Dakar 2019, tourism in Peru
In January of the next year the most important automobile competition in the world begins, and this time Peru will be the only one scenario. Join us to learn more about the Dakar 2019 and the various alternatives for tourism in Peru.
The Dakar 2019 will be held between January 6 and 17 and will go through various cities of the Peruvian coast, crossing the departments of Lima, Ica, Moquegua, and Arequipa, this opens several alternatives for tourism and to visit beautiful destinations in Peru.
Lima “The city of Kings”
The competition begins and ends in the city of Lima, the Peruvian capital will receive thousands of travelers from all over the world who come to witness and experience the Dakar.
Lima is a city of contrasts and, at the same time, fascinating. We can start with a great tour around the Historic Center, where we must visit the Catedral de Lima, the Plaza de Armas, the Palacio de Gobierno, and the Iglesia de San Francisco and its famous catacombs. Besides taking advantage of the visit to enjoy the varied Peruvian cuisine, let’s not forget that Lima has been chosen, more than once, the gastronomic capital of the world.
Also a must, it’s the Miraflores district, ideal to purchase souvenirs, as well as the main museums of the city.
Ica, a place to be discovered
On the south of Lima, there is the department of Ica, which will have the cities of Pisco and Marcona on the Dakar route, beautiful coastal cities with several touristic destinations that are worthy to-be-included in our tourist route.
In Pisco, besides its beautiful beaches and warm people, we can visit the Reserva Nacional de Paracas and very close to it, its popular balneario; as well as the cozy town of Humay, without stopping visiting the famous “Catedral” or sighting the not-less famous “Candelabro”. While in Marcona, you can’t stop trying its delicious cuisine, nor visiting emblematic places such as the formation known as “El Elefante”, and its emblematic beaches La Lobera, Yanyarina, and La Libertad.
Arequipa, the White City
The City of the Eternal Blue Sky, also known as Arequipa, is a beautiful city with an infinity of attractions and tourist destinations. From its historical center with unmissable places such as the cathedral La Basilica and the Monasterio de Santa Catalina. Without forgetting very interesting destinations such as the Ruta del Sillar, the Mansión del Fundador, and the Molino Sabandía, and, a special point receives its exquisite gastronomy, well represented by the “picanterías arequipeñas”.