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1 Day
Availability : Jan 1' - Dec 31'
Lima
Miraflores, Barranco, Lima Center, San Isidro
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 15
Overview
Lima Day Tours

Experience one of the largest cities in Latin America, Lima, the capital of Perú. Filled with culture, tradition, and excitement! Choose from one of five incredible day tours below to expérience the best parts of Lima in under a day.

The ‘City of Kings’ as Francisco Pizarro christened it in 1535, Lima is a booming metropolis of many varied districts, with interesting art & history museums, combined with some of the best culinary experiences in Latin America.

Added to the tours below you can also kayak along the coast, swim with sea lions off the shores of Callao, go sandboarding down the Chilca dunes south of the city, or heading slightly further out you can turn back through the centuries by exploring the Caral Archaeological site, located 200km north of Lima.

Highlights
Explore the vibrant district of Miraflores
Discover the wonderful artisanal quarter of Barranco
Visit the center and marvel at its historic museums, plazas & convents


Included
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Airport Transfer
Professional bilingual guide
Entrance tickets
Miraflores Hotel Accommodation – x1 Night
Lunch x1

Not Included
International Airfare
Hotels before & after (can be organized as part of the trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras

Joining Arrangements There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
Food & Water Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
Special Diets We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
Trekking Crew We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
Acclimatisation
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
Machu Picchu An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including a professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco. To be confirmed upon reservation.
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
Covid-19 (Useful Links) World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
Available Discounts Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 10% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+
Reservation Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
Customer Service Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.

 

Itinerary

Tour 1Lima - 10 Hours

Day 1 – Land Lima, collection & transfer to your Hotel in Miraflores

Day 2 – 10:30 hrs. From the hotel, transfer to Miraflores towards the Parque del Amor: a beautiful place inspired by the Güell Park in Barcelona, ​​a famous work by Gaudí. This park was made by the famous Peruvian artist Víctor Delfín. A flowered park facing the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by tiles and romantic poems. In the middle of the park, there is a huge sculpture made of cement, clay, and red pigment, called “El Beso”. Then you’ll walk down to the beach to feel the “surferita” life that is very popular on the Lima coast since surfing is the second most important sport in our country.

Then taking our transport and you’ll go to the district of Chorrillos, to the top of Morro Solar, a set of hills facing the sea that since 1986 has been a historical monument of the Nation since it reminds us that great battles were fought here during the war of Peaceful. From here you can see a fabulous view of the city of Lima. Then you’ll go down and visit the Salto del Fraile: an observatory in the middle of stones, big waves, and marine life; fishermen and people gather to watch how a Friar is thrown from the high rocks into the depths of the sea.

12:00 hrs. With our transport you’ll go to Barranco: the bohemian district of Lima, where many of our artists live, a place full of art galleries, good restaurants, and colorful streets; here we will have a walking tour arriving at the well-known Bridge of Sighs: a traditional wooden bridge combined with an air of romanticism. Finally, we will walk to visit the Dédalo art gallery to enjoy a good example of contemporary art combined with ancient Peruvian art. Barrio de Pueblo Libre: an old and historic district of Lima, where the liberator Don José de San Martín lived.

13:30 hrs. Lunchtime has arrived and we have two good options for Peruvian food, “El Bolivariano” restaurant: located in a large and old house, on what was a farm from 1780, here you can enjoy a varied and delicious traditional cuisine creole The other option for lunch is inside the Larco museum, in its restaurant called “Café del Museo”: a place surrounded by gardens and beautiful flowers with a homemade and varied menu that offers a sample of the best Peruvian and international cuisine.

15:00 hrs. After lunch you’ll have a tour of the Larco Museum: built on a truncated pre-Inca pyramid, founded in 1926; Currently ranked 22nd among the best 25 museums in the world, it has a private collection of nearly 45,000 pieces, many of them from the Mochica culture of 2,000 years ago, who tell us about their daily routine through their magnificent ceramics. ; it is possible to visit the storage of the museum. At the end of our visit, heading to the Center of Lima: a historic area of ​​Lima that was declared by UNESCO in 1991 as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Walking through its streets that tell us their stories through colonial houses and from the beginning of the Republic, you’ll arrive at Plaza San Martín: founded in 1921 to celebrate 100 years of the Independence of Peru. Originally its surrounding constructions were a residential area for the high society of Lima, also discovered the first luxury hotel in South America, currently, its surroundings are commercial, it is touristic and it centers people from various parts of Peru, an important place for Peruvians.

