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Cerro Blanco Sandboarding

Cerro Blanco Sandboarding

Cerro Blanco, located near Peru´s southern coast, is an incredible sight.  At 3,880 meters above sea level, it is among the highest sand dunes in the world.  Because of this, a hike to Cerro Blanco´s peak offers amazing views of the Nazca Valley, surrounding landscapes, and the beginning of the Andes.  On clear days, you may even have views of the Pacific Ocean, with condors circling above!

 

In addition to amazing views, Cerro Blanco´s size makes it a world-class sandboarding destination.  Hiking and sandboarding here can easily be combined with visits to other top attractions.  For example, the Nazca Lines and Huacachina oasis are both within an hour´s drive.  In addition, Paracas Reserve, the Ballestas Islands, and numerous pisco distilleries are all just a bit further away.

 

About the Cerro Blanco Sandboarding Experience

Sandboarding Cerro Blanco begins with an approximately three hour-hike up the dune.  It´s best to begin very early in the morning, with the goal of reaching the top near sunrise.  This is because the area can be quite hot, and intensely sunny.  Hiking in sand can be tiring, especially because you´ll be carrying your board up the enormous dune.

At the peak, you´ll have time to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views, and warm up for sandboarding on small, sandy ridges.  The ride itself is a thrilling, challenging trip to Cerro Blanco´s base.   The minimum distance you´ll cover is 2,595 feet; depending on your route, the ride may be longer.  Cerro Blanco sandboarding is recommended for experienced sandboarders.  However, it´s also fun to “sled” down the dune, sitting on your sandboard.

 

 

Preparing for Cerro Blanco Sandboarding

Cerro Blanco is located approximately five hours by car or bus from Peru´s capital, Lima.  Arriving the day before your sandboarding experience is ideal, because of the early start time the following morning.  It´s important to get enough sleep the night before, and to stay as hydrated as possible.

For the hike and ride, you should bring the following items:

  • Plenty of sunscreen. Expect the sun to be very strong once it rises.
  • Handkerchief or similar to protect your mouth and nose from sand.
  • Sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes.
  • Enough drinking water to cover approximately seven hours.
  • Hat with a brim, for use when not sandboarding.
  • Snacks, such as chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit.
  • A small daypack to carry all of this!

 

Your Cerro Blanco visit

Ayni Peru offers custom travel packages to Peru´s southern coast.  This includes visits to Paracas, the Ballestas Islands, the Nazca Lines, and Cerro Blanco sandboarding.  Pisco tasting at local bodegas can always be included along the way.  Please contact Ayni for details!

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