Cerro Blanco (White Hill) is the Spanish translation of this sacred site's original name, Yuraq Orjo, a deity to which offerings were rendered. Reputed to be the world's largest permanent sand dune, White Hill rises 2,087m above sea level in the Nazca Valley. We'll hike to its peak, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding desert and green valley, and then indulge in some high-intensity sandboarding.
We'll pick you up early in order to avoid the hottest part of the day and thus allow you to enjoy your tour with greater comfort. It's preferable to depart around 5:00am, before the sun rises. Heading towards the flanks of the Andes mountain in our private vehicle, it will take us around an hour to reach the base of Cerro Blanco. At this point we will have to continue on foot. We will hike for three hours to the top of Cerro Blanco, enjoying progressively more arresting views along the way. Our guide will lead us along the easiest route, and you will find that the climb is not very strenuous, only increasing in difficulty skirts near the top due to the peak's sandy skirts.
At around 10:00am we'll arrive at the peak, from where you'll be able to take photos of an expansive view of surrounding dunes and the green Nazca valley. We'll rest and enjoy a snack while receiving a quick sandboarding lesson. Smaller dunes around the peak will give you the opportunity to perfect newly-learned techniques, and you'll have all the practice time you need. Once you are confident in your skills you can take the main jump: a final 600m fall which you'll never forget.
Afterwards, once everyone has taken the leap, we'll return to Nazca and you'll be dropped off at the hotel or hostel.