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Pantanos de Villa: Tours & Tickets

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Bird lovers will find this private natural reserve especially appealing. Just 22 miles south of Lima, this park offers great birdwatching in a peaceful enviroment.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Vista Alegre, Lima 15067, Chorillos, Peru, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

The tour of Los Pantano's de Villa is very interesting. You can see many birds and at this time of the year there are Franklin's gulls, which come from Canada and in March or April they return to their homeland

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rosalbina D
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Pantanos de Villa is located beside the Pacific Ocean just south of Lima and consists of several lagoons and natural areas. There are some companies offering birding tours to the sanctuary, but it is possible to go there on your own. We hired a driver...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob L
Reviewed October 22, 2018

My wife and I love nature and we visited this place just outside Lima at the end of August. It is kind of desolate and although there were numerous birds, there were mostly cormorants, seagulls and one or 2 egrets. Spring or fall maybe better...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jaime L
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Pantanos is a beautiful experience that allows you to escape the city and its traffic and discover wildlife and culture that surrounds it. Daybreak with the picnic, small row boat and walking amongst birds and turtles. Needless to add that by visiting pantanos de Villa...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank AlexLeton
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This 180 hectare bird sanctuary by the pacific in the south of Lima is visited by around 150 species throughout the year. It has lagoons and read beds which the visitor can walk around or take a guided tour. Early morning and evening are the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank John C B
Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you are a nature´s lover or would like to spend a full day doing bird watching and walking around a unique place, Pantanos de Villa (Villa´s Swamp) is a good place, with a huge variety f birds, along the coast, you can seat and...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Mario M
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We spent the afternoon at Pantanos de Villa yesterday and it was such a pleasant surprise! Who knew such a natural, quiet world existed in Lima? Visitors can walk or take a rowboat through the wetlands and there is a lovely beach at one end...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank barbaraj0379
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Pantanos de Villa is a wetlands hidden within Lima's city limits. It's a great place for local and out-of-town visitors to observe over 208 different species of birds in one setting. These birds are a mix of migratory birds from both the Northern and Southern...More

Date of experience: April 2016
5  Thank Camille M
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Bidrwatchers' paradise. Litter free, pretty well-taken care of. Nice and quite boat trip to observe some of the 208 bird species, 11 species of fish and 54 species of arthropods. It's the only protected area close to the capital city. The entrance is cheap: children...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Ela C
Reviewed April 16, 2016

A trip to Pantanos de Villa is well worth the short trip. Whether you live in Lima, are visiting the city for a short time or have been traveling around South America for months Pantanos de Villa offers you something truly different. This marshland area...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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August 20, 2017|
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Response from John C B | Reviewed this property |
It is easy to visit by yourself but tours are also available. I suggest a good bird book such as "100 Aves de Lima" or "Birds of Peru" Buses and taxis travel to Los Pantanos (from most parts of Lima) or you could stay at... More
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Response from John C B | Reviewed this property |
Not usually. They are allowed on the beach but may be disruptive amongst the birds For detailed information try Pro Villa at "prohvilla.munlima.gob.pe"