Seven hours to the south of Lima we’ll find a city embedded in the Nazca desert, an enigmatic place that is home of wonderful buildings of a town that knew how to make this place their home despite the weather.
You can get to this place in two different ways: By plane from Lima, on a trip that will take you around half an hour and by bus from Lima city crossing beautiful places with breathtaking landscapes.
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.
Flights to Lima land in the Jorge Chavez International Airport, in the downtrodden harbor district of Callao. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most dangerous areas in 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!
Miraflores 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.
You can’t truly experience Lima until you’ve smelled the produce in its traditional markets and tried its famous dishes, which combine Spanish, Andean, African, and Asian influences to create a unique and complex cuisine. This is why our travel agency in Lima offers a special excursion for those who’d like to immerse themselves in the city’s culture: a cooking class that takes you from market to plate.