Lima
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Our most recommended Lima Educational Activities

  • Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

    1. 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 one of biggest olive parks in Peru. Visit the financial district before going to Miraflores for a look at the sacred Huaca Pucllana temple. 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 enjoy lunch (own expense) overlooking the sea.

  • Lima: Vegan Peruvian Food Tour

    2. Lima: Vegan Peruvian Food Tour

    Enjoy a unique walking tour in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Lima during your vegan Peruvian food tour of Barranco. Embark on a 4-hour tour and taste a variety of dishes accompanied by your local guide. Visit 8 different shops and restaurants, which have been carefully selected just for you. During your tour, taste 15 different flavors of fruits, drinks, and dishes, and be introduced to local small entrepreneurs. Get immersed in Peruvian history and culture through its exquisite food. As you will see, every bite has a story to tell. Be sure to eliminate your hunger by the end of this Barranco vegan food tour.

    This was a really fun way to see this area of Lima, learn about the local history and taste yummy food!

  • Lima: Callao City Tour and Boat Ride

    3. Lima: Callao City Tour and Boat Ride

    On this tour, get to know the culture and history of Lima and its best attractions. Visit the Real Felipe Fortress dating from the 18th century which was built by the Spaniards to protect themselves from invasion. It has since been converted into a museum where you can learn the stories of the naval battles and attacks that the fortress has withstood in its 3 centuries of history. Later, visit the Plaza Grau and the Historic Center of Callao. Admire graffitied walls, streets with many contrasts and several colonial-style buildings. Walk through the streets of Chucuito and admire the neighborhood's picturesque multicolored houses. You will also discover the city's best beaches and seafood restaurants here. Finally, stroll through the old resort of La Punta, where you will see beautiful beaches and 20th-century houses. Enjoy the sea breeze while admiring the Palomino Islands in the dista...

  • Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Water Tour

    4. Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Water Tour

    Immerse yourself in the mythical and magical history of ancient Peruvian civilizations at the Larco Museum. Discover the religious worldview of the ancient Peruvians of the Andes and Coast, who left behind thousands of vestiges which you can study today at the museum. See over 35,000 exhibition pieces and discover the economic and religious activities of ancient Peruvians, including ceramics, weaving, and metallurgy.  Next, witness the unique spectacle that is the magic water and lasers dance show. Considered a must-see by locals, don't leave Lima without visiting this attraction. Explore 13 different interactive fountains and see their unique light shows. Watch the fountains sparkle and shine as the water flows in unique patterns and shapes, for a night that you'll never forget. Upgrade your tour to include a spectacular show with Peruvian Paso horses in a traditional hacienda located...

  • Lima: Live Magic Water Show Experience

    5. Lima: Live Magic Water Show Experience

    Starting from your hotel at 6:00PM, your tour guide will pick you up before you become acquainted with your driver and guide team for this experience. Following this, the water park show experience awaits you. The park itself boasts two Guinness world records, and once there you will understand the meaning of the locals' heritage as it is told through fountains, lasers and holograms. Following this, the main show is sure to be a fantastic surprise for you. At the conclusion of your experience, you will return back to your hotel with your team at approximately 9:00PM. You will be left with pleasant memories of a great and colorful experience, as this is sure to be a night you will not soon forget.

    We’re a young couple and we just adored our tour with Jordan! :) He was a GREAT tour guide, with a lot of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the history and symbolic meanings behind these fountains. Thank you Jordan!!! Also this is one of the world’s wonders so you must check it out while you’re in Lima!

  • From Lima: Full Day Trip to Caral

    6. From Lima: Full Day Trip to Caral

    After being picked up from your hotel in Lima, travel to the north coast of Peru, which is known for its amazing archaeological complexes; evidence of the fascinating history of the country and South America. The remains of Caral will show you the history and culture of the oldest civilization in America. Arrive at the exceptionally well-preserved site, which is impressive in terms of its design and the complexity of it's architecture. As you explore, find great pyramids, squares, atriums, and altars where different sacred ceremonies and offerings to gods were performed. Marvel at the quipu (the knot system used in Andean civilizations to record information) found on the site which testifies to the development and complexity of Caral society. After your visit to the archaeological complex, go to the city of Huacho to see the Pittaluga House, the University Archaeological Museum, and th...

  • Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

    7. Lima: Half-Day Colonial Lima and Larco Museum Tour

    Explore Lima's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is packed with fascinating historic buildings. Your tour will begin with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square. It is here that you can appreciate countless examples of grandiose colonial architecture. Afterwards, you will stroll over to the cathedral, before visiting Casa Aliaga. Casa Aliaga is a colