Casa de Arena is the perfect backpacker option for the dune buggy and sand boarding tour, offering a quality experience for a budget price. This is an adrenaline-filled adventure activity, and the best way to spend your time in Huacachina.

Duration: 2 hours Start Location: Outside entrance Wild Rover Hostel End Location: Outside entrance Wild Rover Hostel
Detailed Description

Our tours are perfect for those with a sense of extreme adventure looking for that once in a lifetime experience at great budget prices!

Our experienced dune buggy drivers do not only ensure that you will come back from your trip completely breathless, but that you will take home incredible memories. The trip starts by getting securely strapped in the back of one of our dune buggies, and riding to the top of the largest dunes in South America. A roller-coaster ride up and down the massive sand dunes ensues, along with endless screams of delight.

At the top of the high dunes you will be able to sandboard down at an exhilarating pace, whether it is standing up or lying face down (recommended). Before heading back, take some time to enjoy the sun setting over the dunes. The rewarding view is incomparable, and definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss.

10:00 hrs
16:00 hrs

Note: New Years Day (01 January) and January 2nd is the busiest time of the year in Huacachina. The oasis has huge crowds and ALL operators shorten their tour and increase their price. On this day the tour duration will be limited to one hour but the price will remain unaffected.

Holidays: In the following festive dates the tour will finish 1 hour earlier.
March 29th, 30th, 31st
April 1st
July 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th.

Tickets (May Vary By Date)
Ticket Price
TOUR PRICE (All ages) 15.00 (USD)
09:45 - 10:00 / 15:45- 16:00 Meet at Wild Rover Hostel
10:00 / 16:00 Begin the journey up the dunes in our buggies
10:00 - 11:30 / 16:00 - 17:30 Dune buggy up and sandboard down!
11:30 - 12:00 / 17:30 - 18:00 Watch the sunset over the oasis from up in the dunes

- Buggy ride
- Sandboards
- Entrance fee to the dunes

Not Included

- Food and drink is not included - we recommend that you bring some water


– Wear sunscreen
– Bring a hat
– Bring water
– Wear comfortable clothes
– Wear lightweight trousers (to protect your knees, should you wish to go down belly first)
– Closed-toe shoes are recommended; no flip-flops

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or changes of this tour:

CHANGES: Any changes to the tour date need to be done before 6:00 pm the day before the tour begins.

NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel the day prior to the tour before 6:00 pm or earlier, a 10% administration fee will apply (+ the card fee). After this time, there is a 100% no show or 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

Are pickups included?
No. Huacachina is a tiny village with only a couple of streets. The meeting point for the tour is at Wild Rover Hostel; it is easily located in Huacachina.

Why are these the only two times for the tour?
The sand can be too hot from the strong desert sun during the middle of the day. Taking the tour late afternoon enables you to catch stunning panoramic desert views at sunset. This is why these are the only times we offer this tour.

What should I bring to the tour?
We recommend that you bring sunscreen, a hat, water, comfortable clothes, lightweight trousers (to protect the knees should you wish to go down belly first), and closed-toe shoes. Do not bring flip-flops. Sunglasses are really important, especially because they protect your eyes from the sand flying around on the buggy ride! If you don’t have a pair, buy some!

Can I drive the buggy myself?
No, it is not possible to drive the buggies. All of the drivers are certified; you cannot drive a buggy through the dunes without certification and special permits. You will understand why once you complete the tour!

Are the buggies safe?
Yes, our buggies are extremely safe. All seats have a seatbelt to ensure you are strapped in safely. Our drivers make sure you have a lot of fun, but will never take any risks.

Is sandboarding safe?
Yes, as long as you don't do anything crazy! We recommend that you lie down on the boards, as standing up is quite hard!

Can I take my camera?
Yes of course! You can store it in the buggy when you are sand boarding, but try to bring a case to avoid getting sand on your lens!

Why book with
Apart from our low-price guarantee, with us you are 100% assured that your booking is made. We provide an instant email confirmation, and have live spaces and availability for each tour. If you have any queries, you are in the hands of our team of 20 local experts here on the ground, who speak perfect Spanish and English. We guarantee quick responses to any questions or queries. Tour operators are experts at operating their tours... We are the experts at reservations, organisation and assistance with your plans for these tours.