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“Montain Bike and Sandbording :)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of NAZCA PERU 4X4

NAZCA PERU 4X4
Buena Fe a-6, Nazca, Peru
+51 01975017017
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Nazca
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Adventure
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Cusco, Peru
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“Montain Bike and Sandbording :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Wild Mountain Bike Tour To The Pacific Ocean - Full Day Adventure trip
San Fernando Reserve lies to the west of Nasca and borders the sea. Situated about 75 km away from Nasca, on the southwest, within Marcona district, covering a large area, it is part of the desert that stretches down the cost of Peru. The bright plain of San Fernando shimmers in the midday sun and guanacos can be seen grazing on the scrub. Sand dunes and rough tracks lead to the coast where you are confronted by the stark contrast of the sea that is an open invitation after a hot sandy biking. This is a beautiful way to arrive at the coast, pelting down the last large sand dune, this is quite special as the yellow haze terns into clear blue lines. All along these coasts Seals, Sea lions and the Humboldt penguin lounge on the rocks and bask in the sun before heading back out to the ocean for breakfast (on the Penguin case maybe to become breakfast). Looking down from the high cliffs thousands of Sea lions write about jumping over each other and picking fights with their neighbours. It is a good vantage point to observe these animals. It is not uncommon here to also see the sea condor gliding low over the beaches in search of washed up animals, also are other type of birds such as Pelicans, Inca terns, Boobies, Cormorants and others species. Vultures are also quite common visitors to the shoreline as well as a host of sea birds who are out diving in the waves. This is a tour for all abilities. The tough ground makes for fast speed with good jumps and the softer patches make a good landing pad. This is what you might call a soft tour as the sand breaks your falls. This reserve is not frequented by tourists making this an unforgettable desert experience.

Visited January 2014
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“sandduning in Nazca”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was a great experience with sandboarding lot of fun but not much coming back up but with assistance they did pick us up at the bottom of the sand dune. A wonderful time

Visited May 2013
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“Not for the feint hearted”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you suffer from queeziness in 4x4's or are scared of heights - this is not for you. But pleeeez consider it because this will be one of the best life changing experiences you could have.

For starters you are taken up in a dune buggy (which could be straight out of the Mad Max movies - honest) and the drivers are just as crazy because they take you on these dare devil rides over the dunes where you just don't know what's over the other side. The rides leaves your stomachs behind - you know that feeling. Anyways, it was scary at first but you know you are in good hands because these guys do this all the time.

The next fun part is you are taken to the top of sand dunes for sand boarding, starting will small dunes then building up to the "mother of them all" high ones. You just don't believe how high these sand mountains are. And by this time you have built up so much adrenaline and pumpled up you just want more....fantastic!

You are given good instructions on how to Sand Board properly and how to slow down or stop -follow these carefully, I can't stress this enough. One of the people of our trip ended up with a black eye when she put only 1 foot down half way down the dune and ended up flipping the board which come back and hit her hurling down the dune at about 30kms per hr. It could have been worse.

Do it - you won't regret it !!!

Visited June 2012
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Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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“Nazca Sandboarding Tour, April 8th 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Hi All,

this sandboarding trip has been heaps of fun! We went riding the dunes and it was pretty awesome! If we would have to chose what to do in Nasca - flying above the lines or doing the sandbording-buggy-tour - we would definitely do the sandboarding trip! We can really just recommend this to all of you!!

Theresa and Marcell

Visited April 2013
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“Awesome Experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A total must do while visiting Nazca. There were 5 in our group and everyone walked away wanting more!! The trip through the desert, followed by the sand board was incredible. Our driver (Cessar) even took us to a special place to watch the sunset, which was something that would rival even the best sunsets in the world. The boards were in good condition and you could tell that the driver knew exactly what we was doing. Our tour also included a stop at some ancient Nazca ruins which was unexpected.

Visited April 2013
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