Travel Blogs from Ica, Peru

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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 ...

crazy flight over nazca lines and sandboarding, Arequipa, nazca, and ica, Peru travel blog

crazy flight over nazca lines and sandboarding

A travel blog entry by aimlesswanderer

... it was exactly as it sounds, a pool of water surrounded by houses and unending sanddunes about 10 minutes outside the city of ica...i checked into a wikked hostel that had a poolside bar and lots of common area to meet the many other backpackers that were ...

Interpol's most wanted, Ica, Peru travel blog

Interpol's most wanted

A travel blog entry by mrjoe

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... , auto-rickshaws and beeping horns. In fact, my first impression is that it reminds me of Delhi. The city is famous in Peru as the wine producing region and shops selling the local plonk are everywhere. It also has an excellent museum, the Museo Regional. ...

Two flowers in the desert, Ica, Peru travel blog

Two flowers in the desert

A travel blog entry by tonyc-r

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Today we have our first ĻfreeĻ day since leaving Oz. We have arrived in Ica, an oasis town in the middle of the driest desert on earth, where we are staying with our travel agent and his family for a few days. (We are led to believe that not all travel ...

Feb 11, 2010, Ica, Peru travel blog

Feb 11, 2010

A travel blog entry by rightwayaround

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Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by stubo

... is a seriously touristy town 5 hours south of Lima. It took an age to get here but it will cut down on our next trip to Cuzco. Ica is in the sand dunes an the idea is now I am going to nazca for a little tour for a bargain $55 while Sarah stays in ...

Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by stubo

Back to Ica again. We booked our Sand boarding and then went to book the bus - this was a problem and everything clashed so we had to cancel our sandboarding, book the bus and then eat extremely quickly so we could catch the 6pm bus to Cuzco. It is ...

Vliegen en zandhappen in Huaccachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Vliegen en zandhappen in Huaccachina

A travel blog entry by mirjamenmarcia

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... dan de vorige en we kunnen zelfs even slapen. In Ica aangekomen nemen we een taxi(tje) naar Huaccachina, een oase 5km buiten Ica tussen de enorme zandduinen. Hier zijn de hoogste zandduinen van Zuid-Amerika; sommige hebben een hoogte van bijna 500 meter. ...

Sand in every available orifice, Huacachina (Ica), Peru travel blog

Sand in every available orifice

A travel blog entry by harrisonhines

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... after breakfast, but in the 11am sun, he realised the error of his ways and only made it halfway up. This morning, we popped into Ica to do a few bits of "personal administration" and then came back to the hostel to relax by the pool. At 4pm, when the ...

Oasis for the world, Huachachina, Peru travel blog

Oasis for the world

A travel blog entry by ab1kenobe

... in the air and at an angle. Beautiful none the less. Went out with a group from my hostel for a nice meal in the nearby city Ica, and when one girl broke the top of the toilet, had my second real test of Spanish, having to understand what the manager was ...

Surfing on Sand, Ica, Peru travel blog

Surfing on Sand

A travel blog entry by amber

... that thrill feeling is fun when u are young.. but the older you get, the more you know, and the more you know what could happen (espcailly in peru), makes it a nailbiting experience and far from thrilling. Im definetly getting too old for all of ...

Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by johnniemorrow

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... like that. I got a bus with a company called Soyuz which the guy in the hostel in Lima said was ok. 5 hours later I arrived in Ica and got a taxi to a hostel beside the sand dunes. When I got to the hostel I went to get my passport from my small bag but ...

Lima to Nazca...the start of the history lesson, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Lima to Nazca...the start of the history lesson

A travel blog entry by cornflake

... geoglyphs stretch more than 80 km (50 miles) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana in Peru. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, they are largely believed to have been created by the Nazca culture between 200 ...

Sand boarding in Huacacina ........Peru, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sand boarding in Huacacina ........Peru

A travel blog entry by robkeane

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Just a quick hello from Peru just to show tell you about the 3 days i spent sand boarding and Dune buggy rallying in the Peruvian desert. We were staying in an oasis type resort which was is surrounded by huge sand dunes. Apart from the sand boarding ...

Sunny Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sunny Ica

A travel blog entry by rhampshire

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Hello, We arrived successfully in Ica following the 5 hour bus journey from Lima.  The first thing we noticed was how much warmer it was than Lima (scorchio!).  Getting the taxi to the hotel was a little difficult as none of the taxi drivers had ...

