Huacachina Sand Buggy And Sand Boarding Experience - Ica

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    03:15 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Ecocamp Huacachina, Balneario de Huacachi, W66P+CC8, Ica 11001, Peru
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Cruise to the top of 500 meter high sand dunes and go rocketing down the slopes in a sand buggy. Let go of your fears and sandboard down the steep sandy slopes with a few pointers from your local guide. Admire the breathtaking sunset over the vast desert landscape and take photos in the golden twilight before racing back to Huacachina.

-Highlights-
Experience the towering sand dunes of Huacachina
Fly down the slopes on a sandboard
Take in a gorgeous sunset over the desert landscape

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • All necessary equipment included

Know More about this tour

Welcome to the quaint, quiet and cute oasis of Huacachina with its tranquil lagoon and backdrop of amazing sand dunes anywhere you turn to look. Get ready to cruise to the tops of 500-meter (1,640-foot) high sand dunes and go rocketing down the slopes in the sand buggy. A roller coaster ride of 360's, sharp turns and steep hills will get your adrenaline pumping before you take your first shot at sand boarding. Strap yourself in tightly, throw your hands in the air and scream away as you are carried over sand dunes in the middle of the expansive desert.

You will have the opportunity to sandboard on 3-4 different dunes so you can try your luck. You will take thrilling rides on a basic sandboard by laying face first on the board and letting yourself fly down the dune to see how far (and fast) you can go. Cheer on your mates and don't let anyone shy away from this unforgettable experience. Lastly, you will admire the breathtaking sunset over the vast desert landscape and have the chance to take photos in the golden twilight before racing back to Huacachina.

(Experienced sand-boarders can choose to upgrade to a professional sand-board with boots and bindings for an extra cost of $5 USD paid locally. Upgrades are subject to availability. To reserve, please contact us in advance with your shoe size. On the day of the tour, you will need to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure for your fitting. For beginners the laying down option is recommend because it is much easier and lots of fun).

Inclusions

Sand Buggy Ride

Basic Sand Board

Exclusions

Professional Sand Board with Boots and Bindings available for an extra cost of $5 USD paid locally

To be paid at the office

*Transfers to/from meeting point

*Meals and drinks

*Personal expenses

*Tips for guides

*Travel insurance

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Make sure you wear long pants, shoes and sunglasses (or ask your driver for eye-protection). You will come back covered from head to toe in sand! (NOT SANDALS PERMITTED).

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Aug-2022

    You walk out to the desert where there are a ton of dune buggies just waiting. Your driver will then take you on an exhilarating ride through the dunes. That's followed by some time sandboarding down the dunes at pretty impressive speeds. Our driver even stopped so that we could watch the sunset before heading back. We booked with Arenas.

  • 26-Sep-2019

    Not sure if this is the company we did this activity with. It was booked through our peru hop guide. They take you in the buggy out to where you sandboard. We were allowed to go down a total of 6 dunes. Walking up, in the loose sand was pretty hard. Neither of these activities are advised if you have any back, neck or cardiac issues. The buggy rides are super rough, bouncing you all over the place. We met tourists whose tour co cancelled their buggy ride because someone died during 1 of these rides in 2018 at huacachina. Sunset was beautiful to see. Only 15$/50 soles per person.

