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From Lima: Tour to Paracas, Ica and Huacachina

4.1 / 5

14 reviews

From Lima: Tour to Paracas, Ica and Huacachina

From US$ 209 per person

On this tour, you'll get to enjoy the sun, taste good food and wine and feel adrenaline in the dunes of Ica. It's a day of both relaxation and adventure!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick up from: Miraflores San Isidro Barranco District Santiago de Surco San Miguel Around Lima city centre.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the spectacular sea lions
  • Maximise your adrenaline levels in dune buggies
  • Take in panoramic views of the desert and the oasis of Huacachina
Full description
Visit a natural oasis in the middle of the desert surrounded by beautiful palm trees. Here, you can also take pedal boat rides around the lagoon, practice sand-boarding and ride in tubular cars. You will be picked up from your hotel at 4:00 AM. Before heading to Paracas. Once you arrive, board the 'sliders' at the pier and begin the excursion to the Ballestas Islands. On the way, we can see the 'Candelabro' (Paracas Chandelier), a large geoglyph that serves as a beacon to the navigators. Continuing to the Ballestas Islands, you'll see the natural habitat of the sea lions. They love to approach the tourist boats, a truly magical spectacle that justifies the visit in itself. You will also be able to view the Humboldt penguins and guano birds.  Continuing to the province of Ica, get to know the culture and gastronomy with a typical lunch. After lunch, you'll go to the Huacachina Oasis and take a high-adrenaline ride in a sand buggies and also be able to try sandboarding. Finally, you'll have free time to walk around the oasis, take a boat ride, take pictures or buy handicrafts. You will return to Lima by bus. 
Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Round trip transportation
  • Snack onboard
  • Sandboard and dune buggy hire
  • Boat transportation
  • Visit to winegrowing region
  • Ica city tour
  • Lunch: Set Menu
  • Extra services not mentioned
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  •  Please bring a valid passport or ID card.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This was a gr8 tour. Cheers to guide Miraglos and driver Viktor. Miraglos was good at time management and engaging the group. Be prepared for a long day as these places are far from Lima. We were picked up at 4.50 am by a private taxi (included in the booking) and then transfered to the van. The van seats 15, bit we were only 7 tourists, so it was comfortable. The tour of Ballesyas islands is gr8, u see the island rock formations and some penguins as well. Lunch is elaborate and sumptuous at El Catador, where u also engage in wine and pisco tasting. You will then proceed to Huacachina oasis for sand buggy and sand boarding. This is a gr8 adventure in the dunes. Viktor was gr8 driver and drove with caution and safety. Miraglos was always there to facilitate your rideback from dropoff point by a private taxi ( included in booking). Highly recommended tour.

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June 19, 2021

It is a very beautiful tour, just a little long so you should be prepared for that. I suggest that the collection be 4 am to be in marina 8 am and so leave at that time, because we arrived later and left at 10, total to Lima we returned 9 ppm so it became very heavy. The guide was wonderful.

December 2, 2019

The road to Paracas takes quite a long time, about 4 hours, sea lions are a breathtaking view, something amazing. In Huacachina it is worth trying sandboarding, and then swimming in the lake, although we did not have time for it, which is a pity. Then a short presentation of wines at Pisco that you can buy at a really good price. The guide spoke great english, a nice and very friendly guy. We recommend, although the trip is very demanding and exhausting. It is worth taking long pants and sweatshirts and during the day change into short shorts, the weather likes to change, once warm and once cold, a light jacket will also be useful. Take some sandwiches and water to start your trip. Boys who took photos, very polite and a good heart for animals, great view. Greetings to the great guide.

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September 30, 2019

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