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From Lima: Ballestas Islands, Huacachina Oasis & Winery Tour

4.8 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Travel Buddies Peru

From Lima: Ballestas Islands, Huacachina Oasis & Winery Tour

Activity provider: Travel Buddies Peru

From US$ 190 per person

Enjoy a full day trip from Lima with a private guide. Get close to the wildlife at Ballestas Islands. Learn about Pisco at a local winery and enjoy a small tasting before finishing with the spectacular views of the Huacachina Oasis.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Lima
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Get close to the wildlife on the Ballestas Island
  • Taste Pisco at a local winery
  • Visit the Huacachina oasis, the only one in South America.
Full description
Start your adventure by departing Lima in the early morning. Travel for around 300 km on the Pan-American highway until you reach Paracas Bay, a very important place for Peruvian history which is full of wildlife.  Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and watch out for birds, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins. Then drive to drive to a small local winery to learn how Pisco is made and to enjoy a tasting. Stop at the Huacachina Oasis, and take some time to eat lunch and walk around. Test your skills at sand boarding or just enjoy free time enjoying the beautiful landscape . At the end of the adventure, head back to Lima via the same route.
  • Private transportation
  • Guide
  • Tour and entrance fee to the Ballestas Islands
  • Pisco tasting at Vineyards
  • Sandboarding and sand buggy activities
  • Meals or personal expenses not mentioned
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, warm clothes for the boat ride, and sun protection
  • Please bring local currency in case you want to buy a souvenir or lunch, bottled water, and a bathing suit if you intend to swim
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 36 reviews

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An incredible experience. Miguel (our guide) was punctual at our hotel to start the day and from minute 1 he proved to be an excellent guide, always attentive to everything we were dealing with and wanted to know. The day was a roller coaster of emotions that began in Paracas on the Ballesteros Islands. Seeing penguins, sea lions and countless birds left us speechless. Once in the Ica desert, we let ourselves be amazed by Huacachina, its oasis and the dunes. The tubular ride was amazing, pure fun and the sand boarding experience was a lot of fun too. Finally, we move on to Nietto for lunch and wine tasting, the perfect way to end an unforgettable adventure. Eternal thanks to Miguel and the driver of the van for a service and experience of 10.

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October 9, 2022

La veille dans l'après-midi, nous avons reçu la confirmation avec les informations concernants notre guide, la journée du lendemain avec les activités que nous allions faire et l'heure où nous serons récupéré à l'hotel. Notre guide Aymen est arrivé avec 10 minutes d'avance, il nous a toute suite mit dans le bain de la journée, souriant et très agréable. Nous avons pu parler de ce que nous allions faire, mais aussi sur tous les aspects culturels du beau pays Pérou. Il a su être à notre disposition, nous a mit à l'aise, et nous pouvions faire une pause à n'importe quel moment si nous avions besoin d'aller aux toilettes par exemple. Nous avons ensuite participer à la découverte des Îles ballets aussi belles qu'incroyable avec sa faune et sa Faure d'un autre monde ! Waw, L'Oasis était incroyable balade en Buddy et Sand Snowboarding, vraiment top ! Nous avions fini la journée avec un délicieux déjeuner avec notre guide qui nous a recommandé chacun de délicieux mets et boissons locales

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September 4, 2022

We did the tour and can only recommend it. We were the only ones who had booked the tour that day, so we drove alone with the driver and our guide. The guide told a lot and you could always ask questions. Otherwise, the tours in Paracas and Ica were just great.

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 197896