Top 10 Things to do Peru

10.  Eat Cuy Picante.  Try the woodsmoked spicy classic of Peru.

9. Visit the Natural Springs of Curawasi in the Apurimac Valley.  Float the Apurimac River via Canoe or Kayak.

8.  Visit the Cebicherias and Disco Tech’s of the Lima Metro area or catch a soccer game.

7.  Visit

Saksaywaman

Located Just a 5 minute taxi ride from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru.  This National Historic site represents the remaining Inca City which was not destroyed by the Spanish invasion.  There are tours and a ticket counter is at the entrance.  Be wary of locals selling fake passes near the ticket building.  Horse stables are nearby and locals are known for vending fine alpaca hats scarves and blankets off the road past the ticket booth. About $20 Admission estimate take nuevo soles.

6.  Visit

Plaza De Armas, Lima Peru.

Here you will find the main Cathedral which is very exquisite but I have only seen it open once during serveral weddings held at once.  It is the finest in the country although I do believe the cusco ones are older.  The Pizza place is a great place for food as is the Chabuca Market just to the South West of the Presidential Palace.  The square had lots of food and Jiron is full of shops, from plaza vea to tipitop.  There are  2 movie theaters a norky’s, although Campestra is close by and the best in Peru.  Plaza St. Martin is good for travel agencies with airline deals as well as a great place to change your dough.

5.  Visit the beaches of the SUR or El Norte.

4. Visit Cusco and all Inca Heritage Museaums.

3.  See the Nazca Line Ancient Unknown Peruvian Archeological landmarks.

2.  See the RainForest.

1.  Visit Machu Picchu.

Don’t forget to get souvenirs of alpaca hats and other artisan gifts in markets around lima and cusco.  Email for Direct Sales.  We Currently have gift items available on ebay as well.

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Peru Guides

Beginning Spring 2012 we will begin offering guided tours throughout Peru. Travel to Peru and explore with the help of a private guided tour with a bilingual guide. Day tours of Lima and Lima night life beginning soon.

Want to go on a Surf Safari ? Or maybe just a surfing lesson? Maybe explore the markets, shop for souvenirs, sample the local food, head out to the disco or night club and see Lima’s Hot nightlife, or simply enjoy a tour of one of the many historic points of interest in and around Lima.

Tours will be custom designed to meet the needs of all clients. If you have a special interest in Peru travel or tours in and around the city of Lima please inquire with us at mochilerostours@gmail.com

Los Organos Mancora Peru

Our recent visit to Los Organos in Mancora, Peru was quite a nice and peaceful trip to the laid back Tropical Paradise.

We stayed at the Costa Blanca de Vichayito, located just south of Mancora on the outer beach road.  There are hotels all the way out and if you took the bus you will most certainly be mobbed by the moto taxi drivers as soon as you get off of the bus.

These guys get paid if you stay there by the hotel you choose so you deffiantly shouldnt pay more than a few soles to have them take you around for a tour which we did so you can find the accomidation that suits your taste.  We paid s./15 for two moto taxis and we stopped at 5 different places before deciding on the end of the road approach.

We didnt like the places in town as they were very basic and a little on the more expensive side.  As you get out of the town it is nicer and much less expensive.  Most places have an all inclusive rate but usually includes 3 meals and normally excludes liquor.  In town rates ended up being more than double what we paid.

The Costa Blanca at Vichayito Los Organos Peru was the place that had it all.  Open air restaurant with lcd tv, 3 meals a day that were some of the best food the whole vacation, free dvd rental, right on the beach with semi private balcony overlooking the breaking surf.  They have a very nice and clean swimming pool, fooseball, and the best part is the Beach.

The beach is so beautiful that words just cant describe.  The water is warm and very clean.  The sand is light and very clean too.  This was the cleanest beach I saw on my trip.  The fishing boats are out at night and you can see abalone divers in the morning cleaning their catch right on the playa.

There is an abundance of sea life in the water as well.  We saw many seahorses, crabs, small squid, octopus, and several spinny puffer fish while walking along the beach.  There are Tons of sea shells too. There are vendors that walk by in the morning with seashell and art souvenirs but they dont bother you and are nice.  There are also horse back rides on the beach.  But as with anywhere don’t leave valuables unattended.

The rates were the most reasonable we found and of all the hotels to the south this was the best we found to our liking.  Under $50 per day for 2 adults and 3 kids with a queen size and a bunk bed oceanside with breakfast included.

We liked the food and paid for serveral dinners here too.

Klimax Surfboards Miraflores Peru

Klimax Surf Shop
av. jose gonzalez 488 miraflores Peru
ve been looking around Lima to find my own surfboard.
http://www.klimaxsurf.com/

After working in Colorado as a lift operator at a ski resort for a few years I have developed quite the interest in snowboarding. Being that I have been out of the United States and far away from any snow for such a long time I decided that it was time to try my hand at surfing. I took my first lesson with Antonio Otello at the Penacal Surf Hotel in famed San Bartolo in Lima Sur. Since then I have been looking around Lima to find my own surfboard.

After checking numerous websites for used surfboards such as mercadolibre.com I decided it was time to stop by the Klimax Surf Shop to see what they had to offer. The shop was established by Rodolfo Klima who shapes most of the boards. There are a couple of locations but I chose to stop by the one in Miraflores located at the intersection of Av. Larco and Av. Jose Gonzalez.

Upon entering I was blown away by their selection. The Klimax Surf Shop has a few hundred new and used surfboards to choose from. The new boards are shaped out of foam blanks and glassed in fiberglass, rather than the newer epoxy resins, which makes for a smoother ride with more feel. An employee by the name of Carlos was very kind and showed me around the shop.

New boards start at $400 USD and come in a vast array of shapes and sizes. I believe from their website that you can also get a custom designed Klimax surfboard made exactly to your specifications. They also have a vast selection of used surfboards of various makes and models which start at $80 USD and go up to $240 USD. The used boards are in various conditions but all are atleast repaired and ready for use. Some of the used boards had obvious repairs from breakage to simple dings, but the prices seemed more than fair considering most of the airlines charge a steep fee of $200 each way to carry your own board on the airplane with you on international flights.

The Klimax Surf Shop also has a limited amount of apparel consisting mostly of hooded sweatshirts to t-shirts. They also have protectinve surfboard bags and leashes for sale as well. If you are looking for a surfboard in the Lima area I recommend that you check out Klimax Surf Shop.