  • 06-Sep-2019

    Wir hatten über Viator die Tour gebucht. Im Vorfeld hatten wir eine Email bekommen mit der Adresse wo die Tour startet.. Wir waren 30 min davor am Startpunkt. Die Tour startete mit 30 min Verzögerung (uns wurde zugesichert, dass wir keine Bedenken haben sollen, die Tour wird trotzdem 2h gehen. Dies war nicht der Fall, nach 90min war Schluss...). Ich hatte einen Sitzplatz in dem. Buggy in der letzten Reihe ganz rechts außen. Meinen Rucksack hatte ich zwischen den Beinen weil hinten drin die "Bretter" für das Dünen-surfen lagen. Also die Tour ist gestartet und unser Fahrer Marco ist wie ein gestörter gefahren. Wir fuhren 7min dann kam der erste Stop. Alle sind ausgestiegen und haben Fotos gemacht. Dann fuhren wir nach 20min aufenthalt weiter und fuhren 5 min zu einer Düne wo das Surfen stattgefunden hat. Die Bretter waren ziemlich abgerockt, der Klettverschluss der Fußbefestigung hielt nicht mehr und somit sollten wir laut Marco auf dem Bauch die Düne runter surfen, Sand in der Fresse war inkl. Das surfen an sich war lustig und hat spaß gemacht wenn ich es auch gerne auf den Füßen probiert hatte, dank Ausrüstung aber nicht möglich. Das surfen war sehr zäh. Es durfte immer nur einer surfen, nie mehrere gleichzeitig und so dauerte das ganze ca. 50min..die meiste Zeit ist man dumm rumgestanden und konnte nichts machen. Dann stand die letzte Fahrt an zurück zum Startpunkt. Dies dauerte nochmal ca. 10 min. Somit sind wir effektiv nicht mal 30 min mit dem buggy gefahren... Das schlimmste kommt aber jetzt, durch meinen Sitzplatz in der letzten Reihe außen rechts musste ich über dem Radhaus sitzen. Das Radhaus war aus Metall und hat sich derart erhitzt, daß mein Rucksack welcher zwischen meinen Beinen stand geschmolzen ist. Im rucksag war mein pullover der mit dem Rucksack verschmolzen ist. Beides kann ich nun wegschmeißen. Ich habe dem Veranstalter in WhatsApp geschrieben und ihm vom Schaden Bilder geschickt. Er meinte wieso ich das erst jetzt sage un nicht direkt gestern. Ich habe ihn darauf hin gewesen, dass wir nach Sonnenuntergang zurück gekommen sind und der Schaden an der Unterseite vom Rucksack ist. Wie soll ich das nachts sehen?? Heute morgen (direkter Morgen nach der Tour) ist es mir aufgefallen, weil der pullover sich nicht aus dem Rucksack nehmen ließ, ist auch klar wenn beide Teile miteinander verschmolzen sind. Der Veranstalter hält es nicht zur nötig hier etwas zu unternehmen... Im nachhinein würde ich diese Tour nicht empfehlen... Der Schaden auf dem ich sitzenbleib ist 3-stellig..

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I booked this experience and was followed up with an email confirming my reservation and giving instructions for a meeting point. We arrived right on time, to only find out this "La Bamba Sand Buggy Experience" didn't exist at this place. The hostel said they had heard of quite a few guests looking for "La Bamba" but it simply did not exist. We ended up having to pay for another Sand Buggy and Sand Board rental through the Desert Nights Hostel. It ended up working out for us, but we discourage you from booking this one in particular.

  • 01-Jul-2019

    Disappointed... Driver arrived late, I asked him about professional gear to rent out but he said it's to lait for that, I thought ok Fu*k it I'll use the one he provides then , Turns out the ones he had was just a wood planc with straps to hold on and you are not allowed to stand on it ( lying down on your stomach only ) Its made me giggle and I end up sitting in the buggy car taking some cool pictures of the desert for two hours and NOT SANDBOARDING TRAVELLER- if you prebook your trip make sure you had your snowboard prerented cuz the driver/guide is not going to wait for you. For them you are just a quck $$$ to earn and after 2hr there will be other group of turist and again and again ect....

  • 21-May-2019

    I booked this experience and was followed up with an email confirming my reservation and giving instructions for a meeting point. We arrived right on time, to only find out this "La Bamba Sand Buggy Experience" didn't exist at this place. The hostel said they had heard of quite a few guests looking for "La Bamba" but it simply did not exist. We ended up having to pay for another Sand Buggy and Sand Board rental through the Desert Nights Hostel. It ended up working out for us, but we discourage you from booking this one in particular.

  • 06-Apr-2019

    De tocht met de sandbuggys is adembenemend Er is een chauffeur voorzien in wagen waar je met 10 man inzitten. Het sandboarden mochten we voor veiligheid niet rechtop staand doen

  • 08-Jan-2018

    This is a must for thrill seekers! I thought it would be scary to do the sand boarding but you can go down on your stomach. It was a blast!

  • 08-Jan-2018

    This is a must for thrill seekers! I thought it would be scary to do the sand boarding but you can go down on your stomach. It was a blast!

  • 08-Jan-2018

    This is a must for thrill seekers! I thought it would be scary to do the sand boarding but you can go down on your stomach. It was a blast!

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