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“Not for the feint hearted”
Review of NAZCA PERU 4X4 - CLOSED

NAZCA PERU 4X4
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 !!!

1  Thank LizzinCNS
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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

Thank Theresa-M87
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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.

Thank DanNewcastle81
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you are in Nasca, then this is a must. The five of us went out for about 4 hours and had a blast. It was the highlight of the trip for my 3 boys. Sand boarding was fun, but it was also hot. My 7 year old burnt his feet badly because the sun was too high. All his toes had blisters after running in the sand to get to his board after loosing his sandles! However the entire trip into the desert was outstanding. Just riding in the desert with the wind in your face was a rush, until you head down your first dune...then it gets better! Blows away any coaster ride in the States. Please do not let this one slip away...even if it takes multiple calls to get ahold of this company. We called and sent numerous emails until we were able to reach them. We did it on the way from Lima, so it's not a scheduling issue as much as it is finding the right person ( also wear glasses to protect your eyes from the dust )

2  Thank rneps
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

This adventure was a highlight of our time in Peru! From the crazy driving in the 4x4, to the absolutely incredible boarding down the Nazca Sand Dunes- it was such a joy! For 40USD, it is a whole afternoon day trip that lasts until sunset. If you're in Nazca, this is a must!

2  Thank JoUng19
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