Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

| July 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

The capital city of Peru, Lima, is all about ACTION!

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

Modern Lima

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

Modern Lima

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

Modern Lima

The vibrancy and activeness are not unlike any major North American city, but also comes with a distinct Latin fare. I love traveling to South American metropolis’ like this and others for the pure joy and exhilaration of immersing in a cosmopolitan world that is sort of both familiar and unfamiliar to someone used to living in large urban centres in North America.

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

Colonial Lima

Lima is a coastal capital city fronting on to the Pacific Ocean. Up until my trip to Peru, I had never seen the Pacific Ocean.

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

Pacific Ocean

Lima can be distinctly divided in to modern Lima, Colonial Lima, and Ancient Lima.

Mira Flores is a major suburb of Lima, and a very affluent one. Walking the streets and its cornice reminds one of being transported to Miami.

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

El Parque del Amor Or Love Park, Miraflores

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

El Parque del Amor Or Love Park, Miraflores

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

El Parque del Amor Or Love Park, Miraflores

When walking the streets in Lima’s colonial quadrants, one cannot but help notice the intricate balconies and terraces.

A must visit is the Monastery of San Francisco to view its incredible catacombs. I have been to the Vatican and several monasteries and cathedrals around the world, but never been to a catacomb. You can still find thousands of human skulls and bones inside. Definitely stay with your tour group and don’t attempt to wander away in its intricate corridors.

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

Monastery of San Francisco, Lima

Mira Flores is also home to one of largest artisanal markets in the southern hemisphere.

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

Checking out the handicrafts of Peru in Mira Flores

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

In artisenal market of Mira Flores

One has to make time, no matter what, to visit the incredible ruins of Huaca Pucllana, located smack dab in the centre of Mira Flores amidst a residential subdivision. These ruins pre-date the Inca civilization so I cannot emphasize the importance of this visit.

My visit to Lima was day 0 of an incredible 11 day journey through the majestic and diverse landscape and culture of Peru. It was both excitement and anticipation of storming, forming, conforming with the new members with whom our group was to commence this exciting journey.

Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

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Disclaimer: A portion of this tour was sponsored by Gate1 Travel. Check out their other incredible tours in Peru.

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Larkycanuck is the pseudonym for the spirited, spontaneous and zestful Canadian. The Blog is focused on showcasing budget adventure travels for working families. Larkycanuck has traveled to over 15 countries, 38 cities in 10 years. He has never quit a job to do this. He travels with his wife and on some trips with the house rabbit (Pepper).

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  1. What a pretty collection of balconies you’ve featured here.

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