Travel Blogs from Ica, Peru

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sandsurfing, Ica, Peru travel blog

sandsurfing

A travel blog entry by matthewcarey

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Arrived in Ica after a very long bus journey Ica is very hot and a bit dangerous so we got a motor taxi to Huacachina which is a tiny oasis surrounded by sand dunes and a few hotels and restaurants the weather is very hot but all the hotels have pools and ...

Huacachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Huacachina

A travel blog entry by danijon

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Our little oasis in the middle of the desert! Amazing place. Full of backpackers out to have a good time. We went out on the sand buggies huge 4x4`s with roll bars (thankfully we didn`t have to use them though) and man did they go! We sandboarded down ...

Decided not to do much here, Ica, Peru travel blog

Decided not to do much here

A travel blog entry by doubledodgy

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Huacachina, station de ski balnéaire, Ica, Peru travel blog

Huacachina, station de ski balnéaire

A travel blog entry by slakados

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Huacachina est une petite oasis à quelques kilomètres de la ville d'Ica. Autour, c'est le désert. En entrant dans ce village artificiel, on est saisis par les dunes qui nous encerclent. Elles sont immenses et très abruptes, on a l'impression que des ...

La traversée du Désert!!!, Ica, Peru travel blog

La traversée du Désert!!!

A travel blog entry by toukydunky

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... pas le choix, c’est le seul moyen de voyager au Pérou !! Au petit matin, nous sommes donc arrivés à la ville d’Ica à partir de laquelle nous sommes allés à L’oasis de Huacachina à 5 min de taxis. Et oui une véritable petite ...

A very strange party and sandboarding, Ica/Huacachina, Peru travel blog

A very strange party and sandboarding

A travel blog entry by laura1

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... guy who was also couchsurfing with him that night for a few drinks. There we learned of a new cultural quirk in Peru (possibly just in Ica since I have yet to see it elsewhere).  They ordered a couple of beers for the table and passed one glass ...

Dunes and dubious characters, Ica / Huacachina, Peru travel blog

Dunes and dubious characters

A travel blog entry by charliew

Light fingers at Flores Bus ...

Sand boarding in Huacachina, Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sand boarding in Huacachina, Ica

A travel blog entry by gavinm

... imagined. Nobody speaks English, or they choose not to when they're not asking for money. When leaving Lima i needed to get a bus to Ica and with a load of hand gestures and a few quotes from the phrase book i manage to find myself on a bus. Being high ...

Poor mans galapcos island and a desert oasis, Ica, Peru travel blog

Poor mans galapcos island and a desert oasis

A travel blog entry by humpooper

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... tour, where I caught up on some shut eye, we went into Pisco where our Hostal was located. Pisco is a city located in the Ica Region of Peru with around 133,000 people living there. Pisco is a Quechua word that means "bird", hardly surprising due to its ...

Rest, Lines, Vines and Sand, Ica, Peru travel blog

Rest, Lines, Vines and Sand

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean

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... effluent.  The many nightclubs which had sprung up around the brown lake also pointed to a different type visitor. Nevertheless in Ica we stayed in an excellent boutique hotel called Villa Jazmin run by a very friendly Belgian man called Mozes.  ...

... Hai visto qualche DUNA?, Ica, Peru travel blog

... Hai visto qualche DUNA?

A travel blog entry by categianni

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... cui ci spiegano il metodo di produzione e ci fanno degustare varie qualità. Ovviamente ci portiamo via una bottiglietta... Arriviamo a Ica, e Wilmer ci lascia purtoppo... Noi attendiamo i tizi con i quali facciamo dune buggy e sandboarding. Con un ...

Ica - Sandboarding and Dune Buggying, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica - Sandboarding and Dune Buggying

A travel blog entry by mick_grimes

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Ica - Sandboarding & Dune ...

Huacachina, Huacachina, *****, Peru travel blog

Huacachina

A travel blog entry by roro

Huacachina, *****, Friday 27th-28th April, 2007...no globalization..Not even a bank in this place An absolutely fabulous little resort town whose landscape is dominated by giant sand dunes and whose restaurants and hotels overlook a murky lagoon. ...

Huacachina the oasis in the sand., Ica, Peru travel blog

Huacachina the oasis in the sand.

A travel blog entry by kerriegee

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... to shake your hand.none guy even hugged me. I'm fine with the hassling to do tours but please don't touch me. It was Peru's Independence long weekend so the place was full and all rooms were really expensive. Vicki and I sat a drank a few beers until ...

Peru - Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Peru - Ica

A travel blog entry by alongat

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South Peru, Ica, Peru travel blog

South Peru

A travel blog entry by 4juansand1jorge

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Arequipa, Colca, Nazca, Huacachina Because we have more time in Peru, Jack and I decided we would go from Lake Titicaca towards the Pacific coast via Arequipa, making our way up to Lima before heading to Cusco. One of our first days as a two was the walk ...

