Why You Should Visit Lima
As the capital of Peru, travelers exploring Lima can expect to find many of the country’s finest cultural institutions and historic sites, while there is also much to do for the modern visitor as the city has a colorful array of festivals and events each year. Any visit to the city would not be complete without visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Historic Center which is home to many of the finest examples of architecture and historic landmarks in the city. You can also find many world-class museums around the city like the Museum of the Nation alongside various art galleries, while foodies will jump at the chance to explore some of the culinary delights of the city known as the gastronomical center of the Americas.
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Arriving In Lima
Jorge Chavez International Airport is located around 10 km away from the capital Lima and is set within a single passenger terminal. If you would rather not take a taxi into the city once you have arrived, there are bus services available in order to make the journey. Inside the airport you will find a decent range of cafés and eateries in addition to retail and duty-free shopping, while the airport also provides free Wi-Fi for up to 15 minutes at a time.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Lima you will not be able to make the journey directly as no carriers provide nonstop flights. However, Jorge Chavez International Airport has regular flights from a number of airports with direct connections to the UAE including Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, so it is possible to make the trip with just a single transfer.
Lima Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to Peru will have to arrange a visa before flying in order to enter the country. In Lima the hottest time of year is between January and March which experiences average highs of around 26 degrees, while the weather remains relatively mild for the rest of the year. Lima is served by an extensive network of buses and even has its own metro network, while you can find a few car rental agencies at Lima airport to get your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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