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3 Day Tour
TUE/THU

Departure Days
TUE/THU

Time of Departure
06:00am

Pick up Location
Any hotel/hostel in Miraflores or Barranco. Selected points in downtown (old town) Lima.


Note: If staying outside of these areas or at a residential address, then please select our central meeting point: MC DONALDS, PARQUE KENNEDY - MIRAFLORES as your pick-up location.

Minimum Time Needed
3 Days / 2 Nights

Price
$159 ALL INCLUDED. All transport, tours and accommodation included. Accommodation upgrades available. *Everything included except food.

Day Trips from Lima - 3 Day Trips

LIMA – PARACAS – HUACACHINA – LIMA

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1. Trip Highlights – A summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
2. Trip Itinerary – Detailed descriptions of the pass.
3. Important Notes – Up to date information regarding holiday periods or anything else which may affect our service.

Trip Highlights

This is a 3 day short tour from Lima to the stunning desert oasis of Huacachina, and the Pacific beach town of Paracas. In Huacachina combine Sandboarding/Dunebuggying with a visit to a local Pisco Vineyard trip. In Paracas, boat out to Peru’s “Poor Man’s Galapagos” and visit the stunning coastal National Reserve. A great 3-day escape from Lima.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS (INCLUDED):

  • Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. –  Paracas
  • Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America. – Huacachina
  • Pisco Vineyard Tour – Discover how Pisco is made from grape to bottle and taste free samples of Peru’s national liquor.
  • Exclusive tour of underground secret slave tunnels in Chincha. 17km of tunnels used to traffic slaves in 17th Century. – UNIQUE STOP
  • Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs in Lima. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.
  • 2 night shared room accommodation:
    1 night in Paracas – Los Frayles 3-star Hotel
    1 night in Huacachina – Casa de Arena Hostel

NOTES:

  • Please bring breakfast with you for the first day (direct bus).
  • Please don’t be late, as bus must leave on time to do Ballestas Islands at 10:00am.
  • Bring suncream, it is hot all year round in Paracas and Huacachina.
  • Food is not included, although we have discounts in many restaurants.
  • See itinerary for hour by hour plan.

Bus Timetable

DAY 1

Lima – Huacachina

DAY 2

Huacachina – Paracas

DAY 3

Paracas – Lima

06:00am – 10:00am
Pickup at your hotel/hostel in Lima. Direct bus to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea.

10:00am – 12:00pm
2 hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, but just as great, where you’ll see sea lions, penguins and lots of birds all in there natural habitat.

13:00pm – 14:15pm
Direct bus from Paracas to Huacachina, a small natural oasis located in the Ica desert.

16:30pm – 18:30pm
2 hours of dune buggying and sandboarding – Ride the dune buggies up and sandboard down the biggest dunes in South America. A once in a lifetime experience in the only natural desert oasis in South America.

18:00pm – next day
Night in Huacachina.

13:00pm – 15:00pm
Tour of the Pisco Vineyard – see how Pisco, Peru’s national drink, is made from the grape to the bottle and try lots of free samples.

18:30pm – 20:00pm
Direct bus from Huacachina to Paracas.

20:00pm – next day
Night in Paracas.

11:00am – 13:00pm
Tour of Paracas National Reserve – one of South America’s biggest protected desert reserves. Stunning Pacific coastline where desert meets ocean.

16:30pm – 18:30pm
Bus to Chincha.

18:30pm – 19:30pm
Secret Slave Tunnels in Chincha – Take a tour in the beautiful estate of the Haciendo San Jose and go into its hidden labyrinth of underground tunnels used to illegally smuggle African slaves in the 17th century.

19:30pm – 23:45pm
Bus back to Lima. You will be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

Included:

  • Guided bus transport
  • Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas
  • Dune Buggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina
  • Paracas National Reserve Tour
  • Tour of the underground slave tunnels in Chincha
  • Pisco Vineyard Tour
  • 1 night shared room accommodation in Paracas – Los Frayles 3-star Hotel (max 6 bed dorm)
  • 1 night shared room accommodation in Huacachina – Casa de Arena Hostel
  • Hotel/hostel pickups and drop offs

Not Included:

  • Food

Accommodation Options:

  • Accommodation included is in small shared dorms – maximum 6 bed room (exceptions may apply during bank holidays – see Important Notes below)
  • Private room upgrades available from $5 per person per night (email for details and availability).
  • Want to book your own accommodation? Deselect the accommodation extra box during the booking process and ticket price will be reduced accordingly.

