Ica and Huacachina.
Important: To confirm the trip in a group, we need a minimum of 2 participants for this program
The City of Ica and the Huacachina Oasis
Ica is a beautiful city located in the southern part of Peru, in the middle of a green valley surrounded by the desert. This wonderful city stands out thanks to its warm climate, gorgeous white sand dunes and to a beautiful lagoon, known by the locals as Huacachina. On this spot visitors may explore the surroundings of the lagoon or go for a ride with buggies machines out in the desert and practice one of the ultimate sports in our country “Sandboarding”. In addition, visitors may spend a great time at one of the traditional vineyards located in the countryside and learn how Peruvians prepare our delicious “Pisco Sour”. The city of Ica also owns one of the best archaeological museums of Peru, "The Regional Museum of Ica”.
Description of the tour:
On this classic tour of Ica we will visit the city’s highlights, such as the traditional Bodegas or Vineyards where the local people produce the famous Pisco (a grape brandy), the Regional Museum and the beautiful oasis of La Huacachina. Our excursion begins at 9:00 AM; our clients are collected from their hotel by our local guide. Afterwards, we will aboard our private vehicle, and will start our visit at the Vineyards of Pisco. At the bodegas, as they are locally known, we will do a nice walking tour exploring with our guide the places where this delicious Peruvian drink is made. According to history this Brandy-like liquor was made since 1540 in Peru, and at this time it was known simply as a spirit drink, it was not till the XVII century that the grape brandy was baptized as Pisco. It is said that when the Incas arrived in this area around 1450th, they saw millions of sea birds at shore of the Pacific Ocean, near the bay of Paracas and they were so amazed, that they baptized the area with the name of Pisco, a Quechua word that means “bird”. Here we will learn more details about this popular drink, visiting the whole vineyard, its main tasting room and chatting with the Pisco makers. Later on, we will visit the Regional Museum of Ica, an interesting building that houses the remains of the ancient cultures that developed on the southern coast. We will start our visit, walking through the pre-Inca rooms, which display fine textiles from the Paracas people, wonderful pieces from the Nazca culture, featuring amazing musical instruments and great pictures of the Nazca Lines. Here we will also see some spectacular weapons and wood carvings from the Wari Empire, Ica Chincha and Inca culture. On the other side of the Museum, we will visit the anthropological room, which exhibits human remains from the same cultures mentioned above, featuring deformed skulls, cranial surgery practiced on ancient Peruvians, beautiful head-dresses, well preserve mummies, including babies and trophy heads. Afterwards we will drive southwest towards the Oasis of La Huacachina, a gorgeous lagoon surrounded by palm trees and huge sand dunes. Here our clients will be able to have lunch around this beautiful lagoon, and climb one of sand dunes to practice one the ultimate sports in our country “Sandboarding”. End of the tour.
Our tour Includes:
- Pick up from your Hotel in Ica ( Recommended hotel in ICA , Las Dunas – Huacachina )
- Private transportation
- Visit to the Vineyards of Pisco.
- Guided visit to the Archaeological Museum of Ica.
- Visit to Oasis of Huacachina.
- All entrance Fees.
- English speaking guide.
- Tour price includes government sales tax (18% as known IGV)
Our tour NOT Included:
- Internal flight tickets
- Hotel in Ica, if you need one, don`t hesitate let us know to book at Las Dunas.
- Alcoholic and Soft Drinks
- Tips for guide and Camp Staff.
What you need to bring / Carry:
- Small Back pack (30Lt)
- Trekking boots will be better also you can take tennis shoes
- Wind jacket for the beginning
- Water bottle 3Lt minimum
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Sun block to protect you from the sun (factor 30 minimum)
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
Tour Duration:2:30 Hours
Daily departure: From: 09:00 / 14:00 Hrs
Recommendations: On this tour you must bring light clothing, as the weather in Caral used to be very hot, especially in summer time (from December to March) when temperatures can reach 40º C / 104 ºF sometimes.. We suggest bringing sun block to avoid sun burning, a hat, a bottle of water and sun glasses.
Additional Information: All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.. Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking. All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.
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