ADD TO LISTFew travelers choose to stop at Pisco when traveling to Peru, and those that do often go to see the Islas Ballestas. Those traveling through the area most often go to more well-known destinations such as Huacachina and Nazca. If you've been to Pisco, help us make this Pisco travel guide better by adding your favorite spots!
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Instead of staying in Pisco I preferred to continue to ica where we found a really nice hotel : hotel el carmelo. Nice rooms, pool, great garden and they make their own pisco. For cheap prices they can also arrange everything like museum entrance after closing time. I preferred Ica because of the nice nightlife. The higher dunes which are better for sandboarding and it's great oasis. Always nice to have a big cup of pisco sour on a terrace next to a lovely oasis in the "middle" of the desert, surrounded with dunes of more then 200 meter high.
If you go to Pisco in these dyas after the earthquake, you should know that the people are in real need for help with rebuilding their town. There are volonteers-opportunities, and you can (until august at least) find the group Burners Without Borders down at Pisco Playa. There you can stay and help out, meet the locals and get something more out of your trip than just touristing.
Just keep going the only good thing is the tour company who operates there. Try to go to the nearer town to the ballasta islands which i believe is called paracas. Apologize for the spelling havnt got the book to see the names. It does not feel safe at night.
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