The Ballestas Islands lie off the coast of the city of Pisco theyre a series of jagged, vaulted formations along the Pacific shoreline...
Exotic fauna thrives in this unique rocky environment.
Its a sanctuary for thousands of sea lions and more than 150 species of marine birds, including Humboldt penguins, cormorants, boobies and pelicans.
Tour boats take passengers through tunnels and into caves carved out of the rock over millions of years by the pounding surf.
The seaside resort town of Paracas and its national reserve form the launching point for boats that carry visitors to within a few meters of the Ballestas Islands.