Lima │ Huacachina │ Ballestas │ Paracas │ Nasca │ Chauchilla │ Arequipa
In the early morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and brought to the bus terminal in Lima. In a comfortable bus, you will drive south until you reach the provincial town of Ica after approximately 4 hours. From here you will be brought to the hotel, which is situated in the nearby oasis, Huacachina. The afternoon is at your disposal. We recommend a spectacular buggy tour through the endless sea of dunes.
After breakfast, you start with a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands (1.5 hours). Tens of thousands of seabirds nest on the uniquely formed rocks, including pelicans and blue-footed boobies – however, the main attraction is the cute sea lions. If we are lucky, we may also see penguins and dolphins laying on the cliffs in the sun or splashing about in the cool water. Upon returning to shore, we will go on to the nature reserve area of Paracas.
After breakfast, you drive to Nasca. Upon arrival, a guide picks you up and brings you to an observation tower at an altitude of 11m/36ft, from where you can see three of the famous Nasca-lines. Afterward, you visit the Maria-Reiche Museum, where you learn more about the life and work of the German geographer Dr. Maria Reiche. The afternoon in Nasca is at your disposal. You have the possibility to book a 30-minute flyover over of the legendary Nasca-lines, admiring the enormous animal and human figures by air.
After breakfast, you set out to visit the graves of Chauchilla, where you see well-preserved, over 1000-year-old mummies of the Poroma-culture. Afterward, you make a trip to the subterranean aqueducts of Nasca. In the afternoon you continue your trip to Arequipa or return to Lima. After your arrival in the late evening, you are picked up and brought to the hotel.
After a relaxing breakfast, you are brought to the airport or, if you have booked a connecting trip, to the bus terminal. That being said, you may also extend your stay in Peru and combine it with other tours! It would be our pleasure to help find the most suitable travel package for you.