Adrenaline Lima



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Peru is a well known destination for adrenaline seekers and the country offers limitless opportunities for rafters, kayakers, climbers and trekkers. Lima also has much on offer and a stay in this capital city is sure to get the pulse racing. Unfortunately, downtown Lima is a congested and polluted place. However, it is incredibly easy to get out of town and venture to the surfer-paradises to the south of the city or to head to the hills where no end of activities await; kayaking, mountain biking and long distance hiking are all possible within arelatively short journey from central Lima. The city's biggest white-knuckle activity however is paragliding off the cliffs of Miraflores . Dozens of people do this every day and operators are often reputable and well equipped. However, be sure to shop around for the most reliable looking operator, ask around for tips and make sure your insurance policy covers this kind of activity.

Author: Matthew Barker


Playa Caballeros

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Avenida Las Torres s/n
Ate Vitarte
LM 03 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 356 046 4120


Cerro San Cristóbal

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Near the Rimac River
Lima 1 Cercado, Peru

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tel: +51 1 315 1300


Isla El Frontón

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Isla El Frontón
A 7 kilómetros del Callao
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 315 1300


Lomas de Lúcumo (Las)

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Panamericana Sur km 34 - Quebrada Verde
Huarochiri, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


Río Lunahuaná

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Km 180 Carretera Panamericana Sur
Lunahuaná, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000
fax: +51 1 224 9355


Isla San Lorenzo

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Isla San Lorenzo
Al noreste del Callao
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


Day 1 - Lima, Miraflores


Begin with a walk down to the malecon and walk along the cliff top, scoping out the various paragliding operators - there are plenty to choose from. Once you've made your choice, strap yourself in and throw yourself out into the sea air! You'll get a stunning view of Lima's coast and will start to appreciate exactly how vast this city is before gently gliding down to the beaches below. Head back intoMiraflores for a restoring lunch at Media Naranja, a vibrant Brazilian bar with good, cheap snacks before catching a bus east to Daytona Park, a fun-packed amusement park with entertainment for all ages. Brag about your exploits to your fellow drinkers in Bartini where a lively atmosphere continues until the early hours.


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Miraflores

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Miraflores
Costa central
Lima 18 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 6177272


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Media Naranja

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Schell 130 at Psje. Porta
Just off Miraflores' main plaza
Lima 18 Miraflores, Peru

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tel: +51 1 4466946


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Daytona Park

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Avenida El Derby Puerta 4
(Hipódromo de Monterrico)
LM 33 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 435 6058
fax: +51 1 435 6157


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Bartini

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203 Plaza Gourmet, Larco Mar
Lima18 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 241-1299


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Hotel Larcomar View

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Calle Las Dalias 276
LM 18 Lima, Peru

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tel: 51 1 446 7321


Day 2 - Huaura, Lima, Huarochiri


Take a cab to the eastern city limits where you'll find a number of options for outdoor exertion. Lomas de Lachay is a forested reserve in the hills which is rich in wildlife and makes for a pleasant retreat from Lima's bustle where you can trek through the green landscapes and camp in designated areas. Alternatively,Lunahuaná sits in a valley which offers a wide range of activities including mountain biking, kayaking and hiking as well as a number of pre-Colombian archaeological remains. Finally, Bosques de Zárate offers another outdoor adventure through a nature lover's paradise with long, winding walks through the last of the native forests of the western Andes. Returning to Lima have a hearty meal in Bavaria, followed by a few enormous glasses of German beer. The bar also has a pool table and stays open late, giving you a chance to share your tales of the days adventures.


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Lomas de Lachay

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Kilómetro 105 de la Panamericana Norte - Huaura
Huaura, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


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Lunahuaná

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Lunahuaná
Panamericana Sur km 180 - Lunahuaná
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000
fax: +51 1 224 9355


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Bosques de Zárate

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Carretera Central km 56
Huarochiri, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


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Bavaria

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Diagonal 224
Lima, Peru


Day 3 - Lima


From the countryside to the beach, finish off your high energy trip with a visit to either Balneario de San Bartolo or Balneario de Punta Hermosa. San Bartolo offers a great varied beach with a variety of water sports including surfing, jet skiing and body boarding, while Punta Hermosa offers a slightly more laid back appeal, along with various bars, restaurants and nightclubs. To get to these beaches, catch a bus heading south on the Pan American highway and ask the driver to stop at your destination. Once back inMiraflores, head to Calle de la Pizzas, a nightlife hotspot with plenty of bars offering you a chance to celebrate your high adrenaline visit to Lima.


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Balneario de San Bartolo

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Carretera al Sur, km 51
Lima 26 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


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Balneario de Punta Hermosa

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Panamericana Sur, km 41
Lima 24 Lima, Peru


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