From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines, & Huacachina Oasis
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 17 hours
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Lucas was our guide, and was very knowledgeable about many aspects of Lima and its history. The car ride was very long, but we brought movies/books to entertain ourselves. We had a rest stop about an hour of the way in where we bought coffee and ate from the included “box breakfast.” We then continued on to Huacachina to ride the sand buggies and sandboard. After that, we flew over the Nazca lines in a Cessna Grand Caravan which was great except for the 60deg banked turns so everyone can see the lines. Lunch was after that at appx 2pm, and we skipped the wine tasting cause our stomachs were still struggling from the flight. The ride back took about 5 hrs as there was lots of traffic going into Lima. Overall a great experience.
To say it from the start: the tour is a real day trip. From 4.30 a.m. bus 10.30 p.m. and easily covers 600km by road and is exhausting. But, it's definitely worth it. The Islas Ballestas with good bilingual explanation and care with many penguins and birds. The 2 hour flight to the Nazca Lines, with the pilot circling over the geoglyphs and giving everyone with a right or left turn an optimal view. Also the Huacachina oasis, which is idyllically situated with the huge sand dunes, especially at sunset. My touguide Alfonso Choji was well trained and was able to answer all questions about the history, the excursion and also the political / social situation in Peru. I felt very well looked after and can recommend this tour
Visiting all the places was a treat ! The best thing though was our travel buddies Aymen and Pablo. We were picked up right on time in a perfect condition SUV for the long drive. Our buddies were courteous, well spoken in English, knowledgeable and by the end of the day we were like friends. A 17 hour trip that day felt like traveling with family. Highly recommended!!!
Wonderful experience! Excellent guides (Pablo and Aymen). We visit exceptional places and unique experiences! Ballestas Islands, Nazca lines and the Huacachina oasis are without a doubt unique and beautiful places! We were delighted with the complete package: from the guide, driver and tours, everything exceeded our expectations !!! Go ahead
Lobed that it was private. We were well taken cared of.