This is a 2 days tour from Lima where you can visit the poor man's Galapagos (see sealions and penguis) and sandboard in the desert oasis of Huacachina and visit Chincha, the home of Afro-Peruvian culture, in just 2 days. This will suit those people who are looking for something to do in Lima.

Duration: 2 Days/1Night Start Location: Lima Hotel and Hostel pick up End Location: Lima Hotel and Hostel drop off
Detailed Description

Day 1: Lima – Paracas

06.30 - 07.00
Bus picks you up from your hostel/hotel in Lima.

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

12:30pm – 13:30pm
Tambo Colorado – Take a tour in the Incan ruins located near the coast. It spands over 3 acres, where it was once used as an administrative and control point on the main road from the coast to the highlands.

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

Day 2: Paracas - Huacachina (Ica)

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.

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)

More detailed info at:

Tour Tickets (May Vary By Date)
Ticket Price
TOUR PRICE (All ages) 139.00 (USD)
DAY 1: 06.30 – 07.00 Bus picks you up from your hostel/hotel
DAY 1: 09.30 – 10.00 Breakfast stop at unique bread oven – freshest bread in Peru
DAY 1: 12:30 – 13:30 Bus to Tambo Colorado – Take a tour in the Incan ruins located near the coast.
DAY 1: 14.00 Bus arrives to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea.
DAY 2: 07.30 – 08.00 Wake up and have breakfast
DAY 2: 08:00 – 10.00 Boat tour to Ballestas Islands – see Penguins, sealions and more
DAY 2: 10.00 – 11:00 Free time to pack, eat brunch etc
DAY 2: 11.00 – 12.30 Bus tour to Paracas Natural Reserve – protected desert reserve
DAY 2: 13.00 – 14.30 Bus to Huacachina
DAY 2: 16.00 – 18.00 Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down South America´s largest dunes
DAY 2: 19.00 – 23.45 Bus to Lima – drop off at your hostel / hotel door

- Dune Buggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina
- Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see Penguins and Sealions in their natural habitat – Paracas
- Visit incredible underground slave tunnels from 17th centry – Exclusive Stop at Hacienda San Jose in Chincha where tunnels were built in the 17th century to smuggle slaves underneath the ground to avoid paying taxes, a unique and remarkable tour
- Visit Cristo del Pacifico in Lima for the best views of Lima
- Free tour of Paracas National Reserve, one of the biggest protected desert reserves in South America
- Free panaromic viewing of Pachacamac pre-Inca Temple
- Hostel Pick Up and Drop off in Lima (Miraflores, Barranco and Centro regions only)
- Night accommodation in Paracas (6 bed dorm maximum)

Not Included

- Food and drinks


- Please bring some breakfast with you
- Bring suncream – it is hot all year round in paracas and huacachina
- Food is not included, although we have discounts in many restaurants in paracas (lunch stop)
- See itinerary for hour by hour plan at

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 (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Information


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  • PERU

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