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Hiking to Machu Picchu

Hiking to Machu Picchu — some travelers prefer to hike to Machu Picchu, in their efforts to take in the Peruvian countryside directly.  Such a trek is a once-in-a lifetime experience for such tourists.  Various tour outfits can arrange for guided hiking expeditions.  Such a trek will include encounters with various landmarks and other archeological […]

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El Circuito Mágico Light & Water Show

El Circuito Mágico Light & Water Show (Parque de la Reserva, Lima) – this park has a laser light show located within the Fuente de la Fantasia (Fantasy Fountain) – choreographed to move along various international songs, by artists like ABBA, as well as by local vintage artists. It uses as much as 13 ornamental, […]

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Chorrillos District

Chorrillos District (Av. Defensores del Morro, Lima) – this is a dynamic seaside district of Lima, and one of Peru’s prime beach areas. During the 19th century, it was a playground for the local aristocracy, until it incurred heavy damage when the War of the Pacific (1879-1883) turned that beach into a war zone. That, […]

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Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma

Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma (Av. Larco 770, Miraflores, Lima) – located just a few blocks from Parque Miraflores, this is one of Peru’s main cultural centers. Many of the country’s leading intellectuals organize theater productions, film festivals, dance performances, and poetry & literature readings here. See the following website for a calendar of upcoming events: […]

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Carnaval de Puno

Carnival of Puno (Puno) — this town, located in southeastern Peru (located 1,298 km. away from Lima), is known for its unique celebrations of Carnival in February. Acting as the folkloric capital of the country, Puno’s Carnival combines Spanish Catholic and traditional indigenous elements in these religious festivities.   The Carnival evolves around the worshipping […]

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Barranco District

Barranco District (Lima) – this is another major beach district near Lima, which was originally at its prime during the early 20th century when the local elite made it popular. A revival has taken place there in recent times, with a rise in luxury residences, along with trendy pubs, nightclubs and cafés. Barranco is located […]

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Plaza San Miguel

Plaza San Miguel (Av la Marina 2000, San Miguel, Lima) – this, along with Camino Real, was among the first American-style shopping centers in Lima (launched back in the 1970s). It has expanded over the years, and both regional and international brands can be found here, along with the usual amenities offered by other shopping […]

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Plaza Norte

Plaza Norte (Av. Alfredo Mendiola e/ Av. Thomas Valle, Lima) – opened in 2009, this is one of Lima’s larger malls (with over 200 stores – ranging from internationally-recognized apparel brands, to Gold’s Gym, and supermarkets such as Makro and Metro). This shopping center is best-known for housing the “Gran Terminal Terrestre” bus station. re”.

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Plaza Lima Sur

Plaza Lima Sur (Prolongación Paseo de la República, Chorrillos, Lima) – this is another American-style mall in Lima (this one with 180 retailers). This 120,000 sq. meter space is known for regional chains being present there, such as the Ripley department store. There’s also a Metro supermarket, amenities such as banks, and play areas for […]

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Molina Plaza

Molina Plaza (Av. Raúl Ferro, block 12, La Molina, Lima) – located in the upscale Molina suburb, this is a medium-sized shopping center (opened in 2005), consisting of various retail stores, a supermarket, eight movie theaters, a gym, a fast food court (along with Starbucks coffee).