Any visit to Paracas is a crowd-pleaser for sea and sand lovers. But, there is more to the beach-side resort town than the hidden coves of the Paracas National Reserve and tours of the Galapagos-esque Ballesta Islands. For something entirely unique, embark on Venturia’s newest tour: an incomparable experience to a local scallop farm where you can fish for your own lunch. There is no doubt about it, this will be the culinary highlight of your Paracas adventure.
For a farm to table experience like nothing you’ve done before, hop onto a premium motorboat and cruise to the ultimate, undisclosed location at a nearby locally-owned scallop farm. Here, you’ll get the rare chance to literally dive into the local mariculture, scooping up your own lunch from the sea.
This excursion is made possible in partnership with the Restaurante Chalana, one of Paracas’ most discerning seafood restaurants, located on the private dock of Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort by Marriott. You can rest-assured that Venturia guides have both safety and sustainability minds, so you can really dig into this traditional and authentic experience with your whole heart.
Slide into your seat on a premium motorboat as part of a mini-tour that will take you to witness the ins-and-outs of scallop fishing. With this hands-on experience, you can learn how local artisan fishermen have been collecting the rewards of the sea for centuries. Their traditional methods reflect ethical measures, so we can relish unique dishes without exploiting precious natural resources. If you’d like, you can even jump in the sea and harvest your own. It’s a true delight when you grasp that first shell in your hand!
After lunch is caught, you’ll voyage back to shore, where the chefs at Chalana Restaurant wait to impress the taste buds. This restaurant is the only one of its kind in the area, rather legendary for its 0 km cuisine concept. You’ll witness firsthand their passion for locally sourcing all ingredients, as you watch your lunch come from the sea and straight to your table. Not to mention, the opportunity to eat in serenity, right on the private dock of Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort is something that can’t be beaten.
To design truly unforgettable travel experiences in Peru, you need a specialized, skilled and passionate team to make that happen time and time again. Here at Venturia we have just that, an expert group of people whose creativity, knowledge, inspiration for and love of Peru transmits through to every single trip, embodying the pure beauty of travel along the way.
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