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Address: Ica 056, Peru
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We stayed in Huacachina for two nights, and used it as our base to explote the area (mainly Paracas and Islas Ballestas). Though it could be a nice place, we noticed that 1) the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Huacachina for two nights, and used it as our base to explote the area (mainly Paracas and Islas Ballestas). Though it could be a nice place, we noticed that 1) the place is very small, 2) the place is polluted with trash, 3) it is impossible to find a good hotel. I would say that the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Rode the sand dunes with a group in Huacachina - we were a family of four with two teenagers and everyone had a blast. It was much more exciting than we expected and they allowed us to mount our go pro on the front of the sand buggy, which gave us some incredible footage. This is probably the one "must... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I stayed in Ica and took a tour to Huacachina for sand boarding and dune bugging.The town is very cool and in the middle of it is a small lake. The whole town is surrounded by sand dunes as high in the Middle East I imagine. It is a tourist trap but worth every penny....15-20 usd buys you about 2... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Huacachina was one of my favorite places in Peru, we had a great time on the Dune Buggies and the Sand boarding was a blast. We went with a tour company called Huacachina Tours and they arranged both the Dunes and a Wine tour, while the dunes were excellent the wine tour was not. Our English speaking guide was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Whilst in Huacachina lagoon we took part in the Dune buggie and sand boarding this is a must and probabaly the only reason for our visit there is little at the lagoon a few bars, shops and hostels however if its adventure you are looking for this is a must ! Really enjoyed this part of my trip to Peru.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Huacachina, a genuine oasis, is truly the gem of Ica. While the place itself is interesting and nice to walk around, it is also a launching point for many other cool experiences. From here, you can take a thrilling ride around the sand dunes, go sandboarding, go to Paracas, or the Nazca lines. I went to Paracas and did the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you want to know how much of a roller coaster ride this is, they actually strap you in! Gravity-defying at times and you are literally airborne in your seat (so thank goodness for the shoulder straps.) Got to go sandboarding even though I was horrible at it. Or you could just slide down the dune on your stomach which... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I came to Huacachina via a booked trip. The oasis itself can be circled in short time, most of the people there are because of the sandboarding and buggys (as myself). There are various places to eat and drink, with a prices a bit more expensive than comparable service in Ica. If you want peaceful sunset, a hike to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This oasis in the middle of desert is the central launching pad to a few truly worthwhile experiences - hiking up the to take in the horizon at sunrise/sunset, going on an adrenaline-filled dune buggy ride, and trying out some sand boarding will definitely be among the highlights of any trip to Peru.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful Places i been in peru the nigth life is good and the buggies tours full adrenaline,great to spend couple of days

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