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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

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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. Pick up from your Lima hotel or hostel is included, as well as drop off. The perfect 1 day escape from the city of Lima!
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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The five days well spent without any issues. The tour was good, and we didn't feel hassled or pressured to buy anything at any of the schedule stops. The included tours were beautiful and fun. The sunset in huacachina desert is absolutely stunning. And Diego,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Did my first trip to Peru with my girlfreind. We took the Peru Hop bus tour from Paracas to Huachachina and onward to Arequipa. It was one of the easiest setups for traveling that I've done. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking to travel...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Thekidsid
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great trip! Bus was clean and comfortable. Diego was very informative and entertaining. Would highly recommend Peruhop@

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mirellie
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We used Peruhop to get around Peru and had Diego as our tour guide for the first leg of the trip from Lima to Paracas to Huacachina to Arequipa. He was awesome!!! Super enthusiastic, patient, fun, full of knowledge and helpful. Definitely the best tour...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dinaheit
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour to get around peru to places you may not have heard of. We had Diego as our tour guide, and he was awesome! He is so full of knowledge about all the places we visited, and always made sure to take care of...More

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BonnieB101
29 July 2019|
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Response from Kimberly G | Reviewed this property |
There are a few options. There are 1 day trips, 2 day trips and three day trips. We did a two day trip so we stayed the night for one night in the Wild Rover hostel.
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ashleygrant0424
28 July 2019|
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Response from Heron L | Reviewed this property |
That’s an ambitious lot of kilometres and altitude for two days. Check out Peru Hop but Lima to Huacachina is a day trip in itself and Rainbow Mountain is a day trip out from Cusco. Best wishes and safe traveling.
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Trent L
16 July 2019|
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Response from Officerincharge | Reviewed this property |
No. We did the lot! I’m glad I did. All wonderful.
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