The Fun Things To Do In Lima

Move your obsession with Machu Picchu if you are planning on a luxury travels in Peru. Not that the historic site is a pushover for the globetrotters, it is just that your travel becomes unidirectional and denies you of discovering the Peruvian capital Lima. It has to be on the bucket lists and we can give you plenty of reasons to your question “Why”. By and large it’d be exploring the historic centre, paragliding high above the coast, feasting on Peruvian cuisine, dancing all night in a hidden bar. Find out more about the things to do in Lima.Machu Picchu

  1. A walking tour of Lima- It is not just Lima but almost all the major tourist location across the world which can be toured on foot. There’s no better way to get to know a city than by exploring it on your own two feet. It’s even better when you can do so with a local guide and a group of like-minded travelers. The real icing on the cake, though, is when the tour is totally free!  Joining a free walking tour is definitely one of the best things to do in Lima, and it’s the perfect place to begin your trip in the Peruvian capital.
  2. Plaza de Armas- Also known as the Plaza Mayor, this was the birthplace of Lima when the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded the city in 1535. As per the order of King Charles I of Spain, the city was centred on a square-shaped plaza. The Plaza de Armas is surrounded by important historical and cultural landmarks, such as the Lima Cathedral and Government Palace. It’s a beautiful tree-lined plaza with a fountain in the middle and a great spot to relax for a while. The cathedral has a gorgeous exterior, but you’ll need to go inside to truly appreciate it. It’s free to enter to a certain point, but you’ll need 10 soles (about $3) to go further inside and see the museum full of religious art.
  3. San Cristobal Hill- The hill is revered as an apu – a mountain deity that protects the city. As they tended to do, the Spanish conquistadors imposed their beliefs on the indigenous people by planting a cross here. People still make offerings to the mountains, and a massive pilgrimage of Christians occurs here during Semana Santa. While you may be tempted to hike up the hill, that is ill-advised. This isn’t the safest part of Lima, so it’s not the best place to be walking around on your own. The best way to get up the hill is by catching the bus in the Plaza de Armas.
  4. Biking along the Malecon- Lima is known as the Garden City, and that’s thanks in large part to the beautiful, cliffside Malecon. It stretches for several kilometers high above the Pacific Ocean in Miraflores and contains several different parks. Taking a walk or riding a bike along the Malecon is easily one of the most fun things to do in Lima. The views of Lima’s Costa Verde (Green Coast) off to the side are incredible, and there’s a lot to see and do along the way. One of the highlights of strolling the Malecon is the Parque del Amor (Park of Love). Here you’ll find the huge sculpture called El Beso (The Kiss), which depicts the artist kissing his wife.

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Visiting the Vast Stretches of Peru

Peru is as complex as its the intricate and exquisite weavings. The country’s prime highlight is the festivals which underline the ancient rites marked by the urban vanguard fuels innovation and nature bestows splendid diversity. The reasons are aplenty to visit Peru in your luxury travels.

The visitors from all over the world swarm in line to visit the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Yet it’d be nothing but a pleasant surprise to know that it is a mere glimpse of a 5000-year history of Peruvian settlement. As you embark further, you can visist the dusty remnants of Chan Chan, the largest pre-Columbian ruins in all the Americas. Fly over the puzzling geoglyphs etched into the arid earth at Nazca. There’s more of the wilderness that surround the enduring fortress of Kuélap. As to Lima, the capital of Peru, you get to see the greatness of country’s history in great museums that give valuable insight of the sophistication, skill and passion of these lost civilizations. Peru is a country which is quite intriguingly neither too cosmopolitan nor too archaic. The old reins still prevail in the remote communities where old ways still lives on. Peru is every bit of a worthy time travel in the past which you have been yearning for.

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Some more fast facts on the things you absolutely need to do in your Peru luxury travels:

  • Exploring the Amazon- Peru is where the Amazon gets its start in life, in Carhuasanta, before winding its way down the Andes and into the Amazon basin on the other side. So Peru gives the most distinct Amazonian forms. The Amazon jungle in the Peruvian part is arguably the most diverse and prolific section of all. And Manu National Park is one of the most bio-diverse areas in the whole world, boasting at least 1,000 birds and over 200 mammal species. In your journey, there is very much a possibility of encountering caiman and paddle canoes along tranquil waterways. The entire belt is encompassed in the ‘symphony of green’.

  • Visit and explore Lima to the full- Tourists With most travelers drawn irresistibly to the tourist hubs Cusco and Arequipa, the charms of the capital, Lima, are often overlooked. With coastline, mountains and jungle mere hours from the capital, Lima offers respite and exciting alternatives to the stifling crowds and bus travel that await you along the Gringo Trail. Lunahuana offers white water rafting and vineyards. The adobe buildings of Tarma hark back to pre-Colombian times, with jungle and South America’s deepest cave nearby. If you get stuck in the capital, don’t despair. There are lots of things to do, many for free. You can visit to the UNESCO-listed colonial town. The Plaza Peru is where you need to show up.

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By and large, Peru is a mystical experience where ancient pageants unwind to the tune of booming brass bands. Peru’s rich cultural heritage is more than welcoming and the adventure it offers is well within its wilderness.

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