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Huacachina: Itineraries & tips

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"Huacachina is a town with a desert lake which is surrounded by sand dunes."twoscotsabroad.com
"Huacachina is a lot of fun, we recommend you stay at least one night."travelingcanucks.com
"Huacachina is undoubtedly a tourist town but it's unique and definitely worth a night or two."exploringkiwis.com
"Huacachina is the only natural desert oasis in South America and one of the things to do in Peru."chasingtheunexpected.com
"Huacachina is my chance, I thought, to relive something great from my college days."gobackpacking.com
"Huacachina is an instafamous village in the Ica Region of Peru."atravellersfootsteps.com

South Peru

Huacachinas location

Huacachina at a glance

Nightlife
Nature
Desert
Lake
Food
Activity
Coast

244,000

Population

2-3 nights

Recommended

Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Huacachina

Airports:

Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera Airport (PIO)

About Huacachina

Huacachina is a village located in Peru (Peru in detail). And the nearest big city of Huacachina is Ica. Huacachina is located in center Peru.

Things to do

The Huacachina Desert Oasis is one of the most underrated destinations in all of Peru. As the only natural desert Oasis in South A

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If you are thinking that Peru has only mountains, green valleys, and no sand dunes, then you need to visit Huacachina. We were sur

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Nestled among the giant sand dunes on the outskirts of the city of Ica lies one of Peru’s most delightful and surprising destinati

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Eat & drink

You can most types of food in Huacachina from typical Peruvian meals like ceviche (raw fish cook in lemon acid with corn and coria

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Due to its touristic attraction, the cost of food in Huacachina is somewhat above the average. But still, you can find delicious f

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If you’re vegetarian, there are good places to eat in Huacachina. Casa de Bamboo has plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free o

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24. Eat with a view

26. Drink a lot of water

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General

Much of the lodging in Huacachina is quite basic. Windows don’t have a lot of insulation so you’ll hear whatever is happening on t

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3. Respect the dunes

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Take it slow when climbing up the dunes – it is physically demanding and exhausting (especially if your legs are already sore from

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Itinerary

There is a small but sweet library in Huacachina with quite the collection of philosophy and Peruvian culture books, in addition t

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Accommodation

When I was planning my first trip to Huacachina I read on another blog that the town has “hundreds of accommodation options”. The

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As mentioned previously, Huacachina is tiny. There aren’t a ton of options, but my group and I enjoyed our stay at Hotel El Huacac

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Staying in the actual town by the oasis is pretty cool, but there’s really only one decent hostel in town, which is Banana’s Adven

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