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

Tacos in Peru

Bimbo Tortillas Peru
Bimbo Tortillas Peru

I have always had a craving for Mexican food.  Tacos and Mexican food have always been my favorite food, but here in Peru it is almost impossible to find real tacos unless you make them yourself.  Taco Bell used to be in Peru, but have exited the market.  There is a place on the Calle de las pizzas that sells their take on Mexican cuisine, but I havent bothered to try it.  There is also a new place in the Plaza Norte shopping mall in the food court that is selling Tacos made with peruvian flavors which I also passed on.

I ran out of corn tortillas soon into this trip down to Peru. I had not been able to find any tortillas or taco sauce my entire first trip, which lasted for 4 weeks. This trip I was nearing 6 weeks when I stumbled upon a gold mine of Bimbo Tortillas while grocery shopping at the new Plaza Vea on Avenida Wilson. The Tortillas were near the bottom shelf of the american style sliced bread isle at the edge of the store. After walking around I also found a rack of them at the cheese counter. It was a relief to find them as I have been craving some real authentic Mexican for the last few weeks.

A package of 10 Bimbo Tortillas was priced at s./5 soles, but I would have paid more if I had to. I have searched 3 different Metro supermarkets in Lima center and Rimac as well as the new super Tottus on avenida Tacna and have yet to find anything resembling Mexican Taco sauce or taco seasoning. Monday will be taco night complete with ground beef and some steak fajitas too. What a relief, VIVA La Mexico!