Upon arrival this evening (flight not included), your local Almaz Journeys representative will meet you after you exit Customs for a private arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel ideally located in the heart of Lima.
Almost all trips to Peru begin and end in Lima, the sprawling capital city of more than 9 million inhabitants. Although the area was inhabited long before the arrival of the Spanish, conquistador Francisco Pizarro chose the area for the capital of the lands he conquered under the name City of the Kings in 1535. The name Lima quickly became the city’s name of choice, and is believed to be the Spanish version of Limaq, by which they area was known by visitors due to the Rimaq river that flows through Lima.
Lima is a thriving, modern city that has received an interesting mix of immigrants since the 19th century, including the largest Chinese community in Latin America and a Japanese community that has exerted strong influence on Peruvian cuisine seen most notably in the tiradito take on the classic ceviche dish.
A couple days here is an absolute must for foodies, given the incredible dining scene featuring 3 restaurants ranked among the Top 50 Restaurants in the World for 2017.
After check-in at your luxury hotel, you’ll have the remainder of the evening at leisure to settle in. If your flight arrives early enough into Lima, we’d be delighted to make reservations for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. (Cost of dinner and evening transportation not included.)