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Ica: Canyon of the Lost Tour in Ocucaje Desert

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Explore the mysterious Canyon of the Lost in the Peruvian Ica desert, practice trekking and discover marine fossil remains from millions of years ago on the walls of this mysterious natural formation.


  • Discover the mysterious Canyon of the Lost in the stunning Ica desert
  • Learn about the hidden history of fossils found in the depths of the canyon
  • Admire the mysterious natural curving shapes that the desert created long ago
  • Challenge yourself to hike to the bottom of the Canyon while being guided
  • Marvel at the stunning sand dunes found in one of the driest places on earth


Explore the natural beauty of the Ica desert as you travel to the stunning lost canyon of Ica, some of the driest earth in the world. Marvel at the natural forms of the desert and the ancient fossils as your guide explains the fascinating history of the area. Begin this expedition early by being collected from your hotel in Ica before being driven to the district of Ocucaje, where the first stop will be at a restaurant to recharge and enjoy breakfast. Continue towards the middle of the impressive Ocucaje desert with mountains loaded with saltpetre and mysterious natural forms. Arriving at the main viewpoint of the canyon of the lost, your guide will provide information about the formation of the canyon, and will help you take stunning pictures. Trek towards the bottom of the canyon of the lost, where you will be able to examine the plentiful fossil remains along the way of the approximately 1.5-hour hike. Finally, the transport provided will return you to your lodging in Ica. The tour begins at 6:30 am and will conclude at 3:00 pm.


Pickup/drop-off Transportation A restaurant stop for breakfast Guided hiking to the bottom of the canyon

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