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Trip Report

Perú

This country is much more than Machu Picchu.

by ausraAbout Me:dreamer and life lover read more

South AmericaPeru, Chile5 days / April 2018

Highs & Lows

History and landscape.

Rainy season and bad roads.

Itinerary Overview

I arrived at Lima's airport and had one full day to discover this capital. I really enjoyed walking in Miraflores. It has a beautiful Kennedy park, is surrounded by high-rise buildings, and has a boulevard overlooking the ocean. Lots of people doing sports, walking around, or enjoying street food (I tried a nice crepe). There are a lot of theaters, restaurants, and bars, which make Miraflores the place to go for a good night out. There is also lots of green areas for a midday nap.

In Miraflores, there is  a sweet spot called Parque del Amor (Park of Love).

Another place that I enjoyed a lot was Larco Museum which shows an amazing collection of pre-Columbian art. The best part of it was  (unexpected) pre-Columbian erotic pottery (try to have a guide or audio guide to understand everything the what's and why's).

Also, even if I didn't have lots of time, I visited Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), which is a historical center of Lima, and its Cathedral next to it.

  • 1 Night: Lima
    Airport - arrival destination
  • 4 Nights: Cusco
    To get to Machu Picchu

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    To have more time in every place

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Eat as much as you can ! Food it's just delicious

  • Transportation Tips?

    Uber is a good option

Lodging

  • 1900 Hostel. Cheap and friendly staff.

  • Pariwana Hostel. Comfortable common area and nice brekfast.