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Daytrips to Sintra

Our most recommended Ica Region Daytrips to Sintra

From Ica or Huacachina: Dune Buggy at Sunset & Sandboarding

1. From Ica or Huacachina: Dune Buggy at Sunset & Sandboarding

Explore Huacachina, the only oasis in Peru, in a truly thrilling way. Ride over the sand dunes in a 4x4 buggy before then taking part in a sandboarding session. Start with pickup from Ica or Huacachina. Head to the oasis, and get the adrenaline pumping with a dune buggy ride. Feel as if you’re on a rollercoaster as you go up and down dunes of up to 30 meters in height. Take stops to snap photos of the desert landscape and the small lake surrounded by palm trees. Next, try your hand at sandboarding down those same dunes. This experience is suitable for all skill levels, as you’ll be learning the best techniques from your driver. Afterward visit one of the highlights of Huacachinha, the sunset over the desert. Enjoy incredible views of the sun going down, and find the best spot to snap photos with the help of your driver. Choose the private option if you’d like to tailor the tour to your group’s preferences. Select a different route, explore other areas, and adjust the starting time.

Nazca: Flight Over Nazca, Cerro Blanco & Cantalloc Aqueduct

2. Nazca: Flight Over Nazca, Cerro Blanco & Cantalloc Aqueduct

Come and discover the mystery of Peru, the millenarian Geoglyphs of Nazca Lines, and the ancient Cantalloc Aqueduct. After pickup from your hotel or bus station in Nazca, transfer to the Maria Reiche Aerodrome. Enjoy a 35-minute flight over the Nazca Lines, where you will learn about the collection of giant geoglyphs made by the Nazcas in South America. Appreciate their 2,000-year-old history and how they have now been made into a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis, & Dune Buggy Tour

3. From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis, & Dune Buggy Tour

Join this trip from Lima and fly over the Nazca Lines, a collection of giant geoglyphs etched into desert sands attributed to the pre-Inca civilization. See the Huacachina Oasis and add explore the large dunes of Ica on a buggy. Relax in the lap of nature surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Enjoy your day in the desert, taking a dune buggy tour. Soak in the spectacular landscape formed by a lagoon of emerald green waters and large dunes. Then, head to Nazca city to fly around the famous and enigmatic Nazca Lines, an important archaeological site in Peru. The mysterious geoglyphs at the UNESCO World Heritage Site range from geometric shapes and swirls to a hummingbird and monkey.

Lima: 7-Day Inca Adventure with Flights

4. Lima: 7-Day Inca Adventure with Flights

Day 1: Arrival to Lima and City Tour Upon your arrival to Lima, your representative will be waiting with a sign stating your name. From there you'll be transferred to your respective hotel where you can check-in. You'll soon begin a city tour through Lima, which will begin with panoramic views of the Pucllana Pyramid or Huaca Pucllana, the historical center of Lima. It will be there that you can appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, and once the tour has finished you'll return to your hotel. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Day 2 begins with pickup from your hotel between 4:30AM to 5:00AM. You will begin with a trip to the Paracas Peninsula to visit the Ballestas Islands, which are a national reserve. From there, continue your trip to the city of Ica for a demonstration with wines and traditional Pisco of the valley. Following that, you will taste a typical local lunch according to the menu of the day. You will then travel for approximately 30 minutes to the oasis of Huacachina, where you will enjoy the adrenaline of riding buggies and sandboards. After this great adventure, you will return back to Lima in your private transportation. Day 3: Arrival to Cusco According to your flight schedule in Cusco, your representative will be waiting for you at the Cusco Airport. From there, your day will be spent by you acclimatizing to Cusco's altitude. Day 4: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray You will begin day 4 between 8:00AM and 8:30AM, at which point you will travel to the colorful town of Chinchero. There you will learn about Andean fabrics in a textile interpretation center, before continuing onward to the famous circular cultivation terraces in Moray. After that, descend towards the salt mines in Maras where you will visit the more than 3,000 wells of salt. Finally, you will travel to Ollantaytambo Station where you will board your train to Aguas Calientes. Day 5: Machu Picchu Citadel On day 5 you will encounter one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. You'll begin by taking the bus from Aguas Calientes, as your tour guide provides you with all the information before your 2-hour tour through this Inca citadel. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will be transferred to Cusco by private transportation. Day 6: Rainbow Mountain Between 4:30AM and 5:00AM, your transportation will pick you up from your hotel from where you will drive for 3 hours in the direction of Rainbow Mountain. Following breakfast, you will drive for another 45 minutes to begin your 2-hour trek. Upon reaching the top of the "Mountain of Colors", you will have enough time to take the photographs and enjoy the landscape. In addition, you will also be able to appreciate the highest snow peak in Cusco: Ausangate Mountain. Day 7: Airport Transfer On the final day of your tour, you will be taken to Cusco Airport, at which point your tour will conclude.

