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Family holidays with children in Peru - attractions and entertainment

Lima - Plaza de Armas Peru is hardly a great place for a beach holiday. This direction is not too advanced here. This is because the ocean is quite cold off the coast due to the Humboldt Current. However, the ocean warms up enough that you can comfortably spend time on the beach with a child in the north of the country, at a decent distance from Lima. It is worth noting Mancora, Punta Sal, and Tumbes among the resort cities. The period from October to March is the best time to travel to these places. Beach holidays in Trujillo and Paracas are also popular. There are the best beaches and the warmest water in Mancora. It is almost never rainy or cloudy here. You can observe the wildlife in addition to enjoying a beach holiday in Paracas. You will see penguins, dolphins, and sea lions there. There are also beaches in Lima. The water temperature can reach 22-24 degrees in January-March. This depends on the warm El Nino current.
1. Peru is located in several climate zones. Therefore, the climate is very diverse here. Winter and summer are relative concepts. The costa stretches …
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If you are traveling to Peru with children, you should take into account the local geography and climate. Many attractions are located at a considerable height. Even adults are often overtaken by mountain sickness there. There is a risk of getting malaria in the jungle. You should have a first-aid kit with medicines for mountain sickness and prophylactic drugs for malaria. You should also take out medical insurance in advance.
More than 250 species of mammals, about 2000 species of birds, and 1100 species of butterflies live in Peru. There are many zoos and aquariums in the country. It will be interesting for adults and children there. You can visit the Butterfly Museum in Machu Picchu after visiting the most popular Inca city. You can observe insects in their natural habitat. The Parque de las Leyendas Zoo is located in the San Miguel district of Lima. This is one of the largest in the country. 215 species of animals and birds and more than 2000 animals are contained here. There are several areas in the zoo: coastal area, Andes zone, the jungle zone, and international zone, where you can find animals, not living in Peru. Parque Zoologico Huachipa is the second zoo in Lima. It is slightly smaller and newer. 200 species of animals live here. Copyright
Peru is not the best place to shop. But there are many interesting handicrafts here. They are absolutely unique. Indigenous peoples have spent …
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There is a unique center for the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals in Iquitos (Peruvian Amazon). Pacifico Adventures in Los Organos gives the opportunity to observe large marine mammals. There are special tours for whale watching and ocean birds, as well as fishing. The Park Naturale de Pucallpa in Ucayali was created to preserve and protect the unique flora and fauna. The territory includes a museum and a recreation area. There is an opportunity to take a boat trip to the lagoons there. Jaguars, otters, peccaries, agouti, and other animals live in the park.
The largest aquarium in Peru opened in the Huachipa zoo a few years ago. More than 1000 species of freshwater and marine life live there. You can visit the Acuario Amazonica and the Public Aquarium Nautilus in Lima. The child can ride on a llama, Alpaca, horse or donkey in many places in Peru, such as Cusco, for example.
The people of Peru love holidays and celebrate them on a grand scale. New Year is traditionally celebrated on January 1. According to the traditions …
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Children will love the unusual chocolate museums in Cusco and Lima. They will be able not only to get acquainted with the history of its appearance but also to taste its different types in the museum cafes. Mini Mundo is a museum of miniatures. Models of more than 150 attractions in Peru are represented there. The Interactive Museum of Science and Technology is located in Imagination Park. The best planetarium in Peru is also located in Lima. The Museo de Sitio Naval Submarino Abtao will interest children who love ships and submarines. Visitors get inside a real submarine during an organized tour.
The water park in Lima (Magic Water Circuit) will bring a lot of fun. There are many fountains here. An amazing show at the waterfall is arranged in the evenings. Fountains are highlighted. Some of them are interactive. You can do fancy surfing in Huacachina. The small desert is covered with dunes. You can practice sand surfing there.
The geography, climate, flora, and fauna of Peru are remarkably diverse. Coastal plains are arid but the climate is humid here. The climate is …
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Daytona Park is the largest amusement park in the country. There is entertainment for all age groups there. Carousels, bouncy castles, and trains will appeal to younger children. A skate park and video games are suitable for older children. Ghost Train is an unusual amusement park. It is an abandoned metro station. The entrance to the territory is free. Kis Kas Water Park will please children with a lot of entertainment. There is a good Peruvian restaurant for adults there. The catacombs in the monastery of San Francisco are quite a specific entertainment. But some children like to be scared.
Lima Iceland Park in Lima is the only place in the country where you can skate. There is a possibility of training for children from 7 years old. Amistad Park is interesting for children's railway, pond with fish, and waterfowl. You can rent a boat or have fun on the rides there.
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Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in Peru
♥   Zoo 'Parque Zoológico de Huachipa' Ate, Lima. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Parque de las Leyendas' San Miguel, Lima. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Zoocriadero' Lima. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Peru
♥   Water park 'Los Toboganes de las Tres Ruedas' Puente Piedra. On the map   Photos

Pictureque places in Peru


From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
In Peru, there is a city that can surprise with its colorful architecture and incredible landscapes. This is the capital of the state, the city of Lima, a significant part of which is located on the slope of an extinct volcano. Located in an environment of gloomy volcanic landscapes, city streets literally explode with bright colours, each of Lima's miniature houses is unique.

The colorful historic center of the city has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thousands of travellers from all over the world come here every year to witness the beautiful monuments of colonial times. It is noteworthy that it is impossible to single out a specific architectural style of buildings, it is an amazing combination of Indian and Spanish styles. Lima is attractive by a variety of museums, … Read all

Stairs to Machu Picchu

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
Situated in a complex mountainous area of Peru, the ancient city of Machu Picchu will be another attractive place for those who like to walk on steep stairs. There are an incredible number of them on the territory of the city, and to explore all the main attractions, you need to spend a lot of energy.

One of the longest and steepest stairs leads to the Temple of the Moon, it has nearly 600 steps. Climbing the stairs is not a test for the faint-hearted, because the stairs are quite high, and there is no railings and any fences along the stairs. On average, the ascent to the Temple of the Moon takes about two hours. The reward for bravery and patience will be a beautiful view, opening at the foot of the temple, as well as an opportunity to touch one of the most amazing ancient buildings. In … Read all
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Multiple manmade lakes make this area look welcoming and tranquil. There are even small ponds with goldfish. Numerous paths and bridges make it easy to see animals in detail without disturbing them. Visitors are allowed to feed animals that are friendly and harmless. Children will surely like cages with colorful parrots and a stable with horses. The entire territory of the zoo is very green and has many trees and bushes. It is so pleasant to visit Zoomundo even on hot days. There are many … Read more
One of the most extraordinary amusement parks in Lima is the La Granja Villa. In this park, you can see dozens of attractions, and original sculptures which can serve as a nice background for taking lots of interesting photos. Several playgrounds with swings, slides and trampolines are put in place for the youngest visitors. A beautiful café is also present in the amusement park. Another interesting feature of the park is the zoo located on its territory in which very lovely domestic animals … Read more

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