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Huacachina

A small desert oasis surrounded by sand dunes, located in southwestern Peru, famed for sandboarding and dune buggy rides.

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Strap on your board and get ready to send dunes. The famed jewel of Huacachina, Peru, is no longer the hidden gem that it once was, but that hardly takes away from the marvel. Spend the day on a dune buggy and a sand board then cap it off with a golden hour hike up the dune for one of Peru’s most memorable sunset views. No day in Huacachina is complete without cracking open a few Cusquenas and watching the waning sun transform the golden sandscapes of the desert.

elisolidum 4 years ago

Huacachina is a small desert oasis located in the Ica region of Peru that has been attractively developed for tourism. Surrounded by towering sand dunes, the picturesque lagoon in the center of the village provides unique options for watersports. Visitors can enjoy sandboarding, dune buggy tours, and paragliding, making it one of the best destinations in the world for desert adventures.

seeker 11 months ago

Huacachina Guides

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    Mountains, deserts, cities, jungles -- Peru has every type of landscape and I actually couldn't believe the diversity when I was there?! You have to see them all seriously

Huacachina Articles

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