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Paracas Ballestas Island, Huacachina Sandboarding & Dune Buggy 1 day Tour

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Tour Price
From 270 USD
Per Person

1 Day

Travel time


Group size

Up to 8 people

Travel Style

Adventure, adrenaline, boat cruise




Any date

Enjoy a  jam packed day full of adventure. Visit the Bio-diverse island of Ballestas in Paracas before making your way for a taste of the famous PISCO in the province of the same name PISCO. Finally, finish your day with adrelin pumping activities and the most amazing sunset view in Huacachina.

Join our persoanlized tours in small groups for the ultimate taste of Central Peru. Ballestas, Pisco and wine tasting, Sandboarding, Dune buggying and Sundowners to end the perfect day.

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Paracas Ballestas Island, Huacachina Sandboarding & Dune Buggy 1 day Tour


Day 1: Lima – Paracas Ballestas Island – Huacachina – Lima.

Pick up is at 5:00 AM from your hotel lobby in Lima. We drive for about 3.5 hours to the picturisque resort town of Paracas, making a quick stop along the way for a scrumptious breakfast (not included). Once at the bay port, we board our motorized boat towards the National Park island of Ballestas. Along the way we stop for pictures of the Candelabro,a depression on the desert floor similar to those found on the Nazca Lines.

Continuing on our tour, we arrive at the bio-diverse island of Ballestas. Take every opportunity to capture the countless marine flora that calles this island home. Look forward to spotting sealions, penguins and a wide variety of bird life. The island wall is covered in bird poop. This bird poop belongs to the special Guano and its collected once a year and exported for the use in the manufacture of explosives. After feasting our eyes on the all the spicies that grace this island, we head back to port for our next excursion.

Next, we start our short 2 hour drive to the town of Ica. Nettled at the foot of the town is a number of Bodegas for our Pisco and wine tasting tour. We visit atleast 3 of these wineries, learning about the distillery process of Pisco and wine and enjoy a few samples. Straight after our tasting, we had over to a local restuarant for our delictable lunch. Feeling tipsy and ready to concure the world, we had over to the desert oasis of Haucachina.

We arrive in the afternoon, depending on the season, just at the sun is getting ready to set. Our guide gets us suited and booted for our thrilling buggy experience towards our sandboarding tour. If you would like to Ski down the dunes, please request in advance. The buggy tour is full of speed and adrenelin, not the faint hearted. We stop for our sandboarding on dunes that reach 500m/1600ft for the perfect thrill. Driving through a number of dunes, we settle at the top of the dunes for an unparrelled sunset views, overlooking the town. After, enjoying sundowners we get back on our buggy for a return to Haucachina. Time permitting, you can stroll through the town, take pictures by the emerald lake and shop for some souvenirs.

Departure is around 18:30, arriving at your hotel around 22:30pm.

End of our service.

What is included for the Paracas Ballestas Island, Huacachina Sandboarding & Dune Buggy 1 day Tour?

  • Private transpotation in our small, modern and comfortable vans
  • Small groups – max 8 people (averaging 4-6 people)
  • 4×4 cars Buggies (for groups between 4 to 6 people).
  • Sandboarding equipment
  • Ballestas Islands tickets and taxes.
  • Ballestas Island boat cruise (Boat of 12 to 15 people and guide) – (will include people from other tour groups)
  • Entrance fees to 3 bodegas and wine and pisco samples
  • Buggy tour and Sandboarding entrance fees and taxes
  • Sandboarding or Ski instructor Table
  • Transfers from Lima – Paracas – Ica – Huacachina and back to Lima
  • A bilingual guide to accompany you throughout the day
  • Lunch in Ica

Not Included

  • Food not included in the itinerary
  • Tips for the driver and guide of Sam Corporation


  • A lightweight, waterproof day pack
  •  Comfortable footwear
  •  preferably, lightwear long pants ( to avoid sand burn)
  • Light clothes for the heat and a jacket when it gets cooler
  •  Camera with charged batteries
  •  Sun protection: sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  •  Insect repellent
  •  Water proof clothing and or a rain poncho
  •  Water bottles
  •  Personal medical kit
  •  Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
  •  Favorite snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  •  Toilet paper
  •  Copy of passport and student ID card if applicable

Prices for the Paracas Ballestas Island, Huacachina Sandboarding & Dune Buggy 1 day Tour


Price per person Service Group
$270 PRIVATE TRANSPORT (02 people minimum)

**To book a private service: please contact our office for prices


Our groups are only an average 4 to 6 people with a maximum of 8. However, for our Islas Ballestas tour, we have to join other groups, with about 12 to 15 per boat trip.

