From Lima: Ballestas Islands, Ica & Huacachina Full-Day

From Lima: Ballestas Islands, Ica & Huacachina Full-Day

Product ID: 69205

From £216.96 per person

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Key Details
Duration
1 day
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair Accessible

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What You'll Do
  • Get in touch with the marine life of the Ballestas Islands
  • Purchase crafts made from beautiful stones and the bones of animals from the sea
  • Delight your palate by drinking some of the best piscos and wines of the region
  • Discover the mysterious village of Cachiche where witchcraft was practiced
  • Take part in adventure sports activities and watch the sunset in the dunes of Huacachina
Overview
See the wildlife of the Ballestas Islands on a private tour from Lima. Go to the historical city of Ica and then marvel at the sand dunes of Huacachina, where you can practice adventure sports and enjoy a view of the sunset in the middle of the desert.
What to Expect
Depart Lima very early in the morning at 03:30 and travel south in the company of your driver and guide. Enjoy snacks and complimentary drinks on board the vehicle en route. As this is a private tour, you can request as many stops to take photos or stretch your legs as often as you like.

Arrive at Paracas at 07:30 and board a boat to the Ballestas Islands. Discover an uninhabited wilderness rich in marine fauna and animals such as the blue-footed booby, guanay guano bird, Humboldt penguins, sea lions and fur seals. Return to Paracas and take a look at the Candelabro geoglyph on the way. It is thought that it was used as a navigational guide and is part of Nazca culture. 

Next, take a tour of the historical city of Ica and go to the main square and partially destroyed church named for the city's patron Our Lord of Luren. Discover the small community and mysterious village of Cachiche, believed to have been the home of many witches and alternative medicines.

Taste and purchase the best wines and piscos (the official Peruvian drink) in all their varieties in a typical local winery. Then, enjoy a wonderful lunch with a Chicha Morada (a non alcoholic purple corn drink). Next, go to the sand dunes and green oasis of Huacachina to discover a perfect spot to take part in buggy rides and sandboarding activities. Get a perfect view of the sunset in the middle of the desert, before the drive back to Lima at approximately 22:00.
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by private car
  • Guide
  • Tour of the Ballesetas Islands
  • Tour of Ica city
  • Tour and adventure sports at Huacachina
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and drinks
What's Not Included
  • Personal expenses
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Pick-up from centrally located hotels in Lima. (Open in Google Maps)

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Product ID: 69205