Ica, Nazca & Paracas: Tailored for Your Trip to Peru

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Ica, Nazca & Paracas: Highlights of Your Trip to Peru

A city drenched in eternal sunshine that offers travelers refuge from the barren desert, Ica is a magical oasis to explore during a luxury trip to Peru. Enjoy excellent gastronomy and unique landscapes, and venture beyond the golden dunes of Ica to learn about Peru’s most wondrous coastal town, Paracas.

If your trip to Peru takes you to the Pacific-lined desert, don’t miss the chance to indulge in the pleasures of Ica, Nazca & Paracas.

Experience Ica, Nazca & Paracas

Nazca and Paracas Gastroomy
GASTRONOMY

Peru’s coastal desert has a unique selection of dishes, incorporating fresh seafood into rich stews with Creole flavor and flair. Centuries of cooking and combining imported spices with local ingredients have made the food in Ica, Nazca & Paracas a one-of-a-kind experience. Local wines and Peru’s national liquor, Pisco, make some amazing drinks you can pair with every dish!

Nazca and Paracas cultures
CULTURE

Much of the Nazca and Paracas cultures that once thrived here were hidden under the sand dunes. However, historians and archeologists uncovered many of the fascinating cultural practices, including textile and pottery skills! The Paracas were also responsible for the elongated “alien-looking” skulls, an artifact museum lovers will recognize!

dune adventure
ADVENTURE

The sand dunes of Ica provide adventure unlike anything else you will find in Peru. Adrenaline seekers should take a dune buggy ride and race across the steep slopes! Or, test your balance while sandboarding in the desert, one of the most famous activities to experience during a luxury trip to Peru.

Seals
NATURE

Travelers seeking a more peaceful escape into the desert have much to look forward to in Ica and Paracas. Visit the world’s largest sand dune – yes, it is in Peru! Cerro Blanco is a monstrous sight to behold, a perfect example of the natural beauty of the desert. Or, learn about the rich life of the marina in the Paracas National Reserve, said to be one of the world’s most productive ocean environments.

Aranwa Spa hotel
WELLNESS

A luxury trip to Peru would not be complete without an immersive wellness experience, and Paracas has a diverse selection of resorts and spas to treat yourself to. From Aranwa Spa in Pisco to Hacienda Bahia’s ocean oasis, there is a five-star experience waiting for any traveler who seeks a restorative, healing vacation.

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Signature Peru Itineraries

Our custom-designed itineraries are suited to the needs and
preferences of each traveler, every time.

When booking a luxury trip to Peru, we’ll keep your travel goals in mind – whether you’re looking to experience the biodiversity of the Amazon, eat your way through Lima, or explore the Inca city of Machu Picchu – Peru has something for everyone and our travel designers are eager to craft the perfect trip for your luxury vacation to Peru

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Best Time To Travel

With the golden sun shining across this tropical desert all year long, Ica, Nazca & Paracas
are ideal destinations all year long.

Travelers who want to experience Ica, Nazca & Paracas at their warmest should plan a trip to Peru between December to March. However, if you want to enjoy the relief of a cool breeze, visit from September to November in the peaceful off-season. More info

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With on the ground experts proudly born and raised in Peru, the Kuoda team knows the ins and outs of the country as locals, and the best way to experience it as travel industry experts.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Huacachina Lagoon Oasis
Visit the Huacachina Lagoon Oasis

If you were wandering under the hot Peruvian sun, the glittering desert oasis of Huacachina may seem like a mirage. But, this desert jewel is a very real paradise to explore during your trip! Built around a small lagoon, this small paradise is a sweet relief from the sun-baked heat in the surrounding sand dunes. Legends tell the tale of the lagoon being home to a mythical mermaid who you can try to spot while swimming or kayaking across the water!

WHERE TO EAT

Tambo de Tacama
Tambo de Tacama

Learn about Peru’s most delicious wines at Tambo de Tacama which pairs local wines with regional cuisine. As the season’s shift and new ingredients become available, the menu changes and adapts to provide you with the most delicious experience. Located on a vineyard from 1540, this restaurant and wine-tasting experience is one of the most note-worthy in Ica.

WHERE TO STAY

Resort Paracas Luxury Collection
Paracas Luxury Collection

Discover the tropical side of this desert region when you stay at the Paracas Luxury Collection Resort, an upscale, ocean-side hotel that turns this port town into your backyard. Jungle views or oceanfront suites are available, and they even offer a suite with your very own private pool that overlooks the Pacific.

DESTINATIONS

To Discover in Peru

Embark on a journey through Peru’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from the iconic Machu Picchu to the mysterious Nazca Lines. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and the wonders of nature. Before we begin crafting your perfect custom Peruvian vacation, take a moment to explore some of Peru’s most beloved destinations for inspiration on what to include in your personalized Peru tour.

LIMA

Lima

Immerse yourself in the “City of Kings”, Latin America’s culinary capital, which boasts extensive colonial architecture on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

CUSCO

Cusco

Cusco was the heart of the Inca Empire and is filled with masterfully crafted Inca stone relics. Discover the best of Cusco with a customized tour.

SACRED VALLEY

Sacred Valley

Just a one-hour drive from Cusco, shadowed beneath the emerald Andean peaks lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here, you’ll find peaceful villages.

MACHU PICCHU

Machu Picchu

New World Wonder Machu Picchu deservedly tops the agenda of most visitors to Peru. Set on a lofty plateau surrounded by the soaring and dipping Andean peaks.

CHACHAPOYAS & KUELAP

Chachapoyas & Kuelap

During your visit to Chachapoyas, explore the nature, wildlife, and archaeological treasures of Peru’s less-traveled Northern Circuit.

PERU'S NORTHERN BEACHES

Peru’s Northern Beaches

Enjoy a dazzling beach vacation in Peru’s surf and sun mecca, with its reliable year-round sunshine, pristine coastline, stylish hotels, and burgeoning food scene.

IQUITOS & THE AMAZON RIVER

Iquitos & The Amazon River

Iquitos makes an excellent base from which to set off on luxury tours. Amazon luxury cruises are a popular option and most commonly depart from the port of Nauta.

TRUJILLO & CHICLAYO

Trujillo & Chiclayo

Peru’s cultural capital, it was the base of the Moche and Chimú civilizations, cultures known for their gold, silver, pottery and architectural creations.

PUNO & LAKE TITICACA

Puno & Lake Titicaca

Peru’s folkloric capital meets the world’s highest navigable lake; if you travel to Peru, consider living the cultural experince in the islands around Lake Titicaca.

TAMBOPATA PERUVIAN RAINFOREST

Tambopata Peruvian Rainforest

We welcome you to explore some of the cultural and indigenous treasures and unique wildlife found in the Tambopata National Reserve.

AREQUIPA & COLCA CANYON

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

With its UNESCO-listed historic center and magnificent volcanic vistas, Arequipa and Colca Canyon is a wonderful stop on a customized Peru tour.

ICA, NAZCA & PARACAS

Ica, Nazca & Paracas

Ica is the starting point for many tours to Nazca and Paracas, and has its own attractions: for desert lovers, sandboarding and dune-buggying thrill seekers.

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