We require a minimum of 2 people to guarantee departure.


Group of 5 or more: $15 USD per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time


SAM CORPORATIONS is a family owned travel agency and a tour operator that specializes in tours all over Peru. We are based in Cusco with many years of personal experience trekking and traveling every nook and cranny of Peru. SAM CORPORATIONS is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.

Our focus is on creating small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE. We guarantee a luxurious service and promise to never cut corners.

We take pride in our reputation as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We support them financially and ensure long term growth by offering them a fair salary. We are proud of our team, without them we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.

SAM CORPORATIONS knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create an unforgettable adventure while in Peru. We stand by our word and deliver on our promises


To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at SAM CORPORATIONS we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.


We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional and speak fluent English. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about their country. Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. They are adventure and travel enthusiasts, sharing only the best of what they have personally experienced. Our crew is fun loving, great sports and well-educated. They all hold degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.


At SAM CORPORATIONS, we have always believed that we should give back to the local isolated communities. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many service projects and hire locally.

SAM CORPORATIONS is proud to be able to support our beautiful local people. We use a holistic approach to sustanability and community development. We participate in multiple social projects, we employ from these communities and pay them an above average wage. Self- sustainibilty and long term growth is our main focus.

A beautiful reflection of our attitude in everything we do, is that we wish to make life richer and more meaningful for all involved.

Please read the following information carefully; it will help with your questions about our services and the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.


The briefing will take place the night before your tour at your hotel.

HOW TO BOOK THE Paracas Ballestas Island, Huacachina Sandboarding & Dune Buggy 1 day Tour

FIRST, to book your Lares trek to Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase tickets without the following information:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as it appears on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.O.B. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

*** We will need each participant’s passport at the time of booking. They will be need, in order, to purchase tickets.

SECOND, we require a deposit of $53.00 USD per person in order to purchase a permit for the Lares trek Machu Picchu. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.


If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address to complete your payment


The maximum group size is 8 persons. Our groups are usually between 2-6 people. Sam Corporations specializes in SMALL, PRIVATE groups and provide a personalised service.


Absolutely!! Hotel drop off is included in your package.


If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires them to give excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM CORPORATIONS destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you would like, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.


Yes, we are a locally sustainable & responsible tourism operator. That incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people

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Sam Corporations has flexible departure dates, willing to accommodate your needs and travel requirements as far as possible. We guarantee exclusive luxurious tours of the hidden gems of Peru, whilst providing the best quality and personalized service.

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What our clients say on Tripadvisor


feb. de 2023 • Pareja

Este Viaje es una de las mayores experiencias que tuvimos .con muchas cosas por aprender, conocer otras culturas, escapar de la rutina y romper barreras, miedos y prejuicios. Una de las de las mejores experiencias que pudimos tener es y sobre todo abrir horizontes, descubrir cosas nuevas .

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Oasis de Huacachina

ene. de 2023 • Amigos

El mejor tour de mi vida, visitar el desierto de ICA y el Oasis de Huacachina fue maravilloso, fuimos un grupo de amigos para conocer el sur peruano y nos fascino, nuestro guía fue muy divertido y muy informado sobre la historia del Perú, todo estubo excelentemente organizado sin ningún error y...

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David es el top!

ene. de 2023 • Familia

Esta compañía superó nuestra expectativa en el tour del Valle Sagrado y Machu Picchu, nuestro guía David fue estupendo y muy informado de la historia de los Incas. Nuestro conductor Junior fue increíble y muy apasionado con su trabajo.
Muchas gracias.

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Sam Corporations


Local Peruvian Company

Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.

Service Quality

The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide

Responsible travel

We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children

Small Personalized Groups

Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans

100% Customised Itinerary

Interested in visiting only specific destinations? No problem, all our packages can be fully customized to suit your budget and schedule. Contact our travel advisors to plan the most comprehensive trip of a lifetime.

Community and Environment

We commit socially and culturally to the community and adapt our business strategies to the preservation of the environment

  • 100% Locally owned and operated.
  • Best Tour guides & trip leaders.
  • Quality-Touch & Personalized service
  • Highest quality, name brand equipment.
  • All Inclusive Tours with no hidden fees.
  • Sustainable Prctice and responsible travel.
  • Safety conscious with first aid training annually.
  • Unique Tours & Trekking routes
  • Customized Tours & Packages forFair and kind travel.
  • Personalized Attention with the Most Dedicated Team
  • Giving back to our local communities

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