From Lima: Full-Day Paracas and Huacachina Luxury Bus Tour

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From Lima: Full-Day Paracas and Huacachina Luxury Bus Tour

From $129 per person

A full-day tour from Lima in which you can see the beach town of Paracas and the desert oasis of Huacachina. This experience suits those looking for adventure outside of Lima, but only have a short amount of time.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see hundreds of penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat
  • Dune buggy up and sandboard down the biggest sand dunes in South America
  • Visit the only desert oasis in South America
  • Benefit from a bilingual guide throughout your entire trip
  • Travel in comfort on a luxury spacious bus with huge reclining seats
Full description
Your experience begins by getting picked up from your hostel/hotel between 5:30 AM–6 AM. From there, travel to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea, on a spacious, luxury bus where you'll be able to relax for the 4-hour ride. Once in Paracas, you will begin a 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, and this tour offers you the chance to see sea lions, penguins, and plenty of birds up close and all in their natural habitats. You may even get the chance to see a dolphin or two. At 1 PM, move on from Paracas to Huacachina, a natural oasis located in the Ica Desert home to the biggest sand dunes in South America. There, you will have free time to explore and have lunch at one of the local restaurants around the oasis. Following lunch, it will be time for 2 hours of exhilarating dune buggying and sandboarding. Dune buggy up the sand dunes and sandboard down these giant hills of sands, a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the only natural desert oasis in South America. At 7 PM, board your luxury bus back to Lima. Once onboard, sit back and relax on the comfortable seats while you enjoy a movie onboard. You will later be dropped off directly to your hotel/hostel upon arrival to Lima.
  • Guided bus transportation
  • Entrance fees and taxes for all destinations
  • Ballestas Islands tour
  • Dune buggy and sandboarding
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Miraflores
  • Bilingual guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    McDonalds, Parque Kennedy Miraflores.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • This tour is subject to variation without prior notice due to weather issues, strikes and/or demonstrations
    • Pickup is available from all major hostels and hotels in Lima, customers staying outside of the center or at residential addresses should select the meeting-point option
    • Pick up time before 6 AM (5:30 AM - 6 AM)
    • Pick up is available from hotels and hostels located in Miraflores, Barranco, some in San Isidro and some in Lima downtown; if staying outside these areas, please go to McDonald's for pick up at 5:30 AM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 20 reviews

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    This this was an amazing activity! All of the kids agreed it was their favorite part of our entire trip. We had lots of fun zooming around on the Doon buggies and what a great time sandboarding! The boat ride was also very good and interesting! The only downside was the beginning of the day was a bit confusing as they combined several tours and some people were staying at the first stop and we changed operators midway through. But overall didn't spoil anything and the finale was out of this world!

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    June 29, 2021

    It’s a great day trip from Lima but it is a lot to do in one day. Paracas is very bright and sunny, a nice break from Lima. We enjoyed the boat tour, the guide on the boat made the trip to the island exciting and fun. Huacachina was pretty cool, the guys driving the dune buggy didn’t seem that happy but maybe it was a bad day. It is a long bus ride back and forth to Lima, but I do think it was worth it. The bus was comfortable so it wasn’t that bad. The guides spoke English and Spanish and were very good and keeping us informed of the itinerary.

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    June 11, 2021

    They offered us the experience of boogie and sandboard to do it all in Huacachina and we ended up doing it in another place called Adrenarena and we went to Huacachina approximately 20 minutes only. In general everything was fine but I would have liked to have spent more time in Huacachina.

    May 26, 2021

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