Tour to the Ballestas Islands and Huacachina

Desert of Huacachina - Peruvian South (0)
from/per person $290



Our Tour to the Ballestas Islands and Huacachina Oasis combines nature and adventure.
First, we visit Paracas Bay where we take a fantastic boat tour to the Ballestas Islands.
During the boat tour, we will spot various sea creatures including the Humboldt penguins.
Secondly, we drive to Ica, the land well known for its vineyards of Pisco.
After learning about Pisco, we visit the Huacachina Oasis.
By sunset, we take a dune buggy tour around the desert and also practice Sandboarding.

Tour to the Ballestas Islands and Huacachina

Part I: Boat Excursion around the Ballestas Islands.

04:30 h. Our trip starts right at your hotel in Lima. Our driver picks you up from there.
Then we leave from Lima early in the morning towards Paracas Bay.

The car ride to Paracas lasts about 3 hours.
Upon arrival in Paracas, we head to the local pier to take the boat tour to the Ballestas Islands.

During the excursion, you will see a design on the slope of the hill, known locally as The Candelabra.

Afterward, we will reach the Ballestas Islands, where you will see hundreds of marine birds.
These small Islands also shelter large colonies of sea lions, which are usually resting on the beaches.

In addition, you will see also groups of Humboldt penguins too, usually near their caves.
Afterward, we will get back to the mainland and will continue our trip to the Huacachina Oasis.

Part II: Huacachina Oasis & Dune Buggy Tour in the Desert.

Once in Ica, we drive into the countryside to visit a vineyard of Pisco.
After learning about the Pisco production, we will have a tasting session.

Later on, we continue towards the Huacachina Oasis.
Upon arrival in Huacachina Oasis, we will join a desert tour.
For this excursion, we use a dune buggy machine.

During the ride, we will make various stops along the way for photos.
There will be some points where you will have the opportunity to practice Sandboarding.

There are dunes suitable for the very beginners, as well as for professional sandboarders.
Additionally, we also experience a great sunset over the dunes.

After the tour, we return to the city of Lima.

End of the trip.


  • 04:30 h. Pick up from your hotel in Lima.
  • Private transportation: Lima – Paracas – Huacachina – Lima.
  • 07:45 h. Arrival in Paracas.
  • 08:00 h. Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands.
  • 10:30 h. Departure from Paracas to Ica.
  • 11:30 h. Visit the vineyards of Pisco in Ica.
  • 12:30 h. Lunch at a tourist restaurant.
  • 14:00 h. Visit the Huacachina Oasis.
  • 15:00 h. Dune Buggy & Sandboarding tour in Huacachina.
  • Professional driver & Entrance fees.
  • 17:00 h. Return to Lima.
  • 21:00 h. Arrival in Lima. Drop off at your hotel.

  • Extras & Gratitude.

Contact us via WhatsApp to confirm the availability of the tour you wish.
Once availability is confirmed, please send us an email with the following information:

  • Names & Last names.
  • Nationality.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Hotel name in Lima:  (This info might be sent 48 hours before we start the tour)

Proceed with your payment online through our web.
Finally, receive confirmation via e-mail or WhatsApp.

  • We suggest wearing light clothing for this trip (t-shirts, shorts, etc)
  • During the boat tour is a bit windy, so wear a windbreaker or a jacket.
  • Also, bring a hat and sunglasses.
  • Book your tour in advance, especially during the high season. (From June to September)

Change of Tour Date:
You can change the date of your trip 48 hours prior to the trip.

If you cancel your trip at the last minute, then no refund is given.

No Shows:
100% cancellation fee.

Cancellation due to Weather Conditions:
In the event of bad weather conditions, our company will provide you with an optional visit in the area.

How long is the boat tour to the Ballestas Islands?
The boat tour to the Ballestas Islands takes 2 hours.

Can you see dolphins on this tour?
The answer is yes, but not always.

Are we able to walk on the Ballestas Islands?
No, it is forbidden, we will appreciate all the marine life from the boat.

Can we see the Candelabra figure on this tour?
Yes, our boat will stop right before the candelabra and we will have some time to take pictures.

Is it cold around the Ballestas Islands?
It is usually a bit windy and cold once the boat gets in motion. Once around the islands is a bit hot.

Are we doing sandboarding in Huacachina Oasis?
Yes, at the Huacachina Oasis we will participate in a dune buggy tour, and boards are provided for all.

Is it difficult to do Sandboarding?
It might be a bit difficult if you do not have any sandboarding skills.
However, our instructor will teach you how to do it.