DAY 1: LIMA - PARACAS - HUACAHINA
Duration: Full day 3:00am to 7:00pm
Elevation: Sea Level
Difficulty: Easy / Relaxed
From your hotel, arrange a transfer to the bus station Cruz del Sur Javier Prado at 3:00am. 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 4:00am 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 8:00am 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 difference fossilized shells scattered through the landscape. A beautiful sight! We conclude our time in Paracas by visiting 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 to the oasis, we enjoy a light wine and pisco tasting at Catador vineyard. Pisco is the Peruvian national drink made of fermented grapes. Finally, our day comes to an end by enjoying adrenaline filled sand buggies and sand boarding at sunset. Get ready for tons of photos!