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Peruvian World Heritage Sites You Should Visit

Peruvian World Heritage Sites You Should Visit

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places considered integral to the world’s cultural or natural heritage. Peru is blessed with 11 World Heritage Sites: 7 cultural sites, 2 natural sites, and 2 sites which have elements of both. Some of these are parks or archaeological sites that you might not have heard of before, but they are all worth a visit. For your next trip to Peru, consider some of the following:

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Buy Your Ticket for Mistura 2016 in Lima

Buy Your Ticket for Mistura 2016 in Lima

Since its first edition nine years ago, Mistura has become one of the most anticipated annual events in Lima and one of the world’s leading food fairs. Peru’s elite restaurants man kiosks alongside humble huariques, picanterias, and caretillo street food vendors from each of the country’s diverse regions, and all at affordable prices. 180 restaurants will be participating this year, and 450,000 people are expected to attend.

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How to Get to Miraflores from the Lima Airport by Taxi or Bus

How to Get to Miraflores from the Lima Airport by Taxi or Bus

waiting-at-the-lima-airportFlights to Lima land in the Jorge Chavez International Airport, in the downtrodden harbor district of Callao. Unfortunately, it’s one of the worst areas of the city, so you shouldn’t go to the trouble of exploring or of trying to find a place to stay near the airport. The overwhelming majority of travelers stay in the seaside district of Miraflores, as it’s very safe and boast a great number of parks, quality restaurants, and tourist attractions. You can reach Miraflores yourself by taxi, shuttle, tourist-class bus, local bus, or rental car- here’s how!

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Watch the Dancing Horses of the National Competition in Lima this April

Watch the Dancing Horses of the National Competition in Lima this April

Peruvian Paso Horses at the National Contest near Lima While other horses trot, the Peruvian Paso horse has a distinctive, instantly recognizable gait known as the paso llano, a synchronized side-step that makes it look like it was trained for marching in military parades. However, this is how the horse naturally walks; it’s a result of 400 years of isolation and selective breeding during the beginning of Peru’s colonial period. It makes for one of the smoothest rides in the world, and though this sounds ridiculous to say,  t makes the horse a wonderful dance partner…

See it for yourself during the competitions this April, which includes dance shows where a woman on foot and a man on horseback dance the Marinera, Peru’s national dance.

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What to Do in Miraflores, Lima: Our Top Recommendations

What to Do in Miraflores, Lima: Our Top Recommendations

Mira Miraflores limaMiraflores is the most popular base in Lima for tourists, which is why our hostel in Lima is based there. In large part, this popularity is due to its location: it’s a seaside district blessed with green cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s also considered the safest district in the city, meaning that you can enjoy its plethora of restaurants and bars without worry.

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