Photo of the Week: Sunset Over the Dunes of Ica

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Photo of the Week: Sunset Over the Dunes of Ica

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A dune buggy tour of the sand dunes of Ica, Peru.
Photo by Eloise Allen

For this Photo of the Week we’re taking you to the desert of Ica in southern Peru. This full-throttle experience is one you won’t soon forget.  Strap yourself in and get ready for the most fun ride of your life. Sit aboard a dune buggy in the Peruvian desert and your driver will turn the desert hills into a natural roller coaster.

Climb to the top of a dune and quickly free fall for two hundred feet before making a hairpin turn up the next dune.Hang on tight and don’t eat a heavy lunch because this roller coaster isn’t for wimps. This is what sand dune adventures are all about.

Take a break from the roller coaster by strapping a sand board to your feet. If you’re adventurous you’ll ride standing up like a snowboard, but since these dunes are the size of mountains, we won’t tell anyone if you ride them on your belly like a sled. Either way, you’ll have a blast!

Once the evening sets in get ready for a party at the Huacachina Oasis. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a day of adventure.

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About Author

Diego is a Colombian-American who was raised in Morristown, NJ. He started writing short fiction when he was a teenager and has pursued creative writing as a hobby ever since. After working for multiple publications in the U.S., he moved to Peru in January 2012. Since then he’s lived and worked in Trujillo, Cuzco and now calls Lima home.

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