From Lima: 3-Day Paracas, Huacachina, and Nazca Lines Tour

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Discover the Pacific beach town of Paracas, the stunning desert oasis of Huacachina, and the mysterious Nazca Lines on this 3-day tour from Lima. Explore the Ballestas Islands on a boat tour and more.


  • Feast your eyes on some of Peru's highlights on a guided 3-day tour from Lima
  • Explore the Paracas National Reserve and admire views of the coastal desert
  • Enjoy a thrilling dune buggy ride on the biggest sand dunes in South America
  • Marvel at the baffling Nazca Lines as you take a spectacular flight over them
  • Spot sea lions, penguins, and more on a speedboat tour of the Ballestas Islands


Admire the Paracas National Reserve, take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, enjoy a thrilling dune buggy and sandboarding tour in Huacachina, and marvel at the enigmatic Nazca Lines on this 3-day tour from Lima. DAY 1: Lima - Paracas Begin the day with an early pickup in Lima and travel to Paracas on a bus. Along the way, stop for breakfast straight from the bread ovens of Mirasur. Enjoy some of the freshest baked bread in Peru. Then you will go to Hacienda San Jose, in Chincha. Now a 5* star hotel the hacienda is a stunning colonial estate which during the Spanish conquest housed a huge plantation worked by thousands of slaves brought over from Africa. Visit the crazy labyrinth of underground tunnels used to illegally smuggle slaves 17km from the coast. An incredible history that gave rise to the modern-day Afro-Peruvian culture. Around 1:30 pm, you will arrive in Paracas, and enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own. Have the chance to do activities like the beautiful Golden Shadows trek — just ask your guide for advice on what to do. Stay overnight in Paracas, at your own expense. Day 2: Paracas - Huacachina At 8:00 am go on the 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, a smaller version of the Galapagos Islands. See sea lions, penguins, and plenty of birds up close and in their natural habitat. Later, go on a guided tour of one of South America’s biggest protected desert reserves in Paracas. Admire the views of the stunning Pacific coastline where the desert meets the ocean. Afterward, move on from Paracas to Huacachina, the only natural desert oasis in South America, located in the Ica Desert. Upon arrival, get free time to explore and have lunch (at your own expense) at one of the local restaurants around the oasis. Following lunch, prepare an exhilarating 2-hour dune buggy and sandboarding experience. Feel your adrenaline rush as you ride up, over, and down South America’s biggest sand dunes, and get the chance to try sandboarding. Afterward, spend the night in Huacachina, at your own expense. Day 3: Huacachina - Nazca - Lima At 7:30 am take an unguided shuttle transfer from Huacachina to Nazca. Head straight to Nazca Airport upon arrival and take a majestic flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines, which have baffled historians since their discovery. Then, get around 2 hours of free time in Nazca, enough time to have lunch and visit the Cantalloc Aqueducts, if you like. Afterward, travel back to Huacachina before boarding the bus back to Lima in the evening. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Lima, arriving around 11:45 pm in Miraflores.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation Guide Paracas National Reserve tour 2-hour Ballestas Islands boat tour 2-hour dune buggy and sandboarding tour in Huacachina Nazca Lines flight Unguided shuttle service from Huacachina to Nazca

Important Information

  • You must present your original passport at Nazca Airport for the flight Passengers weighing over 95 kilograms must pay for an extra seat on the plane directly to the activity provider On the third day, the bus will arrive back in Miraflores around 11:30 PM-midnight (later for Lima Downtown) The minimum age for the buggy and sandboarding tour is 7 years The tour runs with slight adjustments during the following holidays: Easter weekend and Peru's Independence Day celebrations (July 28-30). The pick-up time will be 1 hour before the usual time, the dune buggy/sandboarding tour in Huacachina will last only 1 hour (this is the case for all activity providers), and the Ballestas Islands boat tour will last only 1 hour and 30 minutes (this is the case for all activity providers)

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