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Ica – Ballestas Islands, City Tour in Ica and The Huacachina Road Trip from Lima

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  • 18 Hours
  • Groups: Up to 15 people
  • Difficulty: 5
  • Available: All year
  • Accommodation/Larcomar
  • Min Age: 6+

Looking for a different destination to relax? Then a getaway to the south in Ica may be what you need and best of all, it is only 4 hours from the city of Lima. Here we will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Ballestas Islands, take a tour of the highlights of the city of Ica and finish in the impressive Huacachina desert. We will wait for you!

What will you know on this Road Trip?

  1. The Ballestas Islands and the Chandelier.
  2. The city of Ica, the Main Square, the Sanctuary of the Lord of Luren and the Town of Cachiche.
  3. Winery Taster The Catador and its pisco and artisanal wines.
  4. The oasis and the desert of The Huacachina.

Meeting point

Pick up from the hotel (valid only for hotels within Miraflores or San Isidro) and Larcomar.

See the route and distances here: Google Maps

All inclusive package

  • Transfers Accommodation/Cruz del Sur Bus Station/Accommodation.
  • Bus tickets Cruz del Sur Lima/Paracas - Paracas/Ica - Ica/Lima.
  • Private transfers from the Bus Station in Paracas to the El Chaco craft pier.
  • Box Lunch at Bahía Restaurant in Paracas.
  • Tax ticket to the Paracas Reserve and use of the Tourist Marina Pier.
  • Guided tour in sliders to the Ballestas Islands in shared service.
  • Lunch at the El Catador de Cristel Tourist Restaurant.
  • City Tour by car through the city of Ica in private service.
  • Visit to the Huacachina Oasis.
  • Entrance ticket in The Huacachina.
  • Buggies ride inside the desert of The Huacachina shared service.

Travel Lite package

  • Box Lunch at Bahía Restaurant in Paracas.
  • Lunch at the El Catador de Cristel Tourist Restaurant.

Price

  1. All inclusive package for:
    • 1 person: US$ 164
    • 2 people: US$ 126
  2. Travel lite package for:
    • 1 person: US$ 149
    • 2 people: US$ 110
  • Price per person.
  • If you are traveling in a group and would like to book, write to us here info@360explora.com.pe to send you a quote.
To detail

We will leave Lima very early in the morning heading south, after approximately 3 hours on the road, we will arrive at our first destination, the Bay of Paracas, where our guide awaits us to take us to Chaco, the embarkation point for the Ballestas Islands. It will be 2 hours of sailing out to sea, visiting its beautiful islands, observing sea lions, Humboldt penguins and many more species.

Then we will leave for Ica, approximately one hour and 30 minutes away. Here we will get to know the most important places in this warm city, known as the cradle of Pisco. We will visit its Plaza Mayor, the Temple of the Lord of Luren, Patron of the city, which was terribly damaged in the 2007 earthquake, this currently has been completely restored carefully following the details of the original building. We will continue with visits to the town of Cachiche and the Artisan Cellars of El Catador, where we will also have lunch with the best local cuisine.

Finally we will close the day heading to the Huacachina Oasis, this is only 5 kilometers from the city, from here you will be able to observe its enormous dunes and sand dunes, which we will be able to travel in sand carts, or also called buggies, it is also possible, perform the practice of Sandboarding. The return will be at sunset.

  • Location: Paracas and La Huacachina are located within the Department of Ica.
  • Distance from Lima to Paracas: 3 hours approx.
  • Distance from Paracas to Ica: 1 hour approx.
  • Maximum height in Ica: 406 meters of altitude.
  • Climate: Dry and sunny. Average annual temperature 22ºC.
  • SUITABLE for children from 06 years * (* specifically for the ride in snad carts and as long as it is accompanied by an adult).
  • IMPORTANT: Not suitable for people with heart problems or pregnant women.
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Itinerary

Day 1Description of the activities

  • 04:30: Pick up from the accommodation and departure towards the Cruz Bus Station
  • from the south.
  • 05:15: Bus departure from Cruz del Sur towards the city of Paracas.
  • 08:30: Private transfer to the El Chaco craft pier and delivery of the Box
  • Lunch.
  • 09:00: Guided tour in sliders to the Ballestas Islands.
  • 11:00: Return to the mainland and transfer to the Cruz del Sur bus station.
  • 11:25: Bus departure from Cruz del Sur to the city of Ica.
  • 12:55: Arrival in the city of Ica and lunch at the Tourist Restaurant El Catador de
  • Crystal. Tasting of typical sweets in the Old El Catador.
  • 14:00: Start of the City Tour through the city of Ica.
  • 15:00: Transfer to the Huacachina Oasis in Ica and free time for photos.
  • 16:00: Ride in Buggies and Sandboarding in the Huacachina to enjoy the
  • sunset in the middle of the desert.
  • 17:30: End of the tour and transfers to the Cruz del Sur Bus Station.
  • 18:00: Bus departure from Cruz del Sur to Lima (approximate arrival in Lima at 22:00).
FAQs

What is the best time to visit this destination?

The Paracas Reserve and the Huacachina Desert are located within the Department of Ica, this destination always enjoys the sun, so it can be visited at any month of the year without any problem. If you travel with children, remember that to be able to make the buggy ride they must go up accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women.

What important details should I know about Road Trip?

This Road Trip is offered in a mixed service, that is, some transfers will be in shared services and others will be in private services (detail according to item in point II). If you want to know the cost for our private tour service write to us here: info@360explora.com.pe

About these services it is important to know:

-CRUZ DEL SUR INTERPROVINCIAL BUS: Passengers must arrive at the bus station 30 minutes before the departure time indicated on their Ticket. The seats must be occupied, according to the number assigned within your electronic ticket.

-TOUR TO THE BALLESTAS ISLANDS: The seats of the boat will be occupied according to the order in which they were formed at the Tourist Marina pier.

-BUGGIE RIDE TO LA HUACACHINA: The buggie can be shared with other clients up to the maximum capacity of the sandbox.

How long in advance can I make a reservation?

Maximum up to 72 hours before the start of the tour and / or subject to availability of places (only if you are in Lima). But if you are from a neighboring country or from any other part of the world, we recommend you book at least 15 days in advance.

Should I bring an identity document during the Road Trip?

Yes, it is essential that all participants carry a valid ID, Immigration Card or Passport during the tour, since entrance tickets to the Paracas Reserve can only be purchased physically on the same day of the tour and presenting the document in the entrance booth of the attraction.

Do not forget to review all the complete here Terms and Conditions.

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