Tour a Huacachina + Sandboard + Islas Ballestas en Paracas

Tour to Huacachina + Sandboarding + Ballestas Islands in Paracas

We leave every day from Lima


Book with us the famous tour to the Ballestas Islands, the Paracas Chandelier, Wineries/Piscos, the Huacachina oasis, sandboarding and activity in the tubulars (buggy) — sand cars. This tour lasts one day starting from Lima city + return to Lima.

The Ballestas Islands are rock formations where you can see a lot of marine fauna. The Candelabro is a gigantic drawing made on a desert dune in the Paracas peninsula. The Ica region is characterized by the good quality of its wines and especially Pisco spirits.

The Huacachina is the only Oasis in Peru—unmissable, on the outskirts of this oasis, you can go sandboarding down the dunes on boards, and you can visit some dunes of the Huacachina desert on buggy vehicles as well.

Why to reserve with us?
  • 100% Peruvian company
  • 100% Indigenous team
  • Licensed tour guides


Duration: About 16 hours.


  • Group tour: Spanish and English simultaneously
  • Private tour: Spanish, English — separate groups based on the language. If you want another language, just let us know!

Tour Type:

  • Group tour: 10 to up to 30 passengers in the bus
  • Private tour: No strangers in the vehicle
  • Consider that the following activity will always be done in group service:
    • Visit to the Ballestas Islands — the boats have a capacity of up to 50 passengers

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

What to bring?

  • Jackets
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency in cash


  • Group tour:
    • Licensed tour Guides
    • Tourist bus with air conditioning
    • Tickets and taxes for the Paracas pier
    • Boat ride to visit Ballestas islands — group service
    • Wine and Pisco tasting
    • Dune buggies and sandboarding activities — group service
    • Tolls
    • First aid kit
  • Private tour:
    • Pick up with vehicle and Tour Guide from your hotel — applies only to hotels located in Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, La Victoria and Lima; for other districts an additional cost will apply
    • On time pick up from your hotel
    • Private, professional and authorized tour Guide
    • Private Driver
    • Private vehicle: H1, Van, Renault, Sprinter — it will depend on the group size
    • Boat ride to visit Ballestas islands — group service. If you require a private boat, let us know
    • Wine and pisco tasting
    • Dune buggies and sandboarding activities
    • Tolls
    • First aid kit
    • Drop off at your hotel
    • * We do not provide Taxi-Guide (it refers to a vehicle that is small, the driver and the guide are the same person) — we offer quality!

Not Included:

  • Group tour:
    • Pick up from your hotel
    • Tips (optional)
    • Meal
    • Drop off at your hotel
  • Private tour:
    • Tips (optional)
    • Meal
    • Tickets and taxes for the Paracas pier: 16 Soles per person
    • * You can buy the tickets for the attractions on the same day as your tour

How to book? Please book on this webpage or contact us through WhatsApp.

WhatsApp: +51 958745640 & +51 984479073.


The itinerary can always change because of strikes and festivals; if so, your Guide will do alternative routes. The order of the visit of the attractions may change. If you book a private tour, we include pick-up and drop-off at your hotel and the following itinerary can be customized.

Meeting Points — choose the one that best suits you

4:30: In front of the City Hall of Los Olivos.

5:00: At Larcomar, right in front of the Marriott Miraflores hotel.

5:20: Aviación Avenue 2410-2420 (Javier Prado and Aviation Avenues crossroads).

05:30: Próceres bus stop (via prior coordination only).

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

You will get on the famous buggies so that you can get to the dunes on the outskirts of Huacachina Oasis; the buggies are all terrain vehicles to be driven on the dessert.

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.


Lobos marinos

Lobos marinos

Islas Ballestas

Islas Ballestas

Pelicanos de Paracas

Pelicanos de Paracas

Piquero Patiazul

Piquero Patiazul

El Candelabro misterioso

El Candelabro misterioso

Islas Ballestas

Islas Ballestas

Zarcillo o Gaviotín Monja

Zarcillo o Gaviotín Monja

Los Tubulares o Buggy en Huacachina

Los Tubulares o Buggy en Huacachina

Desierto de Huacachina

Desierto de Huacachina


Group tour:

  • 60 USD per person

Private tour:

  • 290 USD per person based on 2 people
  • 230 USD per person based on 3 people
  • 160 USD per person based on 4 people
  • 180 USD per person based on 5 people
  • 175 USD per person based on 5 people
  • 150 USD per person based on 6 people
  • If your group is bigger, contact us pls!


Group Tour: Everyday

  • Pick up at 4:30 approx. and it ends by 22:30 approx. — your pick-up time will change according to your preferred meeting point

Private Tour: Everyday

  • If you book a private tour, we are flexible with the schedule

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    Choose below the best meeting point that suits you, if you are a foreign tourist, we recommend you meet us at Larcomar by the Marriott hotel in Miraflores.

    4:30: In front of Los Olivos city hall.

    5:00: Right in front of Marriott hotel in Miraflores — by Larcomar

    5:20: Aviación Avenue 2410-2420 (Javier Prado and Aviation Avenues crossroads).

    5:30: Próceres bus stop (via prior coordination only).


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