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Huacachina

That’s no mirage! As the only desert oasis in South America, Huacachina is a unique must-see destination for all visitors to Peru. It is built around a natural lake in the desert and is surrounded by the largest sand dunes on the continent, making for some truly amazing scenery. Its location on the outskirts of Ica also makes it the perfect stop-off point for trips between Lima and southern cities such as Arequipa and Cusco.

Some of the most popular things to do in Huacachina include dune buggy rides and sandboarding on the epic sand dunes which encircle the town. When you’re not enjoying these thrilling activities, the oasis is also a wonderful place to relax next to the water, catch some sun or even go for a swim. In fact, local legend has it that the waters possess healing qualities and can cure ailments like arthritis, bronchitis or asthma.

Huacachina is home to some of the best nightlife in Peru and we definitely keep up with the competition, hosting some of the best parties in town next to our massive pool–an incredible place to enjoy some good vibes and good drinks. The hostel is conveniently located next to the oasis itself and also serves as a transport hub for the popular Peru Hop bus company. For sports lovers, Wild Rover is also the best spot to watch live sports on TV in Huacachina. All GAA, football, NFL, NBA, MLB, AFL, UFC, boxing, golf and all other games are played live on our huge screens. We’ve created a unique atmosphere here at Wild Rover Huacachina – a place that can be enjoyed by all kinds of travelers from all different walks of life.

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LOCATION

CONTACT US

  • Av. Angela de Perotti S/N
    Balneario de Huacachina, Ica - Peru

  • International (51) 957 266 266
    Local 957 266 266

  • huacachina@wildroverhostels.com

HOW TO FIND US

We are located on Av. Angela de Perotti S/N Balneario in Huacachina. The town itself is quite small, so the hostel is very easy to find. The location is directly across from the laguna on the main road.

  • From Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport, the easiest way to arrive is by taking Peru Hop, the only bus service which goes directly to Huacachina. Make sure to enjoy some of the other great stops along the way.
  • From the city of Ica, you’ll need to take a taxi to the desert oasis of Huacachina.
  • Since the town itself is quite small, you’ll have no trouble finding Wild Rover when you arrive. Be advised, however, that taking a taxi is not generally recommended for safety reasons.

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STANDARD ROOMS

APOD-STYLE 14 BED DORM ENSUITE

Price: 30 PEN (Aprox. $9 USD)
Capacity: 14
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Another affordable option. Good for those who want to meet other solo travelers.

BPOD-STYLE 12 BED DORM ENSUITE

Price: 30 PEN (Aprox. $9 USD)
Capacity: 12
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Another affordable option. Good for those who want to meet other solo travelers.

CPOD-STYLE 10 BED DORM ENSUITE

Price: 33 PEN (Aprox. $10 USD)
Capacity: 10
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A budget option for travelers who would like a little extra breathing room.

DPOD-STYLE 8 BED DORM ENSUITE

Price: 45 PEN (Aprox. $14 USD)
Capacity: 8
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The best option for girls who would prefer to share a room only with other girls.

EPOD-STYLE 6 BED DORM ENSUITE

Price: 45 PEN (Aprox. $14 USD)
Capacity: 6
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The best option for medium-sized groups or for solo travelers who desire extra space.

FPOD-STYLE 4 BED DORM ENSUITE

Price: 50 PEN (Aprox. $15 USD)
Capacity: 4
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A great option for small groups, or for solo travelers looking for some extra space.

GPOD-STYLE 4 BED GIRLS ONLY DORM ENSUITE

Price: 42 PEN (Aprox. $13 USD)
Capacity: 4
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The best option for girls who prefer to share a room only with other girls.

PRIVATE ROOMS

AMATRIMONIAL ROOM ENSUITE

Price: 89 PEN (Aprox. $27 USD)
Capacity: 2
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A private option for those who need their own space but still want to enjoy the environment of a hostel.

ATWIN ROOM ENSUITE

Price: 89 PEN (Aprox. $27 USD)
Capacity: 2
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For solo and duo travelers, our private twin rooms are a great option. The piece of mind of your own private headquarters as well as a magnificent ensuite bathroom.

ACTIVITIES

Not only is Huacachina a beautiful hidden paradise in the middle of the desert–it’s also a convenient departure point for loads of different fun and exciting nearby activities.

South America’s only desert oasis is most well-known for sandboarding and dune buggy rides, considered can’t-miss excursions for visitors to the region. Travelers looking to enjoy a relaxing day at the lake can also take pedal boats out on the water, easily found for rent on the shore. To get a taste of the local culture, make sure to take a pisco vineyard or Ica city tour. Travelers planning to continue on to Paracas can also easily book tours of the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Reserve.

There’s something for everybody in Huacachina, whether you’re looking for adrenaline-pumping adventure, relaxing chilled-out days, wild parties, unique cultural experiences or all of the above! All these activities and more are easily arranged at the hostel in our on-site tour agency.

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