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Is Huacachina worth visiting? It’s about 5 hours from Lima so I went back and forth on if the oasis was worth the trip.
However, we decided to do it because our friends were passing through and I’m so glad we did! If you’re asking yourself if Huacachina is worth visiting take a look at these 12 pictures to help make your decision.
On our weekend trip from Lima we saw sea lions at the Islas Ballestas, climbed the sand dunes around the oasis and partied the night away in the town of Huacachina, then completed our trip with a visit to the oldest winery in the Americas. Water, sun, and sand are very different from climbing volcanos, summiting ice-covered mountains, and tackling the high altitude hikes that dominated much of our Peru itinerary, but I’m not complaining.
Is Huacachina worth visiting? Check out these photos from the weekend trip and then click here for all the travel details to make it happen!
The Islas Ballestas Boat Tour in Paracas
Spotting Sea Lions on the Islas Ballestas Boat Tour
Climbing the Sand Dunes for the Perfect Sunset View
Sunset in the Huacachina Oasis
Sand Boarders on the Dunes
Riding Dune Buggies at Sunset
Exploring the Tiny Town of Huacachina
Visiting the Oldest Winery in the Americas
Vineyards of the Tacama Winery
An Idyllic Place to Enjoy a Drink
The Stunning Chapel in the Tacama Winery
So, what do you think?
If you’re on the fence about adding the Huacachina Oasis to your Peru itinerary, I hope these photos will help you decide. Then, plan your trip with the Huacachina weekend guide where you’ll find all the details on bus timetables, budget estimates, and more.
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