima. We offer 4 hour boat tours of the islands, allowing you to see the marine life that lives there, including birds and sea lions. The tour begins and ends in Callao (Lima’s port city). This tour can be combined with our other tours in Lima.
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Itinerary at a glance!
Attractions Included in this tour:
- The Camotal island
- San Lorenzo island
- El Fronton island
- Cavinzas islands
- Palomino islands
- View sea birds such as Boobies, penguins, pelicans, gulls, cormorants
- Swim with a sea lion colony
- Historical sites and the geology of the islands
Palomino Island Tour in detail
Palomino Islands 1-day Tour – Callao
We will pick you up at Miguel Grau Square in Callao, and head to the dock to board the ship. During the tour we will see the following attractions:
Part of Callao that was submerged underwater following the earthquake in 1746. In low-tide days you can see some remnants of the place.
San Lorenzo Island:
Located about 4 km across the bay of Callao; the island has an area of 8 km long by 2.5 km wide. It was a religious center in pre-Columbian times, a cemetery for sailors and pirates in colonial times, and later became the site of important studies, having been visited by many scientists including Charles Darwin. Today, San Lorenzo Island is a military zone. During our tour we will have a great panoramic view of this historic island of San Lorenzo.
El Fronton Island:
7 km out from the coast, El Fronton Island emerges as a huge rock in the sea. The island houses the remains of a prison of the same name.
These are a group of islands and rocky islets, caves and caverns which were formed naturally. The islands are home to seabirds such as pelicans, gulls of several varieties, etc. The Cavinzas islands are also inhabited by the Humboldt penguins, which can occasionally be seen during the tour.
This important group of islands has become a habitat and refuge for sea lions; these huge, playful and friendly mammals live on these rocky islands which are full of beautiful natural caves and caverns. If you are prepared, feel free to have a swim with the sea lions and take a picture postcard with them.
The tour lasts about 4 hours and ends at Miguel Grau Square in Callao. If you ask in advance, we can provide you with transfer back to your hotel in Lima.
What your dream trip includes
The Palomino Island tour Package Includes:
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- Entrance tickets and yacht transport to all islands of visit
- Life jacket and first aid kit
- Hot and cold nonalcoholic drinks
- Light snacks (chips, banana chips, cookies, etc).
The Palomino Island tour Does Not Include:
- Tips or extra expenses
- Hotel-Dock-Hotel Transfers
You can get this tour from $XXX USD, This price may vary due to season, number of travelers or other conditions.
Discounts and Offers
- ISIC Card: Students with a valid ISIC card can apply to a discount of XX%.
- Junior: People under 18 years old can get this tour for $XXUSD.
You can enhance your experience with these aditional services:
- Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain: an extra hike to the sacred mountains next to the citadel.
- Vistadome Train: enjoy the landscape in a panoramic train during your trip to Machu Picchu.
- Porters: hire an extra porter to get him carry your belongings and enjoy the rek at your best! You will support a Peruvian family too!
What to bring for your Palomino Island Tour
What you need to take for the Palomino Island Tour:
- Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water
- Swimsuit and towel in case you want to swim together with the sea lions
- Jacket for the wind and cold during the winter (May – Oct)
- Have pills for seasickness to avoid dizziness (gravol or dramamine)
- Extra money, Cameras
Map of the tour
Upgrade options for your comfort
You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:
Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.
Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.
Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.
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What is the best season to visit Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu weather is two seasons. You can enjoy fresh and vivid days in rainy seasons from November to March, or shiny and blue-sky days during the dry season, from April to October.
When is Machu Picchu closed?
Good news! Machu Picchu is NEVER closed. You can visit this wonder every day of the year.
Should I book my permit in advance?
We strongly encourage you to book your Machu Picchu permit in advance as they can be sold out easily.