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July 29, 2007
Hi Saul
We had a great tour! Loved the hike and the sandboarding, and the generosity of the guide to lug our boards up there for us. : ) A great way to end a trip to Peru. : )
Sally Allred Locket
United Stated

USACA SAND BUGGY AND SANDBOARD TOUR SINCE $94 USD Per Person

4x4, Archaeology And Adventure Tour In The Nazca Desert - Half Day Tour

Usaca is the name of the driest region recently discover of smalls sand dune located on the west side of Nazca valley. There are many dunes next of the Tambo Perro valley, the place look a oasis and large carob tree forest surround the dunes. Usaca sand dunes are one of the best destinations "off the beaten path" while protecting natural resources from over-exploitation. This place is recently introduced in the tourism, only few adventurous travelers know this oasis. The Off road trip in buggy can be combined visiting Cahuachi archaeological site, one of the biggest ceremonial centers of the Nazca civilization, located on the left rim of the Nazca River. The trip also runs entry the Estaqueria archaeological site and the Ocongalla Nazca aqueducts.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS introduce this trip in 2005 and strongly recommend you spend one day more in Nazca, and explore these entire wonderful destination before to be so popular and mentioned in the travel guide books as lonely planet. Usaca sand dunes have the appropriate geography for dune buggy, Off road, and Sandboarding lovers and don't mind if you never did downhill on the board, this is the correct time, way and place to learn about this sport.
Usaca Downhill Sandboarding

USACA SAND BUGGY AND SANDBOARD TOUR ITINERARY

Usaca dune buggy and sandboard tour can be departure at 7AM or 1PM all depend of our client request. The trip begins from the hotel in Nasca, firstly we aboard our Dune buggy vehicle (4WD) and Off road tour on let bank of Nazca Valley. The first stop will in Cahuachi ceremonial center and a sacred destination of Nazca pilgrims between 100 and 500 AD. The visit includes the main cultural-urban center, pyramidal temples, terracing of fossil sand dunes streets and squares give the site a general city aspect.
After complete guided tour to this recently excavated great pyramid we continue through the Cahuachi valley, enter to Tambo de Perro village, group of farmers leave in this charm valley, from here we use the buggy to drive in stony ad dirty road till Usaca valley. Usaca is nice quiet oasis in the middle of hundreds sand dunes and the encounter of Nazca and Pajonal River. Uphill in the buggy and downhill Sandboarding on the amazing dunes, after 2 hours of fun time and observing the great coastal natural sceneries and strange desert forest we return by the same way we used to get there, stop in Estaqueria it was considerate a solar observatory, on platforms made of adobes and columns of "Huarangos" trunks (carob tree). After 5 hours adventure trip come back to your hotel.

USACA SAND BUGGY AND SANDBOARD TOUR INCLUDES

  1. Professional English-Speaking guide
  2. Private transfer to the Sand Dunes of Usaca
  3. Boards for each participants
  4. Sand Buggy - 4x4 truck
  5. Snack (fresh fruit and energy bars) and lunch will be served after come back to Nasca
  6. Swimming Pool can be used after lunch
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
( Nasca region never rain)
USACA SAND BUGGY AND SANDBOARD TOUR SINCE $94 USD Per Person

4x4, Archaeology And Adventure Tour In The Nazca Desert - Half Day Tour
Backpacker Servicee (Join group)
1 to more participants $94 USD each

Private Service (private 4x4/guide)
2 participants $170 USD each
3-4 participants $140 USD each
5 to more participants $125 USD each
Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private tour and any time departure
Group size: Wa have different sizes of dune buggies, for 2, 4, 6, 10 people capacity
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

RENT A BOARD PER DAY = $10 USD per day
Sorry, we don't rent our dune buggies (4WD)

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Tips for guide and camp staff
  2. Breakfast, we recommend to buy some food day before to departure because many of hotel don't have breakfast till 7am
  3. Personal porter to carry your boards or gear (with backpacker service only)

HOW TO BOOK THIS TRIP WITH PERU ADVENTURE TOURS?

To visit Peru through one of our tours you must make a reservation in advance.
We can help you to book your tour in 5 easy steps.
1. Send an enquiry
Use one of our e-mails mentioned at the bottom of each page of our website. You must need to be clear with your questions about the tour you like to book. We will appreciate if you add the tour link to be booked and will be easier for us to help you.
You need to fill up the date of the tour? How many people? What level/category of hotel? What type of room? And other specifications will be better and our experienced and professional travel advisor will customize a tour to fit your exact needs.
Also you can contact our office at 0051 (0)54 221658 or 0051 (0)54 973842688 to check availability for the requested tour. All reservation needs to make by e-mail at peruadventurestours@hotmail.com
2. Get a Quote
Our professional travel advisors will send you the best quote according your requested tour. The tour quote vary according the length of the tour, the accommodation, the sightseeing, meals, public or private transportation, air fares, equipments, etc.
3. Amend your tour for FREE
Our tip advisor will proposed you the acting tour plan within 24 hours or less, which you can further discuss the entire tour plan to suite your satisfactory. So feel free to express your wants, and take good advantages of your personal travel advisor's experience and advice.
Here you can further discuss all the details of the tour plan until you are totally satisfied with it.
4. Confirm & pay deposit of 50% at booking time
A payment of 50% deposit of the total amount must be paid to us at booking time. The balance is to be paid in full on your arrival date or just before to begin the tour (meeting day). If we receive your booking for less than 10 days prior to the tour start date, might we will ask for payment to be made in full once you confirm the tour, ask for this before you book the tour.
To find full information of our payment methods click on PAYMENT GUIDE.
5. Final Payment & Enjoy your tour
The final payment can be paid in different ways according each tour booked. One way when we meet you at the airport of Lima after your arrive to Peru. Other way is when we meet at your hotel one day before to start the service/tour, we use this method especially for people booking some hiking and climbing tours because we need to check the equipments as tents, ice axe, sleeping bags, etc. Normally the meeting time happens one day before depart between 6 to 8pm at the lobby of your hotel.
The final way is contacting the travelers just few minutes before to begin the service/trip; this can be at the hotel, airport, bus station or in our local offices.
After you confirm the booking form and the first deposit we will e-mail you mentioned how which option we will chose to arrange the final balance of the trip.
NOTE: Some tours can be booked directly in our local offices in Cusco or Arequipa. If there is availability for the requested tour will be a pleasure to fit you on the tour and you can pay the full amount in US dollars cash or local currency (soles). We will help you, we will fit you on the tour ONLY if we have place. Ofcourse we DON'T guarantee any last moment departs. We really recommend making your reservation in advance and we will guarantee depart of the service/tour.
IMPORTANTE: Before you book this tour and arrange the first payment of this tour read our TERMS & CONDITIONS.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Small Backpack
  2. Trekking boots will be better also you can take tennis shoes
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Wind jacket for the beginning or late afeternoon
  5. Water bottle 1Lt minimum
  6. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  7. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  8. Sun block to protect you from the sun (factor 30 minimum)
  9. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
  10. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  11. Optional: walking sticks or poles
Kids Enjoin Sandboarding
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