Lima: strolling along with your kids.



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Lima, the City of the Kings, has changed a lot during the last 10 years; more hotels, more tourist destinations, more shopping malls, more nightlife... but also more options for having fun along with your kids.

We are suggesting a non expensive 3-day tour, designed for a family with kids between 6 and 10 years old, that combines tourism, history learning and some urban adventures to keep the kids entertained. And, this tour does not suggest activities by night because we supposed you will want to have time for a delicious Peruvian dinner. Many hotels have babysitting services, but you must ask before booking.

On the First day you will see the traditional districts of Barranco and Miraflores, ending in the modern area of San Isidro, at a large park called El Olivar, where the kids can run and have lots of fun while the adults enjoy birdwatching or just wind down a little. And yes, if you have not had lunch in Miraflores, you can have a late lunch at any restaurant near El Olivar.

The Second day you all will get to see the traditional Lima; the real City of the Kings, with its old manor houses built 400 years ago. Starting at the very heart of Lima Downton, in the Main Square, your familiy will have a trip back to the Viceroyalty times.

Once you are done, you can walk along the Jiron de la Union to get to the not so old Plaza San Martin Square, and the take a taxi to see the Museo de Arte, where you may visit the permanent collecion on Peruvian art and find some interesting temporary exhibitions.

Beside the Museum, you will find the Gran Parque de Lima, with a large food court and many attractions for the kids. And a few blocks away you will find the new park Circuito Mágico del Agua, full of fountains with colorful lights by night.

The third day, depending on your time availability and on your budget, you may choose between taking a bus and go to ser Pachacamac ruins (you must book it in advance) or take a taxi and see Callao port; or, if it's summer, your kids may want to see the beaches at the Costa Verde (Miraflores). Any of those excursions will last for several hours, but will give you time to get back to your hotel and get ready for your flight back home. Or maybe to Machu Picchu?.

First tip: taxis in Lima are very cheap, so, despite this tour suggest places very close to each other so you can stroll at your family's pace, you can also take a few taxis to go from one district to another.

Second tip: You will not find family restrooms, nor restrooms designed for children, in Lima's public areas. (However, almost all ladies' rooms have changing tables for babies). During this route you will find many places (shopping malls, restaurants, big stores) with large, clean and comfortable restrooms. Avenida Larco in Miraflores, and Larcomar Shopping Center, in the same district, are good choices for this, as well as the Parque de Lima, and any fast-food you may find.

Third tip: we know that children can be picky and do not necessarily share our ideas regarding food, so this guide also will take you near many popular fast-food places. Larcomar and the Gran Parque de Lima have large food courts with plenty of choices, both international and local.

Fourth tip: Relax and have fun!

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Author: M. Isabel Guerra


Day 1 - Lima, Miraflores, San Isidro


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Barranco

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Barranco
Costa central de Lima
Lima, Peru


3

Pedro de Osma Museum

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Location:

Avenida Pedro de Osma 423
\ Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 467 0063 / +51 1 467 0141
fax: +51 1 467 0141


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Puente de los Suspiros

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Puente de los Suspiros
Calle Ayacucho y Bajada a Los Baños
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 315 1300


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Huaca Pucllana

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Location:

Avenue Arequipa 4698
Miraflores
Lima, Peru

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tel: 51 1 242 7978


8

Parque del Amor

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Location:

Malecón Cisneros, cuadra 8
Lima 18 Miraflores, Peru

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tel: +51 1 315 5000


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Miraflores

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Location:

Miraflores
Costa central
Lima 18 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 6177272


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Larco Avenue

Location:

Larco Avenue
(at Pardo Avenue)
Lima, Peru


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San Isidro

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Location:

San Isidro
Costa central de Lima
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 432 3559


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Parque El Olivar

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Location:

Jirón Choquehuanca s/n
Lima 27 San Isidro, Peru

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tel: +51 1 315 1300


Day 2 - Pueblo Libre, Lima, Cercado, Cercado de Lima


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Museo Nacional de Antropología, Arqueología e Historia

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Plaza Bolívar s/n
Lima 21 Pueblo Libre, Peru

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tel: +51 1 463 5070
fax: +51 1 463 2009


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Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas )

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Location:

Plaza Mayor
Centro Urbano
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 315 1300


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Catedral de Lima (La)

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Location:

Plaza Mayor
Lado este de la Plaza Mayor de Lima, Jirón Carabaya
Lima 1 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 427 9647


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Palacio Arzobispal

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Location:

Plaza de Armas de Lima
Costado de la Catedral
Lima, Peru

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tel: +511 4275980


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Palacio Municipal

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Location:

Jirón de la Unión sin número, Plaza de Armas
LM 01 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


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Palacio de Gobierno

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Location:

Plaza Mayor
LM 01 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 444 3027


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Casa de Aliaga

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Location:

Jirón de la Unión 224
LM 01 Lima, Peru

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tel: Lima Tours: +51 1 617 6000


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Calesas Clásicas

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Location:

Plaza Mayor
LM 01 Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


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Cerro San Cristóbal

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Location:

Near the Rimac River
Lima 1 Cercado, Peru

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tel: +51 1 315 1300


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Iglesia de San Francisco y Museo

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Location:

Plaza de San Francisco
Lima 1 Cercado de Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 4271381


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Iglesia de San Pedro

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Location:

Azángaro 451 and Ucayali
Lima 1 Cercado, Peru

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tel: +51 1 428 3010 , 428-3017


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Plaza San Martín

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Location:

Avenida Nicolás de Piérola,
cuadra 9
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


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Museo de Arte de Lima

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Location:

Paseo Colón 125
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 423 4732
fax: +51 1 423 6332


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Gran Parque de Lima

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Location:

Avenida Garcilazo de la Vega s/n
Lima, Peru

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tel: +51 1 315 1300


Day 3 - Miraflores, Callao


1

Circuito de Playas "Costa Verde"

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Location:

Desde Magdalena hasta Chorrillos
Lima 18 Miraflores, Peru

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tel: +51 1 574 8000


2

Trip to Pachacamac Ruins

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Location:

MIRABUS - Miraflores Central Park
(Tourist Information Office)
Lima 18 Miraflores, Peru

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tel: +51 1 2426699, 4764213


3

Puerto del Callao

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Location:

Puerto del Callao
14 km del centro de Lima
Callao, Peru

Contact:

tel: +51 1 315 1300


4

Fortaleza del Real Felipe

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Location:

Plazuela de la Independencia
CA 1 Callao, Peru


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