Travel Blogs from Ica, Peru

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Sandboarding in a desert Oasis, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding in a desert Oasis

A travel blog entry by joules

... knowing the town started with the name Huac). And my 16 yr old lonely planet had nothing about it either.......so I walked to where Ica's tourist board was 16 years ago, luggage n all, before deciding Id have to go n use the internet (Ica is a pretty ...

32. Huacachina - Open, pour. Be yourself once more, Ica, Peru travel blog

32. Huacachina - Open, pour. Be yourself once more

A travel blog entry by kesvic2013

... about what they can sell you which is very different to what we have seen everywhere else. Anyway, the cheap lunches in Peru definitely contain more vegetables which has been a nice surprise although it didn't help our first attack of dysentery. Not for ...

A story of sand and a monkey, Ica, Peru travel blog

A story of sand and a monkey

A travel blog entry by kerenk1019

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... is a city surrounded by huge sand dunes in kind of a desert area. The nice place to stay is not in the city of Ica, but in a very small area around a lake called Huacachina. Huacachina basically has two hostels, one hotel and a couple of restaurants and ...

Sandboarding in the mist, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding in the mist

A travel blog entry by muzz_travelling

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... friend - Valium at 10 cents a pop, I slept through the entire 10 hour bus ride from Arequipa in Southern Peru, arriving in the mist covered town of Ica, near the coast in Central Western Peru. I am completely surrounded by sand dunes. The town was called ...

Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by amydavid

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Ica is a town a few hours south of Lima. We stopped and stayed here on our way to Nasca. We ended up staying at Huachachina, which is an oasis settlement in the middle of the desert. It is a cool (or should I say hot) place to stay as it is a lagoon ...

Paracas 2, Ica, Peru travel blog

Paracas 2

A travel blog entry by floribandini

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keep enjoy the ...

Sandboarding, Huacacina, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding

A travel blog entry by harriets

Got in to Ica after a pretty long bus ride from Cusco, managed to pick up a pretty cheap taxi to Huacacina, and found an amzing hostel (complete with pool, bar and pretty decent food- felt like a mini holiday resort) called el huacacinero. Huacacina ...

Exciting adventures to come, Ica, Peru travel blog

Exciting adventures to come

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... of crying baby did the job. I watched 2 movies, one good one terrible (don't watch fireproof, watch hachi) We arrived into Ica at about 7:30 and had some dinner and decided to head to huacachina an oasis town 5km away surrounded by some of the worlds ...

I've got sand ....everywhere!!, Paracas, Ica and Pisco, Peru travel blog

I've got sand ....everywhere!!

A travel blog entry by ivealis

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... was the translator to the Dutch guys.  After that I wanted  do a dune buggy ride in the sand in Huacachina, 5 km west of Ica. We first stopped in a Vineyard to try some wine, see how they crush the grapes, and of course lots of tastings! Fab! We ...

Wait, there's more!, Ica, Peru travel blog

Wait, there's more!

A travel blog entry by excitethesoul

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... , they were trying to save some cash by camping at hostels that would let them or at dedicated campsites.  Their plan was to scour Peru then eventually make it over to Bolivia.  Both of them did not know a lick of Spanish.  On top of that, ...

Peru, Pisco Winery in Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Peru, Pisco Winery in Ica

A travel blog entry by ninaholidays

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Sat 30.8.08: Peru, Ica Pisco Winery PERSONAL: I really like Pisco Sour - dangerous stuff though! Pisco Sour is a cocktail made from pisco combined with lemon juice, egg  white and sugar. Its like vodka and comparable to Sambuca. It has an odor ...

Dunes, buggies and sandboarding, Nasca, Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Dunes, buggies and sandboarding

A travel blog entry by kevinm

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... later and took a taxi to Huacachina which is an oasis resort in the desert. Amazing place - this is a must see place if in Peru! Huge, huge sand dunes surround the oasis - perfect for sandboarding. We took a buggy trip out to the dunes - this involved ...

Fat Geordie Idiot on a Sandboard, Ica, Peru travel blog

Fat Geordie Idiot on a Sandboard

A travel blog entry by davidbowmaker

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... no such email but thankfully we later learn this was only due to Suzie's lack of consideration. We catch a bus North to Ica, which takes about two hours. At one point a snake oil salesman begins peddling sachets of ointment to our fellow travellers. ...

Huaca-what now!? It's a frickin' oasis!, Ica, Peru travel blog

Huaca-what now!? It's a frickin' oasis!

A travel blog entry by garrykctravels

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... . It was only a two hour journey and we disembarked with all our belongings intact. We were a bit worried about arriving in to Ica as our lonely planet had said Ica didn't have a bus station and that the buses drop passengers off in the dodgy part of ...

