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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2016
Are you still there :-) ? Looking for a VT member in Lima  (2 Answers)

Several years ago (10 years more or less) I have contacted a VT member in Lima.
She helped me organising an apèro and dinner for friends of mine traveling in Peru for their honeymoon at the Rosa Nautica.
I would like to get back in touch with this VT member in Lima if possible, to thank her personally, as I will be traveling to Lima for my first time next week.
Hope to be lucky enough :-)
Cheers,
Mauro



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2016
Interesting sites around Lima Peru  (2 Answers)

Hello, Has anyone ever been to these places in Peru; Lomas de Lachay National Park, Huacachinan desert oasis, and Canta-Obrajillo? I have a week to spend outside of Lime and I would like to know if you have any suggestions? We like the outdoors and ideally we would like to go hiking.
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2016
Hiking close to Lima  (7 Answers)

Hi, Has anyone been to Chosica, about an 1 hour an 1/2 north of Lima? If so what was your experience? Is the hiking good? Also, does anyone have suggestions as to activities to do close to Lima? I will be there in January.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2016
transit time in Lima Airport  (3 Answers)

Hi There, I will arrive at Lima Airport by international flight in the morning and will transit to Cuzco. Just wonder how much time do I need to allow me to get through the custom and check into the domestic flight. It will be great if I can have an estimation before I book the internal flight to Cuzco.

Thanks.

Shanne


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2015
Gifts to Family members  (7 Answers)

Hey guys!

This will be my first trip to Peru, and I will be visiting my husband's siblings, and I was thinking of buying some gifts from USA, but I don't know what products or candies I can bring that it's not sold in Peru....like M&M's, Doritos, Cheetos for example!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2014
Airport bus Lima  (10 Answers)

Is there an airport bus recomended when arriving and departing from Lima airport


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2014
Gaucho Tours  (3 Answers)

I will be in Lima for 3 x days and am keen to see gauchos/haciendas Are there any 1 -2 day tours in/near Lima Thankyou


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2014
Best tours companies/travel companies to Machu Picchu  (10 Answers)

I have been looking at quite a few tour companies (so many to choose from)
and looking for a recommendation from someone in Lima or who may use this
forum. Want to do 4 to 6 days out of Lima.

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2014
Lima and surrounding in 48 hrs....:?  (6 Answers)

Hi, this following September I am heading to Peru and Bolivia with my 19 yo son. We are going to be some 48 hrs in Lima before we go to Ica, Cusco etc....Now, I would like to ask what to do with a teenage boy in Lima that is also not boring for me:)....We were thinking about Isla Palomino, but I have heard it is too cold at the beg. of September...Would be grateful for any tips.
Thanks and regards
Darko


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2014
Hotel Recommendation Please: Lima, Peru: Miraflores District  (4 Answers)

Does anyone have a hotel recommendation based on personal experience in the past year? I am looking for something mid-priced in the Miraflores district. Nothing fancy; simple is fine; clean, secure, and relatively quiet. We will be 3 adults and need 1 or 2 rooms depending on what's available. We will be staying at the beginning of August.

Thanks for the recommenations.
Badger


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2014
Safety and Security  (9 Answers)

I was wondering if Lima is safe to tour on ones own or is it advisable to either hire out a guide or to go with a tour group. I am thinking about 2-3 days before moving on to my next locale.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2014
Museum recommendation  (13 Answers)

We'll be in Lima on a 12-hour layover and we plan to go around on our own. I've read that there a lot of museums in town but if we had time to visit just one, which would it be?

Thanks for any replies.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2014
San Pedro Church  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know FOR CERTAIN the opening hours of the San Pedro Church in the Centro Historico? I don't mean obtaining the info off the internet 'cos all sites give different hours - hence my question of knowing FOR CERTAIN.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2014
Tour Operator  (17 Answers)

Anyone heard or used a tour operator named Kapachi Peru - any recommendations, looking at joining a small group tour to Machu Picchu, but can not seem to find any information except their web site. Its all an unknown to us and Peru is a long way from Australia to get there and find out its not a registered or recommended operator. Any input would be appreciated.
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2013
Car(van) with driver rental  (8 Answers)

Where can we find a rental car with driver for four Ukrainians on February 23 and February 24 for trip to Nazca.
Please post price, references if possible, to [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2013
Safety in Miraflores...  (9 Answers)

I am wondering, although I have heard how safe it is in Miraflores, if it truly is advisable to not use my DSLR camera openly while walking around this district. I really would like to be able to take decent pictures of the views, etc. I do have a little pocket point and shoot that takes ok pictures...is this what I should use instead for my own safety and possibility of being robbed?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2013
Get an idea about Lima  (3 Answers)

We are a couple travel to Lima in June, will rent private properties to stay. We'd just hang out in a neighborhood where it provides a lots of restaurants & cafes, also near beach. Which neighborhood should we pick? I heard about Miraflores, is that very popular?

