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Plaza de Armas de Lima
Plaza de Armas is one of the city’s most popular landmarks and a must-see for all visitors holidaying on flights to Lima. It has been a Peruvian political hub ever since the Spanish colonised the area in 1535. Plaza de Armas is home to some of Lima’s most iconic buildings, including the Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, and Aliaga House, which is the oldest house in South America. Plan your visit to Plazas de Armas to coincide with the changing of the guards ceremony outside Government Palace. You can watch it each day at noon while visiting Peru on cheap flights to Lima.
Peru is teeming with ancient ruins to discover while holidaying on return flights to Lima, and Huaca Pucllana is one that you can see without even leaving the city. It was built around 500 AD by an indigenous group that predated the Incan civilization. Huaca Pucllana served as the administration centre of the area that’s now Lima’s Miraflores District. It’s most recognised for its 22-metre (72-foot) pyramid that was primarily used for religious ceremonies. Visitors can walk around the pyramid, explore the ruins, and spend time at the Huaca Pucllana Museum which displays pre-Incan artefacts.
The Larco Museum is one of the top places to learn about Peruvian history and culture while holidaying on flights to Lima. Its exhibits are made up of artefacts that span about 10,000 years. Walk through the museum to learn about the many different indigenous groups who have lived in modern-day Peru over the years by viewing art, jewellery, ceramics, masks, and stones from the different cultures. Some of the many civilizations you’ll see represented at the Larco Museum include Inca, Moche, Chancay, and Nasca.
What is the cost of visiting Lima?
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An Airport Express bus operates between Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) and the popular suburbs of Miraflores and San Isidro. The bus costs 27.45 soles ($12.90 NZD) to Miraflores and 20.60 soles ($9.70 NZD) to San Isidro. There isn’t a direct transport link between Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) and the city centre, so catching a taxi is the best option if your hotel is central. A taxi ride into central Lima typically costs about 55 soles ($25.80 NZD).
Public transport is widely available across the Peruvian capital and is the best way to get around while holidaying on return flights to Lima. You’ll need to purchase a transport card for 5 soles ($2.35 NZD), then each ride on the metro or bus costs 1.50 soles (70 cents NZD).
Don’t forget to set aside some budget for tourist attractions when you book tickets to Lima. Visit Saint Francis Monastery for 15 soles ($7 NZD), the Larco Museum for 35 soles ($16.45 NZD), and Huaca Pucllana for 12 soles ($5.60 NZD).
When is the best time to visit Lima?
Lima has fairly mild weather and little to no rain all year, so there isn’t a bad time to book tickets to Lima. The summer months are the most popular time to travel on flights to Lima. There’s plenty of sunshine, and daytime temperatures typically reach about 27°C – perfect for long days at the beach. The clear skies mean the Lima sunsets are even more colourful and vibrant than they are during other parts of the year. Avoid the spikes in hotel rates by reserving your accommodation early if you book airfare to Lima for travel during the summer peak season.
Spring and autumn also see warm daytime temperatures that average between 20° and 24°C. These seasons are much quieter than the summer months with the exception of Easter weekend in autumn. You can also attend South America’s largest food festival by booking cheap flights to Lima in the spring for Mistura.
Winter is low season and the best time to travel on return flights to Lima if you’re after a bargain. Many hotels lower their rates, and you won’t come across too many other international tourists. However, Lima does see large crowds of Peruvians who come to the capital in July to celebrate Independence Day. You can still enjoy plenty of time outdoors if you book winter flights to Lima as the weather is mild. Daytime temperatures are about 19°C, the skies are typically overcast, and rain showers occur but not often.