Some of the most important civilizations of ancient Peru established themselves in the Ica region such as the Paracas and the Nazca cultures, which left a legacy that has endured the passage of time and the violence of the wind and the sand.

The Paracas National Reserve is a natural reserve that apart from its beaches and beautiful rock formations also is the refuge for seals, otters, penguins, dolphins and more than two hundred species of birds. From here you can also visit the Ballestas Islands by boat and see its great wildlife of birds and sea lions, etc.

Close to Ica you find various vineyards where wine and pisco are produced, the Huacachina oasis where you can do sand boarding and go with boogie-car over the sand dunes, and Chincha, the valley that gave birth to the Afro-Peruvian music.

From Ica you also may go on a flight over the Nazca lines.