From Nazca: Nazca Lines Flight

5. From Nazca: Nazca Lines Flight

Enjoy a spectacular trip over the desert to see the mysterious Nazca Lines. Discover monkeys, spiders, and hummingbirds among other large figures, which you will observe from the sky in your plane with the help of your experienced pilot.  Learn about the meaning of these shapes and the people who created them from your tour guide who will be there to assist you. Your flight will be approximately 30 minutes and passes over the Nazca desert's main geoglyphs. This place is also home to marine fossils of up to 150 million years old, which is the evidence that this site was once filled with water. After this magical day, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Nazca with wonderful new memories. 

Ica or Huacachina: Dune Buggy, Sandboarding & Desert Camping

6. Ica or Huacachina: Dune Buggy, Sandboarding & Desert Camping

Explore Huacachina, the only oasis in Peru, in a truly thrilling way. Ride over the sand dunes in a 4x4 buggy before taking part in a sandboarding session. Start with pickup from Ica or Huacachina. Head to the oasis, and get the adrenaline pumping with a dune buggy ride. Feel as if you’re on a rollercoaster as you go up and down dunes of up to 30 meters in height. Take stops to snap photos of the desert landscape and the small lake surrounded by palm trees. Next, try your hand at sandboarding down the sand dunes. This experience is suitable for all skill levels, as you’ll be learning the best techniques from your driver. Afterwards, the driver will take you further into the desert where you'll be spending the night. You will find your tents, as well as your tour guide preparing a delicious BBQ dinner. Enjoy some drinks like wine, Pisco, water or beer. You will set off for a short walk to watch the Milky Way and a sky full of stars. The next day, head back to Huacachina or Ica around 7:00 AM to have breakfast. You will then be returned to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Ica Region

(Chemo this is for you ;) ) Aside from the fact we think they forgot we were waiting to be picked up, a quick phone call sorted that and they immediately sent someone to pick us up. We booked onto a shared tour but ended up getting our own private tour given by Chemo who was absolutely brilliant. So much fun, took us to all of the best spots and spoke perfect english! He really made the whole tour and massively improved our experience. He was the perfect photographer and knew all the best places to go! we weren’t convinced about coming down yo Huacachina but this absolutely was worth it, the sunset and exhilaration was perfect. We got recommendations for a bar for some cocktails afterwards which had a gorgeous rooftop view so all in all a perfect experience 100% recommend!!!!

We went as a family and everyone worked so hard to make sure we had a great experience. The guide on the dunes was so kind and attentive to the children, he was helping them with their boards, getting them on and off, helped carry the boards for them. Spent extra care to ensure that he took us to Dunes that were empty so we could be alone. It was an experience full of memories that will last a life time. Highly highly recommend.

Very nice organizer, the experience was just amazing, you can’t miss it if you’re staying in Huacachina or Ica, definitely recommend this trip!

Incredible tour!! 100% recommended, incredible views, our tour guide was the best and also the best attention!!

A lot of fun and beautiful landscape. It's not for small children.