In the Spotlight: Adventure Tours in Ica!
The small town of Ica at the Peruvian south-coast is getting more and more popular among the tourist destinations in Peru. And this is not only because there are magnificent huge sand dunes close to it – there is more!
Ica’s location in the desert provides unique opportunities for great adventures, such as the nearby Huacachina oasis, located in the midst of sand dunes. For readers of our newsletter, we now offer a 20% discount on adventure tours in Ica!
Huacachina is a beautiful oasis located 5km southwest of Ica. It is a small and attractive lagoon that was traditionally revered for the believed medicinal properties of its waters.
Nowadays it is famous for the more exhilarating activities: You should not miss sandboarding from the top of the dunes or a ride in a sand buggy throughout the sand dunes!
A trip to Ica can be easily combined with an Animal Spotting Tour on the Islas Ballestas, where noisy colonies of sea lions and huge numbers of birds are alive. Further south, at only a few hours bus drive distance, you can find the famous Nazca Lines.
If you have some more time in the Inca region itself, another nice excursion is a visit to one of the famous Ica wineries. Here you can see how wine and pisco – Peru’s National brandy, made out of grapes – are produced in this region. Wine-tasting included!