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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding provided by Peru Hop

Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
The coastal and desert regions outside Lima offer a world of outdoor adventure far from the city, but complex bus systems—and, for some visitors, a language barrier­—make exploring a challenge. On this full-day tour, travel in comfort from your Lima hotel and hit Paracas and Huacachina with ease. Spot native marine life in the Paracas National Reserve and try sandboarding on South America’s largest dunes.
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  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2020
Available languages
English, Spanish
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2020
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
Spot native marine life up-close in the Paracas National Reserve 
Zoom up South America’s largest dunes by dune buggy and try sandboarding
Enjoy views over the coastal and desert landscapes outside Lima
Hassle-free round-trip travel from your accommodation in central Lima
What to expect
Get picked up in the morning at your central Lima accommodation, transfer to the coastal town of Paracas by direct bus, and hop aboard a speedboat. The adventure begins as you zip out across the waves to the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve. On arrival, watch native marine species including birds, penguins, and sea lions in their natural habitat. Your informative guide provides insight into the animals’ behavior and environment while you capture the scenery on camera. Return to Paracas and continue to Huacachina, a remote oasis in the Ica Desert and home to the biggest dunes in South America. Zoom across the sand by dune buggy and give sandboarding a try. With your powerful buggy to help you reach the top of the dunes, you’ll save plenty of energy for sandboarding.  Depart Huacachina and return in comfort to your Lima accommodation, where your tour ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26488P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Restroom on board • Pick up and drop off at your hotel • 2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Island • 2-hour Sandboarding and dunne buggy tour • Bilingual Guide • Entry/Admission - Islas Ballestas • Entry/Admission - Oasis of Huacachina
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
18h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Restroom on board • Pick up and drop off at your hotel • 2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Island • 2-hour Sandboarding and dunne buggy tour • Bilingual Guide • Entry/Admission - Islas Ballestas • Entry/Admission - Oasis of Huacachina
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
18h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please bring breakfast with you (direct bus).
Please don’t be late, as bus must leave on time to do Ballestas Islands at 10:00 am.
Bring sunscreen, it is hot all year round in Paracas and Huacachina.
Food is not included, although we have discounts in many restaurants.
See itinerary for hour by hour plan.
Important holidays: Easter weekend April 9-12 and July 28-30 is Independence Day Celebration in Peru: The pick-up time will be 1 hour before the usual time, Sandboarding/dunebuggy (Huacachina) only 1 hour (all operators) and Ballestas Islands (Paracas) only1 hour and 30 minutes (all operators)
Warm weather all year round. Light-weight jumper/jacket for speedboat ride to Ballestas. Closed-toe footwear for Sandboarding.
Minimum age is 3 years
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Miraflores
  • 1
    Islas Ballestas
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Oasis of Huacachina
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
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4.5
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Rosie N
27 contributions
PARACAS’s ROCK FORM ISLANDS
My experience if 5 is the most would have to be 10+! The care, knowledge and dedication was above my expectation.
Charlie our team leader was super dedicated in keeping track of our group and deserves a bonus! He went beyond the call of duty educating us on the culture, foods we ate and kept us updated on our agenda. We owe a lot for this exceptional team guide and wish him the best!
Written 7 June 2021
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devin g
1 contribution
Amazing. Highly Recommend
May 2021
Great tour to see so much in only one day. Our guide Charlie was one of the best guides I have had. Very friendly and answered all questions with no problems and made sure everyone was having the best time.
Written 31 May 2021
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Jaime Canales
Garden Grove, CA75 contributions
Christian best Tour guide ever!!!
Overall it was a great experience. We got picked up from our hotel on time. They were the ones waiting for us. The bus was spacious and the tour guides were very talkative and friendly. I forgot the name of the other tour guide. He was only with us until Paracas and we parted away.
Islas Ballestas: kudoss!!! As soon as we arrived we were directed to the speed boat. The wait was minimal.
We had a chance to see many birds, the process of the guano, the Humboldt pinguin, sea lions and a lil but of history of why the name Paracas comes from.
Then we went to eat to one of Christians fav place. Food awesome. From the appetizers to the middle course and last course. Good beer, good pisco sours, enormous portions. Once again our table was full of food.
From then all fully we took a stroll and kept to our next destination WINE/PISCO TASTING woww!!! Christian found this awesome place. We had different tastings Ana the lady pouring uss tons of pisco was so funny and great. We felt really good in here. Christian was part of the show too. Soo it makes you drink more and more. Between there sayings and jokes. We had a blast.
