Travel Blogs from Huacachina, Peru

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Dodgy sandboards and wine tours, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Dodgy sandboards and wine tours

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... work walking up the dune….think 3 steps forward 2 steps back..but we made it eventually and got a great view over Huacachina, the mountains to the south and the dunes continuing into the north.  Kevin had first go at the sandboard, which ...

CRISIS..... Nearly!, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

CRISIS..... Nearly!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... lucky and manged to get all our bags and got to our destination at 8 in the morning... It could have been so much worse! Huacachina is an oasis in the middle of skyscraping dunes and after our ordeal it really was like paradise found. It had a nice ...

Carrying drunks, sandboarding & smelly islands, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Carrying drunks, sandboarding & smelly islands

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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With the buzz of the Nazca lines fresh in our minds, we drove towards the desert oasis of Huacachina. Official population is just under 200 so our two trucks would increase that number by some 20%. We drive out there, on a road in the middle of the desert ...

Sandboards and dune buggies, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Sandboards and dune buggies

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... - small world) and a few others so had a nice time comparing routes and stories! Could have stayed longer than our 1 night as Huacachina is a nice, chilled place but we have to get to Cusco to acclimatise for the Inca trail so it is straight on to ...

A Desert Oasis, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

A Desert Oasis

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... which was a popular tourist destination in the area and even appeared on the back of the Peruvian S/50 banknote.   Huacachina was literally a desert oasis and consisted of a small cluster of houses, hotels and restaurants set around a small lake ...

Conquering the land of sand, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Conquering the land of sand

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... was an oasis in the desert, complete with pool and lounge chairs, surrounded by mountains of sand.  This is Huacachina, a tiny speck of a town completely surrounded and overshadowed by the massive sand dunes that surround it.  There is a ...

Our Sand Dune Adventure, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Our Sand Dune Adventure

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... that features on the back of Peru's S/50 note. Graceful palm trees, bright flowers and some attractive antique buildings make this Peru's bygone glamour resort. Here we relaxed for 4 days in the never ending sun and sand dunes. The main reason travellers ...

Rice and chips, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Rice and chips

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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************************************* September Left the fall-out of Lima behind and headed south down the coast to Puerta Inca. The desert dunes and gorges were hypotic but the bus only stopped at pre-arranged rubbish dumps for a one sole tour of ...

Desert Fun, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Desert Fun

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Our first destination was the desert oasis town of Huacachina. We arrived in the black of night in what appeared to be just a small village in the middle of nowhere. We really couldn't see anything of our surroundings. Everything seemed normal and quite ...

mr sandman, bring me your dreams, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

mr sandman, bring me your dreams

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Huacachina, a tiny town, surrounded by high sand dunes as far as the eye can see. There´s an oasis in the centre, some hotels, restuarants and well thats about it. Resourceful locals have set up some sand-dune buggy tours, big meaty trucks drive ...

Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... was quite exhilarating, but flying off the top of them in a buggy car was positively terrifying:-) The Nasca Lines After Huacachina, we made a very brief stop at the Nasca Line Museum before taking a luxury coach to Arequipa. The Nasca lines are ...

Bad wine and dune boards...feliz año nuevo!, Huacachina,  near Ica, Peru travel blog

Bad wine and dune boards...feliz año nuevo!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... in my shoes..." Think Dido ever went sand boarding? Days after skimming most ungracefully down the magnificent dunes around Huacachina, we´re still shaking sand from our hiking boots and trouser pockets. What an exhiliating experience! We couldn´t ...

My Legs Are Burning, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

My Legs Are Burning

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... we ended up at paid the most commission as every person on our bus was ferried their by the various taxi drivers. Huacachina is a beautiful little town nestled beside a small lagoon, surrounded by massive sand dunes. It's these dunes that draw huge ...

My offering to the sand gods, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

My offering to the sand gods

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... backpackers eager to try out a rather unique attraction - sandboarding.  It would be an overstatement to call Huacachina a town.  It consists of a couple restaurants and hostels surrounding a very picturesque lagoon.  Mountains of sand ...

Sand boarding and dune buggying in the desert, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Sand boarding and dune buggying in the desert

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... this included the sand boarding and dune buggying. Once we were booked on the tour this afternoon, we decided to take a walk around Huacachina. It's such a tiny place that you can walk around it in about half an hour. We walked to the lagoon, which is ...

Sand in everything!!, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Sand in everything!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... compartment underneath the bus - which can be unusual we have heard in South America! From Ica the only way to the small Oasis of Huacachina was by taxi, as soon as we walked off of the bus a local taxi driver was holding out a flyer from the hostel ...

