Hotel Vila Santa Miraflores
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Today has turned out to be more interesting than anticipated...
I was picked up before 8 and taken to the boat trip to Ballestas Islands. This whole area is in the middle of the migratory path between Canada/North America and Tierra del Fuego at the far end of Chile. It was overcast and a touch on the cool side. We are …
... more extreme here in Peru than in Argentina or in Chile. A short stroll from our apartment and we are in wide boulevards with glossy high-rise. An equally short stroll takes us into very humble back streets where we have been advised not to venture at night. Everywhere there are fabulous restaurants (again, both glossy and humble) serving amazing indigenous Peruvian food. It is quite outstanding and ridiculously cheap, so much so that we have not ...
pieces of pre-Hispanic gold. They mainly originated in the north
coast of Peru, and from the Moche, and Lambayeque or Sican periods.
The display rooms are organized by the
type of material on exhibit. We started on the ground, or main
floor, where there are more than 20,000 hand combat weapons from all
over the world, and from different periods. It is considered to be
one of the most complete in South America. This collection is of
... away from buying chicken there and went to a grocery store instead. We went to an ice creamery and tasted all sorts of flavours of ice cream including beer, tuna, Nutella and avocado. As we are heading towards the Bolivian salt flats, some of the people bought little animal toys to do some funny photos that the salt flats are famous for.
The afternoon consisted of a open top bus tour through miraflores to see all of the churches and parks around the ...
... exposed and discovered. There were pyramid like temples and cemeteries to explore.
Shortly after exploring Pachacamac, Marco took us to this nice restaurant where they offered lunch and a short show with traditional Peruvian horses. These horses are known for their unique walking style where they appear to dance.
We had to be in Miraflores, a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility