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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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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
 
Culinary and Historical Tour of Lima
"Your tour begins with hotel pickup as you meet your guide and head to visit a local market. Here you will see local vendors and stands and get to try delicacies sold at some of these. Then head to Chinatown to feel the mixture of the Peruvian and Chinese cultures and try some special Peruvian-chinese food. Continue your tour at the Historic Downtown of Lima (a UNESCO World Heritage site) where you will observe its main monuments an you will go to a famous restaurant and meet an awarded chef who will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation of the best ceviche in Lima. He will teach you how to do it and you will try this delicious dish. Then head to the best handicraft shops in Barranco the bohemian district in Lima and see a private collection of the best Peruvian handicrafts. Finally head to a local restaurant to taste the traditional Peruvian dessert ""picarones"" made of squash and sweet potatoes. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off."
From $170.00

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People warn you a lot about...

People warn you a lot about Lima. I was actually quite pleased with Lima and sorry that I didn't spend more time there. Miraflores is a wonderful place to stay if you don't have the 'cajones' to stay...
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the only place you got to be...

the only place you got to be street smart at is Lima (in the middle class areas and callao) Most of the time to get to a place in Lima you will go through some not so good neighbourhoods ,the way to...
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Please be aware that some...

Please be aware that some parts of Peru are situated on very high grounds - like Cusco for example (situated at 3.400M above sea level, I think). If you don’t take the necessary precautions in the...
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Don't forget to bring along...

Don't forget to bring along your medicine chest. The best remedy of course is prevention. Good repellents avoid possible problems more than any medicine can do. You will be safe in the daytime but...
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Pay attention to thieves and...

Pay attention to thieves and pichpockets especially in Arequipa and Lima.Taxis have no meters. It is thus advisable to discuss the price of a fare before. If you cannot pay the exact price make the...
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Perú has some of the most...

Perú has some of the most unspoiled rain forest in the World, such as the 'Reserve of Tambopata' in Southern Perú. Any visitors to this area should be aware of the fragility of this ecosystem and...
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Do not travel alone. The best...

Do not travel alone. The best is take a guided tour with a guide you have first hand knowledge of. Don't wait till you get there. I suggest you get in touch with your local musuems and zoos to gather...
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Terrorism is much less of a...

Terrorism is much less of a problem now in Peru than it was in the past, however you still must take precautions. It is more dangerous to drive throughout the country than fly. If you are going to the...
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DON'T DRINK THE WATER. Also...

DON'T DRINK THE WATER. Also use bottled water to brush your teeth. Don't eat the meat either. Last time I was there I was extremely careful but still brought back a bug.Watch for pickpockets in Cusco...
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Don't ignore the warnings...

Don't ignore the warnings about the height. You can become really sick if you don't take care for it. Drink much water and 'mate de coca' (a tea from cocaleaves) or just chew on the leaves. We also...
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Beware of carnivals

Carnivals or large gatherings are a mecca for pickpockets. Actually saw a woman pickpocket in action at a carnival.
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Touts ca pour aller se reposer dans un oasis

C est pas BABEL OUED mais ca pouraitun troup dans le desert peruvien (je precise que j ai pas pris l avion pour le Sahara)
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Surfer..... pas si facil!

MAIS AU EST CE QU IL ONT MIS LA MER?C est pas tout de metre de sable partout, ils ont oublier de metre l eau...Vraiment des feneants ces Peruviens!
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Du sable, du sable, toujours du sable

Autre vue du haut de la dune (une parmis tant d autres)ETIENNE C EST UN GROS TAS DE SABLE POUR TOI CA!... PRENDS TA PELLE ET AU BOULOT HEHEHE
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Popular Cities in Peru

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Cusco

Departamento de Cusco
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Machu Picchu

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Lima

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Iquitos

Departamento de Loreto
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Arequipa

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Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu

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Top Hotels in Peru

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Malecon De La Reserva 615, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
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Calle Palacios 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
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Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 L-3, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Fundo Puye-Yanque-Caylloma, Colca Canyon, Peru
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Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Jr. Grau 270, Puno, Peru
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Top Things to Do in Peru

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Sacsayhuaman

The ruins are still pretty much in a natural state although preservation work has begun. The fortress was built by the Inkas in the 1300's on the site of earlier occupations. it commands a view over...
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Huayna Picchu

You may think Buying Machu Picchu tickets online should be simple, however it could be a daunting task for travelers. There is a lot of confusion and frustration. Since Machu Picchu tickets can not be...
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Museos - Museums

Although my ticket for this museum tour said that no photography was permitted, it turned out that photos without flash were permitted everywhere in this museum, which contained nicely arranged and...
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Chincheros Market

The main attraction of Chincheros is its colorful traditional textile market. The market is held daily in the main plaza of Old Town, though I read there is a larger market held on Sunday mornings....
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Bird Watching

One of the handouts given us on the boat trip included the information on birds and animals that are common in the area. One of them was the Peruvian Simeon Gull (Larus belcheri) which is a gull...
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Salineras de Maras

This is one of only two major attractions near Maras. The other are the Moray agricultural terraces. The mines, which the locals call "salineras", are a popular stop for travelers looking to see...
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