Tours that include Ica
Ica is one of the most touristic regions of Peru. It has highly visited tourist attractions such as the Huacachina oasis, the Paracas spa, the Ballestas islands, the Nazca lines and more. The city of Ica is located 300 kilometers from Lima, which allows it to be easily visited by people from Peru and abroad. The best way to do it is with an all-inclusive tour that offers security, experience, and good organization. Learn about the tours you must do in Ica, on the coast of Peru.
Tour prices in Ica
Know the prices of the main tours to Ica. Due to the proximity to the city of Lima (approximately 4 hours by land), some tours start from Lima. All tours include pick up from the hotel, full tourist transportation, professional tour guide, as well as entrance to the tourist attractions to visit.
Tours to Ica
|1/2 Day||Huacachina Tour and Pisco Route from Ica Half Day|
|1/2 Day||Nazca Lines Tour from Paracas|
|1 Day||Canyon of the Lost Tour|
|1 Day||Huacachina, Paracas and Pisco Route from Lima|
|1 Day||Nazca Lines Tour from Lima|
The provinces and tourist attractions of the Ica region
Ica is divided into just five provinces: Chincha, Pisco, Nasca, Palpa and Ica. However, in its arid coastal territory there are important tourist attractions. Find out what to do in each of the provinces of the Ica region.
Main tourist attractions
|Chincha||The San José hacienda house, Chincha Main Square, Melchorita Sanctuary, Huaca de Tambo de Mora, Huancor Petroglyphs, Soto archaeological complex and El Carmen district.|
|Pisco||The archaeological site of Tambo Colorado, Paracas spa, Ballestas islands, Morón lagoon, Julio C. Tello Museum, the Municipal Palace, Main Square of Pisco.|
|Nasca||The Nazca Lines, Cahuachi archaeological site, Cantalloc aqueduct, Chauchilla Cemetery, Marcha hill dune.|
|Palpa||Palpa Museum, Llipata viewpoint, Chichictara petroglyphs, Sacramento sundial.|
|Ica||Huacachina Oasis, Ica Cathedral, Tacama Pisco Museum, Canyon of the Lost, María Reiche Museum.|
Everything you can do on your trip to Ica!
Ica offers unparalleled landscapes, an immense history that dates back to pre-Inca times, adventure sports in an amazing desert geography.
- Amazing landscapes – Ica has a coastal desert nature with natural landscapes of great beauty such as the Huacachina oasis, the Ica desert and the Paracas National Reserve. All these landscapes are under a splendid sun. Different species of desert flora and fauna inhabit it.
- Historical sites – The Ica region was of great importance in the Inca and pre-Inca times. Millennial cultures such as the Paracas and the Nazca inhabited there. Today, as a result, historical sites such as the Chauchilla cemetery, the Tambo de Mora archaeological site and, most famous of all, the Nazca lines are appreciated.
- Adventure sports – Ica has a coastal desert geography where you can practice adventure sports such as: sandboarding, hiking trails, buggy rides and even paragliding. The safest way to do these sports is with a professional tourism agency that offers all the necessary security.
What are the tourist services that a tour in Ica should include?
Ica offers tours to various tourist attractions such as: the Huacachina oasis, the Paracas spa, the Ballestas islands or the Nazca lines. All tours must include pick up from the tourist’s hotel, complete transportation, entrance to tourist attractions and guide service. The pick up is done either at the tourist hotel in the city of Lima or in the city of Ica (or Paracas).
- Pick up of the tourist from the door of his hotel (in Lima or Ica).
- Complete tourist transport (round trip).
- Entrance to all tourist attractions in Ica.
- Professional bilingual tour guide service (Spanish or English).
- Plane ticket for tours on the Nazca lines.
The main tourist attractions of the Ica region
In Ica there is a lot to do: natural landscapes, archaeological sites full of history, adventure sports and more. The main tourist attractions, some of the most visited in Peru, are: the Huacachina oasis, the Paracas National Reserve and the Nazca lines. Learn more about the main destinations in Ica.
The oasis of the Huacachina
Just 4 kilometers from the city of Ica is the Huacachina oasis, one of the most famous landscapes in Peru. It is located in the middle of the Ica desert. Its waters come from a natural underground spring. There you can practice sandboarding, buggy rides, hiking trails and more.
The Paracas National Reserve
The Paracas National Reserve in Ica covers an area of 3,350 square kilometers. There you can visit a beautiful spa, with different tourist services such as hotels, restaurants, bars and more. It also allows you to navigate boats to the Ballestas Islands, one of the best tourist destinations in Peru.
The Nazca lines are one of the best tourist attractions in Peru. It is a set of dozens of geoglyphs on animals, fish and geometric figures. They were made by the Nazca culture (100 AD – 600 AD) as an astronomical calendar. It can only be visited aboard a tourist plane.
Questions and answers about the trip to the Ica region
The visit to Ica allows you to enjoy one of the most incredible landscapes, such as the Nazca lines, the Paracas National Reserve or the Huacachina oasis. However, there are many doubts regarding the trip to this region. Know the questions and answers about the trip.
What are the best tourist attractions in Ica?
The best tourist attractions in the Ica region are the Huacachina oasis, the Paracas spa and the Ballestas islands.
How high is the Huacachina?
The Huacachina oasis is located in the coastal desert of Ica, at an altitude of 406 meters above sea level.
What is the weather like in Ica?
Ica has a hot and dry climate typical of the desert coast of Peru. The temperature varies from 14ºC. up to 30ºC. or even more. The rains are scarce in January, February and March.
How much does the entrance to the Nazca lines cost?
There is no entrance fee to visit the Nazca lines in Ica. The only way to do it is through a tourist plane flight whose cost is between 80 to 100 US dollars per person.
What is the distance between Ica and Lima?
The city of Ica is located 300 kilometers by Panamericana Sur highway from the city of Lima, capital of Peru. Travel time by car is approximately 4 hours.
How far is Paracas from the city of Ica?
The city of Paracas is located 72 kilometers from the city of Paracas (approximately 1 hour drive).
What does the tour to the Nazca lines include?
The tour to the Nazca lines from Ica or Paracas lasts approximately 4 hours (half a day). Includes hotel pick up, tourist transportation, professional guide, overflight ticket over the Nazca lines and return to the tourist’s hotel.
What clothes to wear to visit Ica?
To visit Ica it is recommended to wear light clothing such as a polo shirt, shorts, sunglasses, slippers or sandals so that the visitor feels comfortable.
Where are the best hotels in the Ica region?
The best hotels in the Ica region are in the Paracas spa or in the Huacachina oasis. There are also some good quality services in the city of Ica and Nazca.
What is the Pisco Route tour?
The Ruta del Pisco tour is an excursion of approximately 2 hours that includes a visit to the main vineyards of the region. It also includes tasting of the best piscos and wines. Normally it also offers a visit to the Huacachina oasis.