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Is Huacachina closed for Sandboarding and Dune Buggy?

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Is Huacachina closed for Sandboarding and Dune Buggy?

I contacted a tour operator and was told that Huacachina is completely closed for any Sandboarding or Dune Buggy because someone recentlyl died doing one of these activities.

Is that closed? Will it be open by the 21st September, which is when we were going to visit?

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Lima, Peru
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for Cusco, Lima, Arequipa, Peru
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1. Re: Is Huacachina closed for Sandboarding and Dune Buggy?

Not as far as I know

Check here : https:/…buggies-sandboard-huacachina.php

Lima, Peru
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2. Re: Is Huacachina closed for Sandboarding and Dune Buggy?

An accident killing 2 tourists and close to 8 injured did happen in Huacachina.

Be careful.

Paris, Canada
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3. Re: Is Huacachina closed for Sandboarding and Dune Buggy?

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Chicago, Illinois
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4. Re: Is Huacachina closed for Sandboarding and Dune Buggy?

Yes, I was just there on Aug 30th. Dune Buggies are currently banned by police. The day we were there a girl done fineland also died while sandboarding. In my opinion, the bus ride to get to this location is a total waste of a day. Was the worst day of our 12 in Peru.

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