Jan 23, 2016

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Peru

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Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 4.0

 

In the desert of southwestern Peru you will find the village of Huacachina, a tiny oasis with a modest population of a hundred or so permanent residents. The seemingly secluded village is in fact, a scant 8km from the city of Ica, the region’s capital (and a decent size with a population of approximately 220,000).

Built around a small lagoon, Huacachina is a popular tourist destination featuring activities like sandboarding and dune buggy rides on the surrounding sand dunes that can stretch several hundred feet high.

 

 

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