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Skiing And Sandboarding in Huacachina Lagoon, Peru

Skiing on surrounding dunes of Huacachina
Sandboarding
Huacachina sand dunes in Atacama Desert
Skiing on surrounding dunes of the famous oasis
Night shot of Huacachina Lagoon
Skiing And Sandboarding in Huacachina Lagoon, Peru
February 6, 2014

No, it's not the snow... It's not even cold. It's actually the Atacama Desert where you can go skiing... on sand! You can even use a snowboard, but it's called snowboarding around these places.

Huacachina (Oasis de la Huachachina) is a small village located in southwest Peru, with a bit more than a hundred people living permanently there. It is called the oasis of America, and that's for a good reason. A natural lake lies at the heart of the village, and you can even go boating and swimming.

If you are an avid skier or snowboarder and want to run away from cold weather, this is the place to practice your skills. Sandboarding tours are available, and start from around $65. There's even a hire centre for boards, so you don't have to bring your own gear all the way to Peru.