A natural retreat with its unique variety of flora and fauna, a trip to Paracas will leave you blown away.
Fast emerging as a leading tourism destination in Peru, a trip to Paracas is a must when visiting Peru. Here we give you a rough idea of how much you can expect to spend to make this trip happen.
There are many companies offering bus services from Lima to Paracas. A drive from Lima to Paracas takes 4 hours; a taxi will charge you approximately US$150 from Lima airport to Paracas. The bus fare depends on the time of the day, and the level of service that you choose.
Here is a list of bus services, times, and prices:
|Bus Service||Time of departure||Price|
|Cruz Del Sur||3:45am||$22 (cama)|
|Cruz Del Sur||7:00am||$8 (ordinary class)|
|Cruz Del Sur||7:00am||$16 (luxury class)|
Expenses at Paracas (for one day, one person)
Hostels and inexpensive hotels in Paracas charge approximately about S/20 to S/80 per night. Breakfast and coffee will cost about S/20. Set lunches are available from S/6-S/20, and dinner will roughly cost the same. But be sure to ask for the menu, otherwise, your server will offer you their a la carte menu. which is more expensive. Entry passes to historic sites will cost around S/15 on average. Though a lot of Paracas can be covered by foot, we reserve S/25 for local transportation and guides. This figures add up to S/160.
Reasonably decent lodging facilities are available at Paracas at an average price of S/150. A sumptuous breakfast with fruit juice and coffee will cost around S/35. An a la carte lunch will charge you about S/50. Entry passes to historic sites will cost around S/15 on an average. Moto taxis and regular taxis are available for local transportation and for visiting nearby towns. It is advised that you agree over fare with the taxi driver before getting into the taxi. We assign S/80 on an average for local transportation. The figures add up to S/380.
Here is a list of representative prices of some of the best hotels in Paracas:
|Hotel||Address||Price per night for a double bedroom|
|Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort||Av. Paracas S/N, Paracas 11550, Peru||$267|
|La Hacienda Bahia Paracas||Urb. Santo Domingo Lote 25, Paracas 11550, Peru||$225|
|DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paracas||Lote 30-34 Urb. Santo Domingo Ica, Paracas 11550, Peru||$180|
An extravagant breakfast can cost between $30 -$40. The price of lunch and dinner depends on what you want and can vary so much that it is impossible to put it down in exactitude before the meal is chosen. Other costs remain the same more or less.
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