Arequipa > Ica > Lima, Ica, Peru travel blog

Arequipa > Ica > Lima

A travel blog entry by andevs81

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... and had immediately loved the place. I had visited many of the surrounding areas and learnt much of the Inca history along modern day Peru. I felt richer for my visit.   Taking a Cruis Del Sur bus, which was highly efficient and enforcing of any law, ...

Islas Ballestas and the sand dunes of Huachachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Islas Ballestas and the sand dunes of Huachachina

A travel blog entry by bpm107

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... the coast about 20km to the town of Paracas where we catch the tour boat out to the Islas Ballestas, which are considered to be Peru's version of the Galapagos´s¨islands. On the way out to the islands the boat stopped at a glyph or drawing on the ...

Day 31 on route to Nazca, Ica, Peru travel blog

Day 31 on route to Nazca

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble

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Started the day with a challenge for myself. I decided I would climb the massive sand dune next to Huacachina. It was huge and I had no idea how long it would take but I thought I would go for it anyway. Had a false start however. I started off wearing ...

Day 29 on route to Huacachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Day 29 on route to Huacachina

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble

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... places I have to take many a bus. So deal with it! We had an early start for the morning to catch our bus to Ica in the south of Peru. I had my free breakfast and grabbed some water before checking out and jumping in the cab to the bus station. We had to ...

Day 30 Huacachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Day 30 Huacachina

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble

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... the buggy skidded to a halt to allow us to take photos. It was the most surreal site. In one direction the city of Ica and in the other direction desert. It made me think how much of the world isn't inhabited looking at this tiny city compared to the ...

Sandboarding, Ica, Peru travel blog

Sandboarding

A travel blog entry by laura_paddy

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After a challenging journey from Nasca to Huacachina via Ica, our dune-buggying/sandboarding tour was then delayed by 3hours. We headed into the dunes in pretty much a roll-cage with an engine just as the sun was setting for a hair-raising (literally) ...

Huacachina, Ica, Perú travel blog

Huacachina

A travel blog entry by fnchabini

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Au nord de Nazca on a continué vers ica une ville littéralement en plein milieu d'un désert avec des dunes immenses et un panorama magnifique, un peu plus loin l'oasis Huacachina où on a résidé dans un super hôtel. On a finalement pu se reposer, ...

Run Jasper Run, Ica, Peru travel blog

Run Jasper Run

A travel blog entry by jaspergreene

... to finally get rid of the taxi driver who just wanted to party with us until the sun came up. Thursday 3rd June, Day 486 Ica, Peru             When I walked around Ica today I remember in every hair ...

Days 23 - 27: Arequipa to Huacachina, Ica, Peru travel blog

Days 23 - 27: Arequipa to Huacachina

A travel blog entry by rjcannin

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Day 23: Life is never dull with public transportation in Peru. Our bus from Cabanaconde to Arequipa left at 6:30am but this time we were prepared. We had an early breakfast and then got to the bus early. I waited to store our bags under the bus while Rach ...

Bodega tours not the same as Australia, Ica, Peru travel blog

Bodega tours not the same as Australia

A travel blog entry by chars-phil

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Well we arrived in Ica after a nice bus ride on Cruz Del Sur. Cruz del Sur is one of the best buslines in Peru and we can understand why. They so need these buses in Australia.  They are double decker buses with seats that recline back 160 ...

ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

ica

A travel blog entry by lior77

... be some islands with a lot of animals on them. as i got there it turned out that due to bad weather the port is closed, so i decided to abort it, because i didnt want to pay for nothing. in ica i met a couple of israelis and together we headed to ...

Ica, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica

A travel blog entry by greatjoe

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Ica a Huancachina - oaza v pousti, Ica, Peru travel blog

Ica a Huancachina - oaza v pousti

A travel blog entry by zuzkaapetr

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Ica 406 m.n.m.     Nejvetsi a hlavni mesto cele oblasti Ica je pekna dira v pousti. Navic podle vseho pomerne nebezpecna, takze jsme se drzeli jen v centru (nebezpecne znamena, ze se do nejakych ctvrti nema chodit). Mesto dostalo dost ...

sand buggying, sand boarding!, Ica, Peru travel blog

sand buggying, sand boarding!

A travel blog entry by katiesewell

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We stopped in Ica on our way to Nazca. the place was called Huancachina an oasis in the dessert, with a restuarant and pool but mainly famous for the sand buggying and sand boarding! i was the only one that wanted to do it but oh my god it was fun! SO so ...

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