Hi, i´m going to South america in july / august, and will be spending 4/5 days in Lima before heading to Cusco. Any tips on what are the must sees there, and which things i just shouldn´t bother with. I´m travelling alone, so if any one else will be there, let me know!
Travelling to Peru, You can stay in Miraflores its a safe and nice area 4 days its so much you can spend more days in Cusco, travel to cusco can do it by bus 24 hrs or by plane 1h10' in Miraflores You can stay in htl Antigua Miraflores, Porta, Eiffel, Nagatome pension and much more. all of them can find them in internet google,write like this:
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Lima is a nice city. It has the historical part that it is colonial. It is in the downtown and you can find good tours to visit it. Also you have the ancient part: Puruchuco, Huaca Pucllana (Miraflores) and Pachacamac (Lurin). Other places to visit are: The Gold Museum and the Archeological.
Well, about entretainment: casinos, discotteques, very nice restaurants, malls, artcrafts, fast food, cyber cafes, and the majority of turists are in Miraflores, a district where are located the main hotels and night attractions.
Folcklore shows: Brisas del titicaca (Please, go in group in a reliable transportation for returning also)
For nice creole food: Jose Antonio (San Isidro), Manos Morenas (Barranco) also with shows on weekends.
Malls: LarcoMar in Miraflores, Jockey PLaza in Surco.
Restaurants by the beach: Rosa Nautica and Costa Verde (international food)
Food and beverages you MUST try: ceviche (fish), arroz con pollo (chicken with rice+cilantro), tamales (from corn), papa a la huancaína, arroz con pato (rice with duck + cilantro), tacu tacu (beans and bife), sudado de pescado, etc.
Fresh Fruits from here: chirimoya, mango
I have my apartment in Miraflores available from june 21 till july 9. Please, visit my site: http://mirafloresapt.place.cc/
You can be 2 days in Lima and before going for Cusco it can know the city of Arequipa (10 hours by bus) (http://www.infoperu.com/peru/eng/arequipa.html) and take a tour of 2 days for Colca Canyon and Chivay. The city of Arequipa pretty is surrounded of 3 vulcoes. A little more close to Lima is the city of Nazca (http://www.labyrinthina.com/nazca.htm)