BACKCOUNTRY SANDBOARD IN TORO MATA – AREQUIPA
Ride the backcountry in Toro Mata, the dune with the longest descent in the world. The ultimate thrill for experienced and enthusiastics of snow sports.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeActive, Journey, Private groups, Young
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
This is a trip to the ultimate sandboard destination around the world.
Starting early and going 345 miles south, we will head to the land of the eternal sun, Ica. We will make a stop to grab a local breakfast. Then we will go to Paracas and go boating to ballestas islands to get see and enjoy its enormous wildlife.
After that, we will head to a local winery to learn about the wine and Pisco tradition and of course taste all of them. We will pair them with best local dishes.
In the afternoon, we will go to the Mecca of sandboarding, Huacachina where we will get the equipment and the basic instruction to warm up and ride the dune buggy all around the extensive desert. We will ride some dunes to get conformable and safe on the sandboard. We will enjoy the sunset and have dinner at the oasis.
Next, we will go to Acarí (Arequipa) and stay in a conformable hotel. We will head out early the next morning to the Toro Mata the dune with the longest descent 5095 feet. We will do some runs in other dune slopes before hitting the Toro Mata where we will be above the clouds and our instructors will show you the way down, this is a unique lifetime experience dedicated for snow sports enthusiastic.
We will enjoy a local dish from Arequipa for lunch and return to Lima.
- Pick up at 4:00 am. and drop off
- Ballestas island tour
- Vineyard visit and tasting
- Sandboard session in Huacachina
- Professional sandboarding equipment
- Off road in sand dune buggy
- Qualified instructor
- Local sweet treat
- Snacks and drinks
- All meals
- GO PRO videos and pictures
- First aid kit
If you are experienced, it would around 5 minutes. We usually break it down to take ensure we guide you through the terrain and take pictures.