Then we went Dune Buggy. What an awesome experience. Never done it before. It was like a roller coaster full of sand and scream and fun!!! Christian was screaming all the way down and up hahahaha. My gf was too hahaha
Then we did Sand boarding wow!!! Good very good, kinda of scary but super fun.
After that Christian found us the perfect picture. The sunset picture.
Then we went to pick up some food and departed to Lima. On the way back we met another guide Jorge and his fellow passengers. We were talking all the wat back. Overalll excelente experiencia!!! My gf had the best time of her life. Were really happy and felt safe all the way!!!
Written 14 May 2021
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Marco C
3 contributions
Full day of excitement
Apr 2021 • Solo
It's quite difficult to fit such a large variety of activities into a single day, but this trip does it. Overall, it was a spectacular experience. One that would I consider doing again.

We were guided on this trip by Ricardo, whose knowledge, charisma, and humor made the day even more enjoyable. We returned from the Ballestas Islands earlier than planned and as such he got in an unplanned vineyard + wine tasting tour. It was a pleasant surprise that heightened the experience (.
Written 26 April 2021
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Aaron
8 contributions
Jorge and Christian = best guides ever!
Dec 2020 • Friends
Jorge and Christian were the best! Very professional and accommodating with any situation and history
Written 25 December 2020
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Nathan Van Overloop
Antwerp, Belgium37 contributions
Awesomeness
I can really recommend this particular trip! We had an awesome time with Claudia who did an amazing job of guiding us and showing really beautiful places in Peru!
Written 18 December 2020
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Ramses Ortiz
Kissimmee, FL121 contributions
Fun and Amazing tour! A "must do" if you visit Peru!!
Sep 2019
This tour was definitely the highlight of our vacation! It was so much fun and super affordable. We got picked up by the hotel entrance by our guide (Carlos) then boarded a travel bus which stopped a few times to pick up other people. The bus was comfortable and they provided clean blankets. We travel a few hours and arrived at Paracas where we boarded a boat that took us out to the Ballestas Islands. We were given a historical and informational tour and then headed back to the bus. From there we traveled a couple hours more to get to the Huacachina Oasis (impressive landmark!). We were given a couple of hours to explore the small town and then headed up to board the sand buggies that took us through a crazy ride going up and down the dunes. Then we stopped a few times to sandboard and to watch the sunset prior to the end of the tour. This was by far one of the best tours we have ever had!!
Written 28 June 2020
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Hey Rams, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and writing a great review! We are delighted to hear you had a great trip and that Carlos exceeded your expectations! He will be more than happy to hear it! Thanks again for your review, all the best! Peru Hop Team
Written 16 July 2020
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Nina M
Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions
Great time in Peru
Mar 2020
We went into Peru Hop office location in Miraflores and booked a last minute trip to Paracas and Huacachina with overnight stay the staff was helpful and friendly.
We really enjoyed this unique trip and I would suggest it to anyone who likes adventure. Our tour guides were: Fabio and Nicole. They made sure everything went smoothly and you could tell they enjoyed their job and interacting with people.
Written 19 March 2020
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Hello Nina, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and writing a great review! We are thrilled to hear Fabio and Nicole did a great job and exceeded your expectations! We will be sure to pass on your feedback! Thanks again for your review, all the best! Peru Hop Team
Written 16 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jhalcon
San Marcos, CA19 contributions
Day visit
Nov 2019
Good day visit. Nice lunch. Not much to see once you've gotten over the huge sand dues and the natural spring water
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi jhalcon, We are happy to read that you had a good time with us. Our passenger's happiness is one of our main priorities. However, it seems like you are more unsatisfied with the actual destination of Huacachina than our tour. Huacachina is indeed a small place, where the main attraction is the sandboarding activity, which also tends to be the favourite activity among our passengers. Hopefully, you enjoyed it as much as the rest of our passengers! Thanks for choosing to travel with us, it has been a pleasure!
Written 3 April 2020
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ItsPhia4life
4 contributions
A highlight of our Peru trip!
If you are the edge about booking this trip, BOOK IT! Unforgettable experience, everything is handled for you. Was picked up from our hostel by the bus, went to Paracas for the Ballestas Islands tour. Quickly picked up some food and headed to Huachachina. The dune buggies and sandboarding were incredible. Stayed the night in Huachachina through the hostel provided by PeruHop and went back to Lima the next day. Met great friends and all the PeruHop staff were so kind and helpful! Special shoutout to Karina, Nicole, and Fabio!!!!!
Written 18 March 2020
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Hello ItsPhia4life, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and writing a great review! Karina, Nicole and Fabio will be thrilled to hear they did a great job as your guides! Thanks again for your review, all the best! Peru Hop Team
Written 16 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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