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Ica Full day (Huacachina and Ballestas Islands)

INTRODUCTION

Paracas is a small bay town 260km south of Lima (aprox. 4hrs drive). The Ballestas islands in this Reserve hosts an impressive number of wildlife as, sea lions, pelicans, terns, seagulls, penguins, cormorants, peruvian boobies and many other species. It deserves a special mention the economic activity of Guano (bird s dropping)

Huacachina is a small oasis located in the middle of Ica state around km 325 south of Lima. Called the Oasis of America, it served as a resort for local families for the nearby city of Ica and increasingly as an attraction for tourists drawn by the sports of Sand Boarding and Sand Buggies. One of the legend holds that the lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess who fall in love of a handsome prince, in some super predicable twist of fate, the prince dies sudendly and the princess felt into a deep depression. In her state of dispair, she cried so much that she created a lagoon in the middle of the dessert.

PROGRAM 

Very early pick up from hotel to the bus station, where you take a very comfortable bus to Paracas. Upon arrival, you will get organized to board a speed boat with other fellow travellers to be taken to Ballestas Islands. The experience takes 2hrs round trip. 

At 11am you will board on a local bus with some other fellows travellers to Ica. After your arrival, you will be taken to a Winery where you will learn the process and will taste different kinds of Wines and Piscos. Right after, just 10 min after arrive to Huacachina Oasis, where you will jump on Buggies and after driving over the dunes, stop over and grab your board to do the Sand Boarding. 

Have some time for lunch, before take the 6:30pm bus back to Lima (aprox. 4h30m). We will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.

WHAT TO TAKE

Confortable shoes and cloth, swimsuit, sunscreen, hat or cap, sunnies or sunglasses, something to read along the way or music and the most important, your camera.

DETAILS

Start time: 3am about

Duration: 20hrs.

Experience can also be provided as a Private Service on our exclusive Van with full size seats.

NOTES

All listed services are included plus port taxes and buggies fees.

Assistance is provided in every destination.

Meals are Not Included.