Huacachina Oasis & Mini-Galapagos! Most reviewed company in Peru! Luxury buses!

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Paracas and Huacachina Full Day from Lima

From USD 139.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 18 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Don’t let limited time in Lima stop you visiting Huacachina and Paracas. See the desert oasis and natural hotspots on a full-day tour, ideal for travelers short on time. After traveling to Paracas, you’ll embark on a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, regularly compared to the Galapagos Island, to see colonies of sea lions and seals. Then, explore Huacachina desert in a dune buggy and go sand boarding. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands, a natural haven in Paracas
  • Admire sea lions, seals, and rare species of bird in their natural environment
  • Ride a dune buggy and go sand boarding in the desert oasis of Huacachina
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lima are included

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • 2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Island
  • 2-hour Sandboarding and dune buggy tour
  • Huge Luxury Peru Hop Bus to sit back and relax
  • Friendly onboard Bilingual Guide to assist and advise
  • Free Time to explore Huacachina Desert Oasis
  • All Taxes & Fees – no hidden charges
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

05:30 am

Pickup details

View the pickup list when booking to see if your hotel is included among the pickup points. If it is not on the list, choose “I'll decide later" or "My hotel is not on the list" and after booking let us know where you are staying. We will inform you whether we can pick you up directly at your hotel, or the nearest alternative.

What To Expect

Miraflores (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Islas Ballestas

2 hours Admission Ticket Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Free


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Miraflores (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring breakfast with you (direct bus).
  • We pick up from hotels and hostels located in Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro and some in Lima downtown.
  • Please don’t be late, as bus must leave on time to do Ballestas Islands at 10:00 am.
  • Near public transportation
  • Bring sunscreen, it is hot all year round in Paracas and Huacachina.
  • Food is not included, although we have discounts in many restaurants.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • See itinerary for hour by hour plan.
  • Important holidays: Easter weekend April 06-09 and July 28-30 is Independence Day Celebration in Peru: The pick-up time will be 1 hour before the usual time, Sandboarding/dunebuggy (Huacachina) only 1 hour (all operators) and Ballestas Islands (Paracas) only 1 hour and 30 minutes (all operators)
  • Warm weather all year round. Light-weight jumper/jacket for speedboat ride to Ballestas. Closed-toe footwear for Sandboarding.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum age for the buggy and sandboarding tour is 7 years
  • The bus will arrive back in Lima around 11:30 pm - midnight
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
The tour was fantastic, the Oasis is incredible, and our guide was extremely accommodating. Had a great time and would recommend to any of our friends going to Lima.


