Hiding in Peru is one of South America’s best-kept secrets, the stunning oasis of Huacachina. Huacachina is the only desert oasis in South America and is made both for adventure lovers and people who just want to relax. It is said that the oasis was formed when a beautiful native princess was preparing to bathe when in a mirror she saw a hunter coming. She dropped the mirror and fled and the mirror turned into the lagoon of Huacachina. The folds of her dress became the sand dunes and it is rumored that she still lives in the lagoon as a mermaid. This stunning desert oasis is located just outside the main city of Ica and is worth the trek from Lima to Huacachina to discover the calming oasis and hike the immense sand dunes that surround the city.
How To Get From Lima To Huacachina
Bus to Ica
The most available route from Lima to Huacachina is by taking a bus to Ica and then taking a tuk-tuk or taxi to the oasis. There are several bus companies that run buses daily to Ica from Lima including Cruz del Sur and Soyuz. These buses take about five hours to reach Ica and cost around 50-70 soles. It is then about a ten-minute ride into the dunes. The taxi should usually cost around 5-10 soles.
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