Tour to Ballestas, Huacachina + Buggies and Sandboard

Book a full-day tour that combines nature and adventure in the province of Ica; however, this tours depart from the city of Lima. On this tour, you will visit the Ballestas Islands in Paracas, the Huacachina oasis + Sandboarding, and along the way, you will also taste local Wines and Piscos.


Itinerary

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5:00 Meeting point
  • Meet your guide at 5:00 outside the Marriott Miraflores Hotel by Larcomar, there wont’t be no other meeting point unless you pay an additional cost for pickup service from your hotel.
  • If you book a private tour, we will pick you up at your hotel.
  • You should read the Details and Notes tab so there are no misunderstandings at all.
Transfer to Paracas

By vehicle on paved road.

9:30 Arrival to the Paracas and visit of the Ballestas Islands

This activity will be carried out from the boat, and you will not disembark on the islands for environmental reasons.

Notes on the Ballestas Islands:

  • If there is a lot of thick fog, the visit to the Ballestas Islands will not take place due to security issues.
  • This event occurs very rarely during the year, but it can happen.
  • In the event that this event occurs, we will refund the cost of the tickets for the Ballestas Islands.
  • There is no way we can predict the thick fog to cancel the tour in advance. You will only know once you arrive at the Paracas pier.
Paracas chandelier

From the boat, you’ll be able to see the famous  Paracas chandelier carved into the mountain.

11:30 Transfer to the city of Ica

By vehicle on paved road.

12:30 Arrival to Ica and Lunch

Lunch is not included in this tour; however, your guide will recommend good restaurants.

14:00 Start of the Piscos tour

This activity will be carried out at Fundo Tres Esquinas and La Bodega Nietto.

15:30 Transfer to the Huacachina Oasis

By vehicle on paved road.

16:00 Transfer to the Dunes
Sandboarding + Panoramic View of Huacachina

You will enjoy the beautiful sunset, don’t miss it.

Return to Lima
Stop in the city of Chincha — optional
22:30 Ending point

This tour ends in front of the Marriott hotel in Miraflores. If you book a private tour, we will drop you off at your hotel.

Price

Group tours

Pick-up and drop-off service apply only for hotels located in Miraflores district; for other districts an additional cost will apply, contact us, please.

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
Pple.Tour with meeting pointTour with pick-up + drop-off
1$57$65

Private tours

Pick-up and drop-off service apply only for hotels located in Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, La Victoria and Lima; for other districts an additional cost will apply, contact us, please.

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
Pple.Tour with pick-up + drop-off
1$560
2 $290
3 $230
4 $180
5 $175
6$150
If your group is bigger, contact us.

Details

DetailsGroup tourPrivate tour
Schedule5:00 to 22:305:00 to 22:00
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyes or en
Group size in the bus15 to 30 paxYou and your friends
Group size in the boat50 pax50 pax
Group size in the buggy10 to 15 paxYou and your friends
IncludedGroup tourPrivate tour
Pick up from your hotel
Meal
Professional Guide
Driver
Tourist vehicle
Tickets and taxes at the Paracas pier: 16 soles
Boat ride to visit the Ballestas Islands
Wine and pisco tasting
Tickets for Huacachina
Buggy and Sandboard
Tolls
Personalized service
Drop off at your hotel

Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What do I bring?

  • Summer — December to March:
    • Caps or hats
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • A bottle of water
    • Snacks
    • Local currency in cash
  • The rest of the year:
    • Sweaters or jackets
    • Snacks
    • Local currency in cash

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Notes

Pick-ups and timings:

Group tours:

  • The tour meet up time and ending time are approximate.
  • We won’t pick you up from your hotel unless you pay an additional fee for the pick-up service. The pick-up service is only available for hotels located near Parque Kennedy in Miraflores.
  • At the meeting point, we will call for your name, lastname and tour destination; otherwise, don’t get on the bus.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Your pick up time is sharp on time
  • We will pick you up as long as you stay in Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, La Victoria and Lima; for other districts an additional cost will apply.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is approximate; however, we will do our best to end the tour on the scheduled time.

Meal:

  • The driver will usually make a brief breakfast stop on the Lima-Paracas route, but this will depend strictly on the tourism season, festivities, and, above all, tides(sea levels).
  • Lunch will be in the city of Ica or sometimes in Huacachina. Your guide will recommend local restaurants that cost an average of 30 to 50 Soles per person.

Vehicle type and seats:

Vehicle types — group tours and private tours:

  • We implement vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • The type and size of vehicle will always depend on the group size.
  • We implement modern vehicles with air conditioning: H1, Van, Renault and Sprinter.

Seats — group tours:

  • You book a seat in the bus — you don’t necessarily book a specific number of seat.
  • You will take your seat on the bus according to the arrival order at the meeting point.
  • If we pick you up from your hotel, you will normally occupy the last seats.
  • Travel partners or couples seat together to 95%; however, we don’t warranty this will happen to 100%.

Boats:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Boat size: 50 pax.
  • Notes:
    • Even if you book a private tour, you will still board boats that have a capacity of 50 pax and join other travellers.
    • If you truly wish private boats, please contact us.

Buggies:

  • Thye buggies are vehicles designed specifically for desert excursions.
  • These vehicles are authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Buggy size: 10 to 15 pax.

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation.

Cancellations

The cancellation is free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the tour cost will apply.

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