Paracas and HuacachinaSeptember 23, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C
This last day trip took us South of Lima to a couple of Amazing places. Paracas and Huacachina.
Paracas is located some 3 hours South of Lima and although there is no much to see in town, it is the departure point to visit the Ballestas islands. From Paracas the boat took some 30 minutes to get to the islands, which are a paradise for wild life. The islands boomed with birds, including small penguins and also lots of sea lions.
Back in Paracas, we had time for some lunch and to buy souvenirs.
From Paracas it was another hour South to the city of Ica, and the famous Huacachina, which is basically a mirage in the middle of the desert. We hire a sand buggie, which is some sort of roller coaster type of experience...... we also did sand-boarding, which was worth the challenge.Read more