Three full days in Lima afford you time to soak up the city’s atmosphere, see its most famous sights, taste its culinary delights, behold sites of ancient history, and venture out of town and down the coast. Here are a few ways to experience the very best of Lima in three days.
Miraflores District, Lima
Miraflores contains some of Lima’s best hotels and restaurants, so most city travelers choose to base themselves in this leafy suburb. Nature lovers can soak up sun in a variety of green spaces and beaches, while history buffs can visit Museo Amano (a Pre-Columbian textile museum) and Iglesia Virgen Milagrosa, the area’s largest Catholic church. Even adrenaline-junkies can find an outlet in Miraflores; paragliders flock to nearby Parque del Amor to leap off rocky cliffs and soar over the sea.
Soak in the coastal atmosphere on an evening walking tour of Miraflores and learn about the district’s history and culture from an expert guide. For an overview of city highlights, visit Miraflores on a bike or coach tour of Lima to see attractions such as the UNESCO-listed San Francisco Convent, the Larco Museum, and Plaza de Armas. Or, delve into the district’s bustling nightlife on a private night tour of Lima.
Giancarlo was an excellent guide! I had a great time. I was the only person on the tour and it was very personable. He also gave me recon for the rest of my stay in Lima! Would definitely do this tour again.
Crystal_R, Jul 2021
Recent reviews from experiences in Lima
Fun and informative tour!!
SunnyV, Jun 2021
Lima Bike Tour on Miraflores and Barranco Bay
It was a fun and informative tour. Nicholas knew a lot about the area and was very good. It was great riding along the shore, perfect tour to visit many different sites in only a few hours. We had a lot of fun!!!!
NTF715, Aug 2019
Lima Bike Tour on Miraflores and Barranco Bay
This is an interesting tour covering the nicer neighbourhoods of Lima (Miraflores & Barranco). A reasonable level of fitness is required as there are some small inclines and you will need to be confident in the parts that you share the road with traffic. Lima drivers are not the most patient.... Manolo was a nice guy and was knowledgeable.
Excellent Tour of Lima
Max_P, Jan 2021
Lima Bike Tour Miraflores - Barranco + Huaca Pucllana!
This was a fantastic and informative tour. We had such a good time that we spent the whole evening with Nicholas. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to explore the city of Lima, it truly changed our opinion of the city. Must do.
Great Intro to Lima
Marjorie_S, Mar 2020
Miraflores, Barranco & San Isidro Tour (Small Group)
This tour, which combined driving and walking, covered five districts of Lima. It was amazing! From an olive tree park to views from the highest point in Lima. Our guide, Lucas, was very knowledgeable and our driver was professional. It provided us with a great introduction to a very interesting city! Highly recommend.
Great Peruvian experience
golfgch, Feb 2020
Trending Flavors: Miraflores Walking Tour Including Food and Drinks Tasting
We highly recommend this tour. Our guide Pablo, was very knowledgeable and a delight to be with. The stops were exactly what we were hoping for to get a real sense of Peruvian flavors and meeting the local people.
Great tour around the city
513bene, Nov 2019
Historic Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Private Tour
Even though some parts where closed our tour guide took us on an interesting tour of the city. The saints church and minaflores I found particularly spectacular. Highly recommended.
Things to Know Before You Go
Miraflores is a must-visit destination for foodies and first-time visitors to Lima.
Wear comfortable walking shoes; there’s a lot of ground to cover in Miraflores.
While Lima is a modern city, visitors should still opt for bottled water over tap water, as the county’s public drinking water may not be purified to contemporary standards.
How to Get There
Miraflores is a beachfront suburb of Lima, roughly three miles (five kilometers) south of the historic city center. Buses run from central Lima to Miraflores along Avenue Arequipa to Avenue Jose Larco, the district’s main street.
When to Get There
Day or night, there’s almost always something to do in Miraflores. By day, the neighborhood attracts visitors with boutiques, galleries, and outdoor leisure at the seaside Parque del Amor. Come evening, restaurants, bars, and dance clubs combine to form one of Lima’s top nightlife hotspots. Summer (December through April) is Lima’s busiest season, while winter (May through November) brings overcast skies and lower prices.
The Cats of Kennedy Park (Parque Kennedy)
Kennedy Park, the unofficial central square of Miraflores, was named in honor of America’s 35th president. No one quite knows why, but the park has become a haven for a mysteriously large cat population, so if you’re missing your furry friends back home, swing by to spend some time with the kitties.
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