Huacachina, Peru - Oasis, Buggy, Paragliding, Pricing

Huacachina is a great tourist attraction. If you want to visit Huacachina then know all about travelling in Huacachina with all activities and pricing

Huacachina is a small and beautiful desert village located in Peru, South America. Huacachina is very famous because of its beautiful desert scenery where you will get to see the most beautiful sunset in the world. Along with this, the weather of Huacachina is also very wonderful and fully friendly for travelling.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful desert along with the sea, then you must come to Huacachina, Peru. Every year lakhs of people come from all over the country to ride dune buggies in the desert under the blue sky. Also, a resort which is in the middle of the desert is called Huacachina Oasis which is the main attraction here. If you want to visit Huacachina then read this tour guide carefully before you go.

Desert in Huacachina, Peru
Desert in Huacachina, Peru

Huacachina, Peru

Huacachina is a desert located in the city of Ica, Peru. The special thing about Huacachina is that it is adjacent to the sea so travellers can enjoy the sea along with the desert. There is also a world-famous resort in the middle of the Huacachina desert which is the main attraction of Huacachina. The name of this resort is Huacachina Oasis. There are many things to do in Huacachina Oasis mentioned below.

Huacachina Oasis

Huacachina Oasis is a resort built in the middle of the desert of Peru which is world famous due to its modern restaurants surrounded by lush green palm trees with a beautiful pond. In Huacachina Oasis you can enjoy local food, drinks and songs with dance. You can also go boating in the beautiful pond located in the middle of the resort. There is a complete arrangement here for those doing adventure activities also.

Huacachina Oasis, Peru
Huacachina Oasis, Peru (Image Credit)

All kinds of adventure activities happen around Huacachina Oasis. Like sandboarding, buggy riding, paragliding and boating. You can also go diving and boating in the sea near the oasis. There are also many luxury hotels in Huacachina Oasis in which you can stay at night. At night, Huacachina Oasis becomes more beautiful with lights, which makes the view quite charming. The type of activities you can do is mentioned below.

Dune Buggy Tour

Dune buggy tours are the most popular activity around the Huacachina Oasis. If you want to do something very exciting then you can try this. From the Dune Buggy, you can see all the beautiful desert views like the sunset of Huacachina. Climbing and descending dangerous slopes will prove to be very exciting for your journey. The cost of a dune buggy tour is $12 per two hours.

Dune buggy tour in Huacachina, Peru
Dune buggy tour in Huacachina, Peru

Sand Boarding

If you know how to do snowboarding then you should try sandboarding too. With this, you can tour the desert at your convenience and go to all the desired places. The cost of sandboarding costs is $10 per 2 hours. Before going sandboarding you must wear a mask and sunglasses to protect your face from sands. If you don't know how to do snowboarding then you can try belly boarding.


If you want to see the sky view of this beautiful desert then you should do paragliding. While paragliding, you will get a dynamic view of 360-degree angle which will make your journey amazing and exciting. The cost of paragliding in Huacachina is $100 for 30 minutes ride.


There is another activity in Huacachina which is boating in the beautiful pond located in the middle of Huacachina Oasis. In which people are always seen boating. Boating is a very needed activity to calm the mind away from the hustle and bustle of the desert. Boating in Huacachina Oasis costs $10 per person.

Boating in Huacachina, Peru
Boating in Huacachina, Peru

Camping in Desert

If you do not want to stay in hotels at night, you can also go camping in the desert. Camping in the desert at night becomes even more exciting. Also, dancing under the booze of local drinks on light music near the bonfire creates a very beautiful atmosphere.

Ballestas Islands (Sail Island)

Ballestas Island is located in the west sea of Peru. It is known as the home of marine creatures. Here you will see lots of sea lions, penguins, pelicans and other marine animals. If you like scuba diving in the sea then you must come here. You will see amazing underwater views. You can also boating here and visit the nearby island of Peru.

Scuba Diving in Ballestas Islands, Huacachina, Peru
Scuba Diving in Ballestas Islands, Huacachina, Peru

Ticket Price

Activities Pricing
Sand Dunes Entry Fee $5
Dune Buggy Tour $12
Sand Boarding $10
Paragliding $100
Boating $10
Desert Camping $15

How to Reach Huacachina, Peru

Nearest Distance
Nearest Bus Stand Ica Bus Stand - 5 km
Nearest Railway Station Desamparados station, Lima - 308 km
Nearest Airport Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport - 1,176 km
Nearest City Ica, Peru - 3.9 km


Q. Is it worth going to Huacachina?
Yes, Huacachina is world famous for its desert landscape and sand activities. In Huacachina, you can enjoy the desert as well as the sea.

Q. Why is Huacachina famous?
Huacachina is a beautiful desert and the most attractive place is Huacachina Oasis, which is a resort surrounded by green lush palm trees and a centred beautiful pond.

Q. Is Huacachina Oasis man made?
No, Huacachina is a natural desert like another desert in the world but it has a beautiful pond in the centre which is fully natural. The design of this pond is a little bit modified by man.

Q. Do people live in Huacachina?
No, Only the restaurant and bar owner can live there forever. 
 Huacachina is a very small village and its population is only about 100 people. The nearest city is Ica, Peru. Where people can live forever.

Q. Is Peru cheap as a tourist?
We can't say correctly about the cost to travel in Peru. If you want to travel to Peru then you can stay there for around $50 per day for a single person.