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Our Peru Adventure: Our Last Day in Lima

Guest Blog Post by Lili Mahlab

Inca mummy

Following our wonderful buffet breakfast on the top floor of the Miraflores hotel, we checked our bags with the concierge and met up with Gustavo and our driver at 9:00 to head to the Museo Raphael Larco Herrera. Larco Herrera’s son was a renowned archeologist, who wrote several books on Inca history and culture.

The museum houses a spectacular private collection of rare objects with wonderful pottery pieces, jewelry, mummies, tapestries, and more. Gustavo made sure to point out some of the most interesting pieces in the museum and explained their historical significance. (more…)

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Our Peru Adventure: Lima

 

Peru tour group

Guest Blog Post by Lili Mahlab

Back in January of 2013, I, my husband and three other couples decided to check Peru and Machu Picchu off of our bucket list. Our research started with the internet (tripadvisor.com is my “go-to” site of which I’m a top contributor) in order to find an appropriate travel agent and itinerary.  We contacted three agencies and ultimately settled on Llama Expeditions (www.llamaexpeditions.com).

After many e-mails and phone conversations, we worked with Diane Valenti (Llama Expeditions) to come up with an itinerary that would satisfy everyone’s needs.  Our objective was to have an authentic Peruvian experience with just our small group of travelers. We were not disappointed. (more…)

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Is Lima Worth Seeing?

lima peru

Lima has a reputation for being a dusty, gray, polluted city with little to offer tourists. In fact, many tours omit anything more than a brief stopover in Lima on the way to somewhere else.

I think Lima has gotten a bad rap, though. There are definitely some cool things to see and do in Lima. (more…)

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