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    Peru Vacation Packages - The lagoon of Huacachina


    por PeruTravelTrends

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    The lagoon of Huacachina is a desert oasis hidden between massive sand dunes along Perus arid Pacific coast.

    The lagoons blue waters are surrounded by palm, eucalyptus and guarango trees, and a string of resorts and hotels.

    This hideaway is just a few miles west of the provincial capital city Ica, home of Perus grape brandy Pisco.
    The oasis is formed by upwelling from a vast subterranean aquifer, and creates a sanctuary for thousands of migratory birds.

    But its the mountainous sand dunes surrounding the town that have drawn a new breed of traveler, making Huacachina a Mecca for sand boarders.

    They carve down the dunes and fall in a cloud of sand, knowing a dip in the lagoon, or one of the many hotel swimming pools will wash most of it out of their hair, eyes and nostrils.

    More sedate travelers can sip a Pisco sour at a bar overlooking the lagoon, or take a dip in its refreshing waters.