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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

By: Peru Hop
  • Spot native marine life up-close in the Paracas National Reserve 
  • Zoom up South America’s largest dunes by dune buggy and try sandboarding
  • Enjoy views over the coastal and desert landscapes outside Lima
Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
From US$119.00
The coastal and desert regions outside Lima offer a world of outdoor adventure far from the city, but complex bus systems—and, for some visitors, a language barrier­—make exploring a challenge. On this full-day tour, travel in comfort from your Lima hotel and hit Paracas and Huacachina with ease. Spot native marine life in the Paracas National Reserve and try sandboarding on South America’s largest dunes.
What to Expect

Get picked up in the morning at your central Lima accommodation, transfer to the coastal town of Paracas by direct bus, and hop aboard a speedboat. The adventure begins as you zip out across the waves to the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve.

On arrival, watch native marine species including birds, penguins, and sea lions in their natural habitat. Your informative guide provides insight into the animals’ behavior and environment while you capture the scenery on camera.

Return to Paracas and continue to Huacachina, a remote oasis in the Ica Desert and home to the biggest dunes in South America. Zoom across the sand by dune buggy and give sandboarding a try. With your powerful buggy to help you reach the top of the dunes, you’ll save plenty of energy for sandboarding. 

Depart Huacachina and return in comfort to your Lima accommodation, where your tour ends.

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1 - 5 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Just great!

I was solo in Peru, and Peru Hop tour really fitted me. My aim was to see as much as possible in kind of secured way and on a budget. I felt protected and not alone. Guides were friendly and helpful. Also I want to...More

Thank Oleksandra P
Reviewed 6 days ago
Very organized, but the tour bus left without us!

We had booked a Peru Hop tour to Paracas and the Nazca lines. We were ready at our appointed pickup time and the Peru Hop tour called our hotel to say they were a few minutes late but would be arriving in 5". Our hotel...More

Thank worldtravelerSt_Paul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First thing I will say is WOW. Great trip. Ballestas Islands was fantastic the wild life is just so worth the trip. Yes a long bus ride. (Take snacks on the way there as there are no stops) there is a toilet on the bus...More

Thank borgfamily79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great trip

Over all this was a great choice that I am glad we made! Fio our tour guide made our trip special even when we hit a hic up. Peru was having strikes at the time causing us to miss out on one of our stops...More

Thank Ruben C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blue Water & Golden Sands

If you have a full day in Lima, consider doing the Peru Hop full-day tour to Paracas, Ballestas Islands plus Huacachina desert and oasis. Having researched and considered the more expensive private options available, we decided to go with Peru Hop as they are well-reviewed...More

1  Thank Kay W
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Georgelina P
31 May 2018|
Response from asykeees | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately you’re not allowed to swim in the oasis, I believe there is a hotel with a pool you can use though
16 May 2018|
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Response from Rodrigo A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, at 11 pm
2 May 2018|
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Response from panosdr | Reviewed this property |
you lay down. With legs you can adjust your speed. Its easy and fun. Dont worry. People of all ages done it easily
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