Private tour

From Lima: Ballestas Island & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour

4.7 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: Kultour Perú
Private tour

From Lima: Ballestas Island & Huacachina Oasis Private Tour

Activity provider: Kultour Perú

From US$ 249 per person

Discover the unforgettable landscapes of the Ica region. From the incredible coastal wildlife to the desert oasis town of Huacachina, this tour explores the contrasting and scenic environments of Paracas, Ica and Huacachina.

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Duration 16 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Quechua
Pickup included
Hotels located at Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro.
Private group


  • Discover the oasis of Huacachina
  • Traverse the sand dunes on boards and buggies
  • See the local wildlife, including penguins and dolphins
  • Taste the traditional Peruvian Pisco
Full description
Departing from Lima, this tour starts the adventure with an early morning hotel pick-up. The expert driver and local guide provides some background on the history and culture of the area as the tour drives to the first stop of Paracas. There a boat is waiting in the bay. The tour then takes you to the sea to explore the Pacific Ocean and see the local wildlife, including penguins and dolphins.  After breakfast in the port of Paracas, the tour will continue to the wine region of Ica. Upon arrival, guests will see the unforgettable sight of Huacachina, the oasis in the desert with a permanent population of only 100 people. Here you can enjoy the thrill and adrenaline rush of sandboarding and driving buggies on the dunes, as well as touring the stunning natural landscapes. Ica is world-famous for the drink Pisco, and the tour provides a full local lunch with Pisco and wine to accompany the meal. Once lunch is finished, the tour will then depart for the return trip to Lima. 
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Entry tickets and taxes
  • Local guide
  • Souvenirs

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • As the tour is outdoors, comfortable clothing and insect repellent are necessary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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This was an absolutely awesome trip! I have to say that my driver Jose, and guide Jordan really took care of everything for me from beginning to end! Everything was included, a comfortable car, great breakfast and lunch, and the sights I saw were phenomenal.

March 24, 2023

Our tour guide Jordan was a great leader who was very informative about the country. He was easy to talk to and his English was excellent. The car ride was very comfortable. It was worth the extra money to have our own private guide and not worry about extra entry fees and food expenses. The breakfast could have included a little more such as a fried egg or fresh fruit.

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March 24, 2023

Fue una experiencia muy linda. Viaje con Jose un chófer muy profesional y prudente en el manejo. Jordan el guía con amplios conocimientos y con un entusiasmo sin igual por brindar información de los lugares a visitar así como de Perú en general. delas culturas pre-incaicas y de los incas. Tambien nos acompaño Sheila de la empresa de turismo que complementaba lo aportado por Jordan. Ademas ellos fueron muy amables y simpaticos, senti que en realidad estaba viajando con amigos que conocia desde hace mucho tiempo. Fue un dia maravillosos para mi !!!

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 165032