The official website of the only desert oasis in South America!


Huacachina, Peru – The official website explaining how to get there, what to do, where to eat and sleep as well as insider tips and advice to ensure you have the best possible trip when visiting Peru’s fastest growing destination


  • Where is Huacachina located: Around 4 hours south of Lima. It can be visited on a day trip from Lima or can be a stop off between Lima and Cusco (or vice versa)
  • How to get to Huacachina: Flights are not possible. Peru Hop is the only bus company direct to Huacachina, others go to Ica
  • Best Thing to do in Huacachina: Dune Buggy & Sandboarding is a MUST do. Pisco Vineyard Tour is also highly recommended by travelers
  • Where to stay overnight in Huacachina: Curasi, Huacachinero and Wild Rover are the top recommendations depending on your budget
  • 1 day trips from Lima to Huacachina: Ensure you travel with a company that operates large buses, not minibuses or vans, as its 4 hours each way. Cheaper prices usually mean smaller vehicles.

Explore the rest of our Official Huacachina Information Website for up-to-date info about the amazing Desert Oasis


Check out these Day Trips from Lima for those short on time and that want to make the most of what Huacachina has to offer.

Full Day Tour

(Paracas & Huacachina)

Operated by Peru Hop

Travel in comfort from Lima to Paracas and Huacachina. Spot native marine life in the Peruvian Galapagos and try sandboarding on South America’s largest dunes.

2 Day Tour

(Night in Huacachina)

Operated by Peru Hop

Experience the best that Paracas and Huacachina has to offer in this 2 day adventure from Lima. Add to that a Pisco Vineyard tour and you’ve got yourself a perfect trip.


Undeniably the most popular activity in Huacachina, the sandboarding and dune buggies are sure to take your breath away.

There is a reason that people come from all over the country to try out this activity. It’s a lot of fun! Sandboarding is suitable for all skill levels: beginners can go down the slopes on their stomachs, and the pros can go down similarly to a snowboard.