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  • Address: Chorrillos, Lima, Peru
  • Hours: Open from 8:30am-4:30pm daily
  • Admission: Admission is approximately $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children

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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge Tours

Lima, with a population of nearly 10 million people when counting the metro suburbs, isn’t exactly the first place you’d pick for a natural wildlife refuge. Here at Pantanos de Villa, however, over 200 different species of birds all flit through the wetlands spanning 650 acres outside the Chorillos suburb. On the winding network of walking trails, visitors with binoculars can encounter dozens of species in the span of a couple of hours. Scan the reeds for Black Skimmers, Herons, and Puna Ibis, and look in the water for Great Grebes of Neotropic Cormorants. Many of the birds here are migratory and sightings change with the seasons, and the months of December and January brim with seagulls lining the coast. 11 species of amphibians and reptiles can also be found in the reeds, although unfortunately as the city continues to grow, the manmade threats to Pantanos de Villa are literally encircling the marsh. Nature lovers with a stop in Lima should definitely visit this biodiverse sight before it’s potentially too late—although local conservation groups continue to work to do everything they can towards protecting the fragile site.

Practical Info

Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge is located 12 miles south of downtown Lima in the working class district of Chorillos. The site is accessible by private taxi or as part of a guided tour, or—if you would prefer to travel by public transport—it’s possible to travel by metro or bus when combined with a little bit of walking. Admission is approximately $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children, and the refuge is open from 8:30am-4:30pm daily. 

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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge Tour in Lima, Lima, null
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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge Tour in Lima

Enjoy a tour to Pantanos de Villa, a wildlife refuge in Lima and encounter various types of birds including the Andean coot and the Peruvian Pelican. Discover ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit

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Visit and experience the most important sites and attractions of the city of Lima on a full day tour. Drive through Pantanos de Villa, visit Pachacamac, a ...  Read more

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Half-Day Tour to Pachacamac Archaeological Site plus Barranco and Chorrillos, Lima, Archaeology ... 
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Half-Day Tour to Pachacamac Archaeological Site plus Barranco and Chorrillos

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Get a different experience on your stay in Lima, visiting the archaeological site of Pachacamac and the surrounding districts of Barranco and Chorrillos during ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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