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Adventures in Lima

Adventures in Lima

If you’re looking to spice up your adventure in Peru, would you believe us if we tell you Lima may have that special thing you’re looking for? Well, here we’ll show you what we are talking about. 

For most travelers, Lima is just the bridge that connects international arrivals to the main attractions of the country. For that reason, visitors tend to overlook the so-called City of Kings during their time in Peru.

Regardless of how busy our capital might be, there are some activities and attractions worth knowing. In addition to the authentic gastronomic experience here, Lima is recognized for practicing adventure sports within the city and its surroundings.

Lima is the perfect surfing spot for those who may not have time to experience the rest of the Peruvian coastline. Also, if you’re a beginner, there are many surfing schools with group and personalized modalities.

Likewise, the City of Kings has the perfect weather to experience lima from above the clouds on a paragliding adventure. You can also practice mountain biking and whitewater rafting, among other activities around the city. Keep reading and learn all about them.

1. Surf the Pacific Ocean

There are different surfing beaches in Lima, though one of the best is the Miraflores district, called Makaha. On the shore, you’ll find different surf schools, where you could book some lessons or, if you’re already an experienced surfer, rent the equipment you need to start taming the waves.

The Makaha Beach offers a perfect wave break for beginners all year round, so there’s no need to check the forecast to know when’s the perfect time to start your adventure. 

For those looking for an adrenaline-packed ride, there’s another beach in Miraflores that could be more challenging, called Waikiki. Learn all about surfing with this blog.

2. Paragliding

If you prefer to master the winds instead of just going in the sea, then taking a flight on a paraglider could be the most suitable option for you. The air currents in Lima offer optimal weather conditions to fly over the vast Pacific Ocean and Lima.

If you have what it takes (guts) to explore the sea, you should definitely go for a flight across the Peruvian sky. However, it is worth mentioning that many operators offer this activity, which is why we encourage you to do your research before committing to any company.

Likewise, they don’t rent the paraglider for solo use, but a certified pilot will accompany you in the experience, making sure you’re safe and sound throughout the whole journey. Find out more about it here.

3. Venture out to Lunahuaná

Three hours away from Lima city lies a flourishing valley in the surroundings of the rumbling Cañete River. The region offers the opportunity of practicing adventure sports and it’s the best alternative to experience nature near the capital of Peru.

- White Water Rafting. The mighty Cañete River will leave you breathless since here, you’ll be able to experience a fun ride through its turbulent waters.
- Zip-lining. Experience the evergreen Lunahuaná Valley on an exciting ride across the river and the exuberant nature of the region.
- Quad Biking. If you’d like to explore this beautiful town to its fullest, dare to do it on a quad bike tour.
- Mountain Biking. If you thought the adventure would stop, you were wrong. Here, you can also practice mountain biking, before experiencing an outstanding view from the starting point.

4. Descend to the Earth Core at the Autisha Canyon

The surroundings of the Lima region could not be more intriguing! Dare to explore the underground caverns of the Autisha Canyon and explore a mysterious lagoon 120 meters down the earth. 

This natural wonder is located in the Huarochirí province, three hours away from the city of Lima. The Autisha Canyon is certainly one of the best trekking and rock-climbing alternatives on the outskirts of the capital.

The experience will take you through bat caves, an underground lagoon and waterfall, and the otherworldly scenery of one of the deepest canyons near the City of Kings. 

Important Note: We do not operate any of the aforementioned activities. However, if you want to join any of these experiences, our travel experts can arrange any of these activities if requested beforehand. 

Lima is surrounded by many attractions and unique destinations that you would love to know about! We want you to have the best options, so here we have gathered the best day trips from Lima so you can make the most of your stay in Peru.

Viagens Machu Picchu cares to provide everything you need to have an authentic and safe adventure through our country. Get to know all the special offers we have in Peru travel packages and start planning the trip of your life!