Lima is a sprawling city. So sprawling, in fact, that after almost a week in Peru’s capital I had yet to step foot downtown. I set off to reverse that oversight with the Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour, which compacts all of the historic center’s highlights into one sightseeing-packed morning. However, as my cab [...]
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January 21, 2014
As an authorized professional tour guide based in Northern Peru, Patricia Valenzuela offers private, custom-designed tours to some of the country’s richest archaeological sites. “Enlightening, Enthusiastic and Enjoyable Tours” is Patricia’s slogan, and she strives to assure that all of her services maintain the high standard of quality that have always characterized her work in [...]
January 7, 2014
For two budget backpackers in Peru, a big night out usually consists of a free city walking tour followed by happy hour beers back at the hostel. So you can imagine our excitement at a true indulgence with the tour Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner. After scouring our packs for [...]
December 11, 2013
There’s nothing more satisfying than approaching Machu Picchu on your own two feet. This is why treks to Machu Picchu have become so popular in recent years. In addition to the classic Inca Trail, which often books up months in advance, there are also a number of alternative trails, many of which follow ancient roads once used by the Inca. These hikes are available in multiple variations and can be tailored to meet a particular fitness level. Here are some of the most popular treks to Machu Picchu.
November 27, 2013
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.
November 26, 2013
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.