LUXURY TRAVEL TO LIMA

  • PERU'S COASTAL CAPITAL; GREAT MUSEUMS AND RESTAURANTS
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Destination Lima City

  • The amazing Peruvian Capital, World Heritage Site for visitors around the world. With a roughly 8.5 million people, ranked among the top ten most populous cities in Latin America. Peru receives about 3.1 million visitors a year and the numbers may be expected to continue to grow. Lima is the primary international hub of the country and most visitors arrive to Peru via the Jorge Chavez International Airport.
  • Lima’s attractions and highlights include spectacular cityscapes, pre-Inca places, a rich colonial past and a diverse population from all over Peru and around the world.
  • To the north is located the mysterious ancient city of Caral, the oldest and most interesting civilization of the Americas with its lost technology from another age. Also to the south of is the Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac, another mysterious site of ancient ruins. Lima's history has a big colonial presence, the great establishment of the viceroyalty transformed the city into the main administrative and political center of greater South America. During this age, many churches, monasteries, mansions and balconies were constructed. The arrival of modernity didn’t transform the historic center, which today is fully recognized as a World Heritage Site internationally.
  • Museums with stunning art pieces, beaches, the boardwalk, archaeological sites, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, thrilling sport adventures and the exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an original personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the South America.

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Discover The Richness Of The Inca Empire

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Discover The Richness Of The Inca Empire

  • Cities Visited : Lima City, Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
  • Style : Religious, Cultural and Archaeological.
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Immersion Into Mysterious Kingdoms

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Immersion Into Mysterious Kingdoms

  • Cities Visited : Lima City, Amazon Rainforest, Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno City, Puno & Lake Titicaca
  • Style : Religious, Cultural and Archaeological.
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Explore The Southern Wonderland

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Explore The Southern Wonderland

  • Cities Visited : Lima City, Arequipa City, Colca Canyon, Puno City, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
  • Style : Religious, Cultural and Archaeological.
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Attractions

The Plaza de Armas

Discover Lima’s colonial beginnings and appreciate how the city has changed in the five centuries ever since it was founded. The Plaza Mayor is located in the Historical Center of Lima, declared a national World Heritage Site in 1988, in this public square you can see the Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) the Colonial Cathedral, perfect place to appreciate the beautiful restored architecture and watch the locals pass their time.

Palacio de Gobierno

The Palace was the mansion of Peruvian Conqueror Francisco Pizarro , an impressive grand baroque style building, which also serves as the Presidential palace. Everday at noon you can experience the changing of the guard where the guards will march to El Condor Pasa.

San Francisco Church

This impressive bright yellow Franciscan monastery and church has hidden catacombs with an estimated 70,000 skeletons arranged in several patterns and it is located just three blocks close to the Main Square. The church also contains a library with more than 25000 ancient texts and whose prized possession is a Bible dating from about 1571-1572, as well as a museum displaying many famous paintings, including the Last Supper where Jesus and his disciples sit and eat Cuy (guinea pig) served with aji peppers and potatoes on the table as the main course.

Aliaga House

Constructed in 1535, Casa Aliaga has the same foundation date as the as of Lima, making this the oldest colonial-era house in South America. Captain Jeronimo de Aliaga Ramirez was a trusted friend and comrade of Francisco Pizarro. After Lima was seized from the indigenous population, Pizarro rewarded Aliaga with a sizable plot of land a little north of the Plaza de Armas. The Aliaga family still owns and maintains the property and graciously welcomes visitors to visit the mansion and its large salons, which are elegantly decorated with art and furniture from various historical ages.

Huaca Pucllana

Located in the pleasant province of Lima, Miraflores, just two kilometers from the cliffs of the coast, in a residential and commercial area easily accessible from central Lima. A Pre-Inca was a ceremonial center that dates back to 400 AD. In 2010 four untouched Wari mummies were uncovered, the site has been excavated at the lower end, and about two-thirds of the sides and top of the building. The expansion of these sectors have been open to the public, integrated into a marked tourist circuit that has bridges, ramps and roads conditioners.

Archeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac

Spanning though the Lower Lurín Valley of Peru, Pachacamac Sanctuary is on the coastal area just south of Lima. Developed as a little ceremonial center of the early 5th century, Pachacamac grew and became one of the most important religious sites in the pre-Columbian Incan world, reaching its peak during the 6th century. The Incas controlled the site after defeating the local Yschma, and occupied the area until the Spanish arrived in 1533. Famous for its mystic oracle, Pachacamac became an important spiritual pilgrimage destination before the arrival of the Incas between 400 and 600. The Incan assimilation of the sanctuary 100s of years later allowed the civilization to take control of both: agricultural production in the surrounding area and the religious establishment and influence associated with the oracle.

