AMONG SAND DUNES

(Version française plus bas)

No one would suspect there is a sand desert in Peru until one actually goes there! If sand dunes, varying in size, spread along the Peruvian southern seashore, the real treasure is Huacachina.

Huge golden sand dunes whose texture looks like beaten egg whites seem to go as far as the eye can see. A Sahara in the middle of Peruvian vastness.

One can even rent a board and surf the dune. Another option consists of sliding it down on your butt or on your belly.

Oasis of Huacachina

Boards for rent

Dunes of Huacachina

On top of a dune

Sledging...

After sledging...

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AU MILIEU DES DUNES

Qui se douterait qu’il y a un désert de sable au Pérou? Personne, sauf à y être allé! Si des dunes de sable plus ou moins grandes bordent le littoral sud du Pérou, le petit paradis sablonneux se situe bien à Huacachina.

Là, d’énormes dunes de sable blond ressemblant à des oeufs battus en neige semblent s’étendre à l’infini. Sahara dans l’immensité péruvienne.

On peut même y louer une planche pour dévaler les dunes en luge, en ‘snowboard’ ou à plat ventre.

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