Trip Start Nov 15, 2005
39Trip End Mar 17, 2006
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We were staying at El Barco hostel which runs dune buggy and sand boarding trips into the sand dunes. After a brief rest we set off at 4.30 in our dune-buggy over the sand dunes. Our buggy was a fairly new and comfortable one with sports car seats and safety belts. Roaring over the dunes was so exciting - like a roller coaster. We were surrounded by huge dunes - I couldnīt believe that our buggy was able to make it over them without turning over!
After about 20 minutes of adrenaline-rushing buggying we stopped at the top of one dune to practice sand boarding
Our second one was even higher than the first so I decided to body board down it - it was brilliant fun. Iīm not sure how fast we were going but it was such a rush. It was over all too soon and it was time to head back towards a good vantage point to watch the sunset. It was a breathtaking view of the sun setting over the dunes - Iīm not sure the photos really captured it. As dusk started to fall we headed back to Huacachina covered in sand. I still have sand in my shoes after one week!
Huacachina is a very relaxing place. I could see people spending a few days just hanging out by the lake or boarding on the dunes. Unfortunately we had to leave the next day for Nazca and werenīt able to stay longer.