DAY 1

Lima – Huacachina

DAY 2

Huacachina – Paracas

DAY 3

Paracas – Lima

06:00am – 10:00am
Pickup at your hotel/hostel in Lima. Direct bus to Paracas, a beautiful small town by the sea.

10:00am – 12:00pm
2 hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas are a smaller version of the Galapagos, but just as great, where you’ll see sea lions, penguins and lots of birds all in there natural habitat.

13:00pm – 14:15pm
Direct bus from Paracas to Huacachina, a small natural oasis located in the Ica desert.

16:30pm – 18:30pm
2 hours of dune buggying and sandboarding – Ride the dune buggies up and sandboard down the biggest dunes in South America. A once in a lifetime experience in the only natural desert oasis in South America.

18:00pm – next day
Night in Huacachina.

13:00pm – 15:00pm
Tour of the Pisco Vineyard – see how Pisco, Peru’s national drink, is made from the grape to the bottle and try lots of free samples.

18:30pm – 20:00pm
Direct bus from Huacachina to Paracas.

20:00pm – next day
Night in Paracas.

11:00am – 13:00pm
Tour of Paracas National Reserve – one of South America’s biggest protected desert reserves. Stunning Pacific coastline where desert meets ocean.

16:30pm – 18:30pm
Bus to Chincha.

18:30pm – 19:30pm
Secret Slave Tunnels in Chincha – Take a tour in the beautiful estate of the Haciendo San Jose and go into its hidden labyrinth of underground tunnels used to illegally smuggle African slaves in the 17th century.

19:30pm – 23:45pm
Bus back to Lima. You will be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

Included:

  • Guided bus transport
  • Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas
  • Dune Buggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina
  • Paracas National Reserve Tour
  • Tour of the underground slave tunnels in Chincha
  • Pisco Vineyard Tour
  • 1 night shared room accommodation in Paracas – Los Frayles 3-star Hotel (max 6 bed dorm)
  • 1 night shared room accommodation in Huacachina – Casa de Arena Hostel
  • Hotel/hostel pickups and drop offs

Not Included:

  • Food

Accommodation Options:

  • Accommodation included is in small shared dorms – maximum 6 bed room (exceptions may apply during bank holidays – see Important Notes below)
  • Private room upgrades available from $5 per person per night (email for details and availability).
  • Want to book your own accommodation? Deselect the accommodation extra box during the booking process and ticket price will be reduced accordingly.

Important Notes

END OF 2017 BREAK

We will be taking a short break at the end of December for Christmas and New Year.

LAST BUS DEPARTING LIMA: WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER (RETURN LIMA: FRI 22 DEC)

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LIMA: WEDNESDAY 3 JANUARY 2018

RAINY SEASON 2018 BREAK

JANUARY – buses restart WEDNESDAY 3 JANUARY and run for several weeks before closing for rainy season.

LAST BUS DEPARTING LIMA: THURSDAY 25 JANUARY (RETURN LIMA: SAT 27 JAN)

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LIMA: WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY

13 - 16 APRIL 2017 SEMANA SANTA

Easter weekend holidays.  Accommodation in larger dorm room sizes may apply during these dates. 

NOTE: For the Easter (Semana Santa) weekend the Ballestas tours on these dates will last only one and a half hours in duration. This is the same for ALL tour operators.

For the Easter (Semana Santa) weekend the Ballestas tours on these dates will last only one and a half hours in duration. This is the same for ALL tour operators.

28 – 30 JULY 2017 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

Biggest public holidays of the year. Accommodation in larger dorm room sizes may apply during these dates.

NOTE: Sandboarding/dunebuggy (Huacachina) ONLY 1 hour (all operators)

Ballestas Islands (Paracas) ONLY 1 hour and 30 minutes (all operators)