HUACACHINA – ICA
(2 DAYS –
1 NIGHTS )
It is a sport that consists in descending dunes or hills of
sand, using special boards. This practice was born in Ica
between the years 1988 and 1990. Nowadays, the sandboard
attracts to fans that practice it in a professional way. It can
be also practice in desserts with dunes.
Boogies.- They are tubular cars specially designed for
travelling through the dessett, enjoying the excitement of
segregating adrenaline when you slide by the dunes and sand
It is an oasis located 5 km. southeast away fom Ica. This little
lagoon, famous for its medicinal properties and because of its
paradisiac surroundings, with palms and many typical trees, it
is the perfect place for riding in boogies and practicing the
By the end of the XIX century, the Huacachina was uninhabited
until the Italian Angelo Perotti rediscovered the medicinal
properties of its waters and its sands, specially for the cure
of skin diseases and the rheumatism.
Ica is sunny along the whole year with an average climate of
from Lima, there a distance of 300 km. It last about 4 hours by
We pick you up from your hotel of from the bus terminal. Private
transport to the Huacachina, where you`ll be given a talk by the
guide and the instructor about this sport and security aspects.
The tour itself starts setting off to the sand dunes of
Huacachina. There we`ll see many participants. The driver will
lead you to the top of the dune, from where you`ll descend on
the board. No experience needed. There isn`t any risk for the
participant. Two hours later, we`ll be back to the Huacachina,
where you`ll take a bath in the lagoon or get into a boat (not
included). We`ll provide you with a shower.