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Trekking in Yumaque, in the Paracas National Reserve of Peru

Trekking in Yumaque, in the Paracas National Reserve of Peru | Peru

Paracas National Reserve is one of Peru’s great hidden delights, and the certified guides from Southamerica Planet will take you on this sensational and striking trek around it, with the variety of alluring landscapes proving highly memorable.


1/2 Day

All year

Open To Everyone

First Time


* Trek around the fascinating Paracas National Reserve

* Admire the unique, beautiful and raw natural scenery

* Visit beaches, sandy desert and volcanic rock, all in a matter of minutes!


Trekking around the Paracas National Reserve in Peru is one of the most interesting, fascinating and visually stunning experiences in the country, and I will guide you as we spend the afternoon exploring this vast space of dry and sandy desert, red and yellow volcanic rock, striking lagoons and gorgeous beaches.

Paracas National Reserve is located just South of the Peruvian city of Ica, and is attached to the town of the same name. It is known for its wide variety of flora and fauna, with a range of bird and fish species a particular highlight to see.

Setting off from Paracas town in the afternoon (approximately 1:30pm), we will spend around 3 hours wandering around and admiring the reserve.

Throughout the course of the trek there will be ample time to admire and take in our surroundings, with the Santa Maria Hill, Lagunillas Beach and the Red Beach proving enduringly popular.

After 3 hours we then head back to Paracas town, hopefully having provided you with some memorable sights to remember the National Reserve by.

Book now to trek around one of Peru’s best hidden gems!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Price does not include: Water, entry fee.


Day 1: Paracas National Reserve

It is recommended to do this walk after the lunch at 1:30 pm and after the ballestas islands boat tour.In this walk you can appreciate landscapes with an impressive combination of different colors as brown, red, golden yellow, we will see a hill called Santa Maria where you will have a total view of the beach Lagunillas, Then you will go down to a beach called red beach. This beach is the result of volcanic activity after many years. Continuing with our walk we will arrive at a fisherman’s galeta known as Lagunillas, from here we return to our hotel.



What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

This is a 1/2 day hike in the national reserve, about a 2 to 3 h hike.

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

Everyone can do the hike.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

Transfers included.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

No meals and no hotel included.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?


What is the best time of the year for this hike?

All year round.

Can I join a group?

No, I only offer private tours.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Paracas doesn't have bad weather.

About the guide

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Tour Operator

We “Southamerica planet” are a Belgian / Peruvian travel agency. Our main offices are located in the INCA capital “Cusco”+ Lima

Vicky (Peruvian who work many years for tourists in Cusco and Arequipa) and Dirk (Belgian who traveled many years around South America as tourist and tour leader) are the owners.

Southamerica planet have already 18 years experience in the travel industry. We started 18 years ago in cusco. We like to show you this amazing different continent. With our professional team we show you this adventure in individual tours or in a tour group with professional tour leader.Read our clients travel reports, all happy with our service!

Also this year 2021-2022 we are official Inca trail operator. With all good tents and material, good cooks and good English speaking guides.

Your good holiday is our best promotion!


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What people are saying about Southamericaplanet


I booked the 4 day Inca trail trek with this company. All round it was a pretty great experience. Food on the trip was simply amazing and our guide did everything he could to make our trip comfortable and enjoyable. Our group was 5, smaller than other companies, which was great on the trail. There were a couple of miscommunications between the office, but these were solved in the end and didn't create any major issues. I would book again with this company.


Amazing experience. They are respectful, responsible and reliable. It was our first time in Cusco and we were a bit hesitant but all the team gave us great satisfaction from day one. We had a great time! Ask for Edi and Carlos they are patient and seek to fit our whole group needs. Machu picchu at the end was just like a dream !


We had a lovely time in Peru and we enjoyed every moment of it! Everything was organised perfectly and we did not have to worry about anything! the Machu Picchu Inca trail was amazing and we are very happy and proud that we have done it. We would like to thank you all, especially Dirk. He has informed us well and was always available for our questions :) We also want to mention that Francesco, our trekking guide, was really good. He guided us well and provided with detailed information about Peru and machu picchu. The food on the trail was amazing, even better than any restaurant in our Peru trip. If everyone wants to travel to Peru, we would definitely recommend SAP :)


We cannot begin to express our thanks for organizing our trip to Salkantay and Machu Picchu.  The trip was perfect.  Every transfer and tour went without a problem.  The hike was great and we even got perfect sunshine in Machu Picchu.  We are extremely tired from our hike to Machu Picchu but were very happy we got the chance to do that rather than HP based on what we heard from others along the way. You not only gave me what I asked for but also what I didn't know to ask for - including a lovely spot for lunch on the Sacred Valley tour and seats on the correct side of the train, when we traveled during daylight.  Thank you. And as for the trip, based on the famous words of our very enthusiastic tour guide at Machu Picchu.  Incredible, Fantastic, Gorgeous!


We just returned home from a great holiday in Peru. The team of South America Planet has made this trip a big success. We have done the tour with 4 friends. Together with South America Planet we have set-up a tour where there was enough balance between visiting all the highlights in Peru and time to relax and visiting nice cities on our own pace. All agreed tours were delivered as planned with very experienced guides. On top of this we had a 24H emergency number from South America planet that we could call or reach via WhatsApp whenever it was needed. Thanks Warry for you support! Next to this we had regularly contact with Dirk who wanted to know if everything was OK. A dream holiday where we had the feeling there was really taken care about us. Our 2 Days incatrail trekking we never forget, amazing to see Machu Picchu from the sungate .We recommend South America Planet to everyone who wants to travel through South-America If there are people who wants to know more about this great trip, they can always contact us. Thanks Dirk and the team of South America Planet !!!!!

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