Golden Shadows Trek: 2024 Updated information about the Golden Shadows Trek in Paracas, Peru from itineraries, prices, FAQs and more!

Golden Shadows Trek: Brief Summary

  • The Paracas National Reserve is a protected area that spans over 3,350 km², it is home to over 400 species of flora and fauna.
  • Tour to the heart of the Paracas National Reserve to experience an unforgettable sunset.
  • The trek is led by a passionate local bilingual guide.

Below we have created our extensive guide of the Golden Shadows Trek based on our expert local knowledge having helped to transport over 315,000 travelers here since our formation in 2013. Click any link to go direct to that section or scroll down to read the whole guide

Complete Guide to Golden Shadows

  1. Detailed Tour Information & What’s Included – Breakdown of the Golden Shadows Trek.
  2. How to get to Paracas – Transport information.
  3. What to bring and wear on the Golden Shadows Trek? – Be prepared for your tour.
  4. Golden Shadows Trek FAQs – We answer your frequently asked questions.

Golden Shadows Trek

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Detailed Tour Information & What's Included

Peru Hop does not operate any Golden Shadows Trek in Paracas. To see Peru Hop’s recommended operators for this tour read below.

Golden Shadows Trek

Price: $27 USD

Times: 3:30 pm

Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Difficulty: Easy to moderate trek

Meeting point: Av. Los Libertadores C-10 4th Floor (Restaurant Paracas Building)

Special deal for Peru Hop Passengers: Tours booked via Find Local Trips allow date changes up until the evening before your tour begins at no extra cost.

Important note: Minimum age: 8 years old – must have parents permission


The meeting point is at Av. Los Libertadores C-10 4th Floor (Restaurant Paracas Building), you must arrive here 5 minutes before the tour start.

We will go out with our staff and guide you to the Paracas National Reserve, where you must pay the entrance fee or show the ticket that you could have already purchased with any other tour as Ballestas Island.

Walking or trekking for approximately 1 hour and a half, around the Paracas National Reserve. You will visit \b\Cuesta Farallones, Punta Lobos, Dos Cruces, Peninsula Arena and Sombras Doradas, Punta Sunset/b/ where you will see an amazing sunset.

Strong wind and the sound of the water against the coast, provide you with memorable sensations and views.

You’ll return to the Restaurant Paracas at approximately 6:30 pm or 7 pm, depend on the sunset time.

We recommend the use of sneakers or trekking shoes, long pants and a windproof jacket, sunscreen, and something to drink.


  • 1 bilingual guide (English)
  • Private transport
  • Digital souvenir photo
  • Trekking pole

Not included

  • Entrance to the Paracas National Reserve: General: 11 soles per person

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How to get to Paracas

The trek is done on the Paracas National Reserve in Paracas – a beautiful fishing town just 4 hours south of Lima. Nestled along the sandy streets are dainty cafes and restaurants serving up fresh ceviche and killer Pisco sours. The small town is a perfect destination to relax in for a night or 2 while enjoying the adventures it has to offer.

You have 2 options to get to Paracas:

There are many public bus companies operating the Lima to Paracas route. The only problem is the headache you will have trying to compare prices and after you choose one, having to find the companies terminal since there is no central bus terminal.

Peru Hop busses offer a comfortable and safe trip, with free pickups and drop-offs. There are also included stops and tours on the way to Paracas which will make your trip much better! Make sure to check out the bus passes and decide which adventure best suits you!

What to bring and wear on the Golden Shadows Trek

  • Trekking shoes or sneakers (no flipflops allowed)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Drinking water
  • Windbreaker jacket & warm clothes

Golden Shadows Trek FAQs

Is there a minimum age?

Yes, the age requirement is between 8 and 65 years old.

What is the duration of the tour?

The duration is 3 hours approx.

What is the difficulty?

Easy to moderate trek.