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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

By: Peru Hop
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
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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
US$119.00
Overview
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 115 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Great one day trip. but really 18 hours

Our guide Kathy made this a great day. She kept us together as a family. The bus ride was smooth and the driver safe. It was a lot of time on the bus, but it was great to see the countryside. We had one issue...More

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

Thank you for the fantastic review, it really means so much to all of us at Peru Hop! It sounds like you really enjoyed your trip, so we will use your incredible feedback to make sure all our customers enjoy their Peru Hop experience as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cannot recommend enough

Peru Hop removes all the stress that comes with organising internal travel in Peru - they take care of everything and are so well organised on the ground. You are picked up from every hostel and they give you great information on tours/activities and book...More

Thank jamespdaly7
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and giving us a great review! We greatly appreciate all customer feedback! We are thrilled to know you had such an enjoyable experience travelling with us and loved the comfort, safety, customer service and experience our company provides. At...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
great destinations but the ride was awful

if you do this, you really should spend the night in huacachina ica, as the trip back on the bus after these activities is very rough in the middle of the night. The condition of the bus may be partially to blame as it was...More

2  Thank Peter S
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter Thanks for the comments and glad you really enjoyed Paracas and Huacachina. In terms of the ride, you decided to do everything in 1 single day. This is perfect for those very very short on time, like you, but yes it is a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Full day ballestas Islands and sandboarding

We had a great time on this tour. We definitely recommend it. Only can't give 5 stars because our tour guide Barbara scared us really bad that we did not have our passports on us. She made us feel as though we may not be...More

2  Thank Michelle P
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to know that you had a great time on our tour. It was great to have had your loyal custom. We strive to provide our guests with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome experience!

Overall: an excellent trip and a great way to see Peru outside of Lima. The buses are nice and clean. The hostel was fine, but nothing fancy. And the food options are whatever you choose to do. We loved it and would recommend it to...More

1  Thank PBurke20
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and giving us a great review! We greatly appreciate all customer feedback! We are thrilled to know you had such an enjoyable experience travelling with us and loved the comfort, safety, customer service and experience our company provides. At...More

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tkr1998
13 August 2018|
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Response from dieterwahl | Reviewed this property |
not at all, was really pleasant - perhaps when is is stormy weather but one would not go in stormy weather
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Georgelina P
31 May 2018|
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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
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Willi519
16 May 2018|
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Response from Rodrigo A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, at 11 pm
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