Top Five Unique Experiences to do in Lima, Peru

If you are planning a trip to Machu Picchu, you will most likely fly into the country’s largest city, and also the capital city, Lima, Peru. With its bustling city life, rich culture and eye-catching architecture, there’s so much to see and do that it could take several vacations to the land just to truly encounter it all. The entertainment found within the city’s borders surely is a treat to all tourists. 

Since there’s no shortage of things to do in Lima, we’ve narrowed it down to our Top Five Unique Experiences that all tourists should try during their visit to Peru.

1. Street Food Carts
Like so many other cities around the world, one of the Lima’s most sought-after features is its abundance of street food vendors. The inexpensive street food options are endless and an absolute delight to the palette. The street carts found in Lima are primarily owned by famous chefs and hold a high standard on the quality of the food they decide to offer.

2. Primitive Architecture
Large colonial structures with meticulously detailed features are all over the City of Lima. The vibrant golds and rich colors are certain to catch your attention as you walk through the streets and head downtown.

3. Try Pisco
Native to Peru, Pisco is a light brandy that is created by the winemakers of the nation. The foamy sour drink infused with bitters is one of the most favored by connoisseurs from all over the world. If Pisco is a little too bitter for your palette have it mixed with ginger ale, splashes of lime juice and topped with a cherry. This tasty alternative is called the Chilcano.

4. Explore Boho Barranco
As the country’s trendiest and most artistic region, Boho Barranco attracts many sightseers. Sitting atop a ravine, the views from the district seem to go on forever as you wind through the streets to find all the sweet little art galleries, museums and boutiques buy souvenirs from. Many of the galleries showcase the making of their art forms and let their guests reach into their own artistic side by getting hands on.

5. Cruise Along the Coastline
Along the coastline, you will find an assortment of entertaining activities as you cruise alongside the water’s edge taking in all of its beauty. Enjoy ongoing views from a cliff’s edge at El Malecon de Miraflores, take pictures with your loved one at the sculpture of two lovers, or head to the beach for some fun in the Pacific Ocean.

Many times travelers only plan to spend a night or two in Lima as they are anxious and excited to get going on their adventures beyond the city. However, I think it is a good idea if you are able to spend a few nights in Lima. This allows you to not only adjust to any jet lag or exhaustion from traveling, but you will have a more enriching experience overall by immersing yourself fully in all that Lima has to offer.

Is Peru, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley on your bucket list? Or what about an add-on adventure to an eco-friendly lodge in the jungle near the Amazon in Peru? If an off-the-beaten path, out of the guidebook type of vacation interests you, I would love to help you with planning your next travel experience! Please reach out to or and we can schedule your complimentary planning call.

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