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From Lima: Day Trip to Paracas and Huacachina

Tours Day trips Nature & adventure

Explore the beach town of Paracas and the oasis of Huacachina with hotel transfers on a day trip from Lima. Experience sandboarding in the desert and take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands.


  • Experience a thrilling speedboat ride to the Ballestas Islands
  • Witness hundreds of penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a dune buggy ride and sandboard down huge dunes
  • Explore Huacachina, a unique desert oasis
  • Take advantage of the bilingual guide who will accompany you in the trip


Embark on a day trip from Lima to Paracas and Huacachina with hotel transfers included, and discover the tranquil landscapes of the Peruvian countryside. Witness Humboldt penguins and sea lions up close on the Ballestas Islands, followed by an exhilarating sandboarding and dune buggy ride down the Huacachina dunes. Your adventure commences with an early-morning pickup from your hostel or hotel, followed by a comfortable 4-hour bus ride to Paracas, a charming coastal town. In Paracas, you'll embark on a 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, a mini-Galapagos teeming with wildlife such as sea lions, penguins, and an array of bird species in their natural habitats. After the tour, move on to Huacachina, a natural oasis situated in the Ica Desert, which is home to the largest sand dunes in South America. You'll have free time to explore the area and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at one of the local restaurants around the oasis. Following lunch, prepare for an adrenaline-packed 2 hours of dune buggy rides and sandboarding. Ride the dune buggy up the towering sand dunes, and then slide down these mammoth hills of sand, creating unforgettable memories in the only natural desert oasis in South America. In the evening, board your bus back to Lima, where you can unwind on comfortable seats and enjoy the scenic views during the return trip. Upon arrival in Lima, the bus will drop you off directly at your hotel or hostel.


Air-conditioned vehicle English speaking guide Ticket to the national reserve Ballestas Islands boat tour Dune buggy tour Sandboarding Hotel pickup and drop-off

Important Information

  • In order to offer our customers experience possible, we always offer small group tours. The standard vehicle used for the activity is a van with a capacity of maximum 12 people. However, if there are 2 or 3 participants we will use a comfortable sedan car or suv.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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