Lima - Post Report Question and Answers

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Cusco province and Machu Picchu live up to their reputation and offer a range of experiences (backpacker to luxury) that people choose. The Peruvian Amazon is also a popular destination, if a little more variable in terms of the experience. Important to realize that transportation strikes, political protests, rockslides, etc. can randomly disrupt travel. - Jul 2022

Horseback riding and hiking in Huaraz, and visiting Monkey Island and Ceiba Tops in the jungle in Loreto region. We frequently drive to Paracas, a desert reserve with lovely hotels 3 hours south of Lima to relax. Really, there are tons of travel opportunities within the country. - Oct 2018

Trips to Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley,Huaraz, Puno, Tarma, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Ayacucho and Iquitos. My favorite trips were to Cusco and Huaraz. Peru is a beautiful country with much to offer. Again, if you are bored in Peru it's because you aren't looking. Travel opportunities are endless and Lima is the gateway to them all. - Mar 2018

The food is fantastic, and once you get out of Lima, the country is a gem. I've done Paracas, Arequipa, Puerto Maldonado, and a longer flight to Patagonia. Leaving Lima is the highlight of my tour. - Apr 2017

Machu Picchu! It is impossible to accurately describe how beautiful it is.

Paracas is a nice place to escape the city for the weekend, but the price of hotel quickly adds up.

For those interested in mountain based activities it is an incredible destination with options not far from Lima. Lima is also a great place to learn to surf! - Jul 2016

Eating. Seeing amazing geographic and biologic diversity in my travels. - Sep 2015

My wife and I are outdoors people and the opportunities to explore the variety of the countryside are almost endless! Peru has three distinct regions - the arid coastal zone, the altiplano (Andes), and the jungle of the Amazon. On the coast, one can explore ancient ruins of Nazca, Pachacamac, and one of the oldest civilizations in South America at Caral. The surfing on the coast is world-renowned, and there are wide varieties of mountain biking trails, dune buggy and sandboarding near Paracas, and even paragliding on the cliffs of Miraflores! The pearl of Peru is Machu Picchu and nearby Cusco, but the Andean region of Peru also includes the Sacred Valley, Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca mountains, Cajamarca (where the Spanish conquistadors first encountered the royalty of the Inca), Puno and Lake Titicaca, and Arequipa and the Colca canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Lest one forget, geographically speaking, Amazonia is the largest of the three regions of Peru. Iquitos lies right on the Amazon in the northeastern part of the country and is accessible only by air or boat. There are numerous eco-lodges nearby to satisfy one's craving to experience the deep jungle. Similar experiences can be found further south, near Puerto Maldonado. The opportunities are endless - we had two years here but could not get to all of the places we wanted to see. - May 2015

The best part about living in Lima has definitely been the food. Peru is known for its incredible ceviches, lomo saltado, seafood, and so much more. - Apr 2015

Macchu Pichu, Cusco, amazing restaurants in Lima, great group of friends. - Sep 2014

Restaurants in Lima are fantastic. Traveling to the mountains of Huaraz and the Sacred Valley top my list. Machu Picchu is a must do and despite the fact that it's difficult to get to, it's definitely worth it. - Mar 2014

Eating my way through the city. Specifically, meals at world-renowned (and reasonably priced) restaurants like Central, Rafael and Astrid & Gaston. Visiting Machu Picchu and other Inkan historical sites. Attending Mistura, a well-known food festival. - Aug 2013

Getting to explore Peru's Andean highlands and the jungle, particularly the bird-watching. - Jul 2013

Hiking in the Cordillera Blanca, visiting Machu Picchu, taking regular walks along the Pacific coast in Lima, eating delicious ceviche and roast pork! - Jul 2013

Travelling, meeting other expats from other countries, enjoying the beauty of Miraflores, jungle tours in Puerto Maldonado and in Iquitos. - Jan 2012

Travel, sightseeing, being a tourist, Machu Pichu, the food, the ocean. - Jan 2012

The restaurants here are fabulous. Peru is all about food & Lima is definitely a culinary city!You can go to a new restaurant every night and still not hit them all before your tour is complete. Travel throughout South America is awesome, but you can also stay in Peru and see Macchu Pichu, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. - Aug 2011

Traveling around the country. Hiking the Inca Trail & Machu-Picchu. Cusco is just beautiful. Arequipa is a wonderful place to visit. The Amazon Jungle. The mountains of Huaraz. The food is terrific and definitely a highlight! - Jul 2010

Visiting the many beautiful regions of Peru. Cusco is the gateway to Machu Pucchu and is beautiful. A trip to the Amazon is a must. The beaches are great. - Jun 2010

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