Nazcar and Ica (up and sandy), Nazcar and Ica, Peru travel blog

Nazcar and Ica (up and sandy)

A travel blog entry by shirtz

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... had time to do any work! my fav was the "astronaut" and the "condor" which is huuuge. After the lines we headed outta there and onto.. ICA We arrived in Ica and were shocked to find a (hot) bussling city. the lack of altitude was welcome, but the ...

The Dunes of Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

The Dunes of Ica

A travel blog entry by tomer

Ica is like a city out of the movie Dune, amazingly HUGE sand dunes surround the oasis area we were in. Wacachina is the capital of Sand Boarding, a sport much like snowboarding only on a waxed board down a sand dune. It is said to be a bit dangerous ...

Local hospitality, Ica, Peru travel blog

Local hospitality

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... to stay with his brother in Ica, we didn't hesitate for one second to snatch up the offer. Hernan's brother lived in Ica, Peru, the Pisco ( a strong local liquor ), capital of the world. We weren't sure what to expect but had never regretted ...

Nascar cum Ica cum El Huacachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Nascar cum Ica cum El Huacachina

A travel blog entry by rsaville

...  out of town to the little resort town of El Huacachina. Ica and the surrounding region is one of the dryest in Peru, and completely engulfed by sand dunes. El Huacachina has developed as a tourist base for attacking these sand dunes in whatever form ...

Nazca Lines, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca Lines

A travel blog entry by rio2dubai

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We arrived in town at 6am and that same morning we went up in the little 4 seater plane that you can see in the photo album. We were both feeling a bit worse for wear from hardly any sleep because some woman couldn't keep her child quiet. It probably ...

Huacacina., Ica, Peru travel blog

Huacacina.

A travel blog entry by lankylizards

After we arrived in Ica we took a taxi to the desert oasis of Huacacina. It is beautiful and totally unreal. A lagoon surrounded by palm trees in the middle of rolling sand dunes... Pretty awesome climate too. We are finally back down to a decent ...

Strange lines and sandboarding, Nazca and Ica, Peru travel blog

Strange lines and sandboarding

A travel blog entry by strawberry

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... us all sick, turning tightly to the left and then to the right! After lunch we got a collectivo (kind f like a shared taxi) to Ica, 2 1/2 hours away. Our collectivo was a huge old American car, and managed to squeeze 6 passengers into it -very cosy! ...

I love hiking in socks and sandals...., Huaraz & Huacachina, Peru travel blog

I love hiking in socks and sandals....

A travel blog entry by cjandtheswede

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... the van from Yungay (a town completely buried in the 1970 quake) up towards the face of Huascaran the highest mountain in Peru at 6768m.  We drove into the Llanganuco valley passing the turquoise glacial waters of the Llanganuco ...

Desert and Oasis.... of sorts, Ica, Peru travel blog

Desert and Oasis.... of sorts

A travel blog entry by emilyesquire

... out of Lima, and we did. Caught the bus down to Ica, which is a sandy little nothing town about halfway down the coast of Peru. The landscape we witnessed on the way down there was nothing like what you expect of Peru. Sand, sand and more sand. With some ...

Haucachina Oasis, Ica and the Peruvian desert., Ica, Peru travel blog

Haucachina Oasis, Ica and the Peruvian desert.

A travel blog entry by proinnsias

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... headed to get our bus tickets and after some confusion succeeded. We scoffed down some dinner before rushing to the CIAL bus terminal in Ica for our bus to Arequipa. On the ticket the leaving time was 7pm but in reality the bus didn’t appear until ...

Vino and Sand in Peru!, Ica, Peru travel blog

Vino and Sand in Peru!

A travel blog entry by tabonyhl

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... guy! A relatively pleasant bus ride later, (Hey! My knees aren't in my chest!) we got off in Ica.  I hadn't realized that most of coastal Peru is in fact desert, with only an occasional oasis town along a river flowing from the Andes or a natural ...

Arequipa, Nazca, Ica and Lima, Arequipa, Nazca, Ica and Lima, Peru travel blog

Arequipa, Nazca, Ica and Lima

A travel blog entry by anjil

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Some pics from Arequipa, Nazca, Ica and ...

Sand Boarding in the Oasis, Ica-Huachachina, Peru travel blog

Sand Boarding in the Oasis

A travel blog entry by mickpick

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Ica was great, an actual desert oasis, 1.6 ml of rain a year and stone splitting sun the rest of the time, went sandboarding here, they have mountain sand dunes and the desert is maybe one of the most beautifull and peacefull places I have been, apart ...

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