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From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines & Huacachina Oasis provided by Travel Buddies Peru

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From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines & Huacachina Oasis

From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines & Huacachina Oasis
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
14–16 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    14–16 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14-16 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14-16 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 103984P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation.
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines.
  • Airport Tax
  • Tour to Ballestas Boat ride.
  • Travel Buddies Specialist (Guide)
  • Entry/Admission - Ballestas Islands
  • Entry/Admission - Pisco Beach
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Sandboarding
  • Entry/Admission - Oasis of Huacachina
Duration
14–16 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your Lima Hotel: Please provide name and address
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transportation.
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines.
  • Airport Tax
  • Tour to Ballestas Boat ride.
  • Travel Buddies Specialist (Guide)
  • Entry/Admission - Ballestas Islands
  • Entry/Admission - Pisco Beach
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Sandboarding
  • Entry/Admission - Oasis of Huacachina
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your Lima Hotel: Please provide name and address
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14–16 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Travel Buddies Peru
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Ballestas Islands
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Oasis of Huacachina
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Travel Buddies Peru
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Deborah
Boca Raton, FL2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The excursion and travel buddies was excellent! I can't say anymore it was excellent! How can you fit so much in one day? Saturday was the 485th anniversary of Lima I had a 415am pickup by my great travel buddy Choji to drive South thru the desert of Ica traveling thru Pisco a port city to Paracas kown as the Peruvian Riveria. There took a boat ride to the Ballestas Islands the Galapois of the area. Saw and heard them roar.. 100's of Sea lions that feed on anchovies and have no natural predators here, penguins and 1000' of birds. From there on to Huacachina the largest Oasis in South Ametica surrounded by huge sand dunes one of 3 places you can sun/sand board. Also, where I got to enjoy a glass of Chicha Morado (purple corn refreshment).. Not wasting any time we are off to the airport for a 1.5 hour flight to and over The Nazca Lines..Unbelievable.. Then a tour of the El Catador Pisco Brewery, a pisco sour with a wonderful traditional Peruvian meal.

.. It was awesome!
Written 19 January 2020
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Hola Deborah! thanks a lot for this beautiful praise, we are glad that you had great time with us. Hope to see you soon!
Written 20 January 2020
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S.K.
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
I was lucky that I went alone so everything went smoothly and quickly. Aymen was a wonderful guide. We had bad weather in the morning (strong winds and high waves) so I could not go to Ballestas Islands but instead we went to Reserva Nacional de Paracas which was even better as I enjoyed beautiful cliffs and views to marvelous beaches. Nazca lines were breathtaking.
Written 23 April 2022
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Thanks a lot! we are glad you had great time with Aymen.
Written 16 May 2022
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Brooke L.
9 contributions
It was definitely a long day, and the Nazca lines flight during the sharp turns would definitely make you feel sick. But despite all of those, it’s absolutely worth it. Also, I’d highly recommend to pay for the buggy ride in the desert, I felt like that was the highlight in my day!! Love our tour guide Gabby!
Written 18 February 2020
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Thanks Brook for us was a pleasure to had on board and we are glad you had great time!
Written 20 February 2020
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Kath
1 contribution
Jan 2022
I travelled with Aymen and Rudi for the tour. They were very professional, transparent and really took care of me for the whole trip. The tour was well-organized and pick-up was on time.
The Nazca flight made me so sick that I didn't feel like doing the buggy after in Huacachina. However, I had a great day and it was definitely worth it.
Written 11 January 2022
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Thanks! we are glad you had great time with us. We are sharing this with Aymen and Rudi! Thanks a lot!
Written 12 January 2022
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Carol J
13 contributions
This was a highlight of our trip. It’s a long day but worth it. Rudi and Aymen picked us up at 6:30 am for our drive to Pisco to visit Ballestas Islands and flight to Nazca lines. The islands were interesting. We had time to spare before the flight so they took us to Paracas National Reserve where we made several stops. We actually preferred the visit to the reserve . Then we flew to Nazca lines which was fantastic . Rudi and Aymen were great guides and we really enjoyed their company.
Written 13 May 2022
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Thank you very much, we are glad you had great time!
Written 16 May 2022
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kinn
7 contributions
Dec 2021
This is an excellent tour! We were having trouble finding a single day tour to see the Nazca lines from Lima, and then we stumbled upon this tour option. You get to see a LOT - three different sites, and each one is amazing.

It is a long day though- we got picked up from the hotel around 4 am and didn't return back to Lima until midnight. However we likely could have made it back earlier had it not been for poor planning by the tour company (see below).

THE POSITIVES: Ballestas island boat tour is so much fun, and a lot of natural beauty. Nazca lines are a once in a lifetime sight to see, so it was truly incredible. IMPORTANT NOTE: You are in one of those 10-passenger unpressurized small planes, and the tour makes sharp figure-8 turns at each pattern (about 15 different patterns in all), so highly recommend not eating before the tour and/or taking motion sickness pills- it can get rough.

The tour guide, Choji, was awesome!! He is so informed, fun, easy-going, and made the whole day (very long day) wonderful. You are in good hands with him!

