Backpacker's Family House

Varela 170, Miraflores, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Backpacker's Family House
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Getting from and to Airport?

by kabesa

On my return from Cusco my plane will arrive at noon at Liam airport and my outgoing flight would be at midnight same day. I would like to see a bit of Lime inbetween so I'll need to get out of and back into the Airport. What would be the best transportation way to do this? I would not be staying in a hotel in Liam so having the hotel call a taxi is out of the question. I normally take public transportation but was told the area around the airport might be sketchy.

Re: Getting from and to Airport?

by GrumpyDiver

We took a taxi. We got a significantly better deal heading back to the airport from downtown than we could negotiate from the airport to downtown.

Re: Getting from and to Airport?

by risse73

Yes, a taxi will be the best way to do this. Check out the taxi services at the airport OR check out my Lima "transportation" tip to book your airport pick-up in advance. I've used the service, and I highly recommend it. Other VTers have used it as well and were not disappointed.

Good Luck & Enjoy Beautiful Peru!

Re: Getting from and to Airport?

by JessieLang

You say you want to see some of Lima during this time--Are you at all interested in a guide with a car? A friend and I hired her in April, and were very happy with her services. I booked her over the internet. She met us with a sign, put our luggage in the back, and took us where we wanted to go. I think she charges about $10/hr. If this interests you, contact me and I'll send you contact information. Her English isn't perfect, but it is good enough.

Re: Getting from and to Airport?

by heidihart88


I saw your post about a woman who will drive you around Lima for about $10 an hour, I will be travelling by myself and i have a 12 hour layover in Lima, I would love to contact her, could you send me her information? Thank you!

Travel Tips for Lima

El Correo Central

by El_Sueco

In this beautiful building you will find the central post office and some small shops with postcards, souvenirs etc.
Jr Camaná 195, near Plaza de Armas
Open Mon-Fri 7.30 A.M - 7 P.M, Sat 7.30 A.M - 4 P.M.

The Best day in Lima Peru

by Bojorki

9:30: To begin the the best day in Lima, you want to take a taxi (20 minutes US$5) to downtown Lima, also known as el Centro. Have the taxi drop you off at the Plaza de Armas, where you can see Francisco Pizarro's grave and the Peruvian Virgin who's shaped like a mountain.

10:30: From there you can walk to the Monasterio de San Francisco. This is a truly fascinating place where fine art meets tales of the crypt. FYI, If you're claustrophobic the catacombs may not be for you!

11:30: After you have discovered the monasteries buried treasures and secrets you want to walk back to the main square, and visit the colonial Lima Cathedral at Plaza de Armas. Then at noon you'll want to watch the changing of the guards in the Government Palace and run over to the Barrio Chino, Lima's chinatown to see the arch and try a bite of Peruvian Chines food, known as CHIFA!!

1:00: After all this you will probably be hungry….So, take a taxi (15 minutes US$4) and head over to the Café del Museo at the MUSEO LARCO. Café del Museo is one of Lima's top restaurants featuring fabulous contemporary and traditional dishes. The menu and food was designed by the most prestigious Peruvian chef, Gaston Acurio. It's very reasonably priced and you get to sit in the patio and enjoy the gorgeous gardens at Museo Larco.

2:30: After you savour your last bite and finish drinking your Cusquena beer, you are definitely going to want to take a look at the MUSEO LARCO Im not a huge museum person, but this museum by far is the best museum in Lima and is very unique. Really, it's unlike any museum in Peru. You don't want to miss a classic photo op of the museum, which is a colonial mansion built on top of a pyramid. They also have the best pre-Columbian gold collection and a fascinating collection of erotic pottery. That's right…EROTIC POTTERY! It's something to see!

Don't forget the classic photo op in the MUSEO LARCO's storage deposit's!!!

3:30: From there you'll want to take a taxi (15 minutes US$5) through San Isidro, which is one of Lima's most exclusive barrios, and have the driver to you pass by the Huaca Huallamarca and drop you off at Huaca Pucllana. The Huaca, aka Peruvian pyramid, is located in a nice and safe neighborhood. The tours of the Huaca last about an hour. If you dont feel like doing the tour, maybe you want to try some of Lima's best deserts. Just outside the Huaca is the cafe Bodega la Trattoria owned by an ex-novela superstar and it has great view of the pyramid and great ambiance

5:30: After all this you may want to head back to the hotel and take a shower and get ready for Dinner.

8:00: The best food is on the Costa Verde area is definitely at Cala, a restaurant with a great night view of the city and the beach. The food, ambiance, and service is excellent. Definitely try the CEBICHE de Pescado or the Tiradito!!! They are both delicious!

10:00: If you still have time and energy, top your night off at Larcomar. You can do last minute shopping; there is nice souvenir and craft shops. Here you can also grab some ice cream or just take a stroll with all the other hip Limenos! For those of you who are looking for nightlife, you will find the best discos at Larcomar.


If Larcomar doesn't sound like you thing, you might just want to head to Parque Kennedy for a nice stroll through the park. There are souvenir and food vendors in the park until 11:00 PM. I recommend trying the little doughnuts known as Picarrones or try some Arroz con Leche y Mazamorra! If you love sweet treats you might want to try them both.

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Club Tequila

by MarcoNYC about Tequila Rock's

This was one of my favorite nightclubs in peru, the music is great, the drinks are fairly cheap, and the atmosphere is clean and friendly. But the last few times I've been there I've found that it had become overrun with hookers. So if that group of girls seems a little too friendly, get over yourself, she's just waiting for the perfect time to make her proposition comfy but dressy

Seafood Haven

by baanasta about Segundo Muelle

A great lunch place that, unfortunately, is only open for lunch. The food and service at Segundo Muelle are top notch and easily comparable to La Mar. You will spend about S/20 for an appetizer and S/30 for a main course. The seafood is incredibly fresh and there is really no reason to get anything besides that. If you have any room left, make sure you order one of their delicious deserts. The ice cream is absolutely to die for. Corvina a lo machu

Ourdoor dining

by JessieLang about Cafe de la Paz

This is a good place for lunch on a nice day. You can dine outdoors under an umbrella while looking at the flowers in Kennedy Park across the street. Friendy service and a nice variety of available dishes


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 Backpacker's Family House

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Address: Varela 170, Miraflores, Miraflores, Lima, Peru