Usaca Oasis

This tour includes all the thrill that off-roading and sandboarding offer as well as visits to sites thousands of years old, the religious center of Cahuachi, a sacred city and pilgrimage site, and the Estaqueria, which offers a vital clue to the creation of the famous Nazca mummies.

DURATION
1 DAY
DEPARTURES
Everyday
PHYSICAL LEVEL
CATEGORY
Cultural
STARTS IN
Ica
DESTINATIONS
Usaca

Itinerary of Usaca Oasis

Itinerary

Feel the adrenaline rush of off-roading along giant desert dunes in a sandbuggy and sandboarding down their slopes. During your adventure, you will be able to visit Cahuachi, the former religious center of the Nazca civilization, and Estaquería, which offers the clue to the fabrication of the Nazca mummies. Gain priceless insight into the civilization which created the famous Nazca Lines, and enjoy an unforgettable desert adventure at the same time!

 

We can pick you up at your hotel in Nazca at 7am for a morning excursion, or at 1pm for an afternoon excursion. We’ll depart for a lively trip in our dune buggies (4WD), departing along the Nazca Valley’s left bank towards Cahuachi Archeological Complex to explore its temples, streets and plazas.

We’ll then continue on, passing the farming village of Tambo de Perro along the way to Usaca Valley, where the Nazca River meets the Pajonal Rivers. The area’s giant sand dunes are ideal for sand boarding. After learning a few techniques, you’ll try it out for yourself for a couple of hours.

Upon our return to Nazca we’ll stop at another ancient site, Estaqueria, Place of the Stakes, where experts theorize that bodies were staked out to dry after death. We’ll drop you back off at your hotel in Nazca around noon for morning excursions, or around 6pm for afternoon excursions. (The trip lasts approximately five hours in total.)

This program includes

  • Professional Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Sandbuggy & Sandboarding Equipment
  • Energy Snacks
  • Lunch in Nazca
  • Swimming Pool Use
Transport

Private

This program does not include

  • Admission: Cahuachi Archeological Site
  • Extras & Discretionary Spending
  • Breakfast

What to bring

Recommendations

  • Water Bottle (min 1 Lt) & Snacks
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Windbreaker
  • Hiking Boots (Ideal) or Sneakers
  • Camera & Film