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Desert Oasis Huacachina, Peru

Desert Oasis Huacachina, Peru

Huacachina is a small desert town, built around the only natural desert oasis in the whole of South America

December 1, 2022

This natural oasis not only provides an escape for local families from the nearby city of Ica, but sees a yearly increase of travelers from all over the world. However, this desert lagoon is not the only thing that people have caught wind of.

A small town surrounds the oasis, and both are hidden between high, wind-sculpted sand dunes in the middle of the desert. The sand dunes are perfect for sandboarding and riding around in the buggies will make you feel like a Mad Max character. Huacachina is the ideal playground for adventure seekers, both young and old.

The ideal way to discover Huacachina is with a 1, 2 or 3 day trip from Lima that allows you to enjoy the best of this natural oasis, while including other amazing tours like Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines flight.

If you’re heading from Lima to Cusco or vice-versa, we strongly recommend Peru Hop, a hop-on, hop-off bus system in Peru, . It offers a flexible bus pass (30+ options), in which you can stay however long you want in any of the destinations, letting you enjoy travel at your own pace.


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