THE NEGATIVES: The reason for one star taken away was that we were grouped with two other people who booked the same tour at the last possible minute. As a result, they were not able to be put on the same flight as us for the Nazca lines, and they had to take the flight after us, as a result, a long-day tour was extended by 2+ hours. It affected everything else- we didn't get to eat lunch until about 5 pm, and then by the time we got to the Huacachina oasis until late, so we didn't get to see it in the daylight or have the option to sandboard. This seemed like poor planning by the tour company (no fault of the driver or the guide) and so we didn't feel like we got the full experience of the tour that we should have had, especially for the price point.
Written 19 December 2021
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Thanks for this feedback, we totally understand your position and we appreciated the time that you took to write us. For us is very important improve every day and we are going to take an action over this situation. In the other hand, we are glad you had great time.
Written 30 December 2021
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Lea
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I was in Lima for a business trip and wanted to see the biggest attractions in one go. This tour was the perfect way to do that. Cesar embodied the Travel Buddies philosophy and ensured everything was seamless. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, dependable, and navigated the local context with complete ease. It was an unbelievable experience and I would definitely book with Travel Buddies again.

We started the day off with the Islas Ballestas boat tour where I saw penguins, dolphins, sea lions, etc - fantastic! Then we made our way to the Pisco airport and took the flight over the Nazca lines. This was absolutely unbelievable - I am still in awe thinking about it. What other reviewers said is true: the sharp turns during the flight made a few people sick (including me) and I wish that I had taken anti nausea meds beforehand. That said, the flight is totally worth it and an experience I won’t ever forget. Afterwards, we made our way to Huacachina, got some food in the oasis and went on the sand buggies. The desert is beautiful and the sand buggy is a lot of fun - although not for the faint hearted!

Don’t hesitate to book if you’re looking for a fun time. Just make sure you come prepared with plenty of snacks, water, and sunscreen!
Written 17 November 2019
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Thanks for this beautiful review and also for the recommendations to our future travelers. We are glad that you had great time and please feel free to reach us anytime.
Written 20 November 2019
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Susan McEvilly
Santiago, Chile23 contributions
This one-day trip allows you to fly over the Nasca lines, have lunch and meander at the Huacachina oasis and take a boat to Ballestas Islands, all in one day. The destinations were fantastic and the guide was knowledgeable and able to share as much information about his country as we wanted. A few tips: the guide drove us down and back in his personal vehicle rather than providing a driver and van, so ask in advance if you aren’t comfortable with this. And ..... take non-drowsy Dramamine before the flight. There will be sick people on the flight - don’t let it be you. Overall a great day. I give it a 4 instead of a 5 because I tried to change the date within the cancellation period and was told the flights had already been booked, and because there was no driver + van as described. Super fun.
Written 15 September 2019
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Dear Susan, thanks for your positive feedback, we had a great full day, and of course we will focus more on the small details to get more 5 stars. Thanks again.
Written 16 September 2019
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Konstantinia S
Berlin, Germany7 contributions
Jan 2020
Although this all day tour was quite pricy, I decided to book it because I didn't have much time in Peru.The Ballestas Islands and the Nazca Lines were the absolut highlight of this trip!!! Gaby was an excellent guide and she provided much information around the Ballestas while there and the Nazca culture just before my flight. We had great discussions about the Peruvian culture, current developments in the country and culinary highlights so that I felt very well informed about Peru and closer to the culture! She also gave great advice about good restaurants and how to prepare for the high altitude of Cusco.
I am rating this tour a 4 because a) it wasn't private after all - however, I really liked my co-travellers, they were fantastic, and I am greatful that I wasn't alone on the tour as I was a solo traveller and b) from the inital trip advisor description it was not clear to me that no sandboarding equalls no buggy ride in Huacachina. I think the profile is now adjusted for clarity. I was offered to book the sandboarding while in Huacachina- I guess by paying the extra price- but I decided to chill out instead after the Nazca flight and enjoy a very good late lunch.
All in all I had so much fun in this tour and saw three key attractions of Peru in one day that I can definitely recommen it!!!
Written 31 January 2020
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Hola Konstantinias! Thanks for your comments and your opinion, this type of feedback help us to improve.
Written 3 February 2020
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Matthew
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Was a great day! Very well organized and lots of fun. We enjoyed the personalized touch. Thank you for the experience!
Written 23 May 2022
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Thank you! we are glad you had great time!
Written 26 May 2022
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It was so good that I forgot to attend my other tours hahahah. It was so much fun and filled with everlasting moments.
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100/10 Recommend - Andres
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Gastronomy put in perspective
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A must!
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Wonderful day trip from Lima!
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Awesome walking tour of Lima!!
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Great Food, Rich History, Awesome Guide!
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"It cannot be better than that !!!!"
It was the best and most exiting day of my life!!!! Location from Lima, Peru to Paracas National Reserve to Pisco,
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Amazing experience
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Don’t hesitate! Best decision I made visiting Lima!
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Fantastic Outing in Miraflores
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Excellent Guide - Local Flavor - Lots of Fun!
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