2 days: Huacachina tour from Lima
Enjoy our 2 days Huacachina tour from Lima! Only 3 hours south of Lima lies the department of Ica, home to the Paracas National Reserve (The Peruvian Galapagos) as well as the Huacachina Oasis. Our 2-day tour aims at visiting all the best attractions the region has to offer. You’ll boat around the Ballestas Islands to observe a variety of wildlife followed by a beautiful coast where the desert meets the pacific ocean. Here you will observe the abundance of sea life and rural fishing techniques by the local townsmen. Did we mention the red sand beach!? After visiting the Paracas region, we will make our way to the Huacachina Oasis. On route, we will enjoy a pisco and wine tasting because making it to the sand dunes. Once at the dunes, we will buckle up and enjoy a ride through the desert before closing the day with some sandboarding. A jammed-packed 2 days full of adventure! Book online.
- Duration2 Days
- Type TripActive, Adventure
- Group SizePrivate or 6 Max
- LanguagesEng, Esp,
- SeasonYear Around
The Tour can start in Lima & end in Lima or Ica
Flexible itinerary / Small Group
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Day 1: Lima/Paracas/Islas Ballestas/Pisco Taste/Ica/Huacachina Oasis/Buggies & Sandboarding
Day 2: Relax time in Huacachina/Lima
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Starts at: Lina
Ends in: Lima or Ica
Total Hiking: 1,5 Hrs per day
Altitude: 0 m – 404m / 1325feet
Paracas National Reserve
Day 1 Lima/Paracas/Islas Ballestas/Pisco Taste/Ica/Huacachina Oasis/Buggies & Sandboarding
From your hotel, arrange a transfer to the bus station Cruz del Sur Javier Prado at 3:00 am. After a 10minute ride to the station, approach the counter to get your tickets printed. Once you have your tickets printed get ready for your 4:00 am bus ride to Paracas (3hrs).
Once in Paracas, our team member will pick you up at the bus station. Here you will be transferred to the office to leave any extra luggage you won’t be needing for the new few hours. At 8:00 am we board from the Paracas Hotel dock and make our way to the Islas Ballestas! On this tour, we will see penguins, sea lions, birds of all kinds, and beautiful rock formations and learn about the history of the islands. Once you return, we head to the National Reserve to explore the Mad Max desert landscape and beautiful coast. This area is home to an ancient ocean and at one of our stops, you’ll be able to see the different fossilized shells scattered through the landscape. A beautiful sight! We conclude our time in Paracas by visiting the red sand beach and the mirador to really appreciate the vastness of the area before our private transfer to Ica.
At noon we make our way to the Huacachina – the only oasis in the Americas! Before arriving at the oasis, we enjoy a light wine and pisco tasting at Catador vineyard. Pisco is a Peruvian national drink made of fermented grapes. Finally, our day comes to an end by enjoying adrenaline-filled sand buggies and sandboarding at sunset. Get ready for tons of photos!
Finally, you will have free time to appreciate one of the best sunsets in the Huacachina dunes.
Rest in the Hotel.
Meals Included: Pisco and Winery Tasting
Day 2 Relax time in Huacachina/Lima
After enjoying an early breakfast, we will swing by your hotel to transfer you to the bus station. Once at the bus station, approach the counter to get your tickets printed. After you, all check in enjoy the bus ride back to Lima. Thank you for traveling with us!
Meals Included: Breakfast at Hotel
Pick up/drop off at bus station in Paracas & Ica
VIP bus from Lima to Paracas (reclinable seats 160degrees, tv, wifi, blanket, pillow)
Private transfer from Paracas to Ica
Taxi transfer to the bus station in Ica
VIP bus from Ica to Lima (reclinable seats 160degrees, tv, wifi, blanket, pillow)
1 Night 3 Star Hotel (DM Mossone or similar)
Shared (boat) Islas Ballestas tour from Paracas Hotel dock (5 Star)
Islas Ballestas entrance ticket
Private Paracas National Reserve tour
Paracas entrance ticket
Pisco and Winery Tasting
Shared sandboarding and Sand buggy tour
Entrance ticket included
Breakfast at the hotel
Fee tips for our staff (Tipping is the norm on any excursion in South America)
Not suitable for
People with heart problems
People in wheelchairs
What to Bring
Sunscreen, Repellent, Sunglasses, Hat & Buff Mask, Lipstick
Water & Healthy Snacks
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What is the best time to visit Huacachina?
The best season to visit Huacachina is from December to early April, it;s the summer in Peru and with better temperatures, however, if you want to avoid crowds, April to June or from September to November could be a great option.
How is the Summer season in Huacachina?
Hot temperatures (40 to 45 celsius degrees), many local people on weekends. It's recommended to make hotel and bus reservations in advance. You can enjoy daytime parties in some resto-bars.
Customize this tour
This, and all the tours we offer online can always be customized, whether you are looking for upgrade alternatives, large groups, more flexible hours, have a special occasion (honeymoon, engagement), are a content creator, or are simply looking for something more private. We have all the alternatives to personalize your trip. Email us to email@example.com, leave us a message at +1 949 299 8915
How To Pay And Book?
How do you make a reservation?
1. Choose your departure date from the calendar
2. Select the number of passengers
4. Click on the BOOK NOW button
5. Fill in the information requested on the form
6. Complete the secure online payment
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How and when will I receive the reservation confirmation?
Once the payment is made, we will send you a tour confirmation email. If the travel dates are very close, we will contact you as soon as possible, if they are extended dates we will keep in touch by email or WhatsApp contact 3 to 5 weeks before.
What happens if my reservation cannot be confirmed?
99% of the reservations are usually confirmed, however, if there is the availability of hotels, services, or others, we will offer an alternative of dates, lodging, or services. In the event that we are unable to help, full refund policies apply.
Is it necessary to reconfirm my reservation before the trip?
No, the confirmation email in your inbox is enough to validate the adventure.
How do I modify, update, reschedule or cancel my reservation?
Any modification, cancellation, or update of data must be done by email by mentioning the unique reservation # code generated to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?
In case of force majeure such as natural disasters, bad weather, problems that put your safety at risk, or others, our team will contact you immediately to provide some alternatives.
Booking & pricing
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$ 295.00 /person