“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Huacachina is a desert oasis, located about a 4-hour drive south of Lima. In the center is the Huacachina Lagoon, lined with hotels and restaurants. The surrounding sand dunes are the main attraction. Arriving here felt like being instantly transported to the Egyptian desert (where we were 6 years ago this month!).
We started our morning with a hike up the sand dunes. Needless to say, it was slow going on the way up and quite fast going down.
on the way up, for each step up, we were sliding half a step back
on a ridge, views of the nearby city ica in the background
the vast landscape makes you feel small
on the way down, for each step down, we slid a couple more steps forward
The most popular activity in Huacachina is to go on a buggy and snowboarding tour in the sand dunes. One of the reviews I read about this tour said “Almost died twelve times. 10 out of 10 would do again.” 😂
ready to ride!
hat turned back as it was super windy during the ride, felt like being on a roller coaster
stopped to take a couple pictures
such a cool landscape
our guide waxed the boards to make them go faster
did the first one on our bellies
waiting at the bottom of the hill as our driver comes to get us
getting strapped in
I fell several times, but at this moment look like I know what I am doing
snowboarding! our first time on the slopes this year!