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Travel Blogs from Ica
I'd organised for a friendly English speaking taxi driver that I'd used previously to pick me up from Second Home Peru and deliver me to the bus terminal for my trip to Ica, four hours south of Lima.
A pleasant journey in an ultra modern coach with reclining seats and snack service, followed the coast of Peru before turning east for the town of Ica. The beaches along this coast have a huge surfing following and are not ...
... to give us great views of lines and this made me feel a bit sick for the rest of the day. But the landing was smooth and it was a great experience. The lines themselves were interesting although a lot fainter than I thought they would be and a bit smaller. But they were so perfectly geometrical. Overall Huccachina was a great little stop off to revive us before we have to endure the luxury of a yacht in the Galapagos! ...
... nearly all of its business from tourists, which is evident in the number of hostels, hotels, tour agencies, cafes and restaurants.
Despite this (we usually prefer the less touristy towns) it was a lovely place to spend a few days. We arrived by taxi from the bus terminal in Ica and found that our hostel of choice was booked out, so we went to another based on the taxi driver's recommendation. It wasn't a particularly classy place, but it was a ...
... in Ica oscar hails a tuk-tuk and even bartered him down for me. I jumped in and although I couldn't see much I was pumped and excited. I'm on my way to Huacachina. The prospect of going to Huacachina excited me as I had discovered it myself and it looked like a place out of this world. When arrived it lived up to my expectations. Sand dunes towering high in to the sky high above the oasis and small backpacker village below. I walked ...
... as he raced up and down the sand dunes scaring us both half to death. He then stopped at the top of what looked to be a 500m high dune, handed me a piece of wood, shaped like a snow boarded, a candle stick (for waxing) and proceeded to explain in Spanish that I should hold on and keep my arms in. The photos attached don't give the whole experience justice as we flew down dunes, Lotus cautions at first, sped up as we took on the second and third dune and ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool