Lima is a city with a variety of captivating attractions, a place where you can enjoy fascinating experiences, from dinner in a beautiful restaurant surrounded by a mysterious archaeological site, to a show with traditional Peruvian paso horses in a hacienda firmly rooted in Lima tradition. The capital of Peru offers a vast array of unforgettable experiences!
Here are 10 activities you can't miss in Lima:
Enjoying a Peruvian Paso Horse Show
Don't miss the famous Paso Horse Shows at the country estates and fields in the Lurin Valley on the outskirts of Lima. Peruvian Paso Horses are a breed with unique attributes, standing out for their characteristic dance-like gait.
Dinner surrounded by cultural richness
Enjoy a unique experience in Lima, getting to know the Huaca Pucllana and the site museum in the morning, and enjoying a great dinner in the evening in Huaca itself, surrounded by archaeological wealth and trying the delicious dishes on offer. This dinner will make your experience incomparable and you will be accompanied by unbeatable scenery.
Lima and the art of eating well
As part of your tour in the district of Miraflores, we recommend activities such as walks or bike rides along the Malecón (boardwalk) and paragliding over the Costa Verde. In the afternoon you can taste the best typical dishes of Peru, cooked with a variety of ingredients from the coast, highlands and jungle. These are in addition to the ancient and modern techniques that have made Peruvian cuisine famous. What better place to enjoy all this than next to the Pacific Ocean? This is possible at the Costa Verde and Larcomar restaurants.
Picnic at sunset
If you want to enjoy a perfect moment, don't miss a picnic at the Malecón de Miraflores, enjoy its beautiful parks and the view of the Pacific Ocean while the sun begins to set.
Paragliding over the Pacific Ocean
At the Malecón de Miraflores you can enjoy an activity that you won't want to miss during your visit to Lima, paragliding. This tour with experienced instructors is a unique experience that will allow you to see the city of Lima from a view you never imagined. For more information, you are advised to contact the agency directly so they can provide the necessary recommendations to do the activity.
An artistic walk through the district of Barranco
Barranco is the most bohemian and youthful neighborhood in the city of Lima. Definitely an excellent choice for anyone who is hoping to have a good time during their stay in the capital. You can visit the art boutiques and museums in this neighborhood, where you can find unique clothes, accessories and adornments, walk along the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs) and Bajada de los Baños (Descent to the Sea), marvel at the art on the streets with beautiful murals made by urban artists, visit fun bars and restaurants where you can taste Peruvian cocktails, try the unmissable Peruvian cuisine and walk along the boardwalk.
Taking Peruvian cooking classes
We invite you to enjoy cooking classes using local ingredients and accompanied by renowned national chefs. The experience will allow you to enjoy delicious Peruvian food and an entertaining experience in its preparation.
In addition to the cooking classes, you can complement your experience by visiting a few bars such as 'Pisco Bar', 'Capitán Melendez' and 'Museo del Pisco’ (Pisco Museum), which offer their public pisco tasting classes, cocktail classes, tasting of pisco grapes in their different stages before the production of pisco and demonstrations in the preparation of the most emblematic cocktails of Peru, such as Pisco Sour, Chilcano and Mojito, among others.
Swimming with sea lions in the Palomino Islands
The Palomino Islands are home to a colony of 5000 sea lions with whom you can splash around and come into direct contact with for several minutes that will remain forever etched in your mind. This trip along the Costa Chalaca brings you closer to other islands, with interesting stories and inhabitants accustomed to visiting tourists, such as boobies and seagulls who offer a natural spectacle on the way, and shy penguins from the Cavinzas Islands.
Walk through the historic center of Lima
Tradition and modernity coexist on every corner in Lima. So you shouldn’t miss the experience of touring it during your stay in Peru, since its architectural beauty lends itself to photography. Start your tour at the Plaza Mayor, enter the Cathedral and the catacombs of San Francisco, then walk along the Jr. de La Unión as far as the Plaza San Martín, one of the most beautiful in the city.