Huacachina - Peru

FULL DAY TOUR TO THE BALLESTAS ISLANDS AND THE HUACACHINA OASIS.

This especial program allows you to travel with great comfort aboard a private machine visiting two great attractions of the southern coast of Peru. On this package we offer you a boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, a group of small islands where you can various marine creatures. On this tour you will also see a mysterious figure known as the Candelabra etched on a hillside overlooking the ocean. Later on we will visit the Huacachina lagoon, a beautiful oasis surrounded by big sand dunes. In Huacachina our clients will take a ride aboard a dune buggy machine across the desert. During the excursions clients will be able to practice one of the ultimate sports in Peru...Sandboarding. On this tour we will also visit to the vineyards of Pisco in Ica.

Photo Gallery: Ballestas Islands & Huacachina Oasis.

Ballestas Islands Ballestas Islands Huacachina Oasis Dune Buggy Tour  in Huacachina
BALLESTAS ISLANDS & huacachina FULL DAY TOUR

Tour description:

04:30 h. You will be picked up in your hotel by our local representative in Lima and then you will board a private vehicle to travel to the zone of Paracas. The trip to Paracas lasts about 3 hours. At the Paracas Bay you will be met by our local guide who will lead you to the port where you will board a speed boat to visit the Ballestas Islands. During our boat excursion to the Islands you will see various spots of interest,, among them, stands out a huge design etched on the slope of hill, known by the local people as The Candelabro. This is an enormous figure that can be seen clearly from the sea. Here we will stop our boat for a few minutes and then our local guide will explain the most important theories concerning this drawing. Afterwards, we will continue our excursion to the Ballestas Islands, where you will see hundreds of birds flying (Peruvian Bobbies, Inca terms, Pelicans, Cormorants and others) above the Islands, as well as dozens of sea lions on the shore of the beaches, and if you are lucky you also can see the famous Humboldt Penguins and dolphins swimming nearby. It is not allowed to land on the Island, which means you will spend all the tour on the boat. The boat tour lasts 2 hours. Later on, we will continue our journey to the City of Ica, where we will visit the vineyards of Pisco (a grape brandy produced known as Pisco). Later on we will continue our trip to the Huacachina Oasis, which is located only 5 kilometers away from Ica’s downtown. Once we reach the Huacachina Oasis, our local representative will provide you the buggy tour to the desert. Our dune buggy excursion takes place at the Huacachina oasis, from this zone we will drive up towards the west, where the most beautiful dune formations are located. We will drive across the desert in a 4x4 buggy vehicle and will make various stops along the way for pictures. The desert of Ica is the most beautiful in our country and offers stunning landscapes, not only of sand dunes, but also of the Huacachina lagoon from high locations. There will be some points where you will have the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of one of most popular sports in Ica “Sandboarding”. Our driver will take you to the summit of some dunes and from the very top you will be able to slide down. Before you start to sand surf, our guide/instructor will teach you specific techniques to ensure a safety ride. There are actually plenty spots to sandboard around Huacachina Oasis, with a wide variety of dunes, suitable for the very beginners, as well as for professional sand boarders. Keep in mind that on this tour you will not have to walk up the dunes to go for a second or a third ride, our driver will do all the lifting job for you. As you can see it will be very easy and cool. The whole tour will take about 1 hour and a half, so at the end clients are dropped off at the Huacachina Oasis. In Huacachina you will free time for lunch. Afterwards you can enjoy a nice walk around the lagoon or simply take a rest under the palm trees. Finally we will board our private car and then will return to the city of Lima. Upon our arrival in Lima clients are droped off at their hotel. Our program ends in Lima at around 21:00 hrs. End of the tour.

What is included ?

  • 04:30 h. Pick up from your hotel in Lima.
  • Transportation: Lima - Paracas - Huacachina - Lima (Shared transport. Maximum 6 people).
  • 07:45 h. Arrival in Paracas.
  • 08:00 h. Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands.
  • 10:30 h. Departure from Paracas to Ica.
  • 11:30 h. Visit to the vineyards of Pisco in Ica.
  • 12:30 h. Lunch on a tourist restaurant.
  • 14:00 h. Visit to the Huacachina Oasis.
  • 15:00 h. Dune Buggy & Sandboarding tour in Huacachina.
  • Professional driver & Entrance fees.
  • 17:00 h. Return to Lima.
  • 21:00 h. Arrival in Lima. Drop off at your hotel.

Note: Times are estimated, except the departure time.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratuities.

Daily departures from Lima:

  • 04:30 h.

Recommendations:

  • On this tour you must bring light clothing, as the weather on the southern coast used to be very hot, especially in summer time (from December to March) when temperatures can reach 35 º C / 104 ºF sometimes.
  • We suggest to bring sun block to avoid sun burning, a hat, a bottle of water and sun glasses.
  • Bring your bathing suits in case you wish to swim at the pool of Huacachina. Remember is very hot in the zone.

Additional information:

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher:.

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.
  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you request.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

240.00

Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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