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Lima, the capital offers a very different side of Peru to Cusco and the South. A busy, bustling city, with many interesting colonial buildings to see. It is also at the forefront of the gastronomic movement that has taken the world by storm. All international flights come through Lima, so you may want to include a short visit before your onward flight to Cusco and the South.
On arrival in Lima, pick up your luggage and head out of the airport where you guide and vehicle will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Depending on traffic and which hotel you use, the journey will be between forty-five minutes and one and a half hours.
Included: transfer from airport to hotel
From modern and cosmopolitan Lima, Peru’s Capital City, you will go back in time through the Colonial and Pre-Hispanic stages of Peruvian History. Drive through Lima’s first freeway, built during 1960s and 1970s to arrive to the Downtown Lima, historic site per UNESCO, where you will appreciate its impressive monuments and imposing architecture from the colonial times.
You will visit Convento de Santo Domingo (circa 16th century), one of the best preserved monasteries in whole of Lima where you will be able to see the old Lima from its tower. Visit continues to the Larco Museum, featuring the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous “erotic” archaeological collection. Finally, you will be able to try a dessert based with an endemic Peruvian fruit “lucuma” at the Cafe del Museo.
On the way back to your hotel you will observe Huaca Huallamarca, a pre-Inca adobe pyramid.
This tour can be arranged at a time to suit you, leaving you the rest of the day free to explore this bustling city.
Included: breakfast, half day tour, guide, entrances, hotel
You will be picked up from your hotel by your driver and taken to the airport in time for your next flight.
Included: breakfast, transfer to airport
In order to fully enjoy your trip it is very important that you choose the right trip for you and fully understand what it involves.
There are risks inherent in travelling in Peru, as indeed there are in most of the activities that we provide. Many of the activities we offer also involve a significant level of effort on your part. After all, it is called Adventure Travel for a reason.
It is really important that you read both the trip notes above and the Risk and Safety Section on our website, to enable you to choose the best trip for you. Once you have read them both, please make sure you ask if there is anything you do not understand. We classify this trip as:
Cultural… This trip does not involve any particularly physical level of activity, but just being in Peru can have its own challenges. Your trip may involve being at altitude which can take some people a bit of time to get used to. Much of it will take place outdoors where you can be exposed to weather conditions. Many of the places you visit have uneven ground and sets of steps. Most of Peru is very well set up for tourists, over one million people successfully visit Machu Picchu each year, but it is important to understand that it is not quite like being at home.
Amazonas Explorer offers exceptional Peru adventures for discerning travellers.
Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
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