Magic days exploring Peru landscapes and culture
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South America12 days / December 2019
Highs & Lows
Central jungle, San Ramon and Chanchamayo
Rainy season and bad roads
Arriving in peru is like falling into a dream, from the sky its mountains already give you an idea of the marvelous experience that awaits you
Only two hours from my country, colombia and with very competitive prices, leaving from bogota to Lima
You can find yourself in this beautiful destination full of contrasts, wonderful landscapes, exquisite food and people with a heart full of love to share.
One of the main recommendations, the care thanks to the changes in altitude.
And then there I begin my journey, full of emotions and expectations ... peru is waiting for me !
My first stop!
Lima is a cosmopolitan city, with a very innovative and touristic environment, with great content in every corner.
Upon arrival it can be a little difficult to find a line of cars and traffic from the airport exit that leaves much to think about as the rest of the city, however and after spending some time in the cab and you can understand why the influx of so many tourists to this destination, the mountains and the sea begin to meet and from there completely change the landscape, modern roads and high traffic take place and you can only relax and enjoy so much beauty.
My first stop, the emblematic miraflores neighborhood, there you have many options for your stay, the best option for me was to rent a bnb for a few days, my host, a local person from the moment I contacted her helped me with all my questions, recommended restaurants in the area and gave me a list of things to do.
For this time of year the climate is very recommended, not too extreme, the humidity is bearable, so this made the days much easier.
Miraflores is a neighborhood that does not sleep, I could always find a plan, restaurant or bar open.
I was surprised by its modern style, people from all over the world, restaurants of all kinds of profiles and prices .
In general lima made me feel very comfortable, it feels safe to be in its streets (in the tourist area at least) and people are very friendly when supporting the tourist.
One of the places they recommended me was Larcomar shopping center, one of the great tourist places in Lima.
It is a three story shopping center built on the cliff facing the Pacific Ocean. In it, there are an infinite number of stores, a cinema, a bookstore and many restaurants with a terrace, as well as a free art gallery (Sala de Arte Moderno SAM) that always offers interesting exhibitions.
At the entrance of Larcomar there is an information kiosk and a bike rental store where you can take a walk along the Costa Verde.
And this is a good plan, it can be done by bike or simply walking, going all along the coast, making some stops in its cafes and parks, appreciating the view and the surfs that can be seen from there, as well as
Another very nice place is the Barranco neighborhood
Located next to Miraflores, is a bohemian and hipster neighborhood. is one of the most interesting tourist places in Lima.
It was an old nautical destination for the rich families of the city, who came to enjoy the sea away from the chaos and hustle and bustle.
You can still admire the large mansions called casonas, witnesses of the golden age of the region. Today, most of them are either abandoned or have been converted into hotels and restaurants.
The Bridge of Sighs and the Bajada de Baños (a lively pedestrian avenue that descends to the beach) are the great tourist attractions of Lima, and the best "spots" to take pictures, you can also find several murals of "street art" or urban art.
Speaking of "street art", it must be said that Barranco has the highest concentration of urban art in the capital, with colorful works of Peruvian and foreign artists.
There, a great recommendation of the traditional Peruvian food, the anticuchos is characterized by the use of beef heart and is considered a traditional dish.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
More days in San Ramon
Anything go wrong during the trip?
How was the food?
Local places, fruit markets
What tips would you give a friend?
Bring your own umbrella even for sun or rain
Good shoes and comfortable clothes
Night buses, uber
Prices for cabs in the airport
The better rate via booking direct