The Alto Perú Project Feedback

These are the words of a recent participant in our exclusive Alto Perú social community-based tourism project: After our guide picked us up at our hotel in Miraflores, we drove along the Costa Verde until arriving at the Promenade of Chorrillos, which is surrounded by some nicely restored colonial buildings with great views of the...
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Top 3 Restaurants in Lima + 3 New Peruvian Restaurants in Lima to Try

We could try to pare down our entire Lima office’s Lima restaurant recommendations into one succinct three-restaurant list, but that would likely result in some pretty heated in fighting. So, we’ve looked instead to an objective outside source for this list of the best restaurants in Lima. Summum is a Peruvian gastronomic contest that annually...
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Alto Perú – Community helping Community

Alto Perú is a Peru-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been operating for over ten years now. They share their name with a neighborhood in the Chorrillos district in the capital city of Lima. Founded back in 2007, the organization saw an opportunity to help the youth of this community by creating programs to help...
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The Best Museums in Cusco

After exploring the sites in the beautiful Cusco, walk along its cobblestone streets to one of the many museums that will offer a historical glimpse into the pre-Inca and Inca culture. This is our guide for the best museums in Cusco:    Museo Inka  Only a block away from the bustling Plaza de Armas is the best...
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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Lima

Lima is a gastronomic destination and a foodie heaven. Thankfully vegetarians are not excluded from the conversation, the days of few vegetarian options in Lima are long gone. Now filled with vegetarian restaurants that includes in their menu a variety of exotic fruits and vegetables that can only be found in the Andes and the Amazon....
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Best Museums in Lima

The captivating city of Lima has an immense and important archaeological, cultural  and historical past. A reflection of this can be found in its must- see museums. The museums showcase a range of information and artifacts: from pre-incan to modern times, all give a fascinating insight into the country’s past and present. There is a wonderful...
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Peruvian drinks you must try!

For the past seven years, Peru has been recognized as the Best Culinary Destination in the world by the World Travel Awards and the recognition not only comes from its food but also the mouth watering alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink this unique country has to offer.    Pisco (sours, chiclanos, macerados)  It is considered a sin to visit Peru...
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Where to taste the best cacao and coffee in Cusco and Lima?

If you are a chocolate or coffee lover (really, who isn’t?) you may be surprised to know that Peru has some of the best coffee and chocolate in the world. Chocolate actually originated in the Amazon and Peru owns 60% of the cacao varieties in the world. The large amount of diverse soils and climates makes for a...
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The best food, crafts, and flea markets in Cusco, Arequipa, Lima

To truly know a country one has to visit its markets. The food, people, crafts and activities give you a glimpse of the country’s culture. You will see how the locals talk, eat and dress. The colors, sounds, smells and tastes of a market are an experience within itself. Peru prides itself as gastronomic country...
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