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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

By: Peru Hop
From US$119.00
  • 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
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.

Reviews (148)
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Reviewed today
Peru Hop bus tour from Lima to Cusco - absolutely brilliant and great value

To the team at Peru Hop, Thank you so very much for organising such a memorable tour for us, From Lima, Paracas,Huacachina, Nazca, Areguipa,Puno, Copacabana , La Paz Bolivia to Cusco. We felt very safe during our tour, what a great team from Victoria -...More

Thank Inspire402726
Reviewed today via mobile
Suites everybody, regardless who you are!

Very nice ride with super professional and helpful guides, modern and comfortable buses. Could recommend everybody to use Perú Hop!

Thank kryckan6
Reviewed today
Sand boarding was a top favorite!

Peru Hop has everything planned down to the last detail. You never have to question if they are going to be reliable. Our guide, Diego was more than happy to help arrange hostels and activities as needed. Would highly recommend!

Thank tonyatyrece
Reviewed today via mobile
Amazing tour and well organised

Hello, I stumbled upon Peru Hop by chance online and liked the program also the prices. I made the hop from Lima all the way to La Pax in Bolivia. I highly recommend for people like me who don't speak Spanish as the guides and...More

Thank TariqBalushi
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Day Trip

Great option for a day trip so you have the opportunity to visit Paracas and Huacachina but it's a looooong day with minimal downtime. Our bus picked us up quite early although it was much later than noted on our confirmation. They seemed to be...More

Thank Jbmisch
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jbmisch! Thank you so much for leaving us a great review!! We are so happy you chose Peru Hop and it´s amazing to hear you had an awesome day! Thanks for your understanding on any delays you experienced, we do try and pack in...More

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Rajeev T
13 August 2018|
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Response from Rob C | Reviewed this property |
Not really Just take a pill before and they will be fine and yes you get a few hours there to eat, walk around and relax
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