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    • Claudia Tóvar Robles commented on this trip

      There are tickets from lima straight to buenos aires but the whole trip is long. it takes up to 3 days. I would recommed you to fly lima-puno. Then cross the boarder to bolivia from there bus it so you get to see a bit of the country and its really cheap. and cross the boarder down to argentina and from there take a domestic flight. International flights inbetween southamerican countries are always expensive. Your other change is trying to check out flights with lan but in the peruvan website. For some reason is cheaper to buy it both ways.

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      Nomadic by Nature commented on this trip

      I would fly to either Cusco, or La Paz depending on how much time you have. Then go see Machu Pichu from there. It is at least an 18 hour bus ride from there to Lima so depending on funds/time either bus it or fly. If you choose the bus you can break it up by stopping in Nazca and/or Pisco on the way. Very nice spots. In terms of booking in the US or in BA, I am not sure, but I do know that often the local airlines do not show-up on the usual search engines. Make sure you check the Argentine, Bolivian, and Peruvian airline's websites as well for pricing.

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    • LarcomarLarcomar, Miraflores District, Peru
      Daniel Mason-D'Croz recommended Larcomar
      4
      Very cool shopping center located on bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is in Miraflores, a very popular neighborhood of Lima with foreigners and tourists. Decent food options, but really what ... read more
      makes Larcomar special is the spectacular view of the ocean
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      Daniel Mason-D'Croz

      If you are in Miraflores, highly recommend grabbing a coffee or a meal at Larcomar, if only to enjoy the view of the Pacific

    • SacsayhuamanSacsayhuaman, Cusco, Peru
      Daniel Mason-D'Croz recommended Sacsayhuaman
      4
      Just outside of Cusco, another major Incan Ruins. You want to see this before visiting Machu Pichu and the other major Incan ruins in the Sacred Valley, because after seeing those Sacsayhuaman will ... read more
      seem unimpressive in comparison. Having said that, it is still a cool sight and worth exploring.
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      Daniel Mason-D'Croz

      If you take a guided tour of Cusco, you will almost certainly get to see Sacsayhuaman. There isn't much in the way of signs, so you will want a guide or guidebook to give you some information, to really appreciate the site.

    • La Choza NauticaBreña 204, Lima, Peru
      Daniel Mason-D'Croz recommended La Choza Nautica
      5
      Name is a parody of the famous and expensive Rosa Nautica. This place is a great cevicheria in downtown Lima. Portions are very generous, and the prices are reasonable. Try the ceviche erotico, which ... read more
      has a nice variety of different seafood which is delicious, and supposedly has the additional benefit of being an afrodisiac
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      Daniel Mason-D'Croz

      There are a lot of excellent cevicherias in Lima, this is one of my favorites. Part of is it, I am always a fan of a good play on words, and the owners tongue in cheek choice for the restaurant name always makes me smile. But it also delivers good food so it is a win-win :)

    • Museo de la NaciónAv. Prado Oeste 2466, Lima, Peru
      Daniel Mason-D'Croz recommended Museo de la Nación
      5
      Outside of the main tourist neighborhoods, but definitely worth a visit. This is an excellent history museum, with a lot of very interesting exhibits on the different Pre-Columbian cultures that at ... read more
      one time or another called Peru home
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      Daniel Mason-D'Croz

      Excellent museum, which will give you an opportunity to learn a bit about some of Peru's other pre-Colombian cultures.

    • BarrancoCosta central de Lima, Lima 04 Peru
      Daniel Mason-D'Croz recommended Barranco
      4
      Nice coastal district of Lima. It used to be a fishing village and Lima suburb, but Lima kept growing. It has a very romantic feel with nice colonial architecture and easy access to the Pacific Ocean. ... read more
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      Daniel Mason-D'Croz

      Easy to get to from Miraflores and San Isidro. Nice part of Lima to walk around

    • Diman Karagyozov commented on this trip

      Lima is the second biggest desert city in the world - this means that the weather is awful most of the time. Besides the Plaza de Armas quarter and the rich neighborhood at the ocean shore, Lima was disappointing for me.
      As for Machu Picchu - there is a very expensive way do go there with a helicopter directly from Lima's airport. More convenient and much cheaper is to catch the plane to Cusco and then the train to Aguas Calientes. If you are going there in the high season, book the train tickets in advance.
      When you are in Aguas Calientes - be sure to catch the first or second minibus (5.30am) to Machu Picchu complex - this is the only way to explore the site without too many people. You can also climb Huaiana Picchu (the peak beside the ruins).

