Escape to a Desert Oasis – Huacachina, Peru

Looking for a majestic getaway off the beaten path? Then, choose Peru as your next travel destination. Located approximately five hours away from Lima, the picturesque oasis Huacachina is the best for a thrilling adventure.

Derived from the Quechua language, the name ‘Huacachina’ means “young crying woman”. According to a legend, an Incan princess fell in love with a prince, who soon died. Troubled by her grief, the young princess cried tears, that eventually formed into a lagoon. The Huacachina Lagoon can be found in the center of the oasis and is believed to be therapeutic. Some visitors choose to relax there amidst the swaying palm trees, while others prefer adventure.

There are various tours available, with all sorts of sand-related thrilling activities. Dune buggies and sand boarding, are the most popular among visitors. If you’re looking for a more unique and one-of-a-kind sight for your travel photography, definitely check out the Nazca Lines. These are the crop circles for the ancient Incas and come in fascinating geometric shapes of people, animals and designs, that can only be viewed properly by booking a flight on a Cessna.

For visitors, who desire something a little more luxurious, there are an authentic Peruvian wineries. Definitely arrange for a tour, in order to see modern industrial and traditional family-owned wineries and sample the difference. You can also enjoy the wonders of the local wildlife, by visiting the nearby Ballestas Islands.

Ballestas Islands

Huacachina definitely has something for everyone, so you’ll never be disappointed in a trip to the desert oasis. So if you’re in for something a little unconventional, but exciting, definitely keep this in your travel list.

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