Birthday Fun, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Birthday Fun

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Our taxi awaited us at the bus station as we arrived in Ike. 'Williams' our drive was soon heading towards Huacachina and our oasis retreat, at least for a couple of nights.  With no where to stay Williams took us to a mates hotel and we booked in ...

Into the desert, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Into the desert

A travel blog entry by vicki

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A day of interesting encounters, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

A day of interesting encounters

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... .  He shook his head in disbelief.  He said they were very nice sandals and they don´t have sandals like that in Peru. Then he asked me how much I wanted for them.  He offered to buy my sandals.  I explained that my sandals had ...

Sandboarding Stacker, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding Stacker

A travel blog entry by camille

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If I could be a professional sportsperson, a pro sandboarder would come a very close second to a pro kickboxer. Huacachina turned out to be the second piece of paradise I have come across in my travels so far (the first one being Itacarè in Brasil). ...

Desert Oasis and Sandboarding!, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Desert Oasis and Sandboarding!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... on the bus (Dave was on the ball with the help of a local!), we arrived in Ica and caught a taxi straight to Huacachina! It literally is an oasis surrounded by immense sand dunes! We had a quick explore, watched the sunset and settled down for dinner & a ...

Hairy Mummies, Flying-High Shamans and Much More, Puerto Inca, Nasca and Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Hairy Mummies, Flying-High Shamans and Much More

A travel blog entry by kit10

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... to be seen from the mind´s eye of the flying shaman. One of our last stops before the end of our Peruvian tour was at Huacachina. Huacachina is a desert oasis surrounded by huge sand dunes. As far as the eye can see are sand dunes and I still have no ...

wachabackachiiina, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

wachabackachiiina

A travel blog entry by james.beddows

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... is a city built in a fecund Valley surrounded by sand dunes 400m above sea level. 5km southwest lies the lagoon of Huacachina which in the 1940s became an eleglant exclusive resort surrounded by palm trees in the desert. Its a popular stop off for ...

Ica - Huacachina, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Ica - Huacachina

A travel blog entry by thom_rm

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... mediodía, nos recogió por la posada, un buggi que nos llevo a las soleadas dunas que se encuentran alrededor de Huacachina. En total fueron 2 hs. a pura adrenalina, recorrimos a 90 km x hs las interminables dunas para terminar haciendo sunbording. ...

Hoe laat komt hier de bus?, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Hoe laat komt hier de bus?

A travel blog entry by blownaway

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... ;winstgevend 20 uur kunnen laten rijden.Zo genoeg over de bus. Nog twee uur en dan zijn we vanuit de typische oase van Huacachina weer in Lima, net op tijd voor independance day, en voordat we het weten is het al weer tijd voor de laatste ...

Sandboarding, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding

A travel blog entry by tsovik

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... brått av bussjåføren som skulle levere en sekk med peanøtter fra bak setet mitt, vi var i Nazca to timer fra Ica(Huacachina). Bussturen tar 13timer på MEGET svingete veier(før man kommer til Nazca/ørken). Vi valgte å reise med Ormeno da disse er ...

An oasis in the desert, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

An oasis in the desert

A travel blog entry by globalfootprint

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After being delayed in Lima we arrived in Ica very late so we jumped straight in a taxi to Huacachina. We asked the taxi driver to take us to Hostal Salvatierra, but he said we should check out Hostal Rocha first and if we did not like it he would take us ...

sandboarding and nazca lines, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

sandboarding and nazca lines

A travel blog entry by evabong

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... come sooner for me!! so tomorrow, lisa and i will be departing to the city of pisco. i will be so so sad to leave huacachina!! to my family and friends: i miss you guys so much already!!... and to helen and steve: i can´t wait till the two of ...

Huacachina, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Huacachina

A travel blog entry by paulhand33

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Huacachina is a small village surrounding an oasis and set among the world´s largest sand dunes. However, far from providing respite from the bustle of Lima, its a centre for all sorts of adventure activities. Among opther things, I join a sandboarding ...

Bomba Cereza and how to be a Sand Boarding Chick, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Bomba Cereza and how to be a Sand Boarding Chick

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

Al promised me a day or relaxing, after our crazy night bus and day of fun in Nazca... and it lasted an hour or 2... we had a bit of a lie in, after Al got me a bit tipsy on one drink... buit this drink was something special... a cocktail called Bomba ...

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