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  1. Peru
  2. Ica Region
  3. Ica
  4. Huacachina

Lima: Full-Day Paracas and Huacachina Bus Tour

Product ID: 313598
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A full-day tour from Lima in which you can see the beach town of Paracas and the desert oasis of Huacachina. This experience suits those looking for adventure outside of Lima, but only have a short amount of time.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

We pick up passengers from all major hostels & hotels in Miraflores, Lima. If you are staying at an Airbnb or any other location outside Miraflores, please select the Metting Point option.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat
  • Dune buggy up and sandboard down the sand dunes
  • Travel with a bilingual guide throughout your entire trip
Full description
Your experience begins as you depart from Lima between 5:30AM and 6:00AM in the morning. From there you will travel for 4 hours to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea. Once having arrived, you will begin a 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, and offer you the chance to see sea lions, penguins, and plenty of birds, all in their natural habitats. You may even get the chance to see a dolphin or two.

At 1:00PM you will travel by bus from Paracas to Huacachina, a small natural oasis located in the Ica Desert. There you will have free time to explore and have lunch at one of the local restaurants around the oasis.

Following lunch, it will be time for 2 hours of exhilarating dune buggying and sandboarding. You will be free to ride the dune buggies up and sandboard down the biggest dunes in South America, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the only natural desert oasis in South America.

At 7:00PM in the evening, you'll board your luxury bus back to Lima. Once on board, sit back and relax on the comfortable seats while you enjoy a movie onboard. You will later be dropped off directly to your hotel/hostel upon arrival to Lima.
  • Guided bus transportation
  • Entrance fees and taxes for all destinations
  • Ballestas Islands tour
  • Dune buggy and sandboarding
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Miraflores
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

McDonalds, Parque Kennedy Miraflores.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• This tour is subject to variation without prior notice due to weather issues, strikes and/or demonstrations
• Pickup is available from all major hostels and hotels in Lima, customers staying outside of the center or at residential addresses should select the meeting-point option
• Pick up time before 6 AM (5:30 AM - 6 AM)
• Pick up is available from hotels and hostels located in Miraflores, Barranco, some in San Isidro and some in Lima downtown; if staying outside these areas, please go to McDonald's for pick up at 5:30 AM
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Peru Hop

Product ID: 313598