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Lima Must-See Landmarks Tour
"Your 4.5-hour tour begins with hotel pickup from your centrally located Lima hotel. Accompanied by your guide you will first visit the Pre-Columbian archaeological site of Huaca Huallamarca which is located in the middle of the residential area. Admire this adobe pyramid before heading to Larco Museum. At the museum you can observe the best Precolumbian art collections in Peru. This includes the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous “erotic” archaeological collection. After this head to Cafe del Museo where you will have a chance to try a mousse made of “lucuma”
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Lima Historical Buildings Tour
"Your 4-hour small-group tour begins with pickup from your centrally located hotel. Board a van with a maximum of 6 participants in the tour and head to see Lima's most historic buildings. Visit Lima historic downtown which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the elegance of its finest periods. Your first stop is La Casona de San Marcos home to the oldest and first university of the Americas Universidad Mayor de San Marcos. This university was chartered in 1551. Learn about its history from your guide and then head to the colonial building Casa Osambela which is an extraordinary architectural jewel. Continue your tour to Casa de Aliaga a stunning mansion owned by the same family since the viceroyalty.Finally see and explore Hotel Bolivar filled with rich architecture and elegant interiors. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about this historical hotel and then witness the making of Pisco Sour
From $70.00
 
Huacas and Larco Museum Night Tour Including Dinner
"Your night tour in Lima begins with hotel pickup. You will board a vehicle and head to the Huaca Pucllana a Pre-Colombian archaeological site in the middle of Miraflores. Observe this site dating from circa 1500 years ago as you drive around it with your guide. You will then head to Huaca Huallamarca another set of pre-Inca ruins in the area of San Isidro an impressive adobe pyramid.  Finally
From $86.00

All Around The Country Tips (8)

Currency Exchange

We only exchanged our dollars in Lima, so my advice here may not be relevant in other areas of Peru. Although banks are probably the safest place to exchange money, the street exchangers give a better...
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cruisingbug
Mar 18, 2005

When visiting Peru going to...

When visiting Peru going to Cuzco and its surroundings is a must! Specially for those who like to see archeological sites, you can't miss Cuzco. From the Coricancha (Temple of the Sun) to the ruins of...
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Jerp
Aug 26, 2002

SOME TIPS FOR TRAVEL BY PERU

HiI recommend you always carry in your pocket 100 new soles (Peruvian currency) that is more than enough to eat and pay in cash, equivalent to 35 or so U.S. dollars, for the rest you can pay by card...
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titoscorza
Apr 26, 2012

How expensive are meals in Restaurants?

Depends where you eat! If you eat in a market as Peruvians do you can eat for just under a dollar. If you eat in a more up-market area the prices could be like 10 dollars. A nice 2 course meal in a...
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world_citizen
Apr 14, 2008

You have a new friend

Hello friend: My name is Rocío and I`m from Peru,first thank like you I work like a volunteering here in Perú, and I know lot of volunteer from another countries (from Canada, Holland) and I think...
rociorerl
Apr 20, 2008

Pasta Lovers Paradise

You may be considering Peru as a travel destination, but are concerned about whether you'll like the local cuisine, especially if you're allergic to seafood.Have no fear - there are dozens of pizza...
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GoogleGuru
Dec 04, 2004

viewing the colourful countryside

Thank god for garbage. Driving north frm Lima you drive along the deserty coastline. And the garbage is scattered across this part of Peru like coloured candies across the top of a bithday cake. It is...
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crummey
Sep 15, 2005

Get on an airplane and go to...

Get on an airplane and go to Iquitos. Here is an interesting story. When the Spaniards had Atahualpa in prison (moments before they killed him), they asked him where the capital of the colony should...
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barbaragai
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Plaza San Martin

When I first walked into Plaza San Martin and had the total perspective of the entire plaza it was a bit overwhelming. Obviously the architect of the plaza had a grand vision in mind. According to...
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District Of Barranco

The Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs - if you can walk across it for the first time, without taking a breath, all your wishes will come true. So the story goes. The Bajada de los Baños is a...
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Callao

We came into Callao, the port for Lima, by ship (photo 5), and made all our excursions to Lima from here by bus. From Lima there is a four hour tour that you can take to the Real Felipe Fort and Navy...
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Pachacamac

If you are in the big city and want to go on a short day trip to check out some old ruins then a voyage out to this site (a mere 31kms away from Lima) makes for a decent excursion. There are several...
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Parque De La Exposición

I didn't get a chance to go there, but here is the information for you so I can live vicariously. ;) It's open Tuesdays to Sundays from 09:00 to 17:00 It costs 6 soles to get in with two...
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District Of Miraflores

We arrived on December 14 2013 and checked into the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It was located near the heart of Miraflores about 2 blocks from JF Kennedy Park...
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