Ica

Ica boasts characteristic dunes and a vast desert etched with enigmatic figures, the Nazca Lines, transformed into fertile fields by ancient cultures: The Paracas and the Nazca. Land of valleys, sun, beaches and a Natural Reserve inhabited by a lush variety of flora and fauna, it is also a mysterious land of villages, home of fine wine and "pisco", Afro-Peruvian music, and an oasis like the Huacachina, a patch of life in the heart of a blanket of sand.

Just when you thought the landscape was dry enough for Martians, out jumps Ica, Peru’s agricultural ‘miracle in the desert’ that churns out Californian amounts of asparagus, cotton and fruits, as well as laying claim to being the nation’s leading (and best) wine producer. Ica, like Pisco, sustained significant earthquake damage in 2007 – the graceful cathedral, though still standing, has been condemned, while two other churches are undergoing lengthy repairs. Most people who make it this far bed down in infinitely more attractive Huacachina 4km to the west, but Ica has reasons to be cheerful too: the south coast’s best museum (outside Arequipa) resides here, plus – arguably – the finest winery in Peru. If Nazca seems too much of a circus, it’s also possible to organize Nazca Line excursions from Ica – the desert etchings lie 1½ hours to the south.
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Bugguie race at the dunes

Come and enjoy this thrilling ride through the biggest sand dunes on the planet. You will see the peak coming at you and zip over the edge with an almost vertical nosedive. ..

$55.00

Green Gold of Peru 2018

Lima / Iquitos / Cusco / Machu  Picchu /  Puno  / Lake  Titicaca/ Ica / Nazca / Paracas12 days / 11 nights Daily departures Valid from 1 person ..

$5,005.00

Nazca lines Overflight (From Ica)

Depart from Ica city for your flight over the famous and mysterious Nazca Lines and Geogliphs. It is only possible to admire these enigmatic pre-Inca figures from the air. To date, the purpose for which these animal, humanoid and geometric drawings were made is still unknown...

$316.25