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Discover Our Huacachina Tour From Lima

Discover Our Huacachina Tour From Lima

The Huacachina tour is undoubtedly one of the best day tours in Lima you can do when in Peru’s capital. It’s an unbeatable mix of culture and adventure that guarantees a lot of fun.

In our tour, we visit South America’s first vineyard and the famous Huacachina oasis. In the former you get to try local wine and pisco whereas in the latter you will enjoy an adrenaline rush during the sand-buggy and sandboarding tour.

Read on to find out more about our travelers’ favorite tour in Lima.

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Huacachina Tour Options with Exploor Peru

You can choose whether you want to do the Huacachina tour from Lima by bus or in a private car.

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Tour By Bus

If you choose the option to go by bus, our guide will pick you up at around 5:10 am and head to the bus station with you. The bus ride to Ica takes 4.5 hours. Once you arrive in Huacachina, our driver will be waiting for you to take you to the next sites.

At 7 or 7:30 pm, depending on the availability of the bus, you’ll return to Lima and arrive around midnight. Afterwards, our guide will accompany you to your hotel in a taxi.


Tour By Car

If you prefer going in a private car, you’ll be picked up at around 6:00 am and head south towards Ica for around 4 hours. On the way, we can make a stop for you to get some breakfast.

Going in a private car will give you more flexibility and will make the entire trip more comfortable. This option is a little more expensive but in our eyes it’s absolutely worth it because the overall experience is better.


Huacachina Tour Sites

Tacama Winery Tour (With Pisco & Wine Tasting)

Driving along Ica’s vineyards with the sun shining offers you a hearty welcome to this part of the tour: the visit of the Tacama winery.

Tacama is South America’s first vineyard that was created in 1540. Since then, they specialize in the production of high-quality wines, piscos and sparkling wines that have won numerous awards in multiple worldwide competitions.

tacama winery pink house and fountain

The Tacama winery offers many very spots that are perfect for taking pictures.


In the 1-hour guided tour, you will learn more about the history of Tacama and the production process of the grape. Our guide will keep you company the entire time. The tour finishes with a tasting of 3 wines and 1 pisco.

Afterwards, you’ll have more time to explore Tacama’s properties and take pictures. The vinery has various beautiful spots, our guide will make sure to show you all of them.

Next, we’ll head to a local restaurant where you can enjoy some delicious traditional lunch and regular dishes.


Huacachina Oasis (Sandboarding & Sand-Buggy Tour During Sunset)

Now, let’s come to the highlight of the tour: Huacachina. It’s a small village built around a natural desert oasis. As the temperatures are warm all year round, Huacachina is a very popular tourist destination.

Apart from the beautiful oasis, it’s known for its adventure activities in the Huacachina desert. It’s safe to say that because of this destination, sandboarding in Peru has become a lot more popular. And this is also what we are here for!

In the 2-hour sand-buggy and sandboarding tour, you better prepare yourself to have a lot of fun. Speeding through some of Peru’s highest sand dunes will feel like being on a rollercoaster!

couple on sandbuggy in huacachina desert

Speeding in a sand buggy in Huacachina’s desert is a thrilling experience that will make you scream for sure.


After a while, the driver will make a stop on top of a dune to get the boards out and give you a short introduction of how to sandboard. 2-3 turns and we’ll move on to another dune.

Once we’re done with sandboarding, we’ll drive a little deeper in the desert to find a calm spot to enjoy the sunset. This is another perfect opportunity for pictures.

Just so you know, our guide will transform into your photographer without you even noticing it.

For this tour, we recommend you bring sunscreen, sun glasses and a light sweater as it might get a little chilly once the sun sets.


What our travelers love about this tour:

  • Sandboarding in Huacachina’s dunes at sunset for the best pictures.
  • Wine & Pisco tasting in South America’s first vineyard.
  • Professional guide accompanying you the entire time.

four people jumping in huacachina desert at sunet

Get ready for an unforgettable sunset shooting in the Huacachina desert with our guide!


Comparative Table of Our Tour vs. Common Tours

Exploor Peru Huacachina Tour Common Huacachina Tours
Wine & Pisco tasting Guided 1-hour tour by wine expert in South America’s first winery. In a showroom without professional explanation and mediocre products.
Group Size Always less than 8, but most likely only you. Large groups with 15+ people and only 1 guide.
Guide Accompanies you from beginning to end with personalized attention and transforms into your photographer. It won’t feel your guide but rather like a friend. Have to take care of a large group and can’t focus on you.
Flexibility Very high if you choose our private transport option. Extra stops can be arranged. Very low as it’s a defined itinerary.

man sandboarding dune in huacachina desert

You can do sandboarding in various positions; the one you see above is recommended the most for beginners.


Enjoy Our Huacachina Tour

Trying some delicious wine and pisco, eating traditional local food and speeding in some of Peru’s highest sand dunes is what’s waiting for you.

If you have one free day in Lima, we definitely recommend you do this tour. The mix of culture, adventure and a great guide sets the tone for an unforgettable experience to either start or finish your time in Peru the right way.

If you have less time at your disposal but still want to do sandboarding, we recommend our sandboarding tour in Lima.

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