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From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis

4.8 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Travel Buddies Peru

From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis

Activity provider: Travel Buddies Peru

From US$ 550 per person

Discover history, nature, and mystery on a day trip from Lima. Enjoy the wildlife at the Ballestas Islands and the Oasis of Huacachina, the only one in South America. Fly over the Palpa Desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines.

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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get in close contact with nature at the Ballestas Islands
  • Fly over the Palpa Desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines
  • Visit the only oasis in South America: La Huacachina
Full description

Start your adventure by departing Lima in the early morning. Travel for around 300 km on the Pan-American highway until you reach Paracas Bay, a very important place for Peruvian history which is full of wildlife.  Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and watch out for birds, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins. Then head to Pisco Airport and take a 1 hour and 45-minute flight over the Palpa desert to see the Nazca Lines. Stop at the Huacachina Oasis, and take some time to eat lunch and walk around. Test your skills at sandboarding for an additional cost or just enjoy free time drinking Pisco Sours. At the end of the adventure, head back to Lima via the same route.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Airport tax
  • Ballestas boat ride
  • Guide
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Sandboarding
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, sunblock, a sweater, swimwear, snacks, and water
  • Bring local currency as some small business might not accept credit cards
  • The Nazca Lines flight schedule is given by the airline 24 before the tour
  • This could affect the order in which the other activities are done
  • Example: First Ballestas Islands, then Huacachina Oasis and at the end the flight
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We spent an incredible day in the company of our guides Aymen and Miguel!! It was practically a private tour because it was just me and my husband. The journeys are long, but we take the opportunity to rest and talk. The very beautiful Ballestas Islands, the beautiful Nazca lines, although the flight is strong in turns, so I do not recommend it for people with a weak stomach. The wonderful Huacachina desert, we pay additional for the buggie, sandboard and small boats in the oasis. Highly recommended!!

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August 4, 2022

This action-packed tour was a wonderful way to see famous sites along the Peruvian coast during our stay in Lima. Our guide, Rudi, was very knowledgeable and welcoming, and he graciously accommodated us when one of us chose not to go on the Nasca Lines flight. We enjoyed every stop on the tour very much (including the flight)!

July 2, 2022

We had an amazing time with our tour guide Aymen. I am still buzzing over the great time we had today. at Ballestas we saw a whole bunch of different birds, little penguins, sea lions and even dolphins (apparently very rare). I am still buzzing over seeing the Nazca lines as it was on my to-do list for so long. Finally we went to the Huacachina Oasis where I would recommend getting the upgrade for the sand buggy and sand boarding as it capped off the great day and let us get some sandy pictures of us. Please note that they don't let you drive the buggy, but depending on your comfort level the park driver will make it feel like a roller coaster going over the dunes.

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June 11, 2022

Product ID: 197917