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Huacachina Lagoon

Ica 056, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Ica
Type: Bodies of Water
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A bit dirty environment and smelly oasis. People like to sandboard and ride a dune buggies here. Ica is better place to stay as this is very touristy and not much to do here Few minutes from Ica by a bajaj (4 Soles) or a taxi (5 Soles).

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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Huacachina has been a resort area for many decades, it has become a spot for young people coming from all over the world. You must take the Dune Buggy ride and take the sandboard rides (on your belly), Stopping at the top of one of large dunes, you get a fantastic view of the area around it.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Huacachina is a beautiful and natural real oasis. Try to stay there for a couple of days, not only a day trip. They have a big variety of hostels and hotels around the lake, some restaurants... its worth it to climb all the way to the top of the highest dune.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The tour operator didn't really recommend. It was a few hours detour on our trip. So glad we went there though. Beautiful oasis - not a very common sight. We did not do the buggy tour but it looked like a lot of fun - maybe should have included that. We did however hike the dunes - so much fun... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A welcome site in a sandy, dustry dry area. It is certainly not what you expect to find in the middle of the desert. You will no doubt start your dune buggy ride here.

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Tampa, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Awesome place to ride dune buggies, go sand boarding, and get to see an oasis. the small town is safe for all ages. Casa Arena is a great backpacker Hostel to stay at.

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American in Perú
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My family and I had an excellent time at Huacachina. The dune buggy rides are well worth it. My 6 and 4 year olds even had a great time. We parked in the lot you see right as you cruise into town and paid S/. 5. The Laguna itself isn't much to look at, but given that it's in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Visited Huacachina with the main purpose of dune riding and sandboarding. Was a great day out! The drivers of the buggies are well trained and you feel completely safe the whole time. It was great fun, and what's even better is that you dont have to walk up the dunes, they have the sandboards in the buggies so come and... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Huacachina is a beauuutiful desert town tucked away in Southern Peru. I stopped here for 2 nights after spending 1 chaotic day in Lima. It's basically an adventure enthusiast town (very small!) with a few restaurants, hostels, and adventure companies. I sandboarded one of the afternoons...very fun, and much easier then you would think! My other afternoon was spent climbing... More

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place had its heyday 60 years ago. It's now super touristy and run-down. We came in via bus in the morning and left that evening. It was fun walking around for about 30 minutes, but that's all the time you need. If you've ever traveled anywhere with sand dunes, then this will pale in comparison. The "oasis" itself seems... More

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