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    • Elvira Vanag recommended Machu Picchu
      5
      Machu Picchu was much more impressive than I expected. It was even more fascinating than in all pictures that I have seen. I can't think of any other place from my travels that was so striking and ... read more
      magnificent. We were there in May. It was a good time to be there. The best bet to beat the crowds is to stay at least for one night at the Sanctuary Lodge (it’s expensive but well worth it) – you can enter the grounds before everybody gets there and you can stay there late watching the sunset when everybody leaves.
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    • The Sacred Valley of the IncasSacred Valley of the Incas, Cuzco Peru
      Elvira Vanag recommended The Sacred Valley of the Incas
      5
      Besides Machu Picchu, the other ruins in Cusco and Sacred Valley are amazing; the views all around are beautiful; the landscape is very diverse and colorful; the mountains are very impressive; the ... read more
      cloud forest has incredibly green and lush vegetation... It is such a beautiful country! Color, color, color is everywhere: in the amazing textiles they create, in the clothing that they wear, in the abundant variety of fruits and vegetables, in the brightly colored buildings, in the quilt-like fields and terraces where they grow endless variety of potatoes, corn and grain...
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      Elvira Vanag

      You will need at least 3 days to go see Machu Picchu, considering that it takes time to get there. You should also explore the Sacred Valley - it's amazing.

    • La Mar CebicheriaAv. La Mar 770, Lima
      Elvira Vanag recommended La Mar Cebicheria
      5
      Cebicheria La Mar is considered to be one of the best ceviche restaurants in Lima. They don’t take reservations, so be prepared to wait, as the restaurant is often very crowded. One other note – they ... read more
      don’t have menus in English, so if you don’t know some Spanish and are not too adventurous to make random choices from the menu then either do some homework looking at their online menu with a translating tool or don’t go at all. The ceviche dishes there are amazing – very fresh and uniquely prepared. Presentation is great as well. The atmosphere adds to an overall great experience.
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    • Museo LarcoBolivar 1515, Pueblo Libre, Peru
      Elvira Vanag recommended Museo Larco
      5
      The Museo Larco is not typically on a short list of things-to-do in Lima but it should be. It contains an excellent collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. As a special bonus, you get to go into a back ... read more
      room with floor to ceiling shelves filled with pottery that didn’t fit into the main museum exhibits. Another bonus is a collection of erotic ceramics in another building which is quite unusual and very interesting. The grounds of this small museum are beautiful, with flowering bougainvillea everywhere. If you have time, sit down for a drink or even a meal at the onsite restaurant/bar.
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    • Parque del AmorAv de la Aviación, Miraflores, Peru
      Elvira Vanag recommended Parque del Amor
      5
      This park is a unique place to stroll along the wonderful cliffs landing in the ocean in the midst of Lima. It’s clean and nicely landscaped, has twisting trails taking you far away, probably ... read more
      switching to other parks along the shoreline.
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    • Elvira Vanag recommended Lima
      4
      After reading a lot of reviews about Lima, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stay there even for a day. Maybe because I had fairly low expectations, I was actually pretty impressed with the sites that this ... read more
      city offers. To be honest, it’s not a city where you can step out of your hotel and just explore – you need to do some homework and know where you want to go and what you want to see. So, be prepared and explore – you will be pleasantly surprised, there is plenty to see.
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    • Baxter Jackson recommended City of Cuzco Historic Center
      4
      Cuzco is the Kathmandu of the Andes. Steeped in tradition and altitude but not attitude, the city of gold (as it was known when Pizarro conquered it) exudes an old world charm and grace despite the ... read more
      bloody treachery that led to it's ultimate demise and subsequent rebirth under the conquistatores. Its history, indigenous culture, lively nightlife and the trailhead to Machu Pichu make Cuzco the premiere destination in Peru.
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    • MirafloresCosta central, Lima Peru
      Baxter Jackson recommended Miraflores
      4
      Miraflores is an affluent neighborhood in Lima perched precariously on the Pacific. The ubiquitous fog streaming through the busy boulevards of cafes, upscale boutiques and trendy restaurants reminded ... read more
      me of the coldest winter of my life - summer in San Francisco. The fact that there's a concrete, 70's style skatepark right there on the cliffs was the clincher for me.
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      Baxter Jackson

      At least a few days is needed to see Machu Pichu, Ricky.

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