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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

By: Peru Hop
From US$119.00
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.

Reviews (148)
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Reviewed yesterday
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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Full south to Lima with our tour guide Diego! Amazing trip!

My friend and I booked the Peru Hop bus full south to Lima and it was great. Along the trip we got to see the slavery tunnels, ballestas islands, paracas national reserve, taquile island, floating islands, etc. We had such an amazing trip and Peru...More

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

Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and giving us such a great review! We are thrilled to know that your experience in Peru with us was enjoyable! It was great to have had your loyal custom. We strive to provide our guests with an experience...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing tour!

We had the pleasure of going on the 3 day, 2 night tour to Paracas and Huacachina. Diego was a great guide - knowledgable, fun and open to questions and the tour was more than worth the money. Hassle free, great hostels, and beautiful sights...More

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

Hey Alexandra, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and giving us such a great review! We are thrilled to know that your experience in Peru with us was enjoyable! It was great to have had your loyal custom. We strive to provide our guests with...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
One of the best part of my trip

This tour was just amazing, everything from Paracas to Ballestas Islands was well organised and a pleasure to visit. After the pick up I kept staring outside for the whole 3/4 hours of bus from Lima to Paracas as I was amazed by how people...More

Thank Nicola F
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Nicola 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 traveling with us and loved the comfort, safety, customer service and experience our company...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great start for Peru

We booked this trip after looking for some attractions near Lima. And the office in Lima was helping booking a very cool experience. You could see so much on just one day. Starting the bus early in the morning from our hotel. Straight to Paracas...More

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

Hey! 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....More

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Rajeev T
August 12, 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
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GeorgelinaP
May 30, 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
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Rodrigo A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, at 11 pm
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