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1. Posted by lyndsayuk (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

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has anyone got any suggestions of any comfortable hotels in lima, especially after a 16 hr flight!!also any recommendations of what to do/see in the 2/3 days we have before leaving for the inca trail?
lyndsay

2. Posted by gallegos (Full Member 72 posts) 11y

Hello Lindsay:
It are many hostels and hotels in Lima to choose from, for different budgets too. A middle price (3 stars) one in Miraflores is Hotel Sipan (www.hotelsipan.com).

If you will stay for 2 or 3 days, I suggest to stay in Miraflores area (30 minutes from the airport). It's a residential and commercial area with many restaurants, cafeterias, banks, stores, etc.

I suggest to tour downtown (in the morning), the Larco Museum, and try the paragliding in Larcomar, good fun.

Good travelings,
Ivan

3. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Hi Lindsay...I was going to suggest to stay in Miraflores too. Ivan had very good suggestions as far as areas and hotels. I was looking the other day under "accomodations" in this website and I saw a few that were pretty decent (if you are going on a budget). Of course, you will always find Sheraton, Marriott and those fancy hotels as well throughout the city. If budget isnt an issue, I would stay at the Marriot at Larcomar, you have the most beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean from there and you will be accross the street from restaurants, stores, etc.

In a couple of days, I would try to hit downtown Lima in the morning like Ivan said. I would have them take you to "El Centro" y "La Plaza de Armas". There you can see the Government Palace, the National Cathedral, the Municipality, etc. Great place to take pictures. If you want to buy souveniers, I suggest you get them in Cuzco, they are cheaper there but if carrying them around is an issue (back and forth) then I would go to the streets off of the Government Palace. You will find really cheap stuff around there. I wouldnt go many many blocks away from there. It can be dangerous and you can get lost. Downtown in the afternoon (rush hour) is a mad house, although late at night with a taxi service (not the ones you can get off the street), I would take a ride throughout the city (downtown).

Wherever you stay, the people will typically always be "at your service". If you tell them you need to hire a cab to drive you around they can probably facilitate that for you. I wouldnt pay anymore than $4 for a ride from Miraflores to El Centro. I may be a bit off but not much. I think that if you paid someone $20 to drive you around all day throughout the city, it may be a great deal for them and probably for you too.

(IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT THE CAB RATES IN PERU BETTER THAN ME, FEEL FREE TO JUMP IN HERE).

You should be able to hit the main points in a couple of days. Good luck and have fun!

4. Posted by lyndsayuk (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

thank you for both of your replies, im sure they will be very helpful!
lyndsay x
paragliding sounds cool, will def be looking into it

5. Posted by beppe (Full Member 144 posts) 11y

You can go to holy valley of inca and spend a couple of day there it's nice or go to pisac there is a nice market where you can spend a lot of time walking and shopping.

You can also see the the cuzco centre is really nice

beppe