This huge and dynamic City of Kings literally has something of interest to offer all visitors.
A city as huge and dynamic as Lima, City of Kings, is bound to offer something of interest to all visitors. Lovers of architecture and history will thrill to the monumental cathedral and Presidential Palace in the Plaza de Armas, and colonial wooden balconies overhanging atmospheric lanes in the spruced-up centre. But out on the Pacific coast are the smart, modern middle-class suburbs of Miraflores and Barranco, brimming with sophisticated restaurants, boutiques and live music. The traffic is horrendous, but the city has some of the Spanish Empire’s best museums; it’s well worth crossing town to find them.
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A Taste of Peru
12 days from £3,700pp
Peru / Bolivia / Lake Titicaca
Active Peru and Bolivia: trekking Andean peaks to tropical rainforest
18 days from £3,060pp
Active Peru: Cycling, rafting and the Inca Trail
12 days from £3,042pp
Active Peru: The Ausangate Trek
11 days from £2,320pp
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Peru / Lima
Peru / Lima
Belmond Miraflores Park
Peru / Lima
Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores
Peru / Lima
Costa del Sol Wyndham
Where to go when - our guide to Lima
The weather in Lima is wide and varied
It almost never rains in Lima, and temperatures are moderate year round, although the city is shrouded in a dull grey mist (garúa) from May to October. The sun does break through between November and March when happy limeños spill out onto the pavement bars, ice cream parlours and beaches. Visitors in October are likely to notice many women wearing purple to mark the Señor de los Milagros celebrations, which culminate in large religious processions towards the end of the month.View our Lima weather guide
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Real Latin America Experts
Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.