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Lima, Peru with Children

The majority of the guide books I read before our trip warned me that Lima was big on food and not much else. At least I can say I was warned. We enjoyed the few activities in the city but were very thankful we didn't spend much time in the city. We spent one day on arrival and one day on the return, which was enough time to hit all the major spots. 

We stayed in the Hilton Lima Miraflores. It was in a great location, had great services, a wonderful restaurant, and Sam was sold with the rooftop pool!

We grabbed a cab and headed over to Huaca Pucllana. It is a wonderful bit of Inca history in the heart of Lima. Groups can only tour with a assigned tour guide, which is tough on the little ones. The path is patted down but there is a considerable amount of stairs. I would leave the stroller at home and opt for a baby carrier in this situation.  The tour lasted about an hour so Sam did well with walking the majority of the time.

There is a restaurant on the Huaca Pucllana grounds. The …

Itinerary and Plane Travel to Peru with Kids

We booked our flights to and from D.C. through United. They had 1-stop flights from Dulles International (IAD) to Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM). We had a wonderful layover in Panama City. Traveling in a none stop flight is generally our preferred method but with such a long haul we opted for a layover. This let Sam get out of the plane and relax between long stretches. The Panama City Airport wasn't nearly as nice as the Inchon Airport that we adored in Korea but it had plenty of food and space to let Sam relax between flights. We booked all our in-country flights through LATAM airlines.

I have to make a quick note about all the road travel; the car rides were through the local areas and were very much part of the enjoyment of the trip. We were able to have private buses and cabs take us to and from the airports in comfort. The sights along the way were some of our favorite memories of the trip.

Itinerary for 8 days:

Day 1

Travel Day (D.C. to Lima)
Day 2


Preparing for a Trip to Peru with Kids

After booking the flights, hotels, car services, and entrance tickets, it was time to prepare the little one for the adventure ahead. Here are a few resources that helped us prepare Sam for the amazing journey to Peru.


 TV Shows

National Geographic for Kids: Are We There Yet?

Coloring Pages

The Color