Peruvian art and cuisine are flourishing and travellers to the Pacific capital will be relieved to find plenty of talent still at home. Mealtimes in Peru are a serious affair: many cevicherias open exclusively for lunch, suggesting that by dinner-time the morning catch is past its best. That’s our kind of attention to detail.
Most visitors will spend 2-3 nights in the Peruvian capital and find plenty to busy themselves. The exceptional Larco Herrera Museum is well worth a visit between forays into the colonial old town. We have first-rate local guides who will make sure you don’t miss a thing.
400kms south of the Capital, the high, windless plateau of the Nazca Desert, is home to vast 2,000-year-old geoglyphs. The giant runways and pictographs – a monkey, a shark, a condor, a spider – measuring as much as 200 metres across have been etched in the burning desert and are really only appreciated from above – needless to say, we have just the pilot.