Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see hundreds of penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat
Dune buggy up and sandboard down the biggest sand dunes in South America
Visit the only desert oasis in South America
Benefit from a bilingual guide throughout your entire trip
Travel in comfort on a spacious bus with reclining seats
Discover the serene landscapes of the Peruvian countryside on a day trip from Lima to Paracas and Huacachina with hotel transfers included. See Humboldt penguins and sea lions on the Ballestas Islands and slide down the Huacachina dunes by sandboarding and dune buggy ride.
Your adventure begins with an early-morning pickup from your hostel or hotel. From here, travel to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea, on a spacious bus where you'll be able to relax for the 4-hour ride.
Once in Paracas, begin a 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, a smaller version of the Galapagos. Spot sea lions, penguins, and plenty of birds up close and all in their natural habitats. You may even get the chance to see a dolphin or two.
Around lunchtime, it's time to move on from Paracas to Huacachina, a natural oasis located in the Ica Desert, home to the biggest sand dunes in South America. Enjoy some free time here.
Explore and have lunch (at your own expense) in one of the local restaurants around the oasis. Following lunch, it will be time for 2 hours of exhilarating dune buggy rides and sandboarding.
Dune buggy up the sand dunes and sandboard down these giant hills of sand, a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the only natural desert oasis in South America.
In the evening, board your bus back to Lima. Once onboard, sit back and relax on the comfortable seats while you enjoy a movie on board. You will later be dropped off directly at your hotel/hostel upon arrival in Lima.
Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Island
2-hour sandboarding and dune buggy tour
Luxury bus to sit back and relax
Bilingual Guide to assist and advise
Free time to explore the Huacachina Desert Oasis
All taxes and fees
During Easter weekend April 06-09 and Independence Day July 28-30, the pickup time will be 1 hour before the usual time. Sandboarding/dunebuggy (Huacachina) will last for 1 hour (all operators) and Ballestas Islands (Paracas) will be 1 hour and 30 minutes
This tour is subject to variation without prior notice due to weather issues, strikes and/or demonstrations
Pickup is available from all major hostels and hotels in Lima, customers staying outside of the center or at residential addresses should select the meeting-point option
Pickup is available from hotels and hostels located in Miraflores, Barranco, some in San Isidro, and some in Lima downtown
You will return to Lima around 11:45 PM (Drop-off time will depend on the area you will be staying)
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund