Holidays to Lima will introduce you to a captivating melting pot of peoples and traditions from around the world. Lima is the place to experience much of what Peru has to offer in microcosm. For those searching for culture, history, culinary adventures or simply a place to go out and ...
Experience the untouched world of the Amazon rainforest. Wander along jungle trails on the lookout for monkeys, parrots, otters and caymans, and sleep in a nature lodge lit by candles and kerosene lamps
Marvel at the mother of all Incan cities, magical Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and free time to explore on your own
If trekking's not your thing, simply take a train to Machu Picchu instead – a great excuse to stay longer in lovely Cuzco
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City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima and Cusco
Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Central Market, the Church of San Francisco, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman Cathedral, the Temple of Korikancha, Lake Titicaca and the Larco Museum
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“The Southern Cross tour has been an incredible experience. I have made so many memories that will last a lifetime. The long bus drives were hard (especially at the start) so I wouldn't recommend if you don't enjoy long days of travel. Overall had a blast.”
“The tour was fantastic I enjoyed every minute of it! It was planned very well and the tour guide was always on top of things. The tour hits all of the best things to do in Peru I wish I'd known that it was actually part of a longer tour when I booked”
“The tour joined another tour which wasn't stated that had already been going for 1 month already which made the group very divided. Also our tour for the whole tour had 34 people which was WAY to many. The group leader (guide) wasn't very knowledgeable ”
“I mainly did this tour cause i am not familiar in south america and dont speak spanish. But as it turned out neither did the tourleader! So i left with the feeling i couldve done this by myself a lot cheaper! The things we did do were good though”
“The tour was well planned however there were a lot of additional costs to be aware of. Although a budget tour there were a lot of meals to buy and tips to pay as well as the local payment to be aware of. The trip was well worth it though.”
Holidays to Lima will introduce you to a captivating melting pot of peoples and traditions from around the world. Lima is the place to experience much of what Peru has to offer in microcosm. For those searching for culture, history, culinary adventures or simply a place to go out and party, a trip to Lima will have something for everyone. It is an exciting, alluring, often chaotic destination and an essential first stop on many Peruvian itineraries.
Lima is the best place to sample Peruvian cuisine and you can find everything from simple street food to gourmet dishes prepared by celebrity chefs. Look out for ceviche (raw fish with citrus juice), lomo saltado (Chinese-influenced stir-fried beef) and anticuchos (skewers of barbecued meat, traditionally beef heart).
Visit the city’s excellent museums including the Museo Larco with its collection of pre-Colombian erotic pottery, the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú and the Museo de Arte Lima.
Hunt down the Bridge of Sighs, one of Lima’s most famous landmarks.
Check out the many splendid examples of colonial architecture.
Search for bargains at the Mercado Central.
Visit the catacombs beneath the Museo de la Iglesia y Convento San Francisco. Lima’s former subterranean cemeteries hold the remains of up to 70,000 individuals.
Travel like a local in shared minibuses known as combis. Flag one down and pay the conductor when you get on or off.
Tipping is only expected in expensive restaurants – but if you feel the service is outstanding, a small tip is always appreciated.
Lima is not especially dangerous but use common sense. Tourist areas are mostly safe but areas to avoid include San Juan de Lurigancho, Los Olivos, Comas, Vitarte and El Agustino, especially at night. Avoid flaunting expensive jewelry and above all, beware of pickpockets.
Important festivals include the Carnaval in February and Fiesta de Santa Rosa held on on 30 August every year.
Peru uses two types of electric plug, round-pronged ones like in Europe and flat-pronged ones; both run at 220 volts. Best to take an adapter.
This list is not exhaustive and there are many more things to do in Lima! If you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Peru , do check out our Peru Travel Guide for more information.