3 Day Trip To Paracas & Huacachina

Ballestas Islands - 3 Day Tour from Lima
Ballestas Islands - Peru Hop
Paracas - Peru Hop
Paracas - 3 Day Tour from Lima
Peru Hop 3 Day Tours
Sandboarding
Ballestas Islands - 3 Day Tour from Lima
Ballestas Islands - Peru Hop
Paracas - Peru Hop
Paracas - 3 Day Tour from Lima
Peru Hop 3 Day Tours
Sandboarding

3 Day Trip To Paracas & Huacachina

  • Boat out to the Ballestas Islands, home of many penguins, sea lions and more

  • Dunebuggy up and sandboard down some of the biggest dunes in South America

  • A bilingual guide providing assistance

This is a 3 day short tour from Lima to the Pacific beach town of Paracas and the stunning desert oasis of Huacachina. In Paracas, boat out to Peru’s “Poor Man’s Galapagos” and visit the stunning coastal National Reserve. In Huacachina combine Sandboarding/Dunebuggying with a visit to a local Pisco Vineyard trip. A great 3-day escape from Lima.

AVAILABILITY

Everyday

DURATION

3 Days / 2 Nights

START LOCATION

Lima Hotel and Hostel pick up

END LOCATION

Lima Hotel and Hostel drop off

OPERATOR NAME

PERU HOP

Start time

07:00

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Day 1: Lima – Paracas

06:30am – 07:00am

Pickup at your hotel/hostel in Lima.

09:30am – 10:00am
Breakfast stop at the unique bread oven – freshest bread in Peru!

12:00pm – 13:00pm
Secret Slave Tunnels – Visit Hacienda San Jose and discover the jaw-dropping secret tunnels. Once used to smuggle slaves, these tunnels can be found below the hacienda, where you will also learn about a darker side to Peruvian history.

14:00pm
Bus arrives to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea.

14:00pm – next day
Night in Paracas.

Day 2: Paracas - Huacachina

08:00am – 10:00am

2 hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, but just as great, where you’ll see sea lions, penguins and lots of birds all in there natural habitat.

11:00am – 13:00pm

Tour of Paracas National Reserve – one of South America’s biggest protected desert reserves. Stunning Pacific coastline where desert meets ocean.

13:00pm – 14:15pm
Direct bus from Paracas to Huacachina, a small natural oasis located in the Ica desert.

16:30pm – 18:30pm
2 hours of dune buggying and sandboarding – Ride the dune buggies up and sandboard down the biggest dunes in South America. A once in a lifetime experience in the only natural desert oasis in South America.

18:30pm – next day
Night in Huacachina.

Day 3: Huacachina – Lima

10:30am – 12:30pm
Tour of the Pisco Vineyard – see how Pisco, Peru’s national drink, is made from the grape to the bottle and try lots of free samples.
15:00pm – 19:00pm
Free time in Huacachina – relax by the pool or enjoy the views atop the dunes.

19:00pm – 23:45pm
Bus back to Lima. You will be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

NOTE: For the Easter (Semana Santa) weekend the Ballestas tours on these dates will last only one and a half hours in duration. This is the same for ALL tour operators.

NOTE: For Independence Day the Sandboarding/dunebuggy (Huacachina) last ONLY 1 hour (all operators) and Ballestas Islands (Paracas) last ONLY 1 hour and 30 minutes (all operators)

TOUR TICKETS (MAY VARY BY DATE)
Ticket Price(USD)
TOUR PRICE (All ages) 159.00 (USD)
TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: 06:30am – 07:00am

Pickup at your hotel/hostel in Lima.


Day 1: 09:30am – 10:00am

Breakfast stop at the unique bread oven – freshest bread in Peru!


Day 1: 12:30pm – 13:30pm

Tambo Colorado – Take a tour in the Incan ruins located near the coast.


Day 1: 14:00pm

Bus arrives to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea.


Day 1: 14:00pm – next day

Night in Paracas.


Day 2: 08:00am – 10:00am

2 hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, but just as great, where you’ll see sea lions, penguins and lots of birds all in there natural habitat.


Day 2: 11:00am – 13:00am

Tour of Paracas National Reserve – one of South America’s biggest protected desert reserves. Stunning Pacific coastline where desert meets ocean.


Day 2: 13:00pm – 14:15pm

Direct bus from Paracas to Huacachina, a small natural oasis located in the Ica desert.


Day 2: 16:00pm – 18:00pm

2 hours of dune buggying and sandboarding – Ride the dune buggies up and sandboard down the biggest dunes in South America. A once in a lifetime experience in the only natural desert oasis in South America.


Day 2: 18:00pm – next day

Night in Huacachina.


Day 3: 10:30pm – 12:30pm

Tour of the Pisco Vineyard – see how Pisco, Peru’s national drink, is made from the grape to the bottle and try lots of free samples.


Day 3: 15:00pm - 19:00pm

Free time in Huacachina – relax by the pool or enjoy the views atop the dunes.


Day 3: 19:00pm – 23:45pm

Bus back to Lima. You will be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.


INCLUDED

- Guided bus transport
- Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas
- Dune Buggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina
- Paracas National Reserve Tour
- Tour of the underground slave tunnels in Chincha
- Pisco Vineyard Tour
- 1 night shared accomodation in Paracas – Los Frayles 3-star Hotel (max 6 bed dorm)
- 1 night shared accomodation in Huacachina – Casa de Arena Hostel (max 4 bed dorm)
- Hotel/hostel pickups and drop offs

NOT INCLUDED

- Food is not include, although we have discounts in many restaurants.

RECOMMENDED

- Bring suncream, it is hot all year round in Paracas and Huacachina.
- See itinerary for hour by hour plan.


Accommodation Options:

- Accommodation included is in small shared dorms – maximum 4 bed room (exceptions may apply during bank holidays – see Important Notes below)
- Private room upgrades available from $5 per person per night (email for details and availability).
- Want to book your own accommodation? Deselect the accommodation extra box during the booking process and ticket price will be reduced accordingly.

CANCELLATION POLICY

CHANGES: Changes to the time and date of this tour are free until 6:00pm (Lima time) 2 days before the tour begins. After this time there is a 100% change fee.

CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 6:00pm (Lima time) 7 days before the tour begins or earlier, there is a 20% administration fee (+ the card fee). Within 7 days of the departure, 40% of the ticket price (+ the card fee). Within 3 days of the departure, 60% of the ticket price (+ the card fee). Within 24 hours of departure, a no show, or after departure 100% cancellation fee.

You must email bookings@findlocaltrips.com (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.

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