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Sandboarding in Huacachina

Have some twists, turns, falls, screams, and fun in a real desert


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If you are bored with noisy Cusco or crowded Lima, then hop on a bus towards Ica and jump out at Huacachina. It is a desert oasis, where everything exists just for tourists. This village is a starting point for crazy topped with adrenaline activity—especially sandboarding and dune buggies.

You don't need any special skills for this, but be ready to disrupt your voice, and get some scratches and too much sand in your pants. Dune buggies are special automobiles which can take you to the top of a sandy hill and then zip down with a roaring sound. You may feel like you are sitting in a washing machine, as your body will be twisted and shaken. During the ride, buggy drivers make several stops on top of hills and you can sandboard down. In reality, most of the tourists fall the very first second and continue their journey down on their bellies.

Huacachina welcomes people throughout the whole year, but May till November is the best season to go there, when daytime temperatures are more bearable.

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