Paleontology Tour in the Ocucaje Desert

The Ocucaje Desert has the largest marine fossil deposit in the world, and Desert Adventures takes you there. It is for the most part, very rarely explored and appreciated. Here, you can find whale bones and sea life dating back from 8 to 20 million years ago. This part of the desert was covered by ocean in ancient times, leaving behind evidence of a variety of sea life in the form of fossils. There is also evidence of ancient human nomads and communities in the middle of this arid desert. You will have a chance to search for these ancient treasures guided by Paleontologist Mario Urbina. These tours are operated in a closed in 4x4 vehicle rather than a dune buggy and are mostly private tours. Tours leave with a previous reservation at 9am. Cost for 4 hour tour including bagged lunch:


Tour Price:
$125USD per person for 2-3 people
$100USD per person for 4 or more people


To make a reservation for this tour, fill out the Tour Reservation Form below or call +51 942656261

Paleontology Tours in Ocucaje Desert.

The adventure begins in Huacachina

Take a real adventure tour. Break free from the normal tour schedules and come with us on our famous paleontology tour. You don't have to be an archaeologist to enjoy this trip. Who knows what you might find, but we are sure you'll find that this tour was worth taking. Enjoy, and bring your camera!