Peru is South America’s third largest country, covering 1,285,215 sq. km., divided into three distinct geographic regions. Peru offers a rich buffet of exquisite scenery, captivating cultures and all sorts of exhilarating activities, whether you are into physical exertion or spiritual insight. On its western border, picturesque beaches stretch along the Pacific Ocean; and to the east, the majestic national parks and wild jungles spread from South to North. Nesteled between the coast and the jungle, stand the magnificent Andes Mountain, which are believed to be the spine of country.
A sprawling desert city clinging precariously to dusty cliffs,Lima spends much of the year marinated in a perpetual fog that turns the sky to the colour of Styrofoam. Here you’ll find
pre-Columbian temples sitting silently amid condominium high-rises. Vestiges of colonial mansions proudly display lavish,Moorish-style balconies. Miraflores,situated on the coast, is a suburb or barrio of Lima. Miraflores is known as Ciudad Heroica or the Heroic city.Here history and tradition sits side-by-side with the city’s important commercial and financial centres.
In the fashionable Miraflores district
Western South America
Fly to Jorge Chavez International Airport
40-minute drive from Jorge Chavez International Airport
Best time to visit
Though it does not rain in this coastal arid region, Lima is plagued by a thick, gray fog called the garua that hangs constantly over the city from June to December. From December to April, when the sun is out and shining, is the best time to visit Lima.