Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes or the City of Kings. It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Peru`s vibrant beachfront capital is a unique blend of trendy seaside neighborhoods, classic colonial architecture, and iconic religious landmarks. Lima is a city steeped in history and culture, with a dizzying array of museums, galleries, shops, and entertainment. Peru’s capital, Lima, is the largest city in the country, and the second-largest in South America, so there’s no shortage of things to do. Experience the history of Peru at one of Lima’s many museums, or gaze at the raw beauty of its coastline.
Savor Peru’s most iconic culinary specialties in The Gastronomical Capital of the Americas!. Get a taste for the vibrant culinary scene with a Food-focused Tour in Lima (the peruvian capital, with its colonial architecture of the Historical Center, exquisite gastronomy, modern districts and the legacy of pre-Hispanic cultures). Take a Workshop to learn about the chocolate-making process (prepare your very own chocolate creations from start to finish); discover the rich history and culture behind Peruvian Cuisine with a Cooking Class and follow the Magic Water Circuit for an unforgettable Light Show plus a delicious dinner, with a performance of traditional Peruvian music and dance...A completely peruvian gastronomic journey!. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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Machu Picchu remains one of the premier archaeological sites in the world and serves as a vivid reminder of the Incan Empire, its imagination, and magnificence.
The Peruvian Amazon is a verdant tropical region covering almost two-thirds of the country, it is the fourth largest rainforest in the world with remarkable biodiversity.
Lake Titicaca, located between Peru and Bolivia is one of the world`s most fascinating lakes, home to over 500 aquatic species. The world`s highest navigable lake is fed by meltwater from glaciers on the sierras. In Andean belief, Titicaca is the birthplace of the sun and stars.
The fascinating country of Peru features 12 otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 8 are listed as cultural sites, two as natural, and two as mixed with both cultural and natural criteria.
Peruvian cuisine is made up of huge flavors and is all about spices. Peru is the Hope Diamond of Latin America and home to famed dishes such as ceviche, Lomo Saltado (beef stew) to mention a few.
The huge fascinating Nazca Lines are found throughout the Nazca Desert, created 2,000 years ago. These baffling geoglyphs depicting animals and humans cover the desert and can be viewed from the sky.
Declared in 2011 as one of the `New 7 Wonders of Nature`, The Amazon, also called the Amazon Rainforest or Amazon Jungle covers parts of Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. So large that it accounts for over half of the world`s remaining rainforest, the Amazon is the greatest collection of worldwide biodiversity.
Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes or the City of Kings. It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Peru`s vibrant beachfront capital is a unique blend of trendy seaside neighborhoods, classic colonial architecture, and iconic religious landmarks.