Huacachina is surely the perfect getaway destination from Lima, a beautiful natural oasis located right at the heart of the Peruvian desert, away from all noise with such a peaceful vibe you’d wish to have a summer house in this magical place.
Either you’re visiting for just one or a few days, Huacachina offers the perfect setting to unwind and have fun. Although the town might be small it gathers the best activities to do on a day trip! The Sandboarding & Dune Buggy tour is undeniably everyone’s favorite.
For that reason, we have prepared the perfect tour itinerary so you can explore the vast Peruvian desert with an adrenaline-packed adventure that you certainly won’t forget! Continue reading and learn everything about it here.
The Dune Buggy and Sandboarding Tour will take you through the Huacachina dunes as if you were on a roller coaster ride. Buckle up and hold yourself tight because you’ll be going up and down these towering sand mounts at high speed!
Our professional drivers will make sure that you have a fun but also safe experience. We’ll make a few stops on the way so you can contemplate the beautiful scenery of the Peruvian desert, take some pictures and later continue to the most remote locations in Huacachina for once and for all tame the dunes on a sandboard.
We’ll start with the shortest ones, so you don’t feel scared to try it. Our driver will have all the equipment so you can slide through the dunes like an expert or just roll all the way down like most of us did the first time.
Be daring! You can either lay flat on the sandboard or if you’re feeling brave enough, try to slide down while standing, but trust us, it isn’t as easy as it looks! We’ll drive around to find even more challenging dunes, it’ll be up to you if you’re eager to try it or not.
Once you’ve had enough sand in your shoes to walk, we’ll head back to Huacachina, but first we’ll find the perfect spot to watch the sunset from the dunes.
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Make sure to pack according to this adventure! Keep in mind that the dune buggy and sandboarding ride will get sand all over you, so bringing a change of clothes would be the best if you need to continue with your trip. Here’s our packing list essentials:
- Light clothes. Temperatures can reach over 30 °C during this time of the year
- Protect yourself from the sun. Apply sunscreen every 40-50 minutes and use sunglasses and a sunhat.
- Bring a pair of runners or comfortable shoes. If planning a day of excursions, these should definitely be in your packing list.
- A small backpack. Pack small for this adventure and bring only the necessary.
Don’t wear flip flops or sandals because you will probably lose them during the sandboarding activity, and you surely don’t want to get your feet burned with the hot sand of the desert!
As you already know, Huacachina is located about 4 hours south of Lima. If you’re planning a trip to Southern Peru, we encourage you to explore even more places until you reach your final destination.
Luckily for you, our excursion will take you through the most beautiful natural scenery of the region,
to later explore this beautiful Oasis.
To book the Huacachina Sandboarding & Dune Buggy Tour, you just need to contact our team. We will optimize your time and adventure with a tailored-made travel itinerary for you.
Likewise, we care to provide the best experience to each and every one of our passengers, which is
why we count with certified drivers, professional guides, and an all-time monitored car fleet with
- Duration: 2 hours approx.
- Entrance: Already included in the travel package.
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