Huacachina Tour from Lima

Paracas, Ballestas Islands, Huacachina

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In this full day Huacachina Tour from Lima you will be able to appreciate and enjoy the best that the Ica region has to offer on the southern coast of Peru. Includes City tour through the city of Ica and visit to the wonderful Huacachina beach.

This is a one-day Huacachina Tour from Lima where you can visit Paracas, the city of the Pacific Sea, and the amazing oasis in the Huacachina desert in just one day. This accommodates those who are looking to do something near Lima.

You will have the opportunity to know the Ballestas Islands, visit the city of Ica, artisanal wineries of pisco and wine; and take the exciting ride in the dunes of Huacachina; all this in just one day, including pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Lima.

The most outstanding:

  • Take a boat to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. – Paracas
  • Go up in the sandbox and sandboard down the largest dunes in the only oasis in the desert of South America. – Huacachina
  • We pick you up and drop you free at your hotel / hostel in Lima.


  • Starting point: We start with the pick up from your accommodation in Lima
  • Tour duration: Full Day
  • Minimum required: 02 passengers
  • Advance reservation: Advance coordination.
  • Type of service: customized
  • Availability: every day.
  • Tour language: Spanish / English
  • End of service: Lima


  • Hike, walks and overflight.
  • Archaeological visits
  • Cultural and gastronomic visits
  • Guided visits
  • Historical visits


The service begins with the pick-up from your accommodation in Lima, then you will be transferred to the end of the CRUZ DEL SUR bus heading to Paracas. In Paracas we will visit the Ballestas Islands. In Ica the pisco and wine cellar the Taster the Center of Ica the Oasis of Huacachina and the impressive dunes which we will travel in the buggies and doing the sandboarding.

03:15 a.m. Pick up from your hotel in Lima by a representative of Emotion Tour Peru and transfer to the CRUZ DEL SUR bus station

04:00 a.m. Exit Lima to Paracas in CRUZ DEL SUR BUS.

07:20 a.m. Arrival time in Paracas / A representative of our agency waits for you with your name on a sign, and then you will be transferred to the tourist pier and then start the tour to the Ballestas Islands.

08:00 a.m. Ballestas Islands & Candelabro Tour (2 hours tour by speedboat).

We will start the excursion leaving the port of Chaco Paracas where after a fifteen minute tour of the Paracas bay we will reach the chandelier.Here our guide will explain the different theories about this enigmatic figure, then fifteen more minutes we will arrive at the Ballestas islands where We will be able to appreciate rock formations and a great variety of marine species, sea lions, Humboldt penguins, chuitas, guanays, pelicans, oyster tendrils, thousands of guano birds, then we will arrive at the wolf maternity to finally return to port.

10:00 a.m. Return from the tour in Paracas and free time to have breakfast, shop at the crafts fair or walk along the boulevard.

11:00 am. Private mobility Paracas – Ica (approx 1 hour trip)

The private mobility will stay with you until the end of the day, to transfer you to all the points mentioned.

You will visit the artisan cellars of pisco and wines ‘El Catador’. Then leave for the center of Ica until reaching the Oasis of Huacachina.

16:30 hrs. Desert Tour with Buggy and Sandboarding

You will board a sand cart to climb the dunes that surround the Huacachina Oasis, we will cross a large part of the desert doing pirouettes through the mountains of sand, at the same time we will observe the capricious shapes in the dunes made by the winds, we will also make stops to take photos and in the upper parts to perform the sport known as sandboarding, our driver and guide will teach us safely how to do it, then we will return to Huacachina.

18:00 hrs. Return from the dunes tour

18:30 hrs. Transfer from Huacachina to the southern cross bus station in Ica.

19:00 hrs. Bus Ica – Lima

23:45 hrs. Arrival time in Lima / Reception and return to your Hotel

End of the Huacachina Tour from Lima.

It Includes:

  • Everything described in the itinerary.
  • Transfer in Lima from the Hotel to the bus station
  • Bus tickets Lima – Paracas in Cruz del Sur
  • Ballestas Islands & candelabra tour
  • Guide
  • All tourist entrances
  • Paracas Mobility – Ica City Tour
  • Desert Tour with Buggy & Sandboarding
  • Bus Tickets Cruz del Sur Ica – Lima
  • Transfer in Lima from the Bus Station to the Hotel

Does not include:

  • Foods
  • National or international air tickets.
  • Services not detailed in the program.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.


  • Wear a cap or hat
  • Light clothing and windproof sweater for the tour of the Islands
  • You should always use sunscreen
  • You can bring additional clothes in case you want to change at the end of the service.

Did you know?

  • Huacachina is the only natural oasis in the desert in South America
  • Huacachina is very popular with local people and international visitors and has a great atmosphere on the weekends. This in turn means that it is recommended to reserve accommodation in advance on weekends and holidays especially if you want a private room.

What to bring to the tour?

  • Sunscreen
  • Cap
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Light pants to protect your knees in case you want to go down lying on the sandboarding table
  • Closed shoes preferably (no sandals)

Frequent Questions:

Is it possible to do the Huacachina Sandboarding the same day if I will leave for Paracas / Lima at 6.30pm?

If possible. The tour starts at 4:00 p.m. and lasts 2 hours, so you will be back around 6:00 p.m. If you are already registered on the bus, we will wait for you to return from the tour if there is any delay.

Is Huacachina Sandboarding safe?

Sandboarding is safe as long as you are responsible so take it easy, as every year there are accidents of people who go too fast. You will not win against a wall of sand

Are the buggies safe?

Yes, the buggies of our recommended operator are very safe. Their drivers will make sure you have a ton of fun, but they will never take any chances. All seats have a seat belt so they are well fastened. Not all operators have modern and safe sandboxes so it is important to be careful when booking tours.

Can I handle the buggiesmyself?

Buggies cannot be operated. All the drivers are certified, you cannot drive a sandbox through the dunes without a special certificate or permit. You will understand why once you do the tour!

I want to spend more time Sandboarding in Huacachina, can I rent boards per day?

Yes. For those who want to stay in Huacachina and hone their skills there are many places in town where they can rent boards for themselves by the hour, half day or full day.

I was late and missed the Huacachina Sandboarding tour. Can I change it for the next day?

Unfortunately if you are late and miss the sandboarding tour the operator will charge the full amount for the NO SHOW as your seat was reserved in the sandbox and it was not sold to anyone else. If you would like to book the tour again for the next day there is no problem, but you will have to pay again.

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