Stop9: Huacachina November 12th 2010 After all of the high altitude antics (6 weeks!) we decided it was definitely time to get back to sea level for some relaxation. Huacachina seemed like the perfect place. Situated in the earthquake scarred region of Ica, Huacachina is an oasis in the middle of a desert, and we're not talking metaphorically, it really is an oasis in the middle of a desert.
Despite intending to do little more th ... read more
South America » Peru » Ica » Huacachina Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more