If you don't run across a pisco sour on any Peru tour, you might be in the wrong country. Peru's favourite drink is made with lime juice, sugar syrup, egg white, and pisco - a grape brandy produced in the wine-making regions of Peru and Chile. Pisco also happens to be the perfect city for any traveler with a penchant for naturally wild adventures. Located only three hours from Lima, Pisco's accessibility to Paracas National Reserve makes it a good base for any adventurous travel through the area. With one of the most interesting and richest ecosystems in the world, the desert peninsula of Paracas on the south coast of Peru encompasses Paracas National Reserve, two-thirds of which is water. This natural wonder teems with diverse species of fish, birds, and marine mammals, attractive beaches and spectacular flora and fauna, and historic Paracas culture. In Paracas you can swim or fish anytime. This bay is also the starting point for those who would like to visit the Ballestas islands. From schools of dolphins to hordes of sea lions, the reserve is largely a desert environment, so it feels like an adventure to another world. Of course, it is hard to visit this seaside beauty without enjoying its namesake beverage. Try pairing a pisco sour with a plate of ceviche, a dish of fresh fish that is made with limes and only available in Peru. From the nation's favourite cocktail to the gateway of the 'Peruvian Galapagos', Pisco serves up refreshing experiences that you wouldn't want to miss! A day trip to Paracas National Reserve is an ideal extension to any of our private-guided Peru tours that finish in Lima. Check out our 6 Day Machu Picchu Discovery with 1 Day Inca Trail Hike as favorable option.
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