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Canyon of the lost, tour from Ica

The canyon of the lost is one of the youngest attractions that exist near the city of Ica. This beautiful place was discovered just 40 years ago by a group of explorers who, getting lost on their expedition, decided to immortalize the event under the name “the canyon of the lost.” This place in the middle of the desert is a huge natural formation crack that is 150 meters deep and about 3 kilometers long, making it one of the ideal places for those who love excursions.

General information

Price / 47 USD per person

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5 hours

Included and not included

Pick up from Ica or Huacachina

Experienced tour guide

Bottled water


Gratuities for the guide (optional)


Pick up from your accommodation (6:30 am)

We pick up all participants from their accommodation. Our pick-up area covers Huacachina and the center of Ica.

Departure to the canyon (7:00 am)

We depart in the direction to the Ocucaje desert through the Panamericana Sur highway, we will take the route that enters the desert, from the vehicle we will be able to observe some marine fossils that are millions of years old, as well as the colorful hills that decorate the desert.

Pampa de piedras (7:30 am)

We arrive at the “Pampa de Piedras” area, where you can see a large number of “apachetas”, which are structures that have been made by the same visitors to the place. Here are large pieces of rock that contain a high level of metals inside, which when struck, produce a sound similar to bells. Some historians say that the stones are fragments of meteorites that have fallen in the area for many years.

Canyon of the lost (8:00 am)

We begin the expedition to the Canyon of the Lost, but not before making a short visit to the viewpoint of the canyon, from there you can see the huge crack in its entirety. Then we will start the walk from a sandy passage that will show us some fossils of ancient animals that inhabited the area.

Return to Ica (12:00)

We finish the tour and go back to the vehicle to depart to the city of Ica. Arrival time is approximately at 2:00 pm. Our driver will leave you in the comfort of your accommmodation.

What to bring
  • Comfy shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hut or cap

Are you ready to experience Ica?