Peru’s boisterous capital city has the temperament of a child – it is hyperactive, chaotic, unruly, endearing and constantly growing. However, custom Lima tours have so much to offer. Take a city tour of the historic colonial center, trendy clifftop Barranco, and the chic suburb of Miraflores, see pre-Columbian artifacts at museums, or sample some of Lima’s culinary delights with a food tour of Peruvian cuisine.
As well as taking a sightseeing tour of the city itself, Lima is a launchpad for exploring Peru, especially its Pacific coast. Head south to the Pisco Province, home of the national spirit and Paracas National Reserve with its golden beaches, desert dune dining and biodiverse Ballestas Islands, an archipelago home to abundant bird and marine life. Nearby lies the desert oasis of Huacachina and, further afield, the Nazca lines, whose origin and meanings continue to mystify archaeologists.