Biking, in my opinion, is the best way to get an overview tour of a new city. You get to cover more ground than you could on foot, listen to the insights of a local guide, and work off some of those extra vacation desserts at the same time.
If you want some reprieve from Lima’s maddening traffic and noise, look no further than the southern neighborhood of Barranco, a place to enjoy the Pacific coast in an artsy, village-like atmosphere — the perfect antidote to Lima’s concrete jungle.
Peru’s Incan archaeological sites are some of the most fascinating in the world, but the country has much more to offer in terms of ancient relics. Archaeological sites in Peru are numerous and diverse, with temples, pyramids and fortresses from a wide array of ancient Peruvian cultures, including the Moche and the Nazca, both of which predate the Inca.
Situated below the ice-capped El Misti volcano and close to four other prominent volcanoes, Arequipa has long been famous for its ideal setting, pleasant climate and home to some of Peru’s finest colonial churches and mansions.