Thanks all!

Strad


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2013
Indian Market  (4 Answers)

Does anyone know directions to the Indian Market in Miraflores from Victor Andres Belaunde 196 in San Isidro?
I thought it may be easy and there may be a bus. I always use public transportation wherever.

Appreciate any help.

Losham


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2013
undecided about hotel choice  (5 Answers)

Any suggestions on which of the JW Marriott, Hilton or Westin is the better option in terms of proximity to entertainment, dining and shopping. They all seem to be nice properties


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2013
Brasa Pollo  (3 Answers)

Can anyone recommend a restaurant where I can get Pollo de Brasa?
Thanks
Losham


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2013
Airport Shuttle  (3 Answers)

I have looked at airport transfer sites and want a taxi from our hotel in San Isidro to the airport.
Which do you think is a more reliable company to book from:
GREEN TAXI or LIMO CABS or do you have ay others to recommend?
Thanks
Losham


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2013
Wine bars and wine culture in Lima  (4 Answers)

Hello! Can anyone recommend any wine bars in Lima? I'm not looking for nightclubs or bars with DJs and a total scene; I'm looking specifically for a low-key environment where one can go to enjoy a glass of wine or two before or after dinner. Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2013
Hoteles en Asia  (4 Answers)

Hola, alguien me puede informar en qué página de internet puedo encontrar hoteles ubicados en la playa Asia. Muchas gracias. Hi, can anyone tell me where can I search hotels located in Asia beach. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2013
Where in "Minaflores should we stay?  (4 Answers)

We would like to explore Lima/Minaflores for about 3 days. One day will be a day trip to Nazca. WE have been told to stay in Minaflores instead of Lima to visit more sites etc.

If this is the case, where in Minaflores should we stay close to transportation and sites?

THank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2013
machu picchu to Lima transport  (4 Answers)

Hi all, im travelling to machu picchu from Cusco after machu picchu i want to go to Lima but to do this bus bus or train do i have to go through Cusco again?. If not can you recommend me any bus companies? Thank you .


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2013
Advice on travel between Lima and Iquitos  (8 Answers)

Hi

I’m travelling to Peru, arriving in Lima at 05.30 on a Wednesday morning.

Can anyone tell me what is the likelihood of me being able to purchase a plane ticket to Iquitos upon my arrival to Lima Airport?

Also, I’m not sure of the exact date that I’ll be leaving Iquitos. How much more expensive would it be for me to purchase 2 separate one-way tickets as opposed to a single return ticket?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Jay


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2012
First Trip to Peru (follow-up)  (2 Answers)

Kay and I want to thank everyone for responding to our original questions. Your advice, insight and the information provided is very much appreciated. Our trip is a tour that includes hotels, transportation between cities and historic sites like Machu Picchu. However, there is free time to do some exploring on our own. Again, your suggestions are appreciated for this trip and hopefully for future trips to Peru.

Dave & Kay


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2012
First Trip to Peru  (13 Answers)

In September 2012 we will take our first trip, a tour, to Peru. We will spend four nights in Lima (Hotel Antigua Miraflores), two nights in Urubamba (San Agustin Urubamba Hotel), two nights in Cuzco (San Agustin International), and two nights in Puno (Hotel Royal Inn Puno). We would appreciate any information on reasonably priced and good restaurants in the area of these hotels. Also, what mode of transportation is recommended if there is some distance to travel? Any other information or ideas for places to see would be appreciated. We want to thank everyone responding to our questions.

Dave & Kay


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2012
Sheraton Lima  (7 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I am visiting Lima for one night and staying at the Sheraton. I do have S20 from my last trip but don't know if that's going to be enough or I have to exchange currency at the aiport. The hotel wants to charge me30+US one way shuttle. Any info on currency exchange rates and taxi info would be useful.
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2012
A "window" of time in Lima  (11 Answers)

Hello! A friend and I will be arriving into Lima from Cuzco around 3pm. Niether of our flights leave for the U.S. until 11:45pm that same day. So, I am wondering if we can secure our luggage somewhere at the airport (lockers?) and then head into town for a few hours via taxi or bus? Is there anything reasonably close that we could go do/explore in our tiny little window of time?



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