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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

By: Peru Hop
  • 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
My FAVOURITE Tour Company!

Such an amazing and catering company who are both there to give you a safe experience as well as one that makes you say ‘this is going to be one of those moments in life I won’t forget’. Katty was our guide and SO happy...More

1  Thank Billy T
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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 via mobile

My guide was George. He was awesome! This is the best value and safest tour option In peru. The buses were very comfortable, clean, and had a bathroom. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I loved all the stops and activities. Very well planned itinerary. We stopped for fresh...More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peru Hop is Perfect for Travelers with limited time in Peru

I only had 9 days in Peru and I was determined to maximize my time. Peru Hop made a day trip from Lima to Paracas & Huachachina a pain-free process. I appreciated everything being organized for me. The buses were comfortable and well ventilated. The...More

Thank Jewels R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour!

Had a great time with Peru Hop! Would recommend to solo travelers and groups! The buses were clean with enough leg room. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and we had a blast! Discounts at local restaurants. The only comment is the wifi does not...More

Thank Carissa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enjoyable Trip but could time could be better organised

We really enjoyed this trip and are so glad we did it - however, be prepared for a longgg day. We were picked up around 4:50am at our hotel. We found this was the norm for day trips in Peru although are of the opinion...More

2  Thank JAMPotts
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Georgelina P
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
2 May 2018|
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Response from panosdr | Reviewed this property |
you lay down. With legs you can adjust your speed. Its easy and fun. Dont worry. People of all ages done it easily
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