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Recommendation for quick stop in LIM

Old Jul 13, 22, 9:23 pm
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Recommendation for quick stop in LIM

Because of flight cancellations, I'm going to make my way back to Lima before flying home the following day. What can I do with only a few hours in the late afternoon/evening? Any recommendations on where to stay? Seems like Miraflores is a good area. I have Hilton and Bonvoy Gold statuses if that matters. Looks like most museums that are open close pretty early and many are temporarily closed.
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Old Jul 22, 22, 9:02 pm
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We stayed at the El Pardo Doubletree in Miraflores a few weeks ago and they were fantastic. We didn't have a lot of time there, but they upgraded me to a suite and we had an excellent dinner at the hotel restaurant. I can't help a whole lot with things to do...we had a food and sociocultural tour booked (through Alternative Peru) for our one full day and then we headed to Cusco the next morning. We had a 10 hour layover in Lima on our way home and I had originally planned to get picked up from the airport by a taxi service and shuttled around to various Lima sights, but we were so wiped out from our trip (we hiked the Inca trail, did a via ferrata, and another hike in Cusco and then 3 days in the rain forest) that we decided to just get a room at the airport hotel so we could nap and shower before our 1 am flight back to the US. Keep in mind, too, that Lima traffic is insane, which was another reason I cancelled the taxi service. It takes at least 45 minutes to an hour to get to Miraflores from the airport. I think we probably spent more of our time in Lima going through crazy traffic than doing anything else!
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Old Jul 22, 22, 9:10 pm
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We stayed at the El Pardo Doubletree in Miraflores a few weeks ago and they were fantastic. We didn't have a lot of time there, but they upgraded me to a suite and we had an excellent dinner at the hotel restaurant. I can't help a whole lot with things to do...we had a food and sociocultural tour booked (through Alternative Peru) for our one full day and then we headed to Cusco the next morning. We had a 10 hour layover in Lima on our way home and I had originally planned to get picked up from the airport by a taxi service and shuttled around to various Lima sights, but we were so wiped out from our trip (we hiked the Inca trail, did a via ferrata, and another hike in Cusco and then 3 days in the rain forest) that we decided to just get a room at the airport hotel so we could nap and shower before our 1 am flight back to the US. Keep in mind, too, that Lima traffic is insane, which was another reason I cancelled the taxi service. It takes at least 45 minutes to an hour to get to Miraflores from the airport. I think we probably spent more of our time in Lima going through crazy traffic than doing anything else!
Hah, I ended up booking that same hotel after seeing lots of people speak highly of it and I was able to get a price match. I started looking for tours but I think like you I may just be tired, and not much will even be open, so I'll try to have a nice dinner and maybe hit up the Larco Museum if its open.
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Old Sep 1, 22, 4:21 pm
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Can confirm the traffic in Lima is freaking nuts, but the El Pardo was very nice. Wish I could have stayed longer.
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