You will be met at the airport by Xtreme Gap representative they will have a sign with your name.
This is not a long trip, but it doesn’t have to be. You pack in a lot into two days, with an airport pickup, a warm safe welcome, comfortable place to stay a day out in Lima on both days plus a surf trip it’s the perfect start to a Peruvian adventure and great to combine with a South America Travel Pass.
THE LIMA ARRIVAL PACK
What makes this trip so good is the team waiting for you to welcome you on arrival. Xtreme Gaps contacted in Lima is Carlos pictured right), a local surf legend who has been teaching people to surf in and around Lima for years. This makes it more than just a Lima arrival pack, with some awesome Xtreme activities thrown in, we will show you around the city like a local with a choice of two different styles of tours, plus a surf lesson in one of the city’s great surf spots.
Carlos will go out of his way to make you feel welcome is also passionate about his home city. After 2 days of hanging out with Carlos and the team you will be ready to hit the backpacker trail and will have firmly found your travel feet. You may have already picked up a little Spanish and found a new surfing addiction!
Lima Surf ConneXion: Trip Highlights
- Or warm welcome to Lima with an airport pick up
- Two nights bed and breakfast with a homestay
- A tour of the city’s classic sites or funky modern neighbourhoods
- Surf lesson in the Pacific Ocean
- All the advice and help you could need from an English-speaking Peruvian resident
- Predeparture pack and connection via Facebook to your in-country contact prior to leaving.
Lima Surf ConneXion Photos
To make you feel at home in Lima we have included homestay and get to know the real Lima with our resident Xtreme Gap surf dude! Carlos is Peruvian and lives to surf and loves his home city.(He is actually our resident surf instructor and one cool dude, you will be in good hands).
That means on this trip you will be checking out the city and seeing it through the eyes of a local, a world away from your typical tour of tourist traps. A city tour with local guides who will show you the most interesting sites, including the spectacular Monasterio de San Francisco and Plaza de Armas, and tell you all about the Incan and Colonial past. Even if history isn´t your strong point, we guarantee you´ll be fascinated. We will give you a taste of what Lima has to offer, from this great shopping sites to funky Bohemian districts we make it quite flexible so we’ll take you to places you are genuinely interested in rather than your typical tour.
In the afternoon you are free to roam around the centre, checking out the markets and possibly trying one of the local delicacies, Cuy. If your Spanish skills aren´t up to scratch yet we can tell you that this is a roasted guinea pig (sorry fluffy!). You´ll be pleased to know that there are oodles of restaurants and different cuisine available though.
The Lima ConneXion arrival pack is two nights, so on day three is time to travel to Cuzco.
A Rough Idea of Price
All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.
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- Airport Pick Up
- One Surf Lesson
- All Surf Equipment
- Experienced Surf Instructor
- Two Combi tours of Lima (Choose your own prefered one locally)
- Two nights homestay accommodation
- All Transport
- Spending Money
Frequently Asked Questions
You can easily combine Inca trail trek with this package. You would need to get to Cuzco which is a 14 hour bus journey so we advise you leave a couple of days in between doing this package and starting the Inca Trail. Make sure you book the Inca Trail pack through us well in advance so we can purchase your permit as they sell out many months ahead..
Make sure you check out some of our South America travel passes, the Lima loop and the Peru and Bolivia travel pass are excellent options. If you wanted to travel north we have a pass going from Lima to Quito as well.
Do not worry you will be well looked after, we don’t expect you to have surfed before but we are sure you will have a bit of a buzz and maybe even a new addiction after trying out.