Chinese Quarter

Located in “el Barrio Chino de Lima” or Lima’s Chinatown is mostly a gastronomic and thrifty shopping area. Not quite tourists spot but nonetheless a boom of business, shopping and tasty food in the center of the busiest city in Peru. El Barrio Chino might be a perfect place to try, a little bit of Lima’s Chinese culture. When it comes to Gastronomy Chinatown has some of the best quality “chifas” in Lima. Now this word relates to memories of delicious dishes and rich aroma mix the Cantonese food with Peruvian spices. Be aware that portions are really large and more often than not a problem for people who like to taste a bit of everything before filling up.

Gastronomy

Peruvian cuisine, considered among the greatest in the world, inherited its innovation, mix and flavors from Peru’s unique history. Its rich culinary fusion developed over an extended process of cultural exchange between the Spanish, Japanese and Italians, Africans, Chinese, among others. The dishes became more varied as they mixed with the ingredients that migrants brought when they arrived at the port of Callao. This unique fusion produces dishes like the unusual anticucho de corazón (cow heart on a stick), tacu-tacu stew and carapulcra, dishes which are from Africa. Rich pastas arrived along with Italian immigrants, whose innovations have resulted in typical dishes like red or green pasta. Ceviche, Peru’s national dish, emerged from influence with Japanese cuisine. Lastly, the trend of Andean cuisine boasts indigenous foods worth mentioning, restoring the national flavor that is such an important part of identity.

Circuito Magico de las Aguas

Considered by many, one of the best in Lima, which offers memorable scenes of water, light, color, music, magic and charm. This wonderful circuit includes the recovery of more than 7,000 trees, restoration of all existing monuments in the Parque de la Reserva, including the original 23 pools dating from 1929 and with them their historical and cultural characteristics.

Caral Archaeological Zone

Caral is the third oldest city in the world, it is the same age as the pyramids of Egypt or perhaps even older, surrounded by mountains and about 190 km north of Lima. Caral is the oldest civilization in America, approximately 5,000 years old or more. Although, there is no real evidence explaining why the people who lived in Caral abandoned the land or anything to let us know what was the system of communication and exchange of products used with other peoples located 1,000 km away.

What to do?

Explore eateries, shopping and wild nightlife in Lima's prime neighborhoods

Barranco district is famous for its exquisite art galleries and vivacious nightlife, whereas Miraflores is famous for having pleasant views of the ocean and wonderful shopping malls. Relish the ocean views from the cliff-side outdoor shopping mall called Larcomar, or soar over the cliffs with a paragliding experience at Parque del amor. Lima's cooking offers the best food Peru has to offer in your travels, thus you'll encounter a good variety of local Restaurants for all budgets.

Southern Lima

Another common destination is Paracas, and Peru's sole marine reserve on the Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas). From there, it's simple to continue on to Ica and Huacachina for sand boarding, gathering, and sunbathing close to the oasis, then on to the mysterious Nazca lines.

Travel tips

How to get to Lima

  • The majority world travelers arrive in Lima through Jorge Chavez International Airport. Now in Peru, it is simple to get from Lima to other countries by plane or bus. Some Airlines that operate flights to Lima are LAN, TACA, KLM, Jet blue, and Air Canada Delta, United, American Airlines. Average taxi fares from the airport to hotels in Miraflores and Barranco range from 40 to 60 soles. Please visit the Lima airport website for flight status and information.

What to pack

  • Different seasons and different ways of dressing. Remember that what you pack for a few nights in Lima might be very different than what you pack for the rest of your travels in Peru. The country’s vastly diverse geography including the desert coast, mountains, and humid jungle - results in local weather patterns that can vary greatly by region and altitude. For summer season in Lima (December to February), make sure you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and hot weather clothing. Nights tend to be cold and breezy, so it is best to bring a jacket or sweater. Lima winters (June to August) are chilly and damp. You will probably want a scarf and cap, jacket, long pants and shoes. For spring (September to November) and fall (March to May), most people are fine with a warm sweater or a few long-sleeved shirts.

Banking

  • Main banks are generally open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am until noon. Some branches, especially those inside malls and supermarkets, are open Monday to Saturday until 8pm or sometimes 9pm.

Tipping etiquette

  • we would like to let you know that it is not the norm to tip in Peru as it is in other countries. Therefore most Peruvians don’t show their satisfaction for a good service by leaving a tip. That doesn't mean you should never do it, on the contrary when you are content with a service use your best judgment for a well done job to adjust the amount to the right situation.

General Health & Safety

  • It is advisable to avoid eating food from street vendors unless you are already used to it; mainly because it is difficult to tell how fresh it is or if clean water was used during the preparation. Although it’s alright for brushing your teeth, drinking the water from the faucet is not advisable. Bottled water is better. Like in most major cities it is important to be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Keep your valuables close to you and preferably hidden from sight.