Today we will share our time between the bus ride from Lima to the Huacachina desert (Lima Ica bus) and our afternoon to go crazy in the desert dunes of Huacachina.
How To Get From Lima To Huacachina – Itinerary map
How To Get From Lima To Huacachina – Bus Lima Ica
To go to HUACACHINA, the easiest and cheapest way is to go by bus. We leave Lima at 9 am in the direction of Ica with the bus company Cruz Del Sur.
Here is the address to get to the bus: Av Javier Prado Este 1109, La Victoria 15034 T +51 1 3115050.
The trip will take us 5 hours but in a very comfortable bus!
Warning: remember to book your tickets online well in advance on the internet. Indeed, this bus Lima Ica is very quickly complete including the best seats (service ICA EXPRESS). The price is only 35 Soles per person or about 10 Euros!
Here is the link for reservations: http://www.cruzdelsur.com.pe/
Our arrival in Huacachina desert
13h15: Arrival to the city of Ica, an oasis in this coastal desert where we discover in the neighborhood of fruit trees and vineyards. We had the opportunity to visit and taste the local production of Pisco and wine in El Catador but no …
We preferred to get a taxi to bring us and our big backpacks directly to our hotel in Huacachina. So we can put everything and take the time to enjoy the desert …
No problem finding a taxi: there are plenty of them near the bus station.
Activities in Huacachina – Buggy in the sand dunes in Huacachina
Arrival in the desert of Huacachina, we go to the hotel and we walk in the very small village. We take a tour in the oasis to take some shots. Finally, we are looking for an agency to make a buggy ride in the dunes.
Again, it’s very easy especially since I had taken the information on an agency well recommended by Internet users ANGEL DESERT TOURS (see photo below). Good luck: we find them right at the foot of our hotel. Be careful, you have to negotiate prices especially if you are many. We managed to reduce them to 35 Soles per person or about 10 Euros.
Here we go in buggy for sensations of speed and rodeo in the desert (too fun!). Then we continued with an unusual activity: surfing on the dunes.
Again, too fun but too hard especially to walk up the dunes … Finally, after having fun, here is the sunset. This is where the desert will reveal in another light, with other colors and a magical and romantic atmosphere! Do not forget the camera!
Cheap hotel in Huacachina
The hotels are few at the foot of the dunes. I selected the hotel “Hostal Curasi” Balneario Huacachina 197- ICA – T: +51 56 216989 especially for its very good location.
And in the end, everything was perfect: location, benefits, cleanliness, wifi, home and even the price: 42 Euros per night with breakfast.
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