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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

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Overview
Wondering what to do in Lima, this is a full day tour from Lima visiting the Pacific beach town of Paracas as well as the desert oasis of Huacachina. Enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural environment to a thrilling desert adventure with a professional guide. For this full day tour the pick up from your Lima hotel or hostel is included, as well as drop off. This tour is good for couples, good for solo travelers and good for big groups. The perfect 1 day escape from the city of Lima!
Itinerary
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You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by Miraflores
  • 1
    Islas Ballestas
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Oasis of Huacachina
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • 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
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from your accommodation in central Lima
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
18h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided bus transport
  • Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas
  • Dune Buggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina
  • Hotel/hostel pickups and drop-offs
  • Entry/Admission - Islas Ballestas
  • Entry/Admission - Oasis of Huacachina
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We recommend you to bring the following items:
  • Please bring breakfast with you (direct bus).
  • Please don’t be late, as bus must leave on time to do Ballestas Islands at 10:00 am.
  • Bring sunscreen, it is hot all year round in Paracas and Huacachina.
  • Food is not included, although we have discounts in many restaurants.
  • See itinerary for hour by hour plan.
  • Important holidays: Easter weekend April 18-21 and July 28-30 is Independence Day Celebration in Peru: The pick-up time will be 1 hour before the usual time, Sandboarding/dunebuggy (Huacachina) only 1 hour (all operators) and Ballestas Islands (Paracas) only1 hour and 30 minutes (all operators)
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Warm weather all year round. Light-weight jumper/jacket for speedboat ride to Ballestas. Closed-toe footwear for Sandboarding.
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We had an amazing time with PeruHop. The guides made safety a priority and we're very kind, humourous, informative, and had strong language skills (Spanish and English). Bus was comfortable too! Would certainly book with them again. Great time had by all in our large group.
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Did a full day tour from Lima to paracas and hucachina, amazing tour very professionally handled, the buses are very comfortable and bathrooms are clean on the buses. The main reason for choosing the buses over a private car because they have bathrooms. Seats are very
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1. Safety was my number 1 issue with public transportaion and Peruhop drivers were super alert and cautious. 2. The guides were awesome,especially Valleria . Thank you for all the caring. 3. Everything was super arranged yet flexible, and the guides checked a few times our
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Response from PeruHop, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
Responded 4 days ago
Hey Go544476, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and writing a great review! Wow! It sounds like you really enjoyed our service! Peru Hop was born in 2013 out of the idea of creating an alternative way to travel around Peru in a safe and independent manner, offering the chance to see more of Peru’s hidden secrets along the way and meet other like-minded travelers. Thanks again for your review, all the best with your future travels! The Peru Hop Team
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We took this tour on 1st December and had an excellent time but the execution of the day was a little clunky. We were given a printed itinerary on the bus which was slightly different to what was in the emailed booking confirmation and in the booklet, but it turned out not to be
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This tour was one of our highlights during our time in Peru! Yes it is a long day, with a bit of a clunky pick up and drop off system, but you will soon forget all of that as soon as you have reached Paracas and huacachina. A word of advise take your own breakfast for the bus
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Response from PeruHop, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Carliek, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and writing a great review! We are delighted to know you enjoyed Peru as much as you can, with Peru Hop all our passengers can discover the real Peru through the eyes of a Peruvian! Our team of local experts love their country and they are always ready to help you with whatever you need. Thanks again for your review, all the best with your future travels! The Peru Hop Team
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Key Details
  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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