The country of Peru offers several destinations within its three major regions; The Coastal. Highland and Rainforest regions. It can be a bit overwhelming when trying to put together your own Peru travel and tours itinerary. with all the locations there are to visit knowing where to go first and where to go last is a trying task in itself; not to mention the actual Peru tour and Peru hotel booking part of the organizational work. Of course you want to get great rates when doing any of this as well. nobody wants to pay more than what is necessary.
Here we have a small “Peru travel guide” consisting of what to do in Peru so you have a better idea of what to see first and last.
Arrival in Lima:
You will most likely arrive in Lima which is the capital city of Peru; the “Jorge Chavez airport” is relatively small and very well organized so it should be a snap to arrive. go through customs. get your luggage and finally leave the premises. Depending on how the trip was arranged you will likely have someone waiting for you at the gate ready to take you back to your Lima hotels.
Spending the day or for some. a few days in the capital city can be quite entertaining. First of you can head into downtown Lima with a “Lima city tour” (either private or with other tourists such as yourself) and get some great shots of the architecture that surrounds the city. it goes back to colonial times as some buildings are considered a national heritage meaning they cannot be taken down just remodeled and renewed. The churches and cathedrals are very appealing for snapshots as well. some complete with gargoyles and everything. The catacombs are another attraction to the city for tourists so it’s yet another option for you to visit.
The surrounding districts of Miraflores. San Isidro and the Bohemian Barranco are full of fun places to visit and entertaining activities for you to embark on. Within these districts you will be able to head over to museums. visit bars. go dancing and go to banks. currency exchange houses and whatever else you need. Of course Peru is known for its extraordinary culinary heritage and these coastal districts enjoy having access to fresh sea food for their dishes. Among some of the more popular local dishes is “ceviche” which is composed of raw fish. lime juice. onions. spices. sweat potatoes and lettuce as a garnish; there are variations depending on where you eat this fresh dish. There is also aji de gallina (a type of spicy hen stew). seco (stew). lomo saltado (beef stir fry with creolle spices) and many more delicious dishes. If you are interested you can also arrange a culinary tour of the region.