Huacachina Full Day
In this Huacachina full-day tour, we travel 4 hrs south of Lima a magical town surrounding the Oasis where you can opt-in for sandboarding, paragliding, and sand buggy fun through its massive dunes! Prepare to take tons of photos and videos to remember your visit to the only oasis of the Americas. If you find yourself in Lima with an extra day to explore, we highly recommend doing this tour! You will come back with sand just about everywhere you can think of but it will be 100% worth it. The adrenaline-filled activities and beautiful landscapes are easily a favorite among our travelers. Remember to wear tons of sunscreen and bring your Mad Max outfit as you’ll be ripping through the dunes. Who’s ready for some fun in the sun? The desert is calling! Book Now Below
- Duration18 Hrs
- Type TripActive, Adventure
- Group SizePrivate or 6 Max
- LanguagesEng, Esp,
- SeasonYear Around
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Day 1: Lima/Ica/Huacachina Oasis/Lima
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Starts at: Lina
Ends in: Lima or Ica
Total Hiking: 1,5 Hrs
Altitude: 0 m – 2.078 m (6,817 ft)
Day 1 Lima/Ica/Huacachina Oasis/Lima
Pick up from your hotel in Lima at 6:30 am and in a private transport head towards the Miraflores bus station for the bus departing at 7:05 am. We take the VIP Cruz del Sur bus down to Ica, where our team member will be waiting with a sign with your name on it.
Arriving by roughly 12pm, we then head towards Ica for some relaxation time. You will arrange a time with your guide to do the sandboarding and buggies tour.
We recommend doing it for sunset! Once you have finished your tour, you have time to grab dinner before our transfer.
At 7:30 pm we make our way towards the bus station for our VIP bus back to Lima departing at 8:05 pm. You arrive in Lima by 12:00 am (midnight). Our team member will be waiting with a sign with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel in Lima.
*Note: The itinerary is stressed and it’s necessary to make the reservation at least 4 to 5 days in advance since prices and bus itineraries may change and the extra amount must be added to the tour.
Meals Included: Not included
Private Transport for transfers to Bus Station
Emergency Oxygen Tank / Kit First Aid / Car AC & Heating.
Roundtrip Bus VIP Cruz del Sur Lima - Ica
Tickets & Entrances
Meals & Accommodations
Guides Available (French, German, Japanese & more options with additional cost)
Not suitable for
People with heart problems
People in wheelchairs
What to Bring
Sunscreen, Repellent, Sunglasses, Hat & Buff Mask, Lipstick
Water & Healthy Snacks
When is the best time to visit Huacachina?
The best time to visit Huacachina is in the low season, which runs from April to October. During these months, temperatures are much cooler than during the high season and crowds won’t be as big. Higher altitude areas might still be subject to cool temperatures and occasional rain at this time of year, however, so it’s always best to check the local weather forecast before planning your trip!
What kind of activities can visitors do while visiting Huacachina?
Visitors can enjoy a variety of exciting outdoor activities ranging from sand boarding down giant dunes in the desert to taking a dip in the natural lake surrounded by palm trees that sits at the heart of the oasis.
Are there any restrictions on what I can bring with me when visiting Huacachina?
It's best to adhere to general safety guidelines when travelling anywhere in Peru so no large bags or backpacks are allowed inside most public areas - only small items such as cameras or umbrellas are permitted.
What type of food is served in restaurants around Huacachina?
Both traditional Peruvian dishes like lomo saltado (stir-fried strips of beef served with rice) and ceviche (raw fish marinated in citrus juice) as well as international cuisine like pizza or burgers can often be found in restaurants here.
Are there any health risks associated with visiting Huacachina?
No particular health risks have been reported when visiting this region; however, visitors may experience altitude sickness if they ascend too quickly without proper acclimatization beforehand so make sure you plan ahead for adequate rest stops during your journey.
What language is spoken in Huacachina?
The primary language spoken in Huacachina is Spanish, although many locals speak both Spanish and Quechua.
Are there any accommodation options near by?
Yes! There are plenty of accommodation options ranging from campsites and hostels to luxury resorts scattered throughout the area surrounding Huacahcina offering visitors plenty of choice whatever their budget may be.
What type of clothing should I wear when visiting Huacachina?
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing suitable for varying weather conditions such as light layers for warmth during cold evenings, sun protection (hats etc) during hot afternoons, and sturdy shoes for exploring archaeological sites nearby or walking around this desert town.
Are there any cultural events or festivals in Huacachina?
Yes, there are several cultural events and festivals held in Huacachina each year. The most popular one is the Fiesta de la Candelaria, which celebrates the birthday of Jesus. This is usually held in February and includes parades, music, dancing, and fireworks. Other popular festivals include the Festival of Our Lady of the Rosary in October and Las Pachamancas in August.
What type of cuisine is available in Huacachina?
Huacachina offers a variety of traditional Peruvian cuisine, as well as international dishes. Specialties include ceviche, lomo saltado (stir-fried beef and onions), chicharrones (fried pork rinds) and causa rellena (a layered potato dish). There is also a selection of Italian dishes, sushi and Chinese food available in Huacachina.
Are there any museums, galleries or other cultural attractions in Huacachina?
There are a few museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions in Huacachina. These include the Huacachina Museum, Huacachina Gallery, and several local artisan shops.
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