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Ballestas Islands + Huacachina + Sandboarding

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Book the tour to the Ballestas Islands, the Candelabra of Paracas, and the Oasis of Huacachina. During this trip, you’ll also participate in sandboarding and buggy (sand dune cars) activities. This tour starts and ends in the city of Lima and is a full-day tour.

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5:00 Meeting place

5:00 approx: At Larcomar, right in front of the Marriott Miraflores hotel. There will be no other meeting point unless you pay an additional cost for pickup from your hotel (see pricing section).

5:30: Transfer from Miraflores to the Balneario of Paracas

9:30 approx: Visit of Ballestas Islands

Once we arrive at Paracas city, we will make our way to El Chaco pier, from this place we will depart for the Ballestas Islands in modern boats. This activity consists of a boat ride so that you can see all the fauna of these islands: Sea lions, Humboldt penguins, black or guanay cormorants, flamingos, parihuanas and others.

Note: This activity is carried out from the boat; we will not land on the islands.

Candelabro de Paracas — Chandelier

While beeing in the boats you will also be able to see this Chandelier—geoglyph that dates back to the pre-Columbian times located in the Paracas peninsula.

11:30 approx: Transfer to the city of Ica

12:30 approx: Lunch on your own in the city of Ica

In the city of Ica, your Guide will recommend you some restaurants— you will have some time for lunch.

14:00 approx: Pisco and Wine Tour

You will visit some wineries: Fundo Tres Esquinas and La Bodega Nietto where you will learn about the production of Pisco and wines in an artisanal way since 1856. On top of that, you will visit some chocolate shops and crafts. Shopping at wineries, handicrafts or chocolate shops is not mandatory.

15:30 approx: Transfer from Ica to the Huacachina Oasis

16:00 approx: Transfer from Huacachina to the dunes

After visiting the historic center, the bus will pass by this beautiful wildlife refuge located at the San Isidro neighborhood.

Sandboarding + Panoramic View of Huacachina

You can slide down on the sand by using the boards, you will also see panoramically the entire city of Huacachina located in the middle of the desert.

Stop in the city of Chincha — optional

The bus will make a stop in the city of Chincha where you can learn more about wines; this bus-top will happen when you are returning to Lima. If you are very tired by this time, you don’t have to get off the bus, this stop is totally optional, you are not obligated to buy anything at all.

Transfer back to Lima city

22:30 approx: End of Tour

This tour ends at Larcomar in front of the Marriott hotel in Miraflores.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.Group tour withPrivate tour with
Pick-up and Drop-off
Meeting pointPick-upPick-up and Drop-off
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!


DetailsType of tour
Schedule05:00 to 22:30
DaysEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyen or es
Group size in the bus15 to 30 paxYou and your friends
Group size in the boat50 pax
Group size in the buggy10 a 15 paxYou and your friends
IncludedTipo de tour
Pick up from your hotel in Miraflores
Tourist vehicle
Personalized service
Ticket and tax for Ballestas: 16 soles pp
Boat ride
Ticket for Huacachina
Buggy and sandboard
Wine and pisco tasting
Drop off at your hotel in Miraflores

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.


  • People with reduced mobility
  • Babies under 3 years old.

What do I bring?

  • April-Nov:
    • Sweaters
  • Dec-March:
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Hats
    • A bottle of water
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets (for private tours).



Pick-ups and timings

Group tours:

  • All pick-ups and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in Miraflores.
  • Your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location.
  • If you are out of Miraflores district, we’ll arrange a meeting point or charge an extra fee for the pick-up.
  • We might not do pick-ups if there are festivals, strikes and lots of car trafic.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply for Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, La Victoria and Lima.
  • If you are at Lima airport, see city tour from the airport.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.

Vehicle type and seats


  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Seats – group tours:

  • You reserve a seat in the bus, not a specific number of seat.
  • If you get picked-up first, then you can choose some seats (your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location).
  • Couples seat together to 95%; however, we can’t warranty this will happen to 100%.

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

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. See also our terms.


Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.


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