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  2. Paracas
  3. Huacachina

From Paracas: Huacachina Oasis, Buggies, and Sand Boarding

Product ID: 250532
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Zip over sprawling dunes in a dune buggy and sandboard. Lounge by a picture-perfect oasis, surrounded completely by desert. Taste local pisco and wine, and learn of the history of their production.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Booklets
Spanish, English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get your adrenaline pumping on dune buggies and sandboards
  • Discover the mysteries of the witches of Cachiche
  • Relax by the only desert oasis in the Americas
Full description
After departing from the meeting point in Paracas, your full day tour starts with a sojourn to Ica. Savor local pisco and wine at 19th-century distillery El Catador, while learning about the traditional processes of distillation used to this day. After making a stop in Cachiche to see the Palm of 7 Heads, a sprawling palm tree involved in a witch’s prophecy, you’ll arrive at the marvelous Oasis of Huacachina, the only true desert oasis in the Americas.

Admiring the paradisiacal, palm-lined oasis from the surrounding dunes, you’ll have a quick bite to eat before embarking on some adrenaline-fueled sand sports. Hop into a buggy and zoom across the picturesque dunes, leaving vast plumes of sand in your wake. Hop onto a sandboard and carve across the vast dunes as if you were on a snow-covered mountain.

After you’ve had your fill of high-energy activity, you’ll swing by a chocolate shop to sample some chocotejas, a traditional Peruvian sweet. At this point, it’s all up to you — you can linger by the lagoon, stopping by any number of restaurants and bars, or hop in a taxi or other transportation back to Paracas. Although transportation back is not included, there is an add-on bus transfer back to Paracas available during booking. Whatever your decision, the sweeping dunes and one-of-a-kind lagoon will stay with you long past your departure.
Includes
  • Transfer from meeting point in Paracas to Huacachina
  • Buggy ride on the dunes
  • Equipment for sandboarding
  • Wine and pisco tasting in El Catador
  • Tourist tax
What’s Not Included
  • Transfer from Huacachina to Paracas
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You need to go to the meeting point, where our guide will take you to begin the activity.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• The tour finishes at Huacachina; transfer back to Paracas is not included, but there is an add-on return ticket available at booking
• For safety reasons, the buggy ride and sandboarding are not recommended for pregnant women and for kids under 7 years old
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.9 / 5
based on 11 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.0/5
Organization
3.0/5
Value for money
3.9/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Paracas Sights & Tours

Product ID: 250532