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From Lima: Paracas and Huacachina Full Day Guided Tour

1. From Lima: Paracas and Huacachina Full Day Guided Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Lima at around 05:00 AM, all depends your location in Lima, where you will board the coach for a 03:30-hour journey to Paracas town. Before getting to Paracas, we will stop to have breakfast. On your arrival in Paracas, make your way to the dock where you will board a speedboat to the Ballestas Islands. During your journey to Ballestas, see the enigmatic figure of the Candelabro, a stunning design drawn on the side of a hill in the Peninsula. There are many hypotheses regarding its origin, some believe it is related to the Nazca Lines but still found no proof or evidence that can define its creation. In the Ballestas Islands, you will see a stunningly rugged world filled with birds and sea lions. You will navigate around the islands at a distance allowed, and depending on the sea conditions, visit nearby caves. Return to the port at 11 am, and spend some time in Paracas where you will have free time for restrooms or a short time to relax. Then, continue to the next destination, Huacachina oasis. Have a small break to prepare for your desert tour; then board a buggy for 1-hour adventure across the sand dunes that surround the water source. Return to Huacachina and have time for refreshment. Continue towards to traditional vineyard and taste the best of the local wine and Pisco or lunch at the vineyard restaurant, then Drive back to Lima arriving and dropping off at your hotel. At around 21:30 or 22 pm On this one-day tour, you will have an assistant guide on the trip who will help you with your concerns on your trip.

Paracas or Pisco: Private Huacachina Oasis Tour & Buggy Ride

2. Paracas or Pisco: Private Huacachina Oasis Tour & Buggy Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel by private vehicle towards the city of Ica. On the way to Ica, visit a traditional vineyard where you will have the opportunity to learn more about traditional wines and the famous Pisco spirit, the national drink of Peru. Here, you will also have the opportunity to taste some of the products. Then, drive southwest towards Huacachina Oasis, a beautiful lagoon surrounded by palm trees and huge sand dunes with a spectacular view of Ica Valley and desert. Climb the sand dunes and enjoy one of the famous dune buggy tours. This tour will take 2 hours across the Ica desert, and you will also have a sandboard or sand-surfing lesson at the sand dunes. Finally, stop at the highest sand dune to enjoy the sunset. Return to Huacachina, where you can take a shower to wash off the sand, before returning to your hotel in Paracas.

From Paracas: Mini Buggy Tour & Sandboarding at Laguna Moron

3. From Paracas: Mini Buggy Tour & Sandboarding at Laguna Moron

Morón Oasis is located between the Paracas desert and Pisco Pick up from your hotel in Paracas in a van with more passengers, then change Unit to Buggies which will take us through the desert to our Destination, enjoying a beautiful journey through fine sand dunes. En route we will stop for a moment to perform the sanboarding, and then we will continue with our tour until we reach the beautiful Lagoon. In the place there are kayaks, boats, paddles, rowing, the use of them will depend on the number of people, or if you like you can take a bath in the lagoon. At the end of enjoying the lagoon. Return to Paracas.

From Paracas: Private Buggy Tour with Desert Picnic

4. From Paracas: Private Buggy Tour with Desert Picnic

Start with a pickup from your hotel and travel by buggy to the California Desert and Costa Rica Lagoon, where you can stroll around the lagoon on foot, or explore by kayak. Enjoy the adrenaline with the buggy and practice sandboard 3 times with a teacher who will give you lessons on the basics. Afterward, a picnic will be waiting for you in the middle of the desert with red carpets, romantic candles, snacks, fruits of the season, dried fruits, and music to your liking. Relax during the sunset by a cozy bonfire with a waiter at your disposal if you need a refreshment such as beer, red wine, white wine, champagne, water, soda, or Pisco.

From San Martin Port: 3-Hour Paracas Reserve Tour

5. From San Martin Port: 3-Hour Paracas Reserve Tour

Meet your guide at 9:15 AM at San Martin Port, where you will be transferred to Paracas town, at this point, you will board the tour vehicle to begin your group tour to Paracas Reserve. During your tour you will learn more about Paracas Reserve by visiting the interpretation centre, an interesting building that displays photos about all the fauna, flora and many other important facts about the Paracas Peninsula. Next you will drive through a lifeless desert to an area where once stood a great natural rock formation known as the Cathedral. Unfortunately, this old formation did not withstand the 2007 earthquake. At this place you will have amazing views of the desert and the blue ocean and you will see thousands of sea birds. Finally you will visit the Playa Roja and Lagunillas beach for some refreshments. Relax and enjoy the sunshine while you reflect on what you've seen. At the end of the tour you will return to San Martin Port to re-join your ship.

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What people are saying about Paracas

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This probably was one of the best day tours I’ve done full with many amazing activities - on the way to islands you’ll stop to see Candelabra of the Andes, after heading to Ballestas islands where we saw many sea lions, pinguïns, pelicans and amazing shower of cormorants. If you’re lucky, you can also see dolphins ( which we did). In this tour you also get to taste different sweets, pisco and wines, adding some great lunch to it. Sandboarding and cruising around in a sand buggy in Huacachina in sunset was the best ending of tour you can imagine! Just a heads up, tour is long, so dedicate entire day for it ( stared at 5 am and ended at 10:30 pm), but really worth it!!! Thanks to Sergio for guidelines :) and the driver who had to be awake while we all were napping.

Full day, long way, but it is worth it. A bit less explanations in English, as we were only tourists non Spanish speakers. We enjoyed the sceneries and activities. Lunch/dinner was not so delicious, on other hand it didn't spoil the day.

Bonita experiencia. Buen ambiente, comunicación clara, y buena disposición. Solo un problemilla con el carro pero se solucionó sin mayor problema. Genial el desierto, Huacachina y el paseo en lancha.

Really an awesome day. The boat tour, the buggy and the oasis are just splendid. To do absolutely!!!

Excellent driver gave us plenty of time for everything