Lima is a city that’s loud, chaotic, and just downright busy. There’s an endless sprawl and even the most seasoned travelers often love a little break from the city. There are tons of great day trips from Lima that are interesting and exciting. Let’s have a look.

A trip to Lima simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Pachacamac ruins. You will find Pachacama just 25 miles southeast of Lima in the Lurin Valley, between the new and old Pan American Highways.

Lurin Valley, a coastal desert, wraps around Pachacamac making one ask why anyone would like to live in such a forsaken area. These the 17 pyramids date back to ancient civilizations that have come and gone, including the Lima, Inca, and Huari people.

You can take a public bus to Pachacama, but if this is your first trip, it’s better if you go with an organized tour. There are plenty so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding it. This is a one-day trip you won’t want to miss!

Pasamayo – Chancay – HuaralTravel north and you will find one of the most captivating and enriching areas in Peru. When you take a day trip to Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Mancora and Tumbes beaches, you pass three small towns that are the cornerstone of Lima.

You’ll travel along a section of cliff top on the Pan American Highway, which hugs the desert Coast Mountains. The view is spectacular and you won’t soon forget it. Green farmland spots the background and there’s also the captivating Hari Krishna community.

When you reach Chancay just a small distance further down the road, you’ll discover the medieval homage known as the Consuelo de Chancay castle made up of 250 rooms, 10 reception rooms, 4 towers, and 12 terraces. There were connecting tunnels underneath. Today, the castle is a family resort that offers stunning sea views.

Finally, you will arrive in Huaral, which holds the true essence of a Peruvian town including grit and humbleness. It’s a must see.

There are many day trips to choose from leaving from Lima. We encourage you to spend some time investigating these unique and exciting day trips. Make once in a lifetime memories.