Disponibile fino al 30 Dicembre 2017
Escursioni a Ica - City Tour Ica
Escursioni a Ica: Begin your exploration on the road to the Ica Regional Museum, which has an important collection of pre-Hispanic artefacts from the Ica, Paracas, Nazca, Wari and Inca cultures that have been exhibited in different parts of the world. Discover pre-Columbian funerary bundles and mummies, whose elongated skulls from the Paracas and pre-Inca cultures suggest ritual deformation, perhaps a mark of the elite. Some skulls also bear evidence of trepanning, a kind of early brain surgery to relieve internal pressure or remove damaged skull matter suffered in battle. For those who want to see something a little less gory there are also furniture, paintings and artifacts from the Spanish colonial era.
After that you will visit a producer of wine and pisco, products that have made the valleys of the Ica desert famous. Here you will be able to sample the delicious pisco; a colorless or yellowish-to-amber colored grape brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile. Pisco was developed by Spanish settlers in the 16th century as an alternative to orujo, a pomace brandy that was being imported from Spain. Thereafter is a visit to the sanctuary of the Lord of Luren, a dark-skinned saint from Ica, whose carved image was made in Spain in the year 1556. On the third Monday of October each year the image is taken from the church and carried through the streets of Ica accompanied by hundreds of devotees.
Finally, you will visit the very popular Lake Huacachina. Originally an oasis in the middle of the desert, the lake is one of Ica´s major attractions. The breathtaking view of a lake surrounded by trees in the middle of the hot dessert is a sight that you will never forget. It is surrounded by large sand dunes and offers a variety of optional services: from good food to an adrenalin-stimulating sand buggy rides through the desert. Discover the land with an interesting history; legend holds that the lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess was apprehended at her bath by a young hunter. She fled, leaving the pool of water she had been bathing in to become the lagoon. The folds of her mantle, streaming behind her as she ran, became the surrounding sand dunes. And the woman herself is rumored to still live in the oasis as a mermaid. The spectacular view reminds tourists that have visited the site as a “little piece of paradise on earth”. This picture perfect spot completes the Ica city tour.
Meeting point: passenger will be picked up at his respective hotel.
Duration: 2 hours approximately .
Start or opening time: At 9 am or 2 pm.

Disponibile fino al 31 Dicembre 2017
Escursioni a Ica - Pisco Route - Private
Escursioni a Ica: A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel and will transfer you to the "El Catador" artisanal winery, where you may watch the production process of wine and pisco (Peruvian brandy), which has remained unchanged since 1856.
After touring the winery, we invite you to taste some varieties of pisco and sweet wines. The tour continues to the Tacama winery, where you will learn about its industrial techniques for the preparation of a great variety of red and white wines and piscos. Its seedbed area and the plantation house. You will then go downtown to visit the Main Square, which dates back to 1563 and from where you may see the Cathedral and several mansions. If you wish, you may also visit the Huacachina Lagoon.
What was originally an oasis amidst the Ica desert, the lagoon (which today obtains its water supply from underground pipes) is one of Ica's major attractions. It is surrounded by huge dunes and offers several services: from a varied gastronomic supplly to a mind-blowing trip on sand cars through the desert. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of the visit. Meeting point: Hotels in Ica Downtown.
Start or opening time: 1st Schedule: Between 9am to 9:15am / 2nd Schedule: Between 2pm to 2:15pm
Duration of the excursion: 3 hours
Guide languages: English and Spanish Restrictions: For people with physical disabilities, the guide will give the necessary support, until where access is permitted. People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate in this tour.
Recommend: Comfortable shoes and any kind of clothes depending on the season. Photo camera.

Disponibile fino al 30 Dicembre 2017
Escursioni a Ica - Sandboard Ica Desert
Escursioni a Ica: Take an adventurous dune buggy ride through the Ica desert; it is the most enjoyable way to see the desert while having lots of fun. This service is made to offer a new spectacular point of view to tourists visiting the Ica desert. This special OFF-ROAD tour in the desert is realized with special cars called Dune-Buggies that we named ''Areneros Tubulares''. Thanks to their structures we can enter places that are inaccessible to other vehicles. The pilots are well prepared and your safety is their main priority. We will provide you with eye and face protection for the tour.
This is a once in a lifetime experience that will take you up, down and over the hot Ica dessert while having the time of your life. If you are feeling more adventurous you could also try sand boarding; a board sport similar to snowboarding. It is a recreational activity that takes place on sand dunes rather than snow-covered mountains. It involves riding across or down a dune while standing with both feet strapped to a board. Will you be brave enough to give it a go?
Meeting point: passenger will be picked up at his respective hotel.
Duration: 1 hour approximately.
Start or opening time: At 9am an 2pm.
Languages: Spanish and English.

Disponibile fino al 30 Dicembre 2017
Escursioni a Ica - Tambo Colorado Ruins
Escursioni a Ica: Visit the breathtaking Tambo Colorado Ruins, a well-preserved Inca adobe complex near the coast of Peru, also known under the Quechua names Puka Tampu (''red resting place''), Pukallaqta (''red place'') or Pukawasi (''red house''). The site was most likely built at the end of the 15th century during the reign of the Inca king Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui also known as Pachacutec. The site consists of several structures around a large central plaza. The central plaza is shaped like a trapezoid with its largest side being 150 m long. The main structures are grouped together in a northern part and a southern part (Sector Norte and Sector Sur). These structures are known as the Northern palace and the two Southern Palaces, flanked by an Ushnu (raised ceremonial platform) and a building known as the Utilities Structure. It is believed to have been used by the Incas as an administrative and control site on the main road from the coast to the highlands. A small on-site museum is located near the entrance of the complex where you will be able to see some pictures of other remains found in the area and on the slope of Tambo Colorado hill. You will also have the opportunity to visit the remains of an Inca cemetery.
On the way back you will stop in Hacienda Montesierpe. It was built during Colonial times and was famous for being one of the best producers of wine and pisco in the region. Sample the famous delicious pisco; a colorless or yellowish-to-amber colored grape brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile. Pisco was developed by Spanish settlers in the 16th century as an alternative to orujo, a pomace brandy that was being imported from Spain.
After this you will be taken to your hotel to relax after the day´s adventure.
Meeting point: passenger will be picked up at his respective hotel.
Duration: 3 hours approximately.
Start or opening time: From 9am.
End or closing time: 3 hours after the start of the tour (approximately).
Languages: Spanish and English.

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