PALOMINO ISLAND TOUR
Palomino Island Tour, will take you to Enjoy a 4-hour tour by boat in Lima. You will be able to witness the marine life that inhabits the islands of Pacific Ocean, including birds and sea lions. This tour is a great addition to your travel to Lima.
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
DESTINATIONLima - Peru
GROUP SIZE2 - 12
Our staff will pick you up at the meeting point (Miguel Grau Square – Callao). We will do the check in and provide you with lifejackets to then go to the dock to board the ship. Our Palomino Islands tour will start once the address Captaincy and Coastguard give us the signal. During the tour we will see the following attractions:
The Camotal: Part of Callao that was submerged underwater following the earthquake in 1746. In low-tide days you can see some remnants of this 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.
Cavinzas Islands: 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, guanay, chuitas, gulls of several varieties, etc. The Cavinzas islands are also inhabited by the Humboldt penguins, which can occasionally be seen during the tour.
Palomino Islands: 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.