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From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis

4.9 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider: Travel Buddies Peru

From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis

Activity provider: Travel Buddies Peru
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From US$ 550 per person

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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 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 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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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

I expected this to be good but not this great. My guides were the best. They really explained me every detail of our tour and made sure it was special. They really went out of their way to make this an unforgettable day. I have 0 complaints. This tour was flawless . Thanks again Amigos!

May 4, 2022

Product ID: 197917