Sandboarding on Cerro Blanco in Nazca

Cerro Blanco...THE HIGHEST SAND DUNE OF THE WORLD - 2,078 M. high.

Our sand boarding tour starts off with a nice trekking through the Andean Slopes, passing wonderful landscapes till we reach the summit of Cerro Blanco. Once at the top we will practice sandboarding on the many whimsical dune formations that overlook the Nazca Valley. After we had been jumping from one dune to another, we will get to the steepest section of Cerro Blanco, a great slope of sand that is over 600 meters long. Here our sandboarders receive the last instructions of our tour leader, and eventually jump down over this great slope. It is indeed a wonderful ride, full of adrenaline that offers not only fun, but also an unforgettable experience and amazing natural views.


Photo Gallery of Cerro Blanco in Nazca.

Trekking to the Cerro Blanco Dune Trek to the summit of cerro blanco Sandboarding Trek to the summit of Cerro Blanco

Tour description:

Our Sandboarding tour to Cerro Blanco is an adventure tour that combines trekking, wonderful scenery and a lot of fun. In order to do this trip easy and cool, it is necessary to leave early in the morning, an advisable time is around 4:30 am, before sunrise. Starting out at this time we will avoid the searing heat of the sun, and will truly enjoy our trek. Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Nazca, at the designated time and afterwards we will drive up towards the Andean slopes. After 30 minutes or so, we will reach the KM 28, a point from where we start the trek. We will walk first on a stony path, cover by cactus vegetation and other desert trees typical from this region. Our team follows usually a soft trail that makes the conquest of this huge dune easier. The hike is gentle at the beginning, and it gets a little tough once we reach the sandy slopes. It takes in total about 3 hours to get to the top. On the way we will be able to see unique sceneries of the Andes as well as whimsical dune formations all over the place. Once we have conquered the summit of Cerro Blanco we will take a break. Afterwards we will learn some safety techniques so that you can enjoy your ride safely. We will start to practice on the many little dunes that are at the top, so once we have practiced enough, we will jump off on the longest slope. The length of this slope is over 800 metres long, so a lot of fun should be expected. Once we have landed at the shore of Cerro Blanco, we will have to walk downhill for about 45 minutes, until a point, where our transfer back to town will pick us up. End of the tour.

What is included?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Nazca.
  • Private transportation to the Km 28.
  • Sand boards.
  • Emergency mobile phones.
  • Loca guide / instructor.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is not included?

  • Extras.
  • Accommodation in Nazca.

Tour Duration:

6 hours approximately.


04:30 hrs. / 11:00 hrs.


  • On this tour you must bring light clothing, as the weather in Nazca used to be very hot, especially in summer time (from December to March) when temperatures can reach 40º C / 104 ºF sometimes.
  • If starting this tour early it is advisable to wear a fleece and long pants as mornings are cold.
  • We suggest to bring sun block to avoid sun burning, a cap, a bottle of water and sun glasses.
  • Keep your camera in a zip-lock plastic bag to help protect it from sand.

Additional information:

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher:.

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.
  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you request.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.


How to book with Mystery Peru

Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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