Private tour

Ica: Canyon of the Lost Tour in Ocucaje Desert

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Sam Travel Experiences

Ica: Canyon of the Lost Tour in Ocucaje Desert

Activity provider: Sam Travel Experiences

From US$ 86 per person

Explore the mysterious Canyon of the Lost in the Peruvian Ica desert, practice trekking and discover marine fossil remains from millions of years ago on the walls of this mysterious natural formation.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
You will be picked up at the reception of your lodging. It is important that you tell us the name of your lodging at the time of making the reservation. You must have your phone connected to the internet because the guide will communicate via whatsapp.
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  • Discover the mysterious Canyon of the Lost in the stunning Ica desert
  • Learn about the hidden history of fossils found in the depths of the canyon
  • Admire the mysterious natural curving shapes that the desert created long ago
  • Challenge yourself to hike to the bottom of the Canyon while being guided
  • Marvel at the stunning sand dunes found in one of the driest places on earth
Full description

Explore the natural beauty of the Ica desert as you travel to the stunning lost canyon of Ica, some of the driest earth in the world. Marvel at the natural forms of the desert and the ancient fossils as your guide explains the fascinating history of the area.

Begin this expedition early by being collected from your hotel in Ica before being driven to the district of Ocucaje, where the first stop will be at a restaurant to recharge and enjoy breakfast.

Continue towards the middle of the impressive Ocucaje desert with mountains loaded with saltpetre and mysterious natural forms. Arriving at the main viewpoint of the canyon of the lost, your guide will provide information about the formation of the canyon, and will help you take stunning pictures.

Trek towards the bottom of the canyon of the lost, where you will be able to examine the plentiful fossil remains along the way of the approximately 1.5-hour hike. Finally, the transport provided will return you to your lodging in Ica. The tour begins at 6:30 am and will conclude at 3:00 pm.

  • Pickup/drop-off
  • Transportation
  • A restaurant stop for breakfast
  • Guided hiking to the bottom of the canyon
  • Food and drinks
  • Lodging
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with epilepsy
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People over 70 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Bikes
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Baby carriages
  • Feeding animals
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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Great experience. The guide Raul came and picked us up right in front of our hotel at 6:30am. We were alone with him the whole morning. He brought us to the canyon and gave us very cool insights and information about the region.

July 18, 2022

July 20, 2022

Very beautiful place still preserved from mass tourism, a rare thing in Peru

August 25, 2022

Product ID: 417833