Huacachina: Peru’s Desert Oasis

Huacachina is a desert oasis and tiny village located in southern Peru. It’s just 5 kilometers away from the city of Ica and 350 kilometres south of Peru’s capital city Lima. Ica is the closest city to Huacachina.

The town is built around a small natural lake in the desert and surrounded by huge sand dunes.

Huacachina has a population of around 100 residents.

This is a very small town, Actually you can walk from one end to the other end within a few minutes.

The town is actually a collection of resorts and restaurants.

When you need a break or feel hungry you can find resorts and restaurants around the town.

Huacachina, Peru – Photo Credits: instagram.com/nikombr

Huacachina is an extremely popular holiday destination for locals and adventurers.

Huacachina, Peru – Photo Credits: instagram.com/maximilianbrlr

The area has been declared a national cultural heritage site by the National Institute of Culture in Peru.

Getting to Huacachina is easy. You can take a taxi from Ica to the city. The taxi ride takes about 10 minutes and you will have pay around $4 USD for a taxi.

Sounds cool? Yeah, It’s a must visit place. Actually this place is really worth visiting once in life time.

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