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Itinerary

Get picked up in the morning at your central Lima accommodation, transfer to the coastal town of Paracas by direct bus, and hop aboard a speedboat. The adventure begins as you zip out across the waves to the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve.

On arrival, watch native marine species including birds, penguins, and sea lions in their natural habitat. Your informative guide provides insight into the animals’ behavior and environment while you capture the scenery on camera.

Return to Paracas and continue to Huacachina, a remote oasis in the Ica Desert and home to the biggest dunes in South America. Zoom across the sand by dune buggy and give sandboarding a try. With your powerful buggy to help you reach the top of the dunes, you’ll save plenty of energy for sandboarding. 

Depart Huacachina and return in comfort to your Lima accommodation, where your tour ends.

Locations visited
Ballestas Islands
Peru Hop
Overview
The coastal and desert regions outside Lima offer a world of outdoor adventure far from the city, but complex bus systems—and, for some visitors, a language barrier­—make exploring a challenge. On this full-day tour, travel in comfort from your Lima hotel and hit Paracas and Huacachina with ease. Spot native marine life in the Paracas National Reserve and try sandboarding on South America’s largest dunes.
Highlights
  • Spot native marine life up-close in the Paracas National Reserve 
  • Zoom up South America’s largest dunes by dune buggy and try sandboarding
  • Enjoy views over the coastal and desert landscapes outside Lima
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from your accommodation in central Lima
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Experience

It was an amazing day with this company which was punctual and excellent in organization. Our tour guide, Fernando, was exceptional: friendly, always willing to help and informed us about the places we were visiting, giving us great recommendations and useful tips. Also gave us...More

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PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review, it really means so much to all of us at Peru Hop! It sounds like you really enjoyed your trip, so we will use your incredible feedback to make sure all our customers enjoy their Peru Hop experience as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peru Hop - The best way to explore Peru

Katty and Joel (Joao) are amazing tour guides for the Peru Hop Bus. Everything was arranged very well. Easy instructions to follow and the tour guides are ever helpful in anything. Once of our friends lost her purse and she got it back thanks to...More

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PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and giving us such a great review! We are thrilled to know that your experience in Peru with us was enjoyable! It was great to have had your loyal custom. We strive to provide our guests with an experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience

The tour was very organized and punctual; the guide, Fernando, was very friendly and helpful. The Experience was amazing, and the price was reasonable.

Thank Mahdi G
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing Peru Hop! We’re glad you enjoyed traveling with us and we hope you felt comfortable and safe at all times. If you’re traveling Bolivia don’t forget to check out Bolivia Hop! The PeruHop team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Attractions!

The Peru Hop bus picked us up from a hotel that was across from our airbnb at 6 am and we were gone til 1230 am.The Ballestas Island/Paracas area is a cute town near the beach and the boat tour was okay. There were a...More

Thank Analyn G
PeruHop, Manager at Peru Hop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Analyn Thank you for the fantastic review, it really means so much to all of us at Peru Hop! It sounds like you really enjoyed your trip, At Peru Hop, we strive to be the leaders in tourism in Peru and provide our guests...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!

This was by far the worst day of our 12 days in Peru. I don't know how there are so many positive reviews but this is an absolute waste of a day in Peru. If you have traveled from any lengths to get to Peru,...More

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Rajeev T
13 August 2018|
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Response from Rob C | Reviewed this property |
Not really Just take a pill before and they will be fine and yes you get a few hours there to eat, walk around and relax
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GeorgelinaP
31 May 2018|
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Response from asykeees | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately you’re not allowed to swim in the oasis, I believe there is a hotel with a pool you can use though
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Willi519
16 May 2018|
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Sorry, at 11 pm
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