Lima Holidays

Squeezed into a delightfully busy cafe eating lime-drenched ceviche (raw fish) with our fingers, we love filling our holiday in Lima with the Peruvian cuisine.

Lima's world-class culinary scene is the gateway to the social scene and the restaurants are where life is lived. Take a leisurely stroll through the Boulevard of Gastronomy in the Surquillo district to taste fresh Peruvian ingredients. Sample crunchy fried calamari, delightful shrimp cioppino, and empanadas, then sit back and watch the sun set as you sip the much-loved pisco sour.

Destination Highlights
  • Miraflores
  • Museo Larco
  • Church of San Francisco
  • Archaeological Remains

Time Zone

GMT -5

Flight Time

Approx. 12–13 hours; direct flights are available from London Gatwick three times a week March to October. Indirect flights are available from other UK airports.

Currency

Peruvian sol (PEN)

Visa Information

British citizens will not require a visa for travel to Peru.

Language

Spanish

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Peru.
  • Church of San Francisco

    Lima is filled with colonial churches, but the Church of San Francisco is the best preserved one. The inside is ornate, with the main alter and choir stalls carved out of wood, the side naves painted in a Spanish and Moorish style, and an elaborate lattice dome. Beneath the church are intriguing catacombs that hold about 75,000 bodies. Many of the remains are exposed or stacked in circular stone pits. Next door, the monastery has a large collection of ancient religious texts to peruse.

  • Miraflores

    Literally meaning, 'look at the flowers', the district of Miraflores is filled with iris, cactus, and palm-filled parks interrupted by swaths of verdant green grass and modern shopping areas. Along the cliff tops high above the Pacific Ocean, the six-mile stretch of parks that make up El Malecón is perfect for jogging, bicycling, or just absorbing the magnificent view.

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Average weather in January

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23ºC
15mm

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24ºC

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23ºC
6mm

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22ºC

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20ºC
2mm

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19ºC

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18ºC

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17ºC

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18ºC

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19ºC

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20ºC

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22ºC