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Go on a Tandem Paragliding Flight

You should take up paragliding to enjoy the beauty of Lima from a height. There are several take-off sites here. For example, this is the rock of the Costa Verde in the area of Miraflores. You can apply to a specialized Aeroxtreme school. It is located in this area. Experienced instructors work here. If you hire one of them you will go on a tandem flight.
Discovering the architecture of Lima from bird's eye view! Cathedral of Lima, Government Palace, Justice Palace, National Stadium, Church of San Sebastian, Cross at Mount St. Christopher, Plaza Dos de Mayo, Plaza de toros de Acho, Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Monastery of San Francisco, Church of St. Peter, all those monuments are defining the image of Lima … Open
You can paraglide over Lima in the afternoon at any time of the year. However, you will have to find out the weather forecast. The flight duration will be 10 minutes. You will have time to feel what a quiet soaring in the air is. You will enjoy a stunning view of the city and the ocean. The cost of entertainment is 50 dollars. You can also order a video shoot.

Feel the Earthquake

You should visit a modern interactive composition called Museo Metropolitano de Lima during your vacation in Lima. The entrance ticket costs 1.5 dollars. You will learn a lot about the history of Peru here. You will also visit several halls with projections, 4D installations, and holograms. However, a small cinema hall will impress you the most. It is decorated in the colonial style of a 19th-century salon. You will sit in a comfortable chair and together with the characters of the film, which has a simple plot, will visit the place where an 8-point earthquake occurs. At the same time, the floor will disappear from under your feet, and chandeliers will start falling from the ceiling. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lima is a large and one of the most beautiful cities of Peru and Latin America in general. The city was founded in 1535, when Spanish conquerors used the settlement as an outpost during … Open

Treat Pelicans to Fresh Fish

If you want to get more familiar with the Peruvian flavor you should go to the Chorrillos fish market. It is located in the small bay of Lima. You will be the only foreigner here. But you will not feel the negative reaction of local residents. Any of them will be happy to take you on his boat along the coast at any time of the day. You will have the opportunity to buy fresh fish and seafood to treat them to pelicans. There are a lot of them near the market. Birds are not afraid of people at all.
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Go to Visit Rare Birds and Fur Seals

You will see the Islands of Cabana, San Lorenzo, and El Fronton standing on the coast of Lima. Birds of rare species and fur seals live here. You can watch them. You should come to the port of Callao and board a boat to travel around the Islands. The voyage will take you 3 hours. But you will have time to see the representatives of the flora and fauna of Peru. You will also enjoy views of the port and Real Felipe Fortress. The last battle for the independence of the state took place here.
A vacation with children in Lima will be full of unforgettable entertainment. The city has attractive water parks, amusement parks, and many interesting sights. The best is the Rancho … Open

Surf on Giant Waves

The coast of Lima will not suit you if you decide to swim. There are many rocks on the local beaches. The water is cold, the wind is strong, and the waves are huge here. However, you will be able to surf here. You will not attract the attention of the inhabitants of Lima even if you walk to the Pacific Ocean without shoes across the city, holding a surfboard, and you will be wearing a wetsuit. You should take advantage of the scenic descent to Malecón Balta to conquer the water element near the Peruvian coast. You will reach the beach, where many surf schools operate. You will hire an instructor and rent equipment from one of them.
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Walkthrough the Catacombs

You should take a tour of the monastery of Saint Francis. It was built in 1673. You will visit the library here. You will see many books, including the Bible published in 1572. If you consider yourself brave you should pay $1.8 and walk through the catacombs. They are located under the monastery walls. They are a real cemetery with mazes. 25,000 people found their last shelter in them during the Middle Ages. Amazing geometric patterns were created from their bones and skulls. You will feel that you are in the underworld. You will also visit the halls of the dungeon, where recalcitrant people were tortured.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Lima and surroundings

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Public palaces near Lima
♥   Palace 'Osambela House' Lima, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Archbishop Palace' Lima, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Torre Tagle Palace' Lima, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Government Palace' Lima, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Notable celebrations and festivals in Peru

Christmas Eve is celebrated on December 24. A grand fair is held in Cusco. It's called Santuranticuy. This translates as "sale of saints". In fact, this is a craft fair where all sorts of figurines of saints are sold. Christmas is celebrated with the family on December 25. Everything is traditional – a Christmas tree is placed and a Turkey or sweet bread is served on the table. … Open
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