Day trip

From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis

From US$ 500 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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 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 at the pool 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

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

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To say it from the start: the tour is a real day trip. From 4.30 a.m. bus 10.30 p.m. and easily covers 600km by road and is exhausting. But, it's definitely worth it. The Islas Ballestas with good bilingual explanation and care with many penguins and birds. The 2 hour flight to the Nazca Lines, with the pilot circling over the geoglyphs and giving everyone with a right or left turn an optimal view. Also the Huacachina oasis, which is idyllically situated with the huge sand dunes, especially at sunset. My touguide Alfonso Choji was well trained and was able to answer all questions about the history, the excursion and also the political / social situation in Peru. I felt very well looked after and can recommend this tour

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October 23, 2021

Wonderful experience! Excellent guides (Pablo and Aymen). We visit exceptional places and unique experiences! Ballestas Islands, Nazca lines and the Huacachina oasis are without a doubt unique and beautiful places! We were delighted with the complete package: from the guide, driver and tours, everything exceeded our expectations !!! Go ahead

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February 27, 2020

Visiting all the places was a treat ! The best thing though was our travel buddies Aymen and Pablo. We were picked up right on time in a perfect condition SUV for the long drive. Our buddies were courteous, well spoken in English, knowledgeable and by the end of the day we were like friends. A 17 hour trip that day felt like traveling with family. Highly recommended!!!

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February 26, 2020

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