Prehistoric in Ica



Ocucaje desert in Ica is a marine sedimentary sequence that spans 348 kilometers from the center of the coastal strip to an area of the southern department of Arequipa. This great desert was an area of bays and islands with calm and shallow sea according to experts it has a subtropical environment of palm trees with great diversity of wildlife where there were adequate for fossilization of animals conditions. There is now a crowded desert fossilized skeletons in the pampas of Ocucaje (325 msnm) located south of the city of Ica, fossils of whales, giant sharks, beaked whales, seals, penguins and marine crocodiles that lived up to these bays in those times tertiary and quaternary eras. This is one of the best places in the world to find marine fossils well preserved until today. We invite you to enjoy it.

Departures: Every day.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.
Duration: 7- 8 hours.
Quantity: 02 people at least.


In the morning, passengers are collected from the hotel. The tour start with the transfer to the district of Ocucaje (325msnm) in a short trip of 45 minutes, crossing all the strength of our wild desert. The tour lasts from approx. 8 hours depending on the client. In this place we will see the largest fossil deposit where America, is seen prehistoric marine animals since 8 to 20 million years old (fossil whale, shark teeth, fossilized shells). After you enjoy those amazing area, finally we return to the city of Ica.

Our service includes:

  • Pick up from your Hotel.
  • Private mobility 4 x 4.
  • Box lunch (according to customer's requirement).
  • Paleontologist bilingual guide Spanish - English.
  • Bottle of mineral water.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Special sunglasses.
  • Security bag for camera.

We do not include:

  • Food.
  • Additional drinks.
  • Tip.

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