Paracas And Huacachina From Lima With Ballestas Islands And Sand Boarding

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 18 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This is afull day tour from Lima visiting the Pacificbeach town of Paracas as well as the desert oasis of Huacachina. Enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural environment to a thrilling desert adventure with a professional guide. Pick up from your Lima hotel or hostel is included, as well as drop off. The perfect 1 dayescape from the city of Lima!


Day trip (destination A to B)

Family friendly

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

See native wildlife in their natural environment

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Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat in Paracas.
Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America in Huacachina.
Free hotel/hostelpickup anddrop-off in Lima. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.

Full Day: Lima Paracas Huacachina Lima

5:15am - 6:00am:
Pick up at your hotel or hostel in Lima.
Note:Please click the link below 'View additional info'to see exact departure time depending on your location.

06:00am 10:00am
Direct bus to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea.

10:00am 12:00pm
2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, but just as great, where youll see sea lions, penguins and lots of birds all in their natural habitat.

13:00pm 14:15pm
Direct bus from Paracas to Huacachina, a small natural oasis located in the Ica desert.

16:00pm 18:00pm
2 hours of dune buggying and sandboarding Ride the dune buggies up and sandboard down the biggest dunes in South America. A once in a lifetime experience in the only natural desert oasis in South America.

18:30pm 23:45pm
Bus back to Lima. You will be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.


Guided bus transport

Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas

Dune Buggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina

Hotel/hostel pickups and drop-offs


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

We recommend you to bring the following items:

Please bring breakfast with you (direct bus).

Please dont 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 18-21 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)

Adult pricing applies to all travellers

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 travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    I went on this tour with my 10 and 14 year old sons. We all loved it. The boat ride, the animals. The sand dunes, the oasis, the dune buggies and the sandboarding. All of it! The guide, Día, was well organized and very helpful. The driver for thé dune buggies in group 10 was safe, had good explanations but really made it fun. Such a memorable experience!

  • 02-Mar-2020

    It was 12 hours tour, guide made it complete entertaining. The Ballestas Islands was full of numerous kinds of birds. Paracas and Huacachina are unique please worth spending time.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Oh my God
    Thank god i take this tour
    i had most of fun i could in this Tour
    Wow, its way different Experience
    Every one MUST go
    i just can say WOW

  • 11-Feb-2020

    Excellent travel director and driver. Wonderful and exciting experience, will never forget in my life.

  • 07-Jan-2020

    he tour was good. Ballestas islands is pretty but Huacachina is really amazing. the oasis is very pretty and sand boarding in the desert is really a once in a life time experience.

    What fall short is that we didnt stop to overlooking the oasis to take pictures. the guild did not give enough instruction and leading to late start and late leave. Time could have been more well spent rather than waiting for others and then learn that they are actually not going for the buggy ride

  • 29-Nov-2019

    1) be aware that you are joining a huge tour bus of people
    2) the driver kept texting while driving - finally had to say something to Carlos to make him stop. You are responsible for 30+ people and have the nerve to text and drive?! Are you kidding me?!
    3) Carlos and Nicole - nice people, but also, unprofessional behavior like kids. Carlos playing some shooting game on his phone making noise, and sometimes crouching by the door vaping - I'm in the front row so can clearly see and smell his stupid smoke. And both of them sitting with their shoes up - disgusting. I have a picture of these dirty shoes up and driver texting in the same picture lol where can I post this?
    4) They try to have you eat at this one restaurant, the meeting point, in Paracas, but there are better ones
    5) "Sand Boarding"? More like Sand Sledding! On your belly. The pictures here show stand up but that's not what you get. You have to pay extra for it, which I would have done but when I asked about it, they said it would be available at some point but I never got the opportunity. So I was stuck laying on my belly.
    The buggy rides were fun - remember to bring a little cash to tip the driver I didn't know and left my wallet safe somewhere else and felt bad I couldn't tip him. Also - figure out if you want to lay on your belly down, or if you really want to strap in and board and have that confirmed and ready. I missed out o that, what a bummer. The dunes are really magnificent.
    Overall, the Islands and the dunes are great to see - but find another company than this Peru Hop. May be good if you're like in your 20s.
    - Side note - Nicole was very nice and I thought she did a great job being aware of people, esp given how large the group was
    - If you like private or small tours, this is not for you

  • 25-Nov-2019

    This is a perfect day trip from Lima. Especially if you only have limited time in Lima. It's a very long day but very well worth it! Very well organized. Thank you PeruHop and LisaMarie for taking care of us!

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Was picked up from hotel in a timely manner! Guide was very nice. Was able to see a lot in one day. Would recommend if you are short on time.

  • 05-Nov-2019

    My group and I had an amazing time! Lisa-Marie was awesome! She’s really the best guide ever! Everything was great from the pick up all the way to the drop off. She made everything smooth and fun! - love your Miami girls

  • 31-Oct-2019

    Great day trip from Lima. Starts very early, so make sure you get breakfast before hand, or have snacks. The only thing is, due to traveling so far out of Lima, there is no time to stop otherwise. First place to grab food is in Paracas, but you have about 10 minutes before the boat tour, so if you want to use the bathroom it can be kind of a rush. The dunes were great, but expect a WILD ride through the desert. Lisa-Marie was a nice tour manager, very bubbly.

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