The Lima Coast and Valley tour covers the southern side of the city, in some natural, rural areas.
Starting at Pantanos de Villa for some birding shooting and then to the lower lands of Lurin River known as Pachacamac valley, south from the city of Lima.
Pachacamac valley takes us to some easy hiking trails to explore some landscapes of the valley. It is targeted to those who like nature and are physically prepared for a moderate hike.
The dryness of the Pachacamac hills usually become into green during months of august and september, in these months we concentrate more on this place.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOS WE DO?
Landscapes and some birds, insects and flowers.
WHEN TO GO?
The trip can be done for the whole year.
Leave the hotel at 8:30 am. We will drive south. First stop at Chorrillos Morro Solar Point.
Continue south. Now you choose from going to see birds at the Humedal de Villa or visiting the Pachacamac Archeological site and museum.
Lunchtime in Pachacamac town.
Then we drive into the valley, stopping at some points before starting to hike, first on a flat trail to finally begin to climb a bit.
We will finish around 5 or 6 pm to get back to Lima.
WHAT TO TAKE?
Trekking shoes are better, plus trekking poles if you want some help to keep in balance.
Basically in summer (Feb-mar) must use sunscreen and fresh clothes with higher temperatures of 30C, during winter (aug-sep) long sleeves and a wind vest for temperatures of 13C.
It doesn´t rain too much (except on aug-sep) but in winter it can be helpful an extra layer for rain or cold.
Food: just some snacks and water.
You may be a beginner or an expert. In case you want to learn we are able to teach you, showing tips about composition, light, and camera settings.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
The hike or hikes may take a total of 4 hours, moving slowly, and stopping for photos. But we have some other points so we use the day to cover the places.
OPTION: If you are not able to walk outdoors, the trip may be customised starting at Barranco centre streets in replacement of Humedal de Villa or the Pachacamac Site. including both places shortens the time to spend at the Pachacamac Valley. We have the whole day so be free to ask for variations depending on what are your shooting preferences.
RESERVE your photo trip
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Photo Day + Hiking
Coast and Valley
Rates in US Dollars (USD)
LIMA COAST AND VALLEY
Duration: All day
Season: All the year.
EASY HIKING LEVEL
Lenses: Wide angle / 300mm+ / Macro
SAVE YOUR PHOTO DAY WITH 90 USD.
INCLUDES: Pick up at Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco districts (other districts ask). Private transportation. Photo pro leading.
NOT INCLUDED: Meals, entrance fees, local/official guides on sites, tips, assistant.
– During November to May is possible to have sunny days, so take some filters as Polarizer or ND should help.
– Macro, wide angle and tele are good weapons for this tour.
– Tripod is not necessary but it may help if you can carry it.
After pre-booking by the web form, or contact us by WhatsApp, chat or email, please send a list with names, passport numbers, tour date, meeting point and any request you think could be important, such as the kind of things you want to photograph, personal style, personal website, mobility issues, etc.
Remember we work only with small groups and private services.
Save the date with 90 USD. This advanced payment is not refundable if no show or by any cancellation reason and the remaining balance will be due before or at the time of the scheduled tour.
At crowdy places, for personal safety reasons is recommended to have a good backpack and never leave your stuff apart from you.
We allow any kind of camera.
The use of sport or very comfortable shoes is fully recommended.
Not included meals, drinks, personal expenses, travel/accident insurance, or lodging, unless we agreed to include them.
Trips outside Lima City include transportation. For trips in the city fully private transportation support is available under request and extra cost.
Other timing or arrangements for mobility handicaps or extra assistant under request and extra cost.
Photography lessons and special requests available (ask).
1. For better chances to find an open date, requests and bookings must be done at least 72 hours before the tour date.
2. If cancellation occurs is considered as No Show and booking advanced payment is not subject to refund.