Sandboarding in Lima - Half Day Tour
Want to enjoy a new adventure with a minimal learning curve? If you’re an avid snowboarder or ski racer, then prepare for a unique adventure. Outside of Lima, Peru is where you’ll find the dunes of Chilca. Glide across their golden sands on a board and conquer a new terrain overlooked by many adrenaline junkies. New to the sport? Don’t worry, children as young as 5 years old can take part in the tour, so beginners are definitely welcome!
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 6 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:00 AM, 1:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Mix adventure with culture when your journey takes you to Lima, Peru. Old and new collide in this land of fine architecture, ancient sites, colorful culture, and award-winning cuisine. This cosmopolitan city offers you easy access to history and all the comforts of the modern world. So, you can explore how the world used to be, while still enjoying the perks of life circa now.
For such a chic city, you’d never think that you could enjoy a rugged and edgy adventure such as sandboaring just outside of Lima. Offered twice a day, in the morning and the afternoon, all of the details are taken care of for you — from transportation to equipment; all you have to do is show up ready to have an awesome time with your signature of release documents in hand…safety first!
The first tour begins at 07:00 a.m. and ends at 13:30 p.m. The second tour begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 19:30 p.m. Your itnerary is as follows:
07:00 am – 07:50 am | 01:00 pm – 01:50 pm Pick up from your hotel by a professional driver. You and your group will follow the Panamericana Sur until you reach your tour’s sandboarding shop.
07:50 am – 08:20 am | 01:50 pm – 02:20 pm The professionals at the shop will match you with the equipment best suited to you, and will provide you with instructions and safety training.
08:30 am – 09:10 am | 02:20 pm – 03:10 pm Depart from the sandboarding shop and travel for another 44 miles (72 km) until you reach the Chilca dunes.
09:10 am – 09:30 am | 03:10 pm – 03:30 pm Upon arrival at the dunes, it is necessary to reduce your tire pressure before officially entering the desert and heading to the sandboarding park.
09:30 am – 10:30 am | 03:30 pm – 04:30 pm Up for a little ‘before’ and ‘after’? Let your instructor take some photos during free time before your adventure begins. Then do some stretches before you start boarding down small dunes; this will help you understand how to control your speed and ability to slow down.
10:30 am – 11:30 am | 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm Time to tackle the full-size dunes. Save your energy for the task ahead of with a 4x4 ride up to the top of the dunes. Save the trekking for Machu Picchu.
11:30 am – 01:30 pm | 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm All good things must come to an end. Time to inflate the tires, return your equipment back to the sandboarding shop, and head back to Lima. You will have the opportunity to freshen up and exchange photos of your amazing adventure.
This vacation, go somewhere beautiful and do something extradordinary; expand your horizons when you go off the beaten path and try an exciting new adventure courtesy of one of Peru’s most cosmopolitan cities — book the sandboarding half day tour at the Chilca dunes today! Your trip gets even better when you let your Anywhere Local Expert manages all of your tours, accommodations, and transportation. Spend more time enjoying the journey and less time on travel logistics.
Note: If there’s rain, a special liquid wax is used on the boards, allowing you to still enjoy your tour. Bring a USB for your share of the photos!
What to Bring
Sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable sportswear (long pants or shorts with pocket), long socks, a thin coat (at the end of the afternoon you can feel the cold). Please bring a protective bag for your camera or cell phone.
Pick up and return to your hotel in a 4x4 truck (Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, Surco and nearby areas); professional driver; professional equipment (snowboards, bindings, boots and helmet); professional sandboarding instructor; GoPro photos and videos; first aid kit, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE: meals or tipping.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.