Lima is the capital of Peru and is also its largest city. Peru combines with Callao to create the Lima Metropolitan Area, and with a population of ten million is the third largest city in the America’s behind Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Mexico City. Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captured the city from the Incas in 1535. The area experienced a devastating earthquake in 1940 which destroyed most of its structures, though rapid growth in the post war years has allowed the city to modernize and flourish. The 20th century saw migration to the region from countries such as Germany, France, Italy, England, China, and Japan. Since then, Lima has become an important financial and industrial center, and one of Latin America’s most important banking centers. Peru has the largest export industry in South America and is a regional cargo hub for commodities such as oil, steel, silver, cotton, zinc, sugar, and coffee along with its own textiles and industrial production. The city and its surroundings are home to nearly 7,000 factories which produce everything from textiles and chemicals, to leather and oil derivatives. Lima has been so successful that in 2006 it had the world’s most profitable stock exchange. The area is also famous for its seafood, which includes the Peruvian paella dish. Lima is also a growing tourist destination with travelers coming to visit one of its many parks, museums, beaches, and local markets. A few tourist attractions include the world’s largest fountain complex, the Magical Circuit of Water, at the Park of the Reserve, and the Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge. Some more historic sites include the Cathedral and the Monastery of San Francisco, and many other churches which date from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Historic Center of the city was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Perhaps one of Lima’s biggest draws is its dining. The city is known as the “Gastronomical Center of the America’s” because of the vast mix of foods and dishes from the many disparate regions of the world which,came to Peru along with their migrants, and often has various restaurants ranked among the world’s top fifty.
Lima has more than 650 separate transit routes run by more than 460 private companies. Add to this the 1.4 million personal vehicles registered in 2012 and an attempt to create city wide bicycle travel lanes, and one has a recipe for chaos. Travel in an around Lima can be tough to say the least. The city is a growing industrial and financial center for the region, is one of Latin America’s largest export hubs, and shows no signs of slowing down. To ease the tensions which arise from such congestion, to fully experience all that Limahas to offer, and for your safety, booking your ground transportation with Royal AmericanLima isyour best option. Transport services with Royal American are timely, convenient, and most importantly, safe. We can provide a wide range of vehicle types including but not limited to: business sedans, luxury sedans, SUVs, minivans and minibuses, executive vans and buses, mini coaches and motor coaches, and a very large selection of armored vehicles. RA Lima is the most capable company to fulfill all your transportation requirements when planning for a business trip, organizing a major event, a vacation, or extended family holiday in and around the city. Whether you need transportation to and from one of the many cultural sites and museums, hotel, business meeting, or simply a guide around town, Royal American Lima has a top-quality fleet of vehicles with knowledgeable and courteous chauffeurs who are ready to serve you.
The main international airport serving Lima is the Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA: LIM, ICAO: SPJC, formerly SPIM), located roughly 11 km (7 mi)to the north-west of the city center; in 2014 LIM serviced more than 18 million passengers. The other main point of entry for Lima is the Port of Callao, also located just outside the city to the north-west. Royal AmericanLima can provide transfer between LIMand the port, to and from hotels, business meetings, or to oneof the many culturalsites in the region,when you book on our website or speak with a professional team member over the phone. The peace of mind knowing Royal Americanwill be there for you always is priceless. A driver will meet you at your flight or cruise, take care of your bags, and escort you to a well-maintained vehicle of your choosing, to be driven in safety and comfort to your destination in the city. RALima is proud to provide top-quality service to each and every customer so that you can relax and enjoy your travels.