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Huacachina Oasis is so dope
Jonathan_G, Sept 2023
the first half of the trip - Galápagos Islands and lunch were nothing to write home about. The lunch was probably the worst tasting food we had in Peru, but the tour guide said she spoke with the restaurant owner and would take care of the situation. Huacachina the oasis, dune buggies, and sand boarding were extremely fun and worth it! They definitely made the trip memorable, and all the people were super nice and helpful. When you stop at the Oasis, Carola Lodge has the BEST wings my friend and I have ever tried 12/10 recommend.
Must-Do Adventure!
Danielle_W, Sept 2023
This was an amazing experience. I’ve always wanted to visit a desert oasis and do all the activities that come with it. This is almost 4 hours from Lima but they picked us up and a charter bus transported us. The bus was very nice, spacious and air conditioned. First you go on the boat. It’s a little underwhelming but still a good experience. The main attraction (to me) is Huacachina where you’ll sand board and buggy. Our guides were amazing and stick with you the entire day so please tip if you can! I’m so happy I chose this company, it really made my experience wonderful.
Too long and awful guide did not help when getting sick
CARYLU_A, Sept 2023
First of all the tour is too long. This should be two separate tours. And most importantly, the tour guide Diego was awful. My sister got sick on the way back and endured the 4-hr long drive throwing up. When we were getting closer to the city I told Diego and the driver about the situation and asked to see if we could be dropped first since she was so sick. They completely ignored us and then made all the people going to Miraflores (which was so close at this point) to get down from the bus to take another bus. Thankfully the other driver heard our pleas and took us first to our hotel (not third like it was scheduled to be). Until this day I haven’t heard from them. They simply didn’t care and that’s awful. The stop in Paracas was ok, the stop in Huacachina was super fun but also really scary. Be aware that the drive in the sand dunes is not for the faint of heart. I would not use this agency ever again since our experience getting sick and not being treated with consideration was unacceptable.
I'd trust peru hop with my new born child.
Julian_W, Aug 2023
I'd trust peru hop with my new born child. This is a company who cares. My tour guide, "Ricardo," was extremely kind, accomodating, but most importantly, organized. He greeted me at the pickup location with a clipboard, and made sure everyone was accounted for throughout the day. Every activity was executed as described, the bus is clean, large, and includes a bathroom. I'm extremely happy that I chose Peru Hop to show me whats fun to do in Paracas and Huacachina
Everything was amazing,...
Kenia_M, Aug 2023
Everything was amazing, the food, the places, the buggiess were insane and the sand boarding! Would recommend this to everybody is a must do at least once in a lifetime experience
Great trip 100% worth the money.
peng_w, Aug 2023
This is 1000% worth the money, my friends and I signed up for this and had doubts as it is over a $100 per peron but wow, what an amazing trip this was, we couldn't believe how much fun dune buggy around the sand dune was and how amazing sandboarding is! THIS IS A MUST! If you can stay in Huacachina overnight I'd 100% do it!
VERY Good Trip
Cameron_P, Aug 2023
Negative: Absolutely NOTHING Positive: Everything was so professional and well-managed it was impressive. SOL is a gem and did so well managing our big group. Also, they really went OUT of there way to make sure I went on my trip when I was running late.
Thrill of a ride!
Linnea_R, Aug 2023
We had a great time! The highlight was riding in the sand buggies and sand surfing. The driver of the sand biggie gave us a great thrill spiraling down the sand dunes. That was great fun. I would have liked more time in Huacachino town and less time in Paracas. Overall the trip was great!
Sand boarding was quite...
Jiayin_S, Aug 2023
Sand boarding was quite interesting! Also enjoyed seeing the sea lions in the morning. Lunch was somewhat underwhelming for me (I wish I ordered the fresh ceviche rather than the fried fish one), but overall a very good experience! The walk back from sand boarding back to the restaurant was pleasant: local shops alongside the street was fun to look at. I personally really liked our guide Aymet: cheerful and adorable :) Sand buggy was fun but too big a bump can be potentially dangerous to the spine. Be careful.
The tour was fantastic,...
Noah_C, July 2023
The tour was fantastic, the Oasis is incredible, and our guide was extremely accommodating. Had a great time and would recommend to any of our friends going to Lima.
A very long day which could be a lot shorter
Matt_B, July 2023
This was a very long day - yes, Huacachina and Paracas are about four hours away from Lima, but there's still no reason for the tour to be so long. Huacachina is the real draw card here - Paracas is, at best, average. They should offer a version of this tour that just goes to Huacachina.
worth it
Sam_K, July 2023
A very nice (though Long trip.. left hotel 5:50 am and back 11:30 pm).. but it's a nice trip.. for me the main attraction was Huacachina.. it's really nice.. the best part are the san dunes and Buggy ride.. a must.. specially if you are a thrill seaker.. Our guide Ricardo was more than amazing..
Adrenaline thrill
Bernadette_B, July 2023
Ricard is an excellent tour guide. He is friendly, knowledgeable and made our family of four super comfortable. I highly recommend.
Good times in the sand!
Justin_G, July 2023
Get ready for a SUPER long day! But it was worth it. The boat cruise was cute and you definitely see quite a bit of wildlife once you get out to the islands. But the dune buggy tour was amazing! They drive super fast and give you quite a thrill! Sand boarding is actually sand sledding on your belly, unless you go rent a snowboard , so be prepared to pay extra if you want to actually sandboard. Our guide , Sol, was very informative and helpful every step of the way.
Shena_H, July 2023
Nice Tour . Good experience. The bus is comfortable and with USB charger. Lunch can pre order and good. We like it!!
Desert oasis
Melvin_M, July 2023
Great experience and Ricardo was an awesome guide with great insight and a fantastic sense of humor. Would repeat anytime.
Worth every cent.
VanZyl_G, July 2023
Danna was an excellent guide and enjoyed every second of it. Dune buggies were exhilarating. Recommended for all
Had fun in Huacachina
phaiboon_h, July 2023
I had fun in Huacachina, first-timer like me, sandboarding is an absolute must-try. I can't wait to do it again and highly recommend it to all adventure seekers!
Reach out for info
Rohan_P, July 2023
It was fun, unfortunately one of our friends couldn’t make it and they said they can’t refund it but gave us a voucher transferable to anyone so if anyone is purchasing this, please reach out to buy the voucher at a discounted price.
Great day with wonderful organization 🌹
MaryElizabeth_P, July 2023
Our Peru Hop trip was great. Everything ran smoothly and on time. The tour operators were organized and we didn’t have to worry about anything but to sit back and enjoy.

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