After Cusco, the beautiful and cultural city known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, it’s time to move further up Peru towards the incredibly hot and picturesque Huacachina. But first, enjoy seeing the famous Nazca lines for yourself from the viewing tower free with your Peru Hop pass.
Top Things to do in Nazca & Huacachina
Explore the only desert oasis in South America
Visit a Pisco Vineyard and learn all about how the national drink of Peru is made
Camp overnight in the dunes and gaze at the stars
Relax by the pool and soak in the heat of the desert
Top Thing to Do in Nazca Nazca Flights Information: If you want to do the Nazca Lines Flight, stay the night in Nazca, do the flight the next morning, and then take a public bus to catch-up in Huacachina. Or stay longer in Nazca and wait for the next Peru Hop bus (4 times per week)
Top Thing to Do in Huacachina Dunebuggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina: Guaranteed to be one of the biggest adrenalin rushes you will have in your life! Dune Buggy through the dunes of the desert, sandboard down and finish it all off by taking some stunning snaps of the desert sunset at the end. The tour begins at 16:30pm and lasts 2 hours.
Peru Hop Departure Details
Departures: EVERY DAY Departures From: Peru Hop Private terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels (address will be provided on booking confirmation). Departure Time: 19:00pm Arrival Time: 19:15pm (next day)
Recommended Nights in Huacachina:
We recommend staying 1 night in Huacachina. This way you can enjoy looking at the stars from the desert oasis during the night and also experience the fun day time activity of a dune buggy and sandboarding tour! We can help you book your accommodation.
Note: We do not recommend spending time in Nazca as there is not much to do, but your ticket does allow you to hop off in Nazca and get on the next bus if you so wish.
Drop off:Huacachina is a small town, where the bus can only drive on one street. Wild Rover Hostel is our drop-off point and is less than a 5 min walk from all other popular hostels and hotels.
HOPSTAGE 2: Huacachina to Lima
Leave the sunny desert town of Huacachina, home to the only desert oasis in South America and travel to the huge busy city by the sea, Lima. Only a few hours away but like entering a whole new world.
The Cultural Route
Take a tour of a boutique Pisco vineyard to discover how Pisco, the national drink of Peru, is made. Best of all, get lots of free samples of pure pisco, sweet wine, and Pisco baileys!
Top Things to do in Lima
Do a tour or rent bikes yourself and cycle along the beautiful cliffside in Miraflores
Paraglide over Peru’s capital city and see the skyscrapers and ocean from a birds-eye view
Visit the vastly interesting Historical center of Lima
Walk through the enchanting water fountain park at Circuito mágico Del agua and watch the spectacular evening light show
Top Thing to Do in Lima Larcomar: Built into the side of the cliff and mostly underground, this mall makes for quite the sight. It has incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and is perfect to spend an afternoon shopping.
Peru Hop Departure Details
Departure: EVERY DAY Departures From: Wild Rover Hostel (within close walking distance of most hotels/hostels in Huacachina). Departure Time: 19:00pm Arrival Time: 23:45pm
Recommended Nights in Lima:
We recommend staying at least 2 night in Lima. This way you will have the chance to see the center and cycle around the area of Miraflores or do one of the many other activities this city offers.
Drop off: Any hotel/hostel in Miraflores or Barranco. Selected points in downtown (old town) Lima.