Private tour

Ballestas Islands and Huacachina Oasis Half-Day Tour

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Activity provider: LAS ADVENTURE

Ballestas Islands and Huacachina Oasis Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: LAS ADVENTURE

From US$ 118 per person

Explore the Ballestas Islands and see marine life in their natural habitat before heading into the desert to visit the city of Ica and have a dune buggy tour of the Huacachina Oasis.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
If you are staying in a different town or city please contact the local partner at +51 945 716 329 to arrange a different pick-up location with an extra cost.
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  • Explore the Ballestas Islands and see marine wildlife
  • See the enigmatic figure of El Candelabro
  • Enjoy stunning views from the Huacachina Oasis
Full description
Begin your morning with a pickup from your hotel in Paracas or Piso and head to the Paracas Harbor. Here you'll board a speedboat to begin your adventure to the stunning Ballestas Island. On the way you will stop at the Paracas Peninsula to see a stunning design of the enigmatic El Candelabro drawn on the side of a hill on the peninsula. Afterwards, the speedboat will navigate towards to the Ballestas Islands, where you will see a stunning world filled with birds and sea lions. Visit up to three islands, depending on sea conditions, and explore their caves.  Head back to the port for a 40 minute break before boarding a vehicle to drive approximately one hour to go towards the city of Ica. On this portion of the tour you will visit a vineyard to have the opportunity to taste traditional wine and Pisco, the national drink of Peru. Learn about the history and production process of Pisco in one of the bodegas before heading to more sights. Later on you will visit the Cathedral of Senor de Luren, the main square and the Regional Museum of Ica, and an interesting building that houses the remains of the local ancient cultures. After spending time in Ica continue southwest towards the Huacachina Oasis, a beautiful lagoon surrounded by palm trees and huge sand dunes with a spectacular view of Ica Valley and desert. Here you will be able to climb the sand dunes and enjoy a dune buggy tour. After spending time in the sand you will return with a drop-off at your hotel.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Boat transportation for Ballestas Islands
  • Private vehicle for Huacachina
  • English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Entrances fees 20 Soles (local payment at main gate cash only)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
  •  This tour is not recommended for kids under 5 years old
  •  This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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We had an amazing day! We loved our tour guides and they made sure everything was perfect for us. They were very kind, informative, and accommodating. Highly recommend using them!

July 2, 2022

Very cool tour

We had a great day and the guides were very nice. Cool tour in the buggy

August 23, 2019

September 10, 2022


Product ID: 248652