293 Kms from Miraflores
There is so much more to Peru, than Machu Pichu. I have tried to highlight a few of them by means of this blog. Ofcourse, there is the Huaraz mountains north of Lima, the beautiful city of Ayucucho, the posh neighbourhood of Miraflores – which deserve a mention here. If you are visiting Peru sometime soon, or visiting it the second time around, take the road less traveled and rest assured, you will not be disappointed.This post was originally published on Outbound Again.
204 Kms from Miraflores
Then, the most exciting morning was here. We arrived at the station a bit early as advised. It was very different from usual railway stations we see across the world, for example, the station has a gate - for the trains to go through. And that gate remains closed unless a train has to come out or in. That happens thrice a week.
212 Kms from Miraflores
Bond with the sea lions at Paracas: Going south from Lima, Paracas islands a is popular destination for wild life watching. Take a ferry to the “Bellastas islands” and say hullo to friendly sea lions! Chuck Antarctica and meet the cute, human like creatures right here in Paracas. Yep, warm weather penguins are not very popular and are only found in Paracas and Galapagos (in Ecuador). The ferry will also take you through the Candelebra, one of the mysterios geoglyphs in Peru.
262 Kms from Miraflores
Go sand-boarding in Huacachina: Literally 5 minutes away from the sleepy town of Ica (see map), is the oasis town Huacachina. Bet your bottom dollar, you wouldn’t have seen anything more beautiful in your entire life! Book a buggy trip with a hostel to ride up and down the sand dunes and make sure you don’t miss out on sandboarding. Try to take the last trip of the day (~4.00 pm) to witness the sunset.