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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is the main attraction if in Ica and is a definite must-see. The desert oasis of Huacachina offers a large lake in the middle of the desert. Once scaling the dunes you will see the vast desert expanse which goes as far as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
22  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Bananas Hostel. Sand dunes sand boarding is a must! Definitely for adrenaline junkies! There was one hill that was so high , I almost chickened out, but worth it that I went through with it. The sand buggy drivers are young but reliable,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love san board and Rally, good price for money, in average 25 soles per person, definitedly coming back

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mariopinglo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the midst of planning a two week trip to Peru, we stumbled upon Huacachina on Instagram and decided to make the trip to that part of the country. We stayed at a resort in Paracas and took a day trip to the oasis. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lampsneedlove
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Ive heard that the oasis is driying and water its pump into it occasionaly , people is trashing the surround areas no good roads , the sandboarding i personally didnt like it , the place its more for locals tourist .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jose R
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

There were quite a few people around the oasis and was a nice place to spend 20 minutes or longer. Nice areas of shade. There were people swimming.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 422iana
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a blast. It was also slightly terrifying. Go in the late afternoon so you can see the sunset over the dunes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TazzyBot
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Lets review it by parts. The OASIS is infested with tourist, and tourist attractions. The have pedals boats on the lake which for us were the worst part of the view. Pointless for the size of the oasis and damaging the view. It need a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jheredia3
Reviewed December 1, 2018

I am not really into dune buggies so I was not that keen on this tour, until I did it. Our small tour group of ten were loaded unto a large dune buggy which then set out for an hour or so of climbing up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob L
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

The Huacachina buggy tour and the sunset must not be missed if you visit this magic place. It simply takes your breath away!

Date of experience: November 2018
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May 1, 2018|
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Response from tontisolange | Reviewed this property |
You should wear pants!!!! the sand burns you! but depends on what time you want to come to Ica. The summer is from December to February! Buy sunscreen, sunglasses and enjoy your trip!
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September 19, 2017|
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Response from FrankPIntor | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the Hosteleria Suiza in Huacachina in March, they take bookings over the internet. The hotel is comfortable, has a pool, and the location is very nice. Ica is a bit nasty, no reason to stay there.
July 28, 2017|
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Response from 657yasminv | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i can't answer your question accurately... i heard Soyus is a bus company they had kinda lockers for luggages and they do have a hotel... but not quite sure .... think about security first.... maybe the bus company... More
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Need car with driver for two days? (7 Replies)
We arrive back from MP early 16 Sept. Has anyone rented a car w/driver to take us DIRECTLY FROM THE LIMA AIRPORT on a one night/two day tour to (1) the vineyards/bodegas of Pisco, (2) museums of Ica, and finally (3) Oasis of Huacachina where we'd like to spend the night. Any suggestions/recommendations?
August 19, 2008|
Response fromEd's-goin'|
Thanx Xochitl . . . you're "THE Man". I've read so much of your advice that I'm convinced they should declare you a Peruivan National Treasure.
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Another please critique my itinerary (2 Replies)
Saturday-Arrive late night in Lima Sunday and Monday-Nazca lines, Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve, and the dunes and oasis of Huacachina (tour with transportation to and from Lima) Tuesday through Thursday-Cusco (includes Sacred Valley; details TBD) Friday through Monday-Inca Trail and Machu Picchu with Peru Treks Tuesday and Wednesday-Lake Titicaca (Fly Cusco to Julica) Thursday and Friday- Colca Canyon and Arequipa (tour with bus to Chivay from Puno, ends in...More
August 01, 2015|
Response frommlgb E|
How are you getting from Arequipa to Lima? Whether it's Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, it looks to me like you will be missing seeing Arequipa itself, which seems a shame. Have you looked carefully at the itinerary...what time you depart various places, how much travel time versus sightseeing time. Even with flying, you lose a lot of time getting to airports and bus stations, not to mention the length of the actual bus rides. Note that Ballestas is really only possible in the...More