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11 Things To Do In The Huacachina Desert, Peru

11 Things To Do In The Huacachina Desert, Peru
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If you are going to travel to Peru, you cannot miss the Huacachina Desert; although, after seeing these great images, it will be difficult to convince yourself that it is not simply a splendid invention of your mind.

This beautiful lagoon in the middle of the desert was formed naturally; however, there is a legend that tells that a young princess of the area was bathing when she was discovered by a poacher and fled, leaving behind a puddle of water. Its fluid layer was said to have created the surrounding sand dunes. The page hoteles en Lima (hotels in Lima) recommends places and activities that you can take into account when visiting Peru.

    Today the descendants of the Incas make their living by welcoming travelers who come from all over the world to climb to the top of the sand dunes by the sculpted wind to see the stunning sunset that illuminates the golden landscape. If you happen to be in this little paradise in the desert, believe in what you see – it is not an illusion. Do not hesitate to find shade, some water, rest, and peace in this place.

      Upon arrival at the “Oasis of America,” one of the last oasis in North and South America, you will be greeted by hotels with rustic facades, quaint shops. and even a library in the middle of the oasis.

      The desert paradise Huacachina is located just 4km from the city of Ica, an ancient colonial Spanish city located on the desert frontiers. This fascinating city was popular among the Peruvians of the aristocracy in the 1940s, who used to come to this desert to bathe in the charming lagoon, thinking that in these waters had healing powers.

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        Because some nearby landowners built wells to access groundwater, along with evaporation during the summer and high temperatures, the water levels of the lagoon have been steadily decreasing. In an effort to combat this, they have recently pumped water into the lake from natural lagoons created by the overflow of the river, so that the inhabitants do not run out of this paradise. The area has been declared a National Cultural Heritage by the National Institute of Culture (INC), and it is expected that this quiet oasis will always be real, and will never become a mirage.

          The city of Paracas is located in a privileged area of ​​Peru. It belongs to the ecoregion of the Pacific desert, a system that runs along the western coast of South America, from the Pacific to the Andes. Its subtropical climate gives it special conditions that make it the perfect area to carry out many activities of all kinds, attracting tourists from all over the world with a wide range of interests. The options and activities offered by the city of Paracas and its surroundings are endless.

          Here are 11 activities that you should not miss in Paracas.

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          1. The National Reserve

          Without a doubt, the National Reserve is one of the star activities of the area. Its creation dates back to 1975 and receives around 100,000 visitors per year. The Reserve is located in the most desert area of ​​the Peruvian coast, and at the same time is located in one of the richest maritime areas with cold water currents. For nature lovers, this is a place you cannot miss. You can find birds such as pelicans, tendrils, parihuanas, arctic plovers, Peruvian potoyunco, buzzards, or Humboldt penguins, mammals such as the buffoon, fish such as stingray or pampano, and other fascinating animals like muimuy, geckos, or leatherbacks.

            Peruvian Pelicans.

            2. El Candelabro and The Cathedral

            But not only that; through tours in Paracas you can discover the magic of “El Candelabro,” a geoglyph of 120 meters in length, as well as the remains of the imposing rock formation of “The Cathedral.”

              Navigating there you can enjoy the views of “El Candelabro.”
                Visit to the The Cathedral rock formation: A unique landscape

                3. Islas Ballestas

                From Paracas you can take boat tours that will take you to the islas ballestas, the natural refuge of species like the penguins of Humboldt, at present in danger of extinction. Another of the main attractions is to be able to hear the concert of the howls of sea lion herds that inhabit the islands (fine and chuscos). A show without equal.

                  Humboldt penguins
                    Sea lions at the shore.

                    4. The Nazca Lines

                      Discover the mysteries of the Nazca Lines. There are several tours from Paracas that allow the overflight to the Nazca Lines. These famous Lines are the representation of animals, plants, and forms on the surface of the desert of Nazca – in the Pampas de Jumana – and are Patrimony of the Humanity of the UNESCO since the year 1994.

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                      5. Tambo Colorado

                        Visit to the ruins of Tambo Colorado, which owes its name to the reddish color. They are a group of constructions, among which are the best preserved adobe of all Peru. In its time (AD 1450), it was one of the most important Inca settlements on the coast.

                        6. Exploring in a Dune Buggy

                          Do you not know the Dune Buggy yet?

                          Feel the excitement by venturing among the desert dunes in a buggy, just a few kilometers from the National Reserve. Fun is assured with landscapes of amazing beauty. Ideal for everyone, there are private services to control the pace and speed up groups up to maximum adrenaline.

                          7. Kayaking in Paracas Bay

                            Or maybe you’re a laid-back kind of explorer…

                            Discover the serene sea of ​​the Paracas Bay in the most original way: By kayak! It is a new experience that will transmit peace and tranquility in the middle of the sea, amid the most beautiful animals, in the middle of the world.

                            8. Biking

                              Travel at your leisure to the last corner in one of the best ways to discover an area like Paracas: On a bicycle. It gives you an absolute freedom to enjoy this unique environment.

                              9. Paragliding

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                                Or do you like heights? Do not miss the opportunity to see Paracas from another point of view. Fly by the birds and watch from above as the waves break. It is simply magic, and if you are a lover of photographs, this is the plan for you!

                                10. Quad Tours

                                  Craving some pure adrenaline? Start engines!

                                  Quad tours for the various trails in the Paracas Reserve is one of the most dynamic and adventurous ways to discover the area.

                                  11. Diving

                                    The beauty of the seabed and it’s creatures.

                                    And last but not least, an activity that we could not leave behind: Diving. A sea area as rich as Paracas is a unique place for lovers of this sport. Dive together the most amazing and beautiful marine species on the South American coast.

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                                      Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                      100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                      100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier
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                                      Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                      By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                      Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                      83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                        84 write random letter

                                          85 use a rubberband

                                            86 dorm smell bad

                                              87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                  90 take a picture of the name card

                                                    91 iron inside out

                                                      92 old newspaper

                                                        93 tumble try shoes

                                                          keep a card like this

                                                            SONY DSC

                                                              94 soap bar

                                                                95 make a hole

                                                                  96 drop the battery

                                                                    97 use a coozie

                                                                      98 when taking a picture

                                                                        use a clean dust pan

                                                                          try a pants hanger

                                                                            use your cellphone light

                                                                              use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                  user binder clips

                                                                                    wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                      put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                        clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                          use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                            doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                              use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                  freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                    use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                      almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                        sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                          unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                            cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                              remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                  for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                    how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                      tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                        place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                          ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                            use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                              take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                  put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                    How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                      user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                        good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                          turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                            50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                              the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                    hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                      stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                        the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                          how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                            the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                              use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                  user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                    a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                      rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                        use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                          50

                                                                                                                                                                            51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                              52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                  kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                    use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                      58

                                                                                                                                                                                        59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                          60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                            hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                              Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                  use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                    if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                      keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                          drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                            use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                              use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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