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The coastal department whose main geographical features are its dunes and immense deserts, where extreme sports such as sandboarding can be practiced, as well as having been the seat of important automotive competitions such as the Dakar Rally. However, the most impressive thing that we can see in Ica are the Nasca Lines, which according to the researcher María Reiche would be an astronomical calendar made by ancient Peruvians. On the other hand, Ica has the Paracas Natural Reserve, which is populated by a generous variety of flora and fauna species, some unique as the Humboldt penguin. Enjoy a good wine, Afro-Peruvian music and paradisiacal landscapes such as the oasis of Huacachina, are just some of the attractions.

Take a look at Ica

Adolfo Bermúdez Jenkins Regional Museum

Visit the Regional Museum, it has a collection of archaeological pieces of the cultures that were developed in the region (Nazca, Paracas, Huari, Inca) and some objects of the Colony.

Sanctuary of the Lord of Luren

Visit the neoclassical temple, consecrated to the Christ of Luren. Half-destroyed by the 2007 earthquake.

The Dunes of Ica

Stroll in the sand carts and practice sandboarding.

Huacachina Lake

Oasis that has a lagoon surrounded by palm trees and carob trees. Medicinal properties are attributed to its waters. Pedalones and sundboards for the dunes are rented.

Paracas National Reserve

It is the most important protection area of the Peruvian coast. From their small ports, boats leave for the Ballestas Islands, rock formations populated by guano birds, Humboldt penguins and sea lions.

Nazca Lines

These geoglyphs consist of thousands of lines and hundreds of drawings, some of large dimensions. Most are zoomorphic, with figures of animals like the monkey, the spider and the hummingbird.

Pisco sour

Cocktail prepared with pisco (grape brandy from Peru), ice, egg white and lemon juice.

Strained beans

Dessert created in Chincha, based on beans, sugar, spices and milk.


Dry potato boiled and stewed with pork and chicken meat, chili, garlic and other condiments.

Data you should know if you travel

  • Weather

    Sunny almost all year. Maximum Temperature 32 ° C - Minimum Temperature 9 ° C.

  • Best season

    It is one of the regions blessed with a privileged climate, allowing you to visit it in any month of the year.

  • How to get?

    Land route, Panamericana Sur highway Lima-Ica route 301 Km. There are bus companies such as Cruz del Sur that depart from Lima and arrive in Ica in 4 hours.