Lima is between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountain Range and gives a wide range of opportunities to have fun and feel adrenaline at its best while being safe.
In the coast we can find several surf schools in the area of Miraflores that are available every day. In the beaches of the south (with better waves), you can book in advance. Also kayak is available in Chorrillos (near Miraflores). In the coast of Callao (near the Lima airport), we find the Palomino Islands where there are excursions offered everyday with possibility to swim next to the sea lions (wetsuits are offered as our sea may be cold). You can book directly this half day activity in this link.
In the air, you can do paragliding both with and without engine. Suggested to schedule any of these in the afternoon with more probabilities to have the right wind.
There are several biking routes in Lima covering gastronomic stops (tasting different flavors), others covering cultural stops (pre-Inca constructions), and others covering scenery (ocean views and parks). In all these circuits, Lima is pretty flat, so not too much effort.
Near Lima, in Lurin, only 22km south, you find Peruvian Paso Horses that you can rent and ride for hours crossing valleys, desert and beaches. Also in this area, there is a new restaurant opened by a Belgium franchise that offers dinner (or lunch) served in the sky where up to 22 people elevate in a platform that rises 45 meters offering traditional Peruvian gastronomy with exclusive views of the Historic Sanctuary of Pachacamac, the Pacific Ocean and the Lurin Valley. Also, this same area, offers rappelling and circuits of 3- 4 hours of trekking around the “Lomas de Lucumo”. Enjoy nature in this humid area observing the famous “Amancaes flower”, a typical bulbous flower of these areas.
For more adrenaline, head 3 hours south of Lima (around 190km) to arrive in Lunahuana, where you can make different adventure activities including rafting in several levels, canopying and trekking.
To the east of Lima, we head to Huarochiri, this time 4 hours (around 200km, more time as we are heading up to the beginning of the Andes). In this area we trek to the waterfalls of Palacala and bungee jumping.
For buggies and sand boarding, we visit the area of Ica, only 3.5 hours south of Lima in a very good freeway along the desert. Have fun in the desert and visit the oasis of Huacachina, a sample of this itinerary in this link. Take advantage and do a brief flight in a small plane to overfly the famous Nazca Lines.