Peru: 19 Photos from Lima to Huacachina and the Ballestas Islands

Peru: 19 Photos from Lima to Huacachina and the Ballestas Islands

The Monastery of San Francisco in the Historic Center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Monastery of San Francisco in the Historic Center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Municipal Palace of Lima at the Plaza de Armas in the heart of the city.

The Municipal Palace of Lima at the Plaza de Armas in the heart of the city.

The Cathedral of Lima on the Plaza de Armas.

The Cathedral of Lima on the Plaza de Armas.

A skyline view of an older slice of Lima.

A skyline view of an older slice of Lima.

A closer look at an older Lima.

A closer look at an older Lima.

The heart of Tres Marías, arguably Peru's finest pisco sour.

The heart of Tres Marías, arguably Peru’s finest pisco sour.

Christian from Peru RoadTrip happy to be right where he is in Tres Marías.

Christian from Peru RoadTrip happy to be right where he is in Tres Marías.

The countryside of southern Peru.

The countryside of southern Peru.

The seemingly endless sand dunes of Huacachina.

The seemingly endless sand dunes of Huacachina.

The dune buggies line up in the sand.

The dune buggies line up in the sand.

The famous Oasis of Huacachina.

The famous Oasis of Huacachina.

Silhouttes watch the Huacachina sunset in the middle of the desert.

Silhouttes watch the Huacachina sunset in the middle of the desert.

A local fisherman passes by during a tour of the Ballestas Islands.

A local fisherman passes by during a tour of the Ballestas Islands.

The incredible rocky formations teeming with wildlife make the Ballestas Islands a more accessible Galapagos.

The incredible rocky formations teeming with wildlife make the Ballestas Islands a more accessible Galapagos.

A group of penguins inch forward, preparing for a dip into the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Ballestas Islands.

A group of penguins inch forward, preparing for a dip into the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Ballestas Islands.

A sea lion appears to pose for the cameras at the Ballestas Islands.

A sea lion appears to pose for the cameras at the Ballestas Islands.

The streets of Miraflores.

The streets of Miraflores.

Jamming in Miraflores' Kennedy Park.

Jamming in Miraflores’ Kennedy Park.

La Costa Verde stretches along the Pacific edge of Lima.

La Costa Verde stretches along the Pacific edge of Lima.

19 photos from Peru

Disclosure: Peru RoadTrip provided transportation from Lima to Huacachina and the Ballestas Islands. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Joe Baur
Joe Baur
Joe is a travel author (Talking Tico) and podcaster who's constantly looking to get off the tourist trek in search of new stories. He enjoys few things more than a hoppy beer and chorizo in good company. Give him these things and he will be your friend for life.
  • Amazing shots! I have never been to Peru, but would love to visit, especially after seeing your pictures.

    • Joe

      Do it!

  • I hear Lima is quite a cold place with little oxygen…did you get the “high sickness”?

    • Joe

      Altitude sickness isn’t a thing in Lima, but it definitely is in Machu Picchu territory on the other side of the country.