Travel Blogs from Ica, Peru

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The Dunes, Ica, Peru travel blog

The Dunes

A travel blog entry by wrrobert

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... Siberia Bowl of sand, right outside our hostel door.  Huacachina is a tiny town outside the bustling city of Ica on the southern coast of Peru.  Built as a retreat for Peruvian elite,  today it serves as a mecca for sandboarders, and those ...

oasis in Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

oasis in Ica

A travel blog entry by smith.fiona

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Hola, So, after our wintery island trip, we made it out of there and got on another bus and arrived in this amazing oasis of a place.  The wee town is surrounded by rolling massive sand dunes and was roasting hot!  Our hotel had a swimming ...

Bus ride all the way to Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Bus ride all the way to Ica

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... the left side of the bus giving us a panoramic view of all around us.  The 4 hours bus ride to Ica proved to be quite entertaining in which the services were outstanding and most of all, the different landscapes encountered along the ...

Ica and a boring week in Lima, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica and a boring week in Lima

A travel blog entry by alex1138

... , so I picked up my card waiting for me at the South American Explorers Club, which I joined on my second day in Peru. So today we took a bus to Ica, 3 hours, very nice place and we got a decent room and booked our trip to the to the "Isla de la Plata" - ...

Ica - Bus Stop, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica - Bus Stop

A travel blog entry by rb-travelblog

Stop in Ica and head straight to the Oasis, ...

Photos of Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Photos of Ica

A travel blog entry by cazza_macca

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Tømmermænd, nærdødsoplevelse og flere tømmermænd, Ica, Peru travel blog

Tømmermænd, nærdødsoplevelse og flere tømmermænd

A travel blog entry by saraogsofie

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... ; en budgetvenlig, fornuftig, backpacker-agtig måde. Det skal også lige siges, at drinks er maje, maje stærke her i Peru, men vi har fundet ud af, at efter de fire-fem første rom og colaer, smager man slet ikke rommen så tydeligt, ...

What would you do?, Ica, Peru travel blog

What would you do?

A travel blog entry by pea

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I arrived in Ica a while ago.  From the bus station I got into a moto taxi and asked to be taken to the hotel in my trusty Footprint guidebook.  A fare was agreed and we set off.  The taxi driver could not find ...

Ica  - Nasca, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica - Nasca

A travel blog entry by tchodson

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... to see the lines and Tuk, after years of flyig, threw up for the first time! And, do you know that they make wine in Peru? We didn´t. We visited ´Tacama´, which was recommended to us as one of the best and largest. (Tacama is a kind of bird, now ...

Ica again for some rehab after Cusco!, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica again for some rehab after Cusco!

A travel blog entry by mikeen

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Myself Ed Col and Andy got into Ica and headed for the oasis just outside of town called Haucachina, like I was saying earlier, a small village built around a little lake, which is famous for its sandboarding. For ...

Nazca Lines and Mummies, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca Lines and Mummies

A travel blog entry by lennyandcat

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We were woken on our night bus yesterday from Arequipa to Nazca at 6am and literally ejected from the bus at the edge of town with our bags thrown out after us before the bus sped off.  We were the only two getting off the ...

Next stop, the desert - Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Next stop, the desert - Ica

A travel blog entry by mnm

... returned to Ica, we negotiate a deal with Angel to take on a tour of the regions famous Vineyards (actually the only ones in Peru). He wastes no time in whisking us off to the first and most famous, Tacama, now an industrial producer and exporter of wine ...

Première classe sur quatre roues, Ica, Peru travel blog

Première classe sur quatre roues

A travel blog entry by alexem

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Attention, attention !  Avis à tous les utilisateurs de Greyhound ou Orléans Express... vous vous faites arnarquer (pour ne pas dire autre chose...). Nous avons osé faire en autobus, un voyage de 22 heures entre Lima et Cusco : 22 heures de ...

ICA son pisco et son oasis, Ica, Peru travel blog

ICA son pisco et son oasis

A travel blog entry by mikela

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... on monte et descend les dunes avec le bugguy et ça fait beaucoup de sensations. On a une une superbe vue sur l'oasis d'Ica ! Magnifique ! Mon premier oasis ! C'est impressionnant. Un lac entouré d'arbres et d'hôtels en plein milieu de désert de ...

Dune in by too much fun!, Ica, Peru travel blog

Dune in by too much fun!

A travel blog entry by jled

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... After our museum visit we went to the market, where I finally replaced my torn, stained, and threadbare hoodie. Unfortunately, in Peru the women wear their sweatshirts short (belly buttons are proudly displayed), shiny (sequins and lots of them!) and ...

