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Pisco & Paracas

Introducing Pisco & Paracas

Sharing its name with the brandy produced from white muscat grapes in this region, Pisco is an important port 235km south of Lima. Generally used as a base to see the abundant wildlife of the Islas Ballestas and Península de Paracas, the area is also of historical and archaeological interest, having hosted one of the most highly developed pre-Inca civilizations – the Paracas culture from 900 BC until AD 200, after which the nearby town of Paracas is named. Later it acted as a base for Peru’s revolutionary fever in the 1800s.