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Things to know before your trip

Ica, is known for its desert, sea view and Pisco. It is also well-known for its dunes where you can practice adventure sports such as sandboarding. Ica is also the heart of the Afro-Peruvian culture. African slaves, who were brought to work in the cotton plantations, contributed to build Peruvian culture with their music and art.


Ica has a dry and warm weather. During summer (January to April) the lowest temperature is 20º C (68ºF) and the maximum is 34ºC (93ºF). From June to September the temperature can vary from 12ºC (35ºF) to 24ºC (75ºF).

Where to stay

Ica can be visited in one or two days. We recommend taking a tour from Lima and getting to know the most important landmarks during the day and then return to the city at night. If you want to stay in Ica we recommend booking a hotel in Paracas or near the Huacachina Lagoon so you can enjoy the landscape.

Getting around and exploring

What clothes to wear?

What clothes to wear?
The climate in Ica can be tricky! So we recommend wearing layers of clothing that can make you feel comfortable both in warm and windy weather. Also, don’t forget to bring sunglasses.

Food and drink

You can’t leave Ica without trying a cup of its famous drink Pisco! Also look out for delicious traditional dishes such as ‘Carapulcra’ (dried potato stew served with pork or chicken meat) and ‘tejas’, a dessert made of caramel, pecans and sugar coating.

Is a tourist destination known for its wines, piscos, and desert landscapes.

Some popular places to visit in Ica include: Paracas National Park, a nature reserve that is home to a wide variety of marine life and birds, as well as important archaeological sites. La Huacachina, a small oasis surrounded by sand dunes where you can practice extreme sports such as sandboarding and buggy. The Regional Museum of Ica, which houses a wide variety of objects and artifacts related to the history and culture of the region. The Valley of the Kings, an archaeological site that houses several tombs of pharaohs and other remains of ancient Egypt. Ica Wine Cellars, where visitors can taste wines and piscos produced in the region and learn about the history and production process.

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