Then you’ll walk through several blocks of the Jirón de la Unión until you reach the Plaza de Armas: originally surrounded by buildings of the Inca empire, in 1535 Lima, the city of the Kings, was founded here as the capital of the Spanish conquest; It is one of the most beautiful squares in Latin America surrounded by important neo-colonial buildings such as the Government Palace and the Municipal Palace, as well as the old colonial Cathedral.

17:00 hrs. Continuing our walk through the Center of Lima to visit one of the following two options: Monastery of San Francisco de Asís: a cloister of the Franciscan order whose construction dates from the mid-16th century, a survivor of strong earthquakes, a good example of religious art viceregal. We will visit its various environments as well as its mysterious cemetery through the underground Catacombs, you’ll also visit its original dining room and its old English-style library.

Or a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo: a construction from the mid-16th century, a survivor of strong earthquakes, it still preserves its main patio with tiles from 1604-1606, as well as its old tower where we will climb its 133 steps and observe its bell tower, it was the tallest tower in South America. Currently, the place is known as “The Sanctuary of the Peruvian Saints“, since it houses the remains of two saints from colonial times and who are very important to the Catholic world in Peru. 

18:45 hrs. Circuit of Mágico de Aguas (Magic Waters), 19:30 hrs. This cultural spectacular begins with lights & video.

20:30 hrs. Back to your hotel!

Tour 2Lima - 8 Hours

Day 1 – Land Lima, collection & transfer to your Hotel in Miraflores.

Day 2 – 9:30 a.m. From the hotel, transfer to the Center of Lima, and you’ll cross the districts of Miraflores: Parque del Amor: a beautiful place inspired by the Güell Park in Barcelona, ​​a famous work by Gaudí. This park was made by the famous Peruvian artist Víctor Delfín. A flowered park facing the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by tiles and romantic poems. In the middle of the park, there is a huge sculpture made of cement, clay, and red pigment, called “El Beso“.

Huaca Pucllana’s panoramic view of construction dates from the years 200 to 700 AD and belonged to the Lima culture, here a cemetery was also found for the elite of the Wari Empire, and later the evidence of worship of Pachacamac by the members of the culture Ychma. In our tourist transport you’ll go to the district of San Isidro: El Olivar park, this park dates from the year 1560 when it was a Spanish hacienda, currently it has 1500 olive trees and 22 types of birds, then you’ll take Arequipa avenue (The first avenue de Lima) to go to the Center of Lima: a historic area of ​​Lima that was declared by UNESCO in 1991 as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Walking through its streets that tell us their stories through colonial houses and from the beginning of the Republic, you’ll arrive at Plaza San Martín: founded in 1921 to celebrate 100 years of the Independence of Peru. Originally its surrounding constructions were a residential area for the high society of Lima, also founded the first luxury hotel in South America, currently, its surroundings are commercial, it is touristic and it centers people from various parts of Peru, an important place for Peruvians.

Walking through several blocks of the Jirón de la Unión until reaching the Plaza de Armas: originally surrounded by buildings of the Inca empire, in 1535 Lima, the city of the Kings, was founded here as the capital of the Spanish conquest; It is one of the most beautiful squares in Latin America surrounded by important neo-colonial buildings such as the Government Palace and the Municipal Palace, as well as the old colonial Cathedral. On the way, you’ll visit a colonial church from 1535 called Virgen de la Merced and the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru with pre-Inca and Inca pieces, as well as enter its vault.

Then continue on to the Monastery of San Francisco de Asís: a cloister of the Franciscan order whose construction dates from the mid-16th century, a survivor of strong earthquakes, a good example of colonial religious art. Visiting its various environments as well as its mysterious cemetery through the underground Catacombs, you’ll also visit its original dining room and its old English-style library.

Or a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo: a construction from the mid-16th century, a survivor of strong earthquakes, it still preserves its main patio with tiles from 1604-1606, as well as its old tower where we will climb its 133 steps and observe its bell tower, it was the tallest tower in South America. Currently, the place is known as “The Sanctuary of the Peruvian Saints“, since it houses the remains of two saints from colonial times and who are very important to the Catholic world in Peru.

2:00 p.m. Lunch in the Center of Lima, restaurant “La Muralla“: you can find fish, shellfish, Creole food, and even the best-salted loin in the Historic Center chosen by Gastón Acurio!

With the tourist transport you’ll go to Barranco: the bohemian district of Lima, where many of our artists live, a place full of art galleries, good restaurants, and colorful streets; here you’ll have a walking tour arriving at the well-known Bridge of Sighs: a traditional wooden bridge combined with an air of romanticism. Finally, walking to visit the Dédalo art gallery to enjoy a good example of contemporary art combined with ancient Peruvian art.

