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ICA: THE ALWAYS SUNNY CITY
CAP FAP Renan Elias Olivera
Max. 36°C / 96°F
Min. 7°C / 44.60°F
In the middle of the desert heat and the endless dunes, a refuge arises inviting you to relax, it is an oasis which connects you with nature. This is a special and charming city surrounded by dunes, palm trees and huarango. You can walk through the boardwalk; enjoy the local gastronomy; take a pedal boat ride; and, for adventure lovers, experience buggy and sandboarding on the biggest sand dunes in America.
THE SAND DUNES
Thanks to the large amount of sand dunes, Ica is the perfect place to do sandboarding. This region houses the world’s largest sand dune which is Cerro Blanco at 2,070 m.a.s.l.
These geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert were created by people making depressions or shallow incisions on the desert floor. There are geometric designs as well as zoomorphic and phytomorphic figures. The lengths of these impressive figures range between 50 and 300 meters. Due to its huge historical and archaeological value, it was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1994.
The Ballestas Islands are located outside the Paracas National Reserve. They are rock formations that inhabit vast colonies of sea lions that can be seen easily from a motorboat. These islands are also a refuge Humboldt penguins and sea birds.
Tacama is a very special winery because of its history: it is one of the oldest wineries in America and till nowadays it is watered by a channel built in XV century by Inca Pachacutec. In Tacama you will see the Huarango one century-old press used to extract juice from grapes to prepare wines, pisco and sparkling wines.
In this necropolis there are pre-Inca tombs that were built with rectangular adobes. It is 2 km long by 0.5 km wide. Chauchilla is one of the largest cemeteries found in the Nasca valleys.
Calle Solitario de Sayan 741
San Miguel, Lima – Perú
Phone : + 51 1 6538045
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LUN – SAB 09:00 – 20:00