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Surfers and paragliders flock to where the Costa Verde brushes up against the Pacific Ocean in Lima, Peru. Diners enjoy Peruvian cuisine and strong cocktails while relaxing in Larcomar, the posh shopping center in the Miraflores District. Lovers hold hands at the Parque del Amor to watch the sunset. From shopping and 5-star hotels to historical tours of the many churches, museums, and colonial buildings in the city, Lima city tours have it all. You don’t have to spend more than 24 hours here to realize it’s the perfect place to jump-start your trip to Peru.

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Get started planning your Lima Peru tour by browsing our Peru travel packages that include Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and full-day guided tours of the magnificent Machu Picchu. Plus, all of our Lima Peru tours are completely customizable!

Tours in Lima, Peru not only offer a rich history, but also an up-and-coming gastronomy scene. For gourmet foodies and those who want to tingle their tastebuds, Lima is an excellent choice. Try fresh ceviche, Pisco Sour cocktails, delicate cookies, and other typical Peruvian foods while on a Lima Peru Tour. It’s easy to access most destinations in Peru from Lima by either plane or bus. From Lima, its only a 2-hour flight to Cusco, and from there many people visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Or you can use Lima as a jumping-off point for a trip to the Nazca Lines and the Ballestas Islands in the south of Peru. Or you could even travel north from Lima to Trujillo and Chiclayo, to see the fascinating pre-Inca ruins and museums of Chan Chan and the Royal Tombs of Sipan and Sican. For more info on what to do while staying in Lima, check out our Insider’s Guide to Lima Peru.

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Thinking about a Lima trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests.

How many days should I spend in Lima?

Some travelers speed through Lima in the rush to reach Cusco and Machu Picchu. However, if you have the time available, Peru’s capital is well worth some time to explore and there is more than enough to see for a couple of days. There are excellent museums such as the Larco Museum, lots of colonial architecture and some of the world’s top restaurants are found here too.

Where can I go from Lima?

Other Peru tours from Lima are incredibly easy to plan. Lima is the main air hub in Peru and so it is easy to continue to anywhere else in the country from here on a flight. By road, to the south Paracas and Ica are about four hours away, these are part of the coastal desert and you can see sand dunes and take a flight in a light aircraft over the famous Nazca Lines. Heading east from Lima, a train heads up into the Andes on a spectacular journey to Huancayo – this is one of the highest train routes in the world. To the north of Lima – the Sacred City of Caral is found, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient pyramids as old as those of Egypt’s.

What should I do in Lima?

Lima, Peru points of interest are incredibly varied. Why not start the day with a tour of the colonial center of Lima where you can see the cathedral, churches and other impressive buildings. Continue to the Larco Museum and admire the vast display of pre-Columbian ceramics and have lunch in the excellent cafe there. In the afternoon head for Barranco, the artsy southern district of Lima. Next, enjoy a culinary tour of Lima that will take you from one restaurant to another trying some of the best of Peruvian cuisine and includes dinner.

What is the best area to stay in Lima?

Traditionally, most tourists stay in Miraflores. This is a wealthy district of Lima by the Pacific Ocean and there are numerous good restaurants and shopping centers here, and plenty of hotels to choose from of all standards and styles. Also, consider staying in Barranco which has some interesting boutique hotels and a more unique feel to it than Miraflores.
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