Golfing in Peru

 

Here is an idea to combine an interest with a holiday, Golfing in and Peru.

This country has an active Golf Culture with most of the courses found in and around the capital of Lima. Places such as Lima Golf, located in the district known as San Isidro, the heart of the city or Los Andes at Huampani, on the outskirts are two great places to play.

You could have a few days in Lima playing golf and if we are a group we could organise a series of matches against a local side here and after we can visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the world.

If we have more time, then other areas such as Puno and Lake Titicaca the highest navigable lake in the World and the Colca Canyon the deepest in the World and the famous Condor Eagle and of course the delightful city of Arequipa, nestled below the majestic Volcano called Misti. We could even play a round of golf here in Arequipa too, if it took your fancy.

Little more about this destination, I have by the way on many occasions organised golf here especially in the capital, but aside from this, Peru is a wonderful place to visit and is very much a cultural and historical destination.

Lima itself has its own beauty and charm, located by the sea, it enjoys a warm tropical climate all the year round, has great dinning as food is an important part of the culture here and its cuisine enjoys international acclaim.

Down town Lima has a lot of charm with its old Church’s , Plazas and Government Palace and it is a great place to wander.

Then we have Cusco and Machu Picchu which were the centres of the Inca Culture and Puno known for the Aymarars, who inhabit this area and parts of Bolivia.

In the north we have Trujillo and Chiclayo, which centred the Chimu and Mochica Civilisations before the Incas, here we have many sites such as Chan Chan, the largest mud city in the world, Huaca Sol y Luna, Valley of the Pyramids, just to name a few.

If we carry on further to the north, then we arrive to the town of Chachapoyas and its ancient cultures centred around the old fortress of Quelap, further on we have a beautiful lodge at Gocta, which views onto one of the highest waterfalls in the world where you can stay for a night.

Finally if you are in need of a rest, we can travel to Mancora and lie on the beautiful beaches and relax for a few days, by the way there is some excellent surfing around. Sorry forgot to mention the jungle, if you would like to experience nature then we can visit areas such as Madre Dios, Manu and Iquitos, we can find some beautiful lodges in these places.

If you would like to form a group, then just contact me and I would be more than happy to put this together for you…..Hasta Pronto !

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