Enjoy the world class cuisine and colonial history of Peru's capital
Lima is now well-known for its dazzling culinary scene, with some of the best restaurants in South America serving an array of fish, seafood, traditional Andean dishes, and experimenting with Asian influences. The modern district of Miraflores offers the greatest variety of hotels, some of which overlook the beach and the Pacific Ocean. There are also good restaurants, shops and parks nearby.
Lima itself has plenty to offer to make you linger here for a day or two. Among the principal points of interest in the historical centre of the city with the Plaza Mayor, home to the three most important buildings from the past and present: the Cathedral, Presidential Palace, and City Hall. Two blocks away is the Monastery of San Francisco, a baroque-style church and convent now designated with UNESCO World Heritage status.
Lima also has a number of places to indulge in a love of art and history: the archaeological complex of the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca pyramid made from mud bricks; museums of fine and contemporary art (MALI and MAC); the National Anthropology Museum; and the Larco Herrera museum, which has an extensive collection of ancient artefacts from all over Peru.
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'All our guide were exceptional, sharing their enthusiasm and their knowledge of their countries. In Peru, Fernando and Henry were amazing and make our trip unforgettable."
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"For 4 weeks, we have been almost entirely at the mercy of the arrangements you put in place. We visited 7 different places and travelled 23,000 miles with never a worry and hardly a hitch."
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'Your guides took us by the hand that we could totally relax throughout our journey. They were excellent and made the holiday fantastic through their efficiency, friendliness and knowledge.'
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'All our guides were well qualified with excellent English, especially Fernando in Cusco and David on the Galapagos. Our trip was fascinating and we enjoyed every minute. Thank you.'
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'Thank you for all times and effort that went into our fabulous holiday. No complaints. Except that 4 weeks is unfortunately too short for visit these places.'
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'Our guides: Marvin in Lima, Fernando in Cusco & Maria in Quito, were excellent, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We can’t thank them enough for making our holiday such a memorable time for all.'
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'All guides, especially Marvin Abanto in Lima and Betsheyla Pinto in Cusco were very friendly with excellent local and historical knowledge.'
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'All our drivers and guides were very helpful. We were impressed by our guides' knowledge of Peruvian history and their excellent English, especially Fernando, Marvin and Richard.'
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'Guides were exceptional: Enthusiasm & freshness they showed was as if they had just started and wanted to impress this is to be commended when considering they've been doing the job for many years.'
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'You planned our itinerary perfectly and adjusted everything to suit our requirements. We feel privileged to have spent this time in Peru and will remember forever. Thank you.'
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'All the guides were fantastic, they really made our trip wonderful. Transport all were excellent, faultless. Thank you. Our trip was a huge success and very enjoyable.'
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'We had a most fantastic holiday. Guides were all very knowledgeable, they took us around interesting places, and took into consideration our age and fitness levels making each part enjoyable.'
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'Every guides & drivers were a joy to be with. Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail shown by all should be commended. Silvia, Richard & Queoma were more like friends that guides.'
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From arriving in Lima to boarding at Sao Paulo we were truly looked after, and we have Veloso’s hard work in the planning to thank for this. So thank you all for making our amazing, unforgettable trip…
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