5:30 p.m. Back to your hotel.

Tour 3Lima - 5 hours

Day 1 – Land Lima, collection & transfer to your Hotel in Miraflores

Day 2 – 08:30 a.m. From the hotel, transfer by tourist transport to the old district of Pueblo Libre to take a short walk around its surroundings. You’ll visit the Huaca Mateo Salado: this is a pre-Inca Huaca made 900 years ago, in this place it is possible to visit the 03 stepped pyramids of the Yschma culture that are in an excellent state of conservation, you can also appreciate part of the Inca road called Qhapaq Nan.

Later you’ll visit the Larco Museum: built on a truncated pre-Inca pyramid, founded in 1926; Currently ranked 22nd among the best 25 museums in the world, it has a private collection of nearly 45,000 pieces, many of them from the Mochica culture of 2,000 years ago, who tell us about their daily routine through their magnificent ceramics. ; it is possible to visit the storage of the museum.

Then visit a local market, clean and pleasant, with varied foods such as vegetables, fruits, and meats from different parts of Peru. You’ll have a tasting of some fruits that our visitors do not know, such as passion fruit, custard apple, lucuma, and pacae.

2:00 p.m. Back to your hotel.

Tour 4Lima - 4 Hours

Day 1 – Land Lima, collection & transfer to your Hotel in Miraflores

Day 2 – 9:30 a.m. From the hotel, transfer to the Larco Museum: built on a truncated pre-Inca pyramid, founded in 1926; Currently ranked 22nd among the best 25 museums in the world, it has a private collection of nearly 45,000 pieces, many of them from the Mochica culture of 2,000 years ago, who tell us about their daily routine through their magnificent ceramics; it is possible to visit the storage of the museum.

Towards the Center of Lima… a 1 hr 30 mins walking, and an informative, pleasant, and fun time. This is a historic area of ​​Lima that was declared by UNESCO in 1991 as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Walking through its streets that tell us their stories through colonial houses and from the beginning of the Republic, you’ll arrive at Plaza San Martín: founded in 1921 to celebrate 100 years of the Independence of Peru. Originally its surrounding constructions were a residential area for the high society of Lima, we also found the first luxury hotel in South America, currently, its surroundings are commercial, it is touristic and it centers people from various parts of Peru, an important place for Peruvians.

Then walking through several blocks of the Jirón de la Unión until reaching the Plaza de Armas: originally surrounded by buildings of the Inca empire, in 1535 Lima, the city of the Kings, was founded here as the capital of the Spanish conquest; It is one of the most beautiful squares in Latin America surrounded by important neo-colonial buildings such as the Government Palace and the Municipal Palace, as well as the old colonial Cathedral. On the way, you’ll visit a church from 1535 called Virgen de la Merced.

2:00 p.m. Back to your hotel.

Tour 5Lima - 5 Hours

Day 1 – Land Lima, collection & transfer to your Hotel in Miraflores

Day 2 – 9:30 a.m. From the hotel, transfer to Miraflores, to visit the Huaca Pucllana where you’ll have a dynamic walking tour inside a construction that dates from the years 200 to 700 AD and that belonged to the Lima culture. Here you’ll discover a cemetery for the elite that was also found in the Wari Empire and later the evidence of worship of Pachacamac by the members of the Ychma culture.

Walk through the Parque del Amor: a beautiful place inspired by the Güell Park in Barcelona, ​​a famous work by Gaudí. This park was made by the famous Peruvian artist Víctor Delfín. A flowered park facing the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by tiles and romantic poems. In the middle of the park, there is a huge sculpture made of cement, clay, and red pigment, called “El Beso“.

Next heading towards Barranco where you’ll visit the House/Workshop of the artist Víctor Delfín: a fantastic place embedded in a hill facing the Pacific Ocean, home of one of our best representatives of Peruvian art, recognized and admired for the variety of materials he uses as wood, bronze, ceramic, oil, etc. He was born in 1927 and still works daily on various works of art. He was the one who made the Parque del Amor.

At the end of the visit, you’ll walk to the Puente de los Suspiros area. From 1876, a traditional wooden bridge combined with an air of romanticism in the middle of a picturesque and historical place. You’ll have a moment to take some good photos in the middle of great artistic graffiti, a magnificent example of good urban art captured in large murals.

Then we will go to a restaurant where we will taste the rich anticuchos and picarones & chicha morada: a very traditional dish in Peruvian food, fusion with African, together with a delicious juice based on our famous and eccentric purple corn.

3:00 p.m. Back to your hotel.

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