Sandboarding in Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding in Ica

A travel blog entry by mikeen

Sandboarding. Those Peru boys are no joke! They take frosty snowy days where you´d get a old fertilizer bag and skeem away down the side of hillock to a new level! Arrived in Ica from Lima, a nice 4 hour bus jourey down the coast, with loads of evidence ...

Touring Ica plus Pisco vineyards, Ica, Peru travel blog

Touring Ica plus Pisco vineyards

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... and were explained how this delicious Peruvian drink was made.  According to history, this Brandy-like liquor was made since 1540 in Peru and at this time, was simply known as a spirit drink.  It wasn't until the 17th century that the grape ...

The Cherry on Top of the Sundae, Ica, Peru travel blog

The Cherry on Top of the Sundae

A travel blog entry by excitethesoul

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... of the smaller dunes, we were able to stand. As the night progressed and evening settled in, the desert (like the cities of Peru we visited) magically transformed.  It was even more beautiful.  It was this moment that I wish I had the power to ...

Lima to Ica, Ica (and Huacachina), Peru travel blog

Lima to Ica

A travel blog entry by risint

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Ica (another overnight bus journey) was a tiny little town which is close to enormous sand dunes. We stayed for two nights here and in the day visited the nearby oasis of Huacachina (4 soles in a taxi - around 60p). Huacachina is in the middle of the ...

Sand Dunes and Sunshine, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sand Dunes and Sunshine

A travel blog entry by ecsflemings

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... to Ica's famous sand dunes. Actually, if anyone reading this has heard of them, they have more than a passing knowledge of Peru, but they are fascinating. Giant 9 seater dune buggies were taking off into the dunes about every 10 minutes for a 2 hour ...

sandboarding and sand buggies!, Ica (Huacachina), Peru travel blog

sandboarding and sand buggies!

A travel blog entry by ryanmonk

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thrilling & exciting ...

Poor Man's Galapacous Island, Paracas/Ica, Peru travel blog

Poor Man's Galapacous Island

A travel blog entry by calder

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Off through the dessert there are a few oasis, my stop includes the animals on Isla Ballestas, where penguins, sea lions and quadrillion birds live. There are so many birds that this island is harvested for its fertile crap. Every 7 years 300 men set ...

Ica´s Sandcape, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica´s Sandcape

A travel blog entry by knoweapon

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Landed in Lima weary, after enduring 8 uncomfortable hours in a tiny LAN Peru airlines seat. Was greeted with a suprisingly modern, clean and quite airport. A distinct lack of people hassling a big white gringo like meself made my morning :). After hear ...

Linier og Lars Von Trier 2.0, Ica, Peru travel blog

Linier og Lars Von Trier 2.0

A travel blog entry by saraogsofie

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23. juni: Da vi egentlig kun var blevet i Arequipa for at få en god nats søvn, vidste vi ikke helt hvad dagen skulle bruges på. Heldigvis forstod Sofie at "shake things up", så vi tog afsted til hospitalet pga. en øm og ...

Ica, Pisco, Lima and home, Ica, Pisco, Lima and home, Peru travel blog

Ica, Pisco, Lima and home

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

We came to Ica for only one reason, nearby was a oasis surrounded by huge sand dunes, we'd heard we could get a board and surf down these! So next day we went out hires our boards and spend the next hour being boarders. It was good, the only problem being ...

Sandboarding, dune-buggies and the

Sandboarding, dune-buggies and the "Galapogas"

A travel blog entry by markandluke

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After finally leaving Huanchaco (it was great though), we boarded the VIP bus down to Lima. We were all excited by the prospect that there was a bar on board the bus, and were slightly dissapointed when we realised it was in fact a lady serving stale ...

Islas Ballestas and Huacachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Islas Ballestas and Huacachina

A travel blog entry by arnykim

... huge sand dunes that make you feel like you´re in the Sahara. Apparently it used to be a popular destination among Peru's elite upper class, but now it's pretty much a backpacker's playground. Party hostels with pools and bars, filled with ...

Huacachina Oasis, Ica, Peru travel blog

Huacachina Oasis

A travel blog entry by countryroads

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Our next stop along the coast was the Oasis of Huacachina near the city of Ica. This area of Peru has a large strip of desert between the coast and the mountains. The oasis is surrounded by huge sand dunes - the reason for our visit. We were staying at ...

Sandboarding in Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding in Ica

A travel blog entry by jonathan.felix

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No stories, just ...

Ski-Holot, Ica-Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Ski-Holot

A travel blog entry by pinkasey

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there is 1 thing to do in Ica - rent a bugy to go 'sand boarding'. it's really fun, until you fall (but usually that´s fun too). the scary part was when Shlomit got really speedy, and eventually turned over. a couple of times. yeah, i know that ...

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