Huacachina is located just outside the city of Ica, about 4.5 hours south of Lima and 10 hours from Arequipa (by tourist class bus). The desert village is built around a small natural lake with towering sand dunes surrounding it from all sides.
This desert oasis has become an increasingly popular tourist attraction for adventurers drawn to sandboarding and high speed dune buggy rides (we highly recommend you visit).
Use an old snowboard with proper bindings and boots if available – you can usually find boards at hostels and hotels. Otherwise you’re likely to be strapped to a heavy wooden plank with poor control. And watch your speed. Falling leads to unwanted mouthfuls of sand!