Sandboarding and Dune Buggying

As mentioned on the Huacachina guide main page, Huacachina Peru has one of the biggest dunes in South America. Thus, your dose of adventure and adrenaline rush is guaranteed. For the beginners though, it is recommended to sandboard lying down on your stomach face first. The more experienced ones can choose to do it standing up. In any case, you will have a unique and memorable experience on some of the biggest dunes in South America close to the only dessert oasis in the Americas!

Sandboarding and Dune Buggying Tours

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Times: Every day at 16:00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting Point: Carola del Sur Hostel at 15:30pm
Important Note: During national holidays, the duration of this tour is shortened to 1 hour and a half.

buggy over sand dunes. Huacachina tours

What to bring to the tour

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Lightweight trousers to protect the knees should you wish to go down lying down
  • Closed-toe shoes recommended (no flip-flops)

Sandboarding and Dune Buggying FAQs

Is Sandboarding safe?
Yes, it is safe as long as you follow the instructions given by your guide/instructor and make good use of the equipment provided. Each year there are accidents for people trying to get too much “attention”.

Are the buggies Safe?
Yes, the buggies of the operator which we recommended are extremely safe. The staff will also make sure that each passenger’s strap is tight and secure before heading to the dunes.

Can I drive a buggy myself?
No. Special permits and certification is required before someone can drive a buggy. If interested, then you will need to sign up for a course.

I want to spend longer Sandboarding, can I hire boards per day?
Yes. Sandboards are available for rent if you wish to perfect your sandboarding skills. Rates go by the hour, half day or full day.