Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

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Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

Postby envirochick72 » Fri May 27, 2011 8:45 am

Hey,

So we will be in Lima for two days prior to our trip starting and we were wondering if there is any experience, culture, sites, food, places or things that people suggest we see. Really anything including safety tips.

Thanks!
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Re: Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

Postby envirochick72 » Fri May 27, 2011 8:46 am

If it helps we are there on a Thursday/Friday.
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Re: Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

Postby zebracruiser » Sat May 28, 2011 12:09 am

Miraflores is beautiful, and there are some great restaurants overlooking the ocean. If you want to shop, the Inca Market is fun.
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Re: Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

Postby kris_nyc » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:01 pm

Fill up on ceviche!
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Re: Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

Postby mu » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:15 am

Swimming with selions! Definatly great fun, but safe? not sure. haven't heard any incidents. They are absolutely very curious about you but still too scared to come very close unless you encourage them. Amazing experience. I definetly recommend. It starts around 10 a.m at a port in Lima and you come back to same port around 2 p.m. Ask any tourist info desk for the details. Cost around 40-55 US (depending on the agency and transportation needs).
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Re: Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

Postby sinecure » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:06 pm

The water park is very cool, we took a day tour as well as a night tour. Both very cool.
We took cabs to Museo Larco http://www.museolarco.org/iindex.html
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Re: Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

Postby ninok25 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:32 pm

Lima being the capital of Peru offer a lot of things to do for fun
such as surfing, volley ball, play soccer,
dunk in the sand in the dessert,
enjoy the night life, hiking the Colca Canyon, Explore the Catacombs, try skateboarding,
hit the casinos if you are passion about gambling
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Re: Fun & Safe things to do in Lima, Peru

Postby Janice08 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:11 pm

We booked a bike tour with Biketoursoflima.com. Because it was a Sunday we did the downtown tour. In total we were on the tour for about 4 hours starting in Miraflores and ending downtown. We then were given a map of the downtown area with the route we had cycled on marked so we could go and explore in more detail what we liked. The bikes were in good condition, the price was right and our guides were very knowledgable. It sure beat being herded around on a tour bus. The Bay tour gets lots of good reviews on TripAdvisor as well. At the end of the day we took a taxi back to Miraflores.

Another thing we did was spend a day sea kayaking with http://nature-expeditions-peru.com. We had a private tour including transportation and all equipment. Had a chance to see lots of different birds (way more variety than on the Ballestes Island boat tour) and got to be active as well - great since we had spent the entire previous day either on airplanes or at airports. The same outfit also does birding trips if that interests you.

One other long day we hired a driver/vehicle and went down the coast. I don't know if your trip includes going down the coast but if not, its worth it to see a different side of the country. We made three stops. The first was the Ballestas Island boat trip. The amount of birds is overwelming. Then on to a winery tour and last to the Huacachina Oasis where we went on a Dune Buggy Ride and sandboarding. That was awesome. I think GAP can also arrange this trip for you.
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