Peru & Colombia
 19 Sept - 23 Oct  2018

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Paracas  & Pictures
Sun 23

This morning at approximately 8am your leader will take you on a walking tour of downtown Lima, including the city's historical centre. Flanked by streets of ornate mansions, palaces and churches, Plaza Mayor is the best place to start any exploration of Lima. Take a walk through the old streets to get a feel for colonial life. On one side of the plaza is the Cathedral of Lima, which houses the remains of Lima's founder, Francisco Pizarro. You have an included visit to the nearby San Francisco Monastery, with its catacombs containing some 70,000 human remains. Continue onto the Central market where you'll take a walking tour. The market has a huge variety of fresh produce on offer, including fruits, vegetables and even guinea pigs. You'll also have the opportunity to try some local Peruvian fruits and street food. Next head away from the tourist trail and visit ‘Alameda de Chabuca Granda’ an area really only known to locals, it is a place where people go as a treat to enjoy a variety local street food and authentic Peruvian desserts such as ‘Mazamorra Morada’ a sweet porridge made from purple corn or ‘Picarones’ Peruvian donuts made from local squash called Macre and sweet potatoes served with a sweet syrup, these are a must try whilst in Peru! 
Later in the afternoon, travel by minivan for approximately four hours to Paracas, arriving in the late afternoon/early evening.

Catacomes

Lunch


Religion sells too!


Its election time


Our guide buying water for the troops 20Lt casks  $15 each

Peru is a desert  last rain in Lima was 1986 so leaving brolly in the bag till later


The biggest of 4 rivers during 250 km drive

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