Insiders Guide to Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru

Lima is the starting point for a wonderful adventure in Peru. If you ever considered a trip to Peru, you may have searched for tourist information about Machu Picchu or Cusco, but the insiders advice is to start with an introduction to Peru in Lima. This cosmopolitan city is reminiscent of Miami, Florida, but with geography similar to Monterey, California. The city is perched on top of the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, with an awareness of earthquakes and tsunamis. This is a truly international city with culture, entertainment, dining and shopping. Excellent tours are available with English and/or Spanish guides.

Lima can be expensive, but insiders can find good value in the Miraflores neighborhood where safe, comfortable tourist-class hotels give you easy access to the arts district, Larco Mar shopping and all tourist conveniences. The Lima International airport is only 20 minutes from Miraflores, so it is an excellent place to spend a few days at the beginning or end of your Peruvian vacation.

Feb 03 2016