Culinary Capital of Latin America


Peru’s vibrant and bustling capital is perched on the edge of a clifftop, dramatically overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and sprawling inland for miles. Many travelers just pass through – the well-connected Jorge Chavez International airport provides a vital link for international and domestic flights.

But if you’ve got the time, it’s absolutely worth lingering to take a bite of this colorful and cosmopolitan city, with many exciting Lima activities on offer. Good Life Expeditions will introduce you to the real Lima – from the city’s historic sites, world-renowned gastronomic scene, to the chance to meet and interact with locals, including communities that benefit from MEDLIFE projects.

Things to Do in Lima

If you’re wondering what to do in Lima, we’ve got you covered. Head into the historic center where you’ll step back in time, walking across beautifully manicured squares flanked by traditional architecture, and browse the ornate Cathedral and beautifully preserved historic buildings.

For a comprehensive introduction to Peru’s history and culture, check out the many museums and galleries in Lima, home to the city’s finest treasures and artifacts. One of our top recommendations the Larco Museum chronicles the city’s pre-Inca, Inca and Colonial history. On the other end of the spectrum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Barranco, showcases the city’s vibrant contemporary art scene.

There are also many Lima activities for active travelers. The city offers excellent conditions for surfing, paragliding off the coastal cliffs, scenic walking, bike tours and much more.

Lima’s biggest draw is the food. The city boasts three restaurants on San Pelligrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, and 9 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant List. In addition to securing sought-after reservations, Good Life Expeditions can arrange immersive foodie experiences, like visiting a local market followed by a private cooking lesson with a top Peruvian chef.

Trips to Lima with Good Life Expeditions

Our travel team is well-connected Lima experts. Let us introduce you to the heart and soul of Peru’s capital, through its history, culture, food, and people. Our travel team is ready to help you plan a trip of a lifetime with memorable and immersive Lima activities, so contact us today.


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I would recommend Good Life Expeditions. Everything was taken care of for me and it was nice to not have to worry about much. USA – Machu Picchu, Peru – 1/17/2015

- Cassandra Garcia

EVERYTHING it was all incredible. Puma was our tour guide, he is great. The TRAIN was breathtaking. I would recommend GLE it was overall a wonderful experience. USA – Machu Picchu, Peru – 4/7/2015

- Rylee Bennett

The overall experience with GLE was good, I had fun. USA – Baños, Ecuador – 3/28/2015

- Alexandra Sarris

I would recommend Good Life Expeditions to others because it was very simple and I did not have to worry about anything – they had all the transpiration and guide and money sorted out for me. USA – Machu Picchu, Peru, 3/14/2015

- Lauren Truwit

The hiking and views were incredible. I really liked trying different foods as well. The transportation was great. The tour guide was friendly and personable. I would recommend GLE. The guides are really friendly and catered to our personal interests. USA – Baños and Pailon del Diablo Waterfal, Ecuador – 4/7/2015

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