Get Wet, Magic Water Circuit
Visit Lima – More Sights
Magic Water Circuit at Park of the Reserve has evening performances and lighted fountains. It’s open Wednesday to Sunday evenings. The cost is only a few dollars. There are 13 fountains. There’s a strong likelihood that you will get wet, especially when you pass through the Tunnel of Surprises. The Magic Water Circuit can be one of the highlights of a visit to Lima. It’s a rare opportunity to join the local people while they enjoy their city. You won’t feel like a tourist here.
Archbishop’s Palace and Cathedral
Huaca Pucllana and Huaca Huallamarca have pre-Incan ruins from the 5th century.
Central Park and adjoining Parque Kennedy with its artist market.
Cerro San Cristobal – views of the city from this mountain.
Visit the ruins at Pachacamac 20 miles from town.
La Merced Church
Despite being in a desert, the temperatures in Lima are moderated by the Pacific Ocean. Lima is slightly south of the equator, which reverses the seasons slightly. The height of summer is January – March when average highs are 83 F (28 C) and average lows are 68 F (20 C). The winter months from June through August are warm and sunny, but fog is persistent during these months. Winter highs average 68 F (20 C) and lows are 59 (15 C). Most visitors are en route to Machu Picchu, so they don’t time their visit to Lima based on its weather.
Jiron de la Union
Visit Lima – Get to Cusco and Machu Picchu
You have to go through Lima to get to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Lima is one of the few major cities in the world without a rapid transit system. Catch a cab from inside Jorge Chavez International Airport immediately after the customs and immigration are. You can arrange an “official” cab inside the airport. Pricing is posted at set rates. Most accommodation for Lima is in Miraflores / Larcomar, which is approximately a 45 minute cab ride. You can pay for the car at a set rate in US$ to Miraflores too. Make sure you confirm the rate, because most cabs don’t have meters It’s easy to catch a cab from Miraflores to the old town and the Plaza Mayor. The port for cruise ships is in Callao near the airport.