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Ica Region

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Ica is a region (formerly known as a department) in Peru. It borders the Pacific Ocean on the west; the Lima Region on the north; the Huancavelica and Ayacucho regions on the east; and the Arequipa Region on the south. Its capital is the city of Ica.GeographyThe Ica Region has a remarkable geography. It is the only region of the southern coast formed by plains, also called coast plains, since the Andean Cordillera rise up inland. Some geological folds have determined the formation of dunes moving toward the sea, which form much of the Paracas Peninsula. Some isolated formations located at the southern part created the Marcona complex, with the biggest deposits of iron in the Pacific coast.Ica's configuration is due to the geomorphology of its two big and unique fluvial watersheds: the Pasco and Ica rivers. Also, it has a waterway called the Rio Grande, although its waters do not reach the ocean. Some waters are diverted for irrigation and agriculture in the provinces of Pampa, Nazca and Ingenio; the Rio Grande's final riverbed is dry since sand and dried lands absorb its limited resources. There are extensive deserts in Ica, such as the Lancha Pampas. Pozo Santo and Villacuri pampas are extremely hot areas. Strong and persistent winds called paracas are present and stir up large sandstorms.
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Islas Ballestas ©
Island
Islas Ballestas Paracas
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours Ica
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Nasca Lines ©
World heritage site
Nasca Lines Nazca
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Duration: 4 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Paracas
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wineries in Ica Region

Tacama ©
Winery / Vineyard
Tacama Ica
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
El Catador ©
Winery / Vineyard
El Catador Ica
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bodega 1615
Winery / Vineyard
Bodega 1615 Paracas
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ocucaje ©
Winery / Vineyard
Ocucaje Ica
2.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Ica Region

Laguna De Huacachina
Water Body
Laguna De Huacachina Ica
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Oasis of Huacachina ©
Water Body
Oasis of Huacachina Ica
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Paracas Nature Reserve
Desert
Paracas Nature Reserve Paracas
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cerro Blanco ©
Geologic Formation
Cerro Blanco Nazca
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Ica Region

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Playa de la Mina
Beach
Playa de la Mina Paracas
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa Roja ©
Beach
Playa Roja Paracas
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa El Raspon ©
Beach
Playa El Raspon Paracas
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini) ©
History Museum
Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini) Nazca
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Ica Region

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding Paracas
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Ica
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Duration: 4h 30 min
Supay Beach ©
Beach
Supay Beach Paracas
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Inti-Mar-Paracas ©
Inti-Mar-Paracas Paracas
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Ica Region

Yumaque Beach ©
Beach
Yumaque Beach Paracas
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa Mendieta
Beach
Playa Mendieta Paracas
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa Trompa de Elefante ©
Beach
Playa Trompa de Elefante San Juan de Marcona
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pisco Beach ©
Beach
Pisco Beach Pisco
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Aeronasca ©
Photography Tour
Aeronasca Nazca
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
The Chandelier ©
Landmark
The Chandelier Paracas
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Regional Museum of Ica
Specialty Museum
Regional Museum of Ica Ica
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cemetery
Cementerio Chauchilla Nazca
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

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