We'll depart from Lima in the early hours, around 4:00 AM. As we make our way down to Paracas on the famous Pan-American highway, you'll be captivated by views of the Pacific Ocean, intertwined with the fusion of desert terrains and vineyards distinct to the Lima and Ica regions. To energize your morning before our Islas Ballestas tour, our guide will provide a breakfast "box", priming you for spotting seals, sea lions, Humboldt penguins, Peruvian pelicans, boobies,... and with a bit of luck, dolphins!
Following that, we'll head south for approximately an hour until we arrive at the city of Ica, home to the iconic Huacachina oasis. Our next adventure awaits there: hop onto a Polaris buggy to explore the vast Ica desert. Brace yourself for an exhilarating, rollercoaster-esque ride and then shift gears to sandboard down the majestic dunes.
After our sandy adventure, we'll return to downtown Ica for a culinary treat. You'll get the chance to savor three dishes emblematic of the Ica region, capped off with a dessert that traces its origins back to this very area.
On our way back to Lima, we'll pause briefly for a pisco tasting session. This will also be a chance for you to delve deeper into pisco production and gain insights into Peru's heritage as you tour the bodega.
Estimated time of arrival in Lima: 20:00