About Lima - Travel Guide

Lima was founded on January 18, 1535, by the Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro. Dubbed the "City of Kings", Lima is today a vast metropolis which blends the splendour of its colonial past with the modern era.

Nestling on the banks of the Rimac River and on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Lima is home to the seat of government, the country's most important institutions, and 1/3 of the country?s population.

With over 7 million people living in this bustling city, businesses and industrial activity are flourishing in the capital city of Peru.

Lima, a metropolis steeped in vice-regal airs, is the perfect starting point for travellers keen to experience Peru, a country filled with myths and traditions that date back through time. This is a nation doted with spectacular landscapes and imposing archaeological remains, which only leaves one to imagine the grandeur of Peru's first inhabitants, the authentic architects of the pre-Hispanic cultures, and the Andean civilization.

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Nazca lines of Peru

Peru's Nazca lines are a series of ancient artworks strewn across a desert plateau located between the towns of Nazca and Palpa. They are as beautiful as they are mystical, but what makes them so fascinating are their unusual designs... Read Tour






Excursion to Cusco & MachuPicchu

A major appeal for tourists looking to travel to Peru is by far the beautiful ruins of Machu Picchu. It was built around the year 1460, but abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a hundred years later, at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire... Read Tour




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Lima Photo Tour

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Beaches in Lima, Peru


"El Silencio", "Caballeros" and "Senoritas"

"El Silencio", "Caballeros" and "Senoritas" are three contiguous beaches, contained among small ravines, favoured by youths. This is another great spot for those who love to surf. Waves are usually a medium size though due to the strong current so it is important that tourists are mindful and take care while in the ocean. Typical restaurants consist of marine food and outdoor bars for those who are looking for some daytime and evening entertainment. The El Silencio and Caballeros beaches are made up of sand while Senoritas is made up of stones... Read More

Adventure Sports in Lima, Peru

Adventure-lovers will find the Andes to be ideal for trekking, camping and mountain-climbing. The highlands are riddled with more than 15,000 lakes, snow-capped peaks soaring over 6,000 meters, the world's deepest canyons, bucolic valleys and picturesque villages. The entire Andean chain offers wonderful opportunities for whitewater rafting, superb trails for mountain biking and gusting winds for fans of hang-gliding and paragliding... Read More





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