Fun in the Sand, Ica, Peru travel blog

Fun in the Sand

A travel blog entry by zmasey

One helluva fun day in the Sand. As the drive continued we gradually got into some massive sand dune terrritory. After boarding some dune buggies with allegedly some top Peruivian Rally driver we went cavorting in the sand. Much fun as these buggies ...

Marmite and raw power, Ica, Peru travel blog

Marmite and raw power

A travel blog entry by stemaxc

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... I had originally intended to hit the highway. But where to next? The choices were Nazca for the lines and a flight in a light plane, Ica and the Huacachina oasis or straight on to much-maligned Lima. I decided to give Nazca a miss - very expensive for a ...

Mummies, guinea pigs and boy bands, Lima, Pisco, Ica and Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Mummies, guinea pigs and boy bands

A travel blog entry by melquiardes

... on the situation but hopefully the President will resign and things will get better for the locals. And that's about it. I like Peru a lot! There are parts that are so beautiful and there's always something to do and see although we haven't experienced ...

Sand Buggies and Sand Boarding, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sand Buggies and Sand Boarding

A travel blog entry by lpringle

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We had a 16 hour night bus to Ica where we could get a cab to Haucacina, so we got on all ready with our hats and scarfs for the notoriously cold busses - hottest night ever! When we finally made it to Ica we said our goodbyes to Kasper who was heading on ...

Sunbathing and Milkshakes, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sunbathing and Milkshakes

A travel blog entry by lpringle

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Today we spent most of the morning chilling by the pool at our hostel in the sun looking over the dunes. For lunch we went to a cute little cafe called Casa de Bamboo and sat in the garden for a menu el dia with amazing brownies for desert. After lunch ...

Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by correll

Ica ...

All good things.., Ica, Peru travel blog

All good things..

A travel blog entry by anjil

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Flew back to Lima from Iquitos, nothing to do now but hang out and wait for my flight ticket for the UK to come through. In the meanwhile take a quick trip to see the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National ...

Sand Boarding and Dune Buggying, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sand Boarding and Dune Buggying

A travel blog entry by amyleigh

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... is a quaint tourist based village wrapping around a lagoon, in the midst of endless rolling sand dunes on the outskirts of Ica.  The place is beautiful and I have never before imagined such impressive sand dunes!  The hostel I stayed ...

Sandboarding in Huacachina!!, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding in Huacachina!!

A travel blog entry by tomandlizzie

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...  that the hostal organises - not the most fun ever but kept us entertained before checking out and heading back to Ica to catch a bus to Pisco. We arrived to a town in turmoil and didnīt quite understand why it was such a state untill ...

Wine festival, Ica - Huacuchina, Peru travel blog

Wine festival

A travel blog entry by hotteawhereever

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The wine festival....the photos tell it ...

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A travel blog entry by bugs1983

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Wildlife and Sand Dunes, Ica, Peru travel blog

Wildlife and Sand Dunes

A travel blog entry by samandpriya

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... take photos, the swaying motion made me feel quite nauseous.   Back on the bus, we drove to the pleasant town of Ica surrounded by huge sand dunes.   Apart from this, Ica is famous for its wines and there are several wineries and ...

Paracas, Ica, Peru travel blog

Paracas

A travel blog entry by floribandini

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A nice paradise, are many island around to the sea, you can see penguins, sea lions, an estrange figure similar to Nazcaīs line, anyway the trip is good very interesting. The towns how Chincha and Pisco after to the earthquake the ...

Pisco to Nazca, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Pisco to Nazca

A travel blog entry by tonyandsara_rtw

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We had a few things to do in Lima to get ourselves ready.  Tony tried to look for a sun hat to save him from a burny death but no hat could be found that was big enough!  This kept the local shopkeepers amused.  So after that fruitless ...

From the dunes and to the Sea, Ica, Peru travel blog

From the dunes and to the Sea

A travel blog entry by brownej

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... known as the poor-manīs galapagos, but they are in no way comparable, except for the fact that you can see a range of birds - peru boobies, humbolt penguins, inca terns as well as the sea lions. It was a nice trip and on the way we saw "the candelabra" ...

Baby sea lion swimming school and other adventures, Nazca, Ica and Paracas, Peru travel blog

Baby sea lion swimming school and other adventures

A travel blog entry by kristinb

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... swimming school and other adventures Hello devoted readers, family and friends! I returned from our epic five day adventure to Nazca, Ica and Paracas yesterday morning at 4am, hence the lack of entries for a week or so. Highlights included dodgy ...

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