Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

1. Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

Discover Lima’s top attractions across three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern, on this guided tour. You’ll visit fascinating sights like the San Francisco Convent and the famous catacombs, see areas like Larcomar and more, as you learn all about them. After being picked up from your accommodation in Miraflores or San Isidro at about 09:00 AM, the tour will begin with a beautiful panoramic view of the Pucllana Pyramid. This magnificent ceremonial and archeological center, built in the 4th century AD, was considered a sacred village by the Incas.  Following this, you’ll travel to the monumental San Francisco Convent, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. A highlight of the visit is the underground vaults – the catacombs. As you travel, you'll learn all about the history of these sights from your bilingual guide. Next, it’s on to the traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores, and Larcomar. At about 02:00 PM, the tour completed, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, your mind filled with the many wonderful sights and history of Lima.

Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

2. Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

Explore the Cercado de Lima, San Isidro and Miraflores districts of Lima and admire sights such as the Renaissance-style cathedral, Government Palace, Municipal Palace, Archbishop's Palace, and Union Club in the main square. Visit the Convent of San Francisco and Catacombs, admire the colonial balconies, and see Plaza San Martín. Take a tour of San Isidro to see the biggest olive park in Peru and one of the biggest parks in the city. Visit the financial district before going to Miraflores for a look at the sacred Pre-Inca Huaca Pucllana temple that belonged to the Lima culture Get a view of the sea at Malecón Cisneros and Love Park, and end with a stop at the exclusive Larcomar shopping mall, where you can purchase some lunch overlooking the sea.

Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

3. Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

Wait for your local guide at your hotel lobby and get ready to start the tour. First, discover the beauty of Miraflores. Learn the history of this emblematic and most visited district of Lima. Also, admire from the outside the archeological site of Huaca Pucllana. Understand the importance of this ceremonial and administrative center made of adobe and clay. Then, visit The Olive Trees Park in San Isidro district. Relax in this peaceful green area full of ancient preserved olive trees. Also, visit the beautiful Love Park and celebrate love in all its forms. Take photos of The Kiss, an iconic sculpture made by the acclaimed Peruvian artist Victor Delfin. Admire the surroundings from the tiled benches inspired in Antoni Gaudí's Parc Güell in Barcelona. After that, enjoy from the cliffs of Miraflores awesome views of Lima and the Pacific Ocean. Then visit Barranco, the artsy neighborhood of Lima. Be amazed by its beautiful murals and make a wish at the Bridge of Sighs.

Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

4. Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, the tour begins by visiting one of the most important squares of Peru. San Martin Square is surrounded by balconies, Acestrals' homes, colonial residences, and beautiful palaces. Following this, visit one of the most significant avenues of Lima, Jiron de La Unión. The tour then continues to the square of Lima or 'Plaza Mayor'. Here you can view cathedrals, the government palace, city hall, and wonderful balconies decorated uniquely with an Arabic influence. The tour concludes with a trip to one of the oldest catacombs of America, the 'San Francisco Monastery'.

Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

5. Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

Get to know Peru's capital in the course of a single day with your expert, professional guide. Encounter sights like the Huaca Pucllana, Olive Park, and the underground catacombs as you immerse yourself in this evocative city. Start your experience with convenient pickup from your accommodation and get ready to discover the Miraflores district. Cruise through this upscale area while learning about its history. See sights like the Huaca Pucclana pyramid, built between 200 and 700 AD. Next, head for the famous San Isidro district. Luxuriate in the beautiful groves of the Olive Park and admire Victor Delfin's famous "The Kiss" sculpture in the Love Park. Take in awesome views of Lima and its Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Miraflores, Continue your tour with a visit to the artsy and bohemian district of Barranco. Marvel at the beautiful murals typical of this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Take the opportunity to make a wish at its Bridge of Sighs, and visit its atmospheric Plaza. Conclude your tour in the city's bustling downtown. The city's historic center is full of places of interest included the Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, and Magic Fountains Park. Your guide will also take you to essentials like the San Francisco de Asis Museum, and the famous underground catacombs.

Lima: Afternoon city biking

6. Lima: Afternoon city biking

Once at the meeting point, a safety briefing will be given for this experience, you will discover the city on two wheels starting in the district of Miraflores towards one of the oldest avenues of our city. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the Huaca Pucllana, one of the oldest archaeological sites in the middle of modern Miraflores. The road will continue to the historic El Olivar Park, one of the great lungs of the city, full of history and biodiversity of Lima. You will walk through various parts of the iconic district of San Isidro, discover the streets of Lima, this tour includes a small snack, and then continue along the boardwalk of Miraflores and Barranco. Arriving in Barranco you will discover the bohemian part of Lima, which is characterized by its beautiful streets, as well as the urban art within the district and at the end you will return to the starting point.

Lima: Modern Lima City Tour and Pedro de Osma Museum

7. Lima: Modern Lima City Tour and Pedro de Osma Museum

Dive into the history of Lima's San Isidro and Miraflores neighborhoods. Visit Barranco; home of Peru's most renowned artists. Start your tour strolling through the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. Visit El Olivar de San Isidro; an old colonial hacienda where olive trees were grown. Move on to the artistic district of Barranco. Visit the Pedro de Osma Museum and take in its tall windows, carved columns, gardens, and sculptures. See what makes it one of the most beautiful summer mansions of Lima's bourgeois past.

Lima: Cathedral, San Francisco, & Larco Museum Private Tour

8. Lima: Cathedral, San Francisco, & Larco Museum Private Tour

Transfer to parque del Amor in Miraflores. Its central part exhibits a sculpture dedicated to love. Proceed to enjoy a panoramic view of the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana that operated between centuries V - VIII AD. After that, visit the Historic Center of Lima. Admire the Plaza Mayor, the Archbishop of Lima, and the Government Palace and its magnificent bronze fountain dating from 1650. Continue to the convent of San Francisco, a masterpiece of colonial architecture where you can appreciate the beauty of its monastic cloisters and remarkable paintings. In the underground galleries are impressive catacombs. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on your own. Finally visit the Larco Herrera Museum, a colonial mansion built in the eighteenth century that has an extensive collection of ceramics from pre-columbian art and textiles worked with materials and tools used by the ancient Peruvians, as well as gold and silver pieces with semiprecious stones. Return to the hotel.

Lima: Panoramic Private Tour

9. Lima: Panoramic Private Tour

Get to know the most important places in Lima. See the most important colonial buildings in the city, walk through the Main Square or Plaza Mayor and visit the famous Love Park or Parque del Amor, with beautiful views of the ocean. Your tour starts in downtown Lima, where you take a scenic tour of the built-up area, a World Heritage-listed by UNESCO. Go to the Main Square to see the Presidential Palace and the Lima Cathedral, impressive constructions that are still being used. Visit San Martín square, the scene of the most important social and political events of the 20th century Lima. In the center of the square is the monument to the liberator José de San Martín, manager of the independence of Peru. Upon your return to Miraflores, make a short stop at the Love Park, inaugurated on February 14, 1993, and intensely visited by couples on Valentine's Day each year.

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What people are saying about Huaca Pucllana

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 139 reviews

Honestly, it's been since I was a teenager when I last rode a bike. Guide Miguel was extremely kind and patience. The activity was very informative. Lima has so many wonderful things, it's a conservative city, but it's also modern, it's messy and very orderly at the same. There's art everywhere. I Totally recommend it.

We had an amazing guide! Pamela is not only very knowledgeable but also extremely friendly. She speaks great English! The tour is nicely paced with enough time at each attraction. We definitely recommend it!

Rudde was our guide. He took us through several districts and pointed out historical landmarks. We stopped as much as we wanted to take pics. He was an excellent guide.

Jordan is very knowledgeable and has great historical information. Very professional and punctual. I highly recommend Jordan for this tour.

I found it very exciting and the guide was great too!!!