Enjoy a day-full of adrenaline on the dunes of Huacachina. Practice the sandboard and buggy ride over the dunes of Ica and drink the best piscos and wines of the region.
What to Expect
Wake up early and enjoy a day full of adventure and delicious food. Your tour will start at 6:30am departing from your hotel in Lima. You will drive on the South Pan American Highway towards Ica on a 4-hour journey. During this time, grab a refreshing drink from the cooler. At approximately 10:30am, arrive and have some free time to taste some of the best "tejas" (typical Ica sweets) of the city and visit archaeological sites such as the Temple of Luren and the only witches village in the region, Cachiche town.
Later on, relax and visit a traditional winery called El Catador founded in 1856. This place offers a personalized and guided tour inside the complex of the factory. You will learn more about the process and production line of the national drink of Peru, the pisco. Taste the varieties of pisco (Acholado, Italia, Quebranta among others), wines and liquors produced here. You can also purchase some souvenirs made here as well.
After this tour, get ready to enjoy a delicious lunch with typical food from Ica. It is recommend you try the famous "Sopa Seca," which is prepared with noodles, pieces of pork, dehydrated potatoes, peanuts, aji panca and mirasol peppers, garlic, and other spices. Also, try a "Chicha Morada" prepared with purple corn, lemon and sugar or the famous Pisco Sour, the most important pisco-based cocktail.
At approximately 4:00pm, you will have the opportunity to practice a unique sport in Peru, sandboarding. Visit the Oasis of Huacachina, or the Oasis of America, a resort for local families and a tourist attraction where you will practice sandboarding and take dune buggy rides on sand dunes that stretch several hundred feet high.
The oasis has a reduced level of water and authorities have been forced to artificially pump water into it. End your trip with a beautiful and unique sunset in the middle of the desert. After the sunset, return to Lima arriving there at approximately 10:00pm.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Private tour
- Tour guide
- Lunch in Ica
- Snacks and drinks on board
- City tour in Ica
- Huacachina tour and adventure sports