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From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis

4.9 / 5

38 reviews

From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis

Activity provider: Travel Buddies Peru
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From US$ 550 per person

Discover history, nature, and mystery on a day trip from Lima. Enjoy the wildlife at the Ballestas Islands and the Oasis of Huacachina, the only one in South America. Fly over the Palpa Desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines.

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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Get in close contact with nature at the Ballestas Islands
  • Fly over the Palpa Desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines
  • Visit the only oasis in South America: La Huacachina
Full description
Start your adventure by departing Lima in the early morning. Travel for around 300 km on the Pan-American highway until you reach Paracas Bay, a very important place for Peruvian history which is full of wildlife.  Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and watch out for birds, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins. Then head to Pisco Airport and take a 45-minute flight over the Palpa desert to see the Nazca Lines. Stop at the Huacachina Oasis, and take some time to eat lunch and walk around. Test your skills at sandboarding for an additional cost or just enjoy free time at the pool drinking Pisco Sours. At the end of the adventure, head back to Lima via the same route.
  • Transportation
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Airport tax
  • Ballestas boat ride
  • Guide
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Sandboarding
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, sunblock, a sweater, swimwear, snacks, and water
  • Bring local currency as some small business might not accept credit cards
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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I expected this to be good but not this great. My guides were the best. They really explained me every detail of our tour and made sure it was special. They really went out of their way to make this an unforgettable day. I have 0 complaints. This tour was flawless . Thanks again Amigos!

May 4, 2022

Had an excellent experience on this trip to Ballestas, Oachachina and the Nazca lines. Was worth every penny and a real highlight of my trip. Both guides (Rudi was one of them, the other I can't remember your name, v sorry!) were very knowledegable, professional and affable. I'd highly recommend this day trip to others!

April 3, 2022

An excellent trip. While our visit to Ballesteros was canceled when Coast Guard shut down port due Tonga Tsunami concerns , our guide Edourdo Tello pivoted and arranged a private tour of the Paracas Nature Reserve!!! Nazca was amazing!!!! Pisco & wine tasting from Ica region was Seeing the dunes in Huacachina were humbling. A long day, but a GREAT day….. well done

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January 20, 2022

Product ID: 197917