If you're traveling to Peru, don't be so quick to cross Lima off your list. This megacity holds many gems for tourists; you just need someone to show you around! My 3-day itinerary takes you to 5 of the hottest districts in Lima and introduces you to the best of Lima´s underappreciated attractions.
Sights & places you'll see with this itinerary:
- Visit catacombs in Central Lima!
- Try some authentic chifa in Chinatown.
- See the largest fountain in the world at the Magic Water Circuit.
- Walk through pre-Colombian ruins juxtaposed against Lima´s city skyline in Miraflores.
- Go dancing at a bar named for a Beatles' album.
- Shop till you drop for handicrafts near Parque Kennedy.
- Visit Lima's olive grove park in the San Isidro district.
- Eat fresh ceviche at Islandia.
- Explore the art galleries and beaches in Lima´s bohemian district, Barranco.
- Learn how to master the Peruvian combi system like a local.
- Plus a lot more!
The Main Focus of this itinerary:
- Showing tourists exactly what Lima´s 43 districts have to offer.
- Providing directions to facilitate taxi, combi, or walking transportation. Lima can be an intimidating city to get around; this guide includes map and pictorial aids to help you find your way!
Why You Should Buy The Guide
- Saves you time: no need to do any research on Lima!
- Saves you money by advising you how much cab and combi rides should cost so you don´t get ripped off!
- The destinations have been carefully selected to suit the young, independent (or small group), budget traveler.
What does the itinerary include?
- PDF document
- Numerous pictures pointing to key landmarks to help you get where you need to go, as well as maps for nearly every main area of the city.
- My contact information if you need anything else or have any other questions while in Lima.
Itinerary Table of Contents:
- How to Use This Guide
- Transportation Tips on getting around Lima
- Hotels--I tell you the best districts to plan your stay.
- The 3-day itinerary -- The detailed itinerary keeps you busy from at least 9am-6pm every day.
- Money--I provide tips on exchanging money and currency exchange rates so you get the most of your money.
- Useful local phrases—Learn basic phrases (with pronunciation guides) to help you navigate conversation exchanges in Spanish during your stay in Lima.
- About the Author -- Includes how to get in touch with me in case you have further questions about Lima.
Sample From the Itinerary
This is a sample of the itinerary. The actual itinerary includes additional pictures and maps.
Magic Water Circuit
Price: (Parque de la Reserva Entrance Fee): S/. 4
Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 3:00pm – 10:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm – 10:30pm. CLOSED MONDAY. Show times are 7:15pm, 8:15pm and 9:30pm nightly.
Address: Av. Petit Thouars esq. Jr. Madre de Dios
[Picture of fountain]
In 2007, The Parque de la Reserva in central Lima reopened its doors to Peruvians and tourists alike. The park consists of 13 illuminated fountains and currently holds the Guiness World Records for The Largest Fountains in the World and the Tallest Fountain in the World (Gran Fuente Mágica). You can spend a good chunk of time here marveling at the lights and the water, which are best appreciated at night. The suggested route through the park looks like this:
[Map of the park with labels for each fountain]
To get around the park, start at the main gate (Gate 1) and turn left. You will wrap around to the 1.) Fuente Mágica (Magic Fountain), which is the tallest fountain in the world. Continue following the path around until you reach 2.) Fuente de la Fantasia (Fantasy Fountain), which is where the music and lights shows are held each night. The next big fountain of interest is 4.) Fuente Túnel de las Sorpresas (Tunnel of the Surprises), which as the name suggests, is a giant water tunnel that tourists may stroll under on their way to 5.) Fuente Laberinto del Ensueño (The Labyrinth Fountain of Daydreams). Here, you can test your luck by trying to jump from the outer levels of the labyrinth to the inner circles and back out without getting wet. The timers on the spouts are unpredictable, so you never know if you´ll make it out dry or drenched!
Who is this guide for?
- The first (maybe second) time visitor to Lima.
- Ideal candidates are young budget travelers, park lovers, or anyone wanting to take a few steps off the ¨Gringo Trail.¨