Travelling through Peru? Sandboarding in Huacachina is a dream come true for adrenaline junkies with a need for speed.

Over the course of 3 hours you’ll race through the desert in sand buggies, bomb headfirst down some of the steepest slopes in the region and watch a spectacular sunset sink beneath the horizon.

Sandboardin in Peru - Sherryll Catindig gets ready for her first slope in Huacachina, Peru - Pictures of sandboarding

Sherryll Catindig gets ready for her first slope

Tours cost from 40 soles (£10) and include transportation – which is just as fun as the sandboarding itself – equipment, hostel pick-up and guides. The instructors at Desert Adventures are great, going beyond the call of duty to show you a good time.

Sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru - Sandbuggies in Huacachina - Fabulous Travel Guide

Sandbuggies in Huacachina

Fancy skipping the buggy rides? Hire your own board and hike up to the top on foot. See more pictures of sandboarding and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for more travel updates.

Huacachina sand dunes, Peru - Pictures of Huacachina, Ica - PICTURE - Fabulous Travel Guide

Huacachina sand dunes, Peru