Day 8 Lima - Huacachina

Day 8 Lima- Paracas- Islas Balestas - Huacachina.

It was a 5am alarm to be picked up to travel the next part of our trip on PeruHop bus to Huacachina.

It was about 180km to Paracas, where we took a 40 person high speed boat 8km out to the protected islands reserve of Balestas. It was good to go so close to seals, penguins and a variety of bird. The later contributed to the smell and colour of the island.

After lunch we travel through more coastal desert to Huacachina via Ica.

We did a dune buggy tour of the dunes and also sand boarding. Now there is sand everywhere.

We watched the sunset from the dunes above town.

Dinner was quick and cheap food at bar overlooking the lake.