Paracas: Huacachina Oasis Tour
- 8 Hours
- 8 Hours
- On request
Huacachina is a desert oasis in Southern Peru, located approximately 5 hours south of Lima. It is located just 10 minutes away from downtown Ica, a small city on the coast. It is a small lagoon surrounded by palm trees and gigantic sand dunes, similar to those seen in the Sahara Desert in Africa.
In the 1940's, the oasis became a popular beauty spa for wealthy Peruvians in Lima: the waters were thought to have healing powers, and many Limenos came to bathe in the waters to soothe and heal their bodies and skin. A number of luxurious hotels were created along the lagoon, along with a boardwalk and streets.
The desert oasis Huacachina is also home to an extraordinary adventures two of which are the dune buggy and sandboarding tour. This tour is both thrilling and jaw-dropping, transporting you deep into the desert to see the huge sand dunes on the coast. These ancient mountains of sand are beautiful and surreal.
Enjoy a day of dune bugging, Sandboarding, sitting besides an oasis right out of a Hollywood movie, as well as taking short tour of the nearby city of Ica.
Combine this day tour with winery tours, flights over the world-famous Nazca Lines, and boat tours to see Humboldt penguins and sea lions at the Ballestas Islands (all aforementioned tours ARE NOT INCLUDED in the Huacachina Oasis Day Tour)
Duration: 8 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 4 p.m.