Lima


A view of the cliffs in Miraflores, Lima, Peru
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Sure, Miraflores can’t measure up to Central Lima when it comes to baroque architecture or world-class museums. But there’s this: it’s infinitely cooler. This seaside neighborhood, sandwiched between posh San Isidro and bohemian Barranco, strikes the perfect balance of uptown class and downtown charm. Here’s our guide to what... Read More

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Jaymie DeGaetano

Machu Picchu, the Andes, and other historic and natural wonders have traditionally landed Peru on many travelers’ bucket lists. But recently, the country’s longstanding culinary offerings have gained much-deserved international buzz from acclaimed food critics and tourists alike. On a recent customized food-and-culture trip with tour packager JourneYou, we... Read More

Miraflores Town landscapes in Lima ,Peru
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It’s easy to overlook chaotic Lima — Peru’s main international airport — as a mere stopover on the way to exotic destinations such as Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. But to skip the city would be a mistake; these days, Lima’s standing out in its own right. It has an... Read More

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Connie Lee

For many travelers to Peru, visiting ancient ruins offers one of the best reasons for venturing into the wild. After all, the fact that these sites are usually off-beat and well-protected — often to serve out their former purposes as spiritual centers, military strongholds, and imperial homes — is... Read More

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Ever wanted to see all – and we do mean all – of South America’s coastline? Holland America’s newest Grand Voyage for 2015 will let you do just that. The 68-day journey will make a complete loop around the continent from Fort Lauderdale, with a few additional ports of call in the... Read More

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Machu Picchu

Even if you’ve never been to South America, or left your hometown, you’ve probably heard of Machu Picchu: it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary. Even though visiting this historic... Read More

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The airline industry as a whole takes its fair share of flack. It seems that every other month, some new fee is being added, services are being cut, price increases are being slid into fares, and flexibility is nothing more than a cute notion. But for all the negatives... Read More

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Cartagena

While exploring charming Cartagena, Colombia, a colonial gem of a city fronting the Caribbean, I bumped into a group of New Yorkers who had just flown in on a nonstop 4.5-hour JetBlue flight from NYC. Exciting news! The airline recently launched the only nonstop service between New York’s JFK and... Read More

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In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always is a result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, venture out between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, destinations are still... Read More

Miraflores Bath Butler

We’ve written about all sorts of niche butlers on this blog (see: baby butlers, butler picnics) but Lima’s Miraflores Park Hotel might have one of the more sensuous offerings: Bath Butlers, a service only available in Junior and Presidential suites. True to the brand, this Orient Express property is... Read More

Miraflores Park Hotel Pool

Foodie enthusiasts from across the globe are pouring into Peru’s capital city of Lima to celebrate and savor its provocative culinary culture. For centuries, waves of immigrants have long descended upon this key city. As you explore Lima’s gastronomy today you see influences from the Spanish, African, European, Chinese... Read More

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The urban flair and joie de vivre of Buenos Aires prep your senses for a 10-day, mystical journey through Peru and Argentina. Discover orphaned cities tucked away in the clouds, traverse the stunning countryside, and dance the tango in Argentina. Starting from a deeply discounted rate of $1,799, with... Read More

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LAN Airlines has announced a new sale on round-trip fares from eight U.S. cities to cultural hotspots in South America. Fares start as low as $399 on flights from Miami to Lima, Peru, but there are plenty of other exciting destinations, including, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Montevideo... Read More

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Avianca Airlines is offering round-trip fares starting as low as $188 (without taxes) to Colombia and Peru. Flight destinations include Lima, the coastal capital of Peru, as well as four extraordinary cities in Colombia: Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin, and Pereira. Flights leave out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles... Read More

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Lima, the capital city of Peru, is best known for its split personality. This buzzing, Peruvian business metropolis is also a slow-paced cultural haven where history and nature thrive alongside each other. ShermansTravel editors have spotted bombshell round-trip summer fares from the U.S. to Lima starting from $349 (taxes... Read More