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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

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Miraflores, Peru
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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

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icon18 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Don’t let limited time in Lima stop you visiting Huacachina and Paracas. See the desert oasis and natural hotspots on a full-day tour, ideal for travelers short on time. After traveling to Paracas, you’ll embark on a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, regularly compared to the Galapagos Island, to see colonies of sea lions and seals. Then, explore Huacachina desert in a dune buggy and go sand boarding. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, a natural haven in Paracas
  • Admire sea lions, seals, and rare species of bird in their natural environment
  • Ride a dune buggy and go sand boarding in the desert oasis of Huacachina
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lima are included
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Restroom on board
Pick up and drop off at your hotel
2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Island
2-hour Sandboarding and dunne buggy tour
Bilingual Guide
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Av. Oscar R. Benavides 140 Miraflores, Cercado de Lima, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Passengers must be OUTSIDE McDonald's at 5:30 am, for pick up between 5:30 am and 5:40 am.

Departure Time

5:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring breakfast with you (direct bus).
  • Please don’t 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 14-17 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)
  • 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 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Peru Hop
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding.

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  • "Starts very early, so make sure you get breakfast before hand, or have snacks." See review
  • "Prepare for an all day tour but it's worth it." See review
  • "It's a very long day but very well worth it!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing trip
Vaidas_P
, Dec 2021
Ballestas islands with thousands of penguins and birds looked incredible. Trip in the desert with buggies was next level thing, driver flew over the dunes with a buggy, like we are in the Dakar Everything was perfect, starting from pick up directly at my hotel, brand new super comfy bus and ending to drop off also near the hotel. Guides are super professional, friendly and very helpful. 5 stars out of a 5 !
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star-5
Lot's of fun
Gerald_M
, Oct 2021
It was an inforgettable experience. On the Ballestas we saw seals and penguins. We also loved sandboarding and cruising around on the buggy in Huacachina. Excellent service all around
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Worthy
MUHANDMUSTFAE_A
, Aug 2021
The trip was amazing it worth all the money and the time, and all of the guide team Carlos and Christian were so helpful with everything and smiling and funny as well. I would highly recommend it.
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star-5
Great one day trip from Lima and back
Matthew_D
, Jun 2021
It was great trip….. picked up from the hotel in Lima at 535 am got to paracas at 915. Got to walk around till the boat tour started at 10. It went for 2 hours. After that from 12-130 was free time. @ 130 went to ica. Got there around 3. Dune tour from 4-6. Left ica around 7 and was back in the hotel room by 1130……. Suggestion I would not buy from the food places they recommend on the bus….. there is plenty of places to eat and you have time. But overall I would do the trip again.
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star-5
Amazing
Daisy_G
, Jun 2021
Amazing trip! Ballestas is incredible. San boarding spectacular experience. The tour guides great! All views are beautiful
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star-5
Memorable day trip
MarieCeline_A
, Mar 2020
I went on this tour with my 10 & 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!
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star-5
Visiting Ballestas Islands and Sand boarding are unforgettable events
Surendra_P
, Feb 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.
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star-4
Paracas and Huacahina
P_F
, Feb 2020
Overall, I would rate the trip as good to very good but not outstanding (7.5/10). The trip was very long - we were picked up at 540 an and made it back at 1145 pm and we were one of the lucky ones who were picked up last and dropped off first. The bus, however, was comfy, so that was good. The bus ride to Paracas took 3 hrs. We then had about 1.5 hrs on a speed boat. On the way out, we saw a very interesting geoglyph (like nazca lines) which was very interesting. The Paracas islands were OK. There were 3 or 4 beaches with hundreds of seals and sea lions, which were cool, if you never seen them before. However, we have seen them in our native country, so it wasn’t quite as nice. Lots of birds and only a few penguins. We then had a nice lunch and a 1 hr 15 min bus ride to Huacachina, which gave us a chance to relax and have a brief nap. The oasis town is very interesting. Two hours were scheduled for dune bugging and sand boarding. This was definitely the highlight of the trip, but it was short. More time sand boarding would be better. The dune buggy rides were really fun. The sand boarding was really fun.
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star-5
WOW
DAVOUD_A
, 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
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star-5
Wonderful experience
xxdennis50
, Feb 2020
Excellent travel director and driver. Wonderful and exciting experience, will never forget in my life.
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