Cruises from Pisco (San Martin)
Pisco lies on the Pacific coast of Peru, 200 km south of the capital Lima. The small city is a gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu, 500 km due east high in the Andes. Pisco is served by the port of San Martin which is 35 km out of town on the Paracas Peninsula. Named after the liberator General San Martin, this area is significant in Peruvian history as the birthplace of Peru's struggle for independence.
About 2 km west of the port is the Candelabra geoglyph (c. 200 BC), dug in the sand and lined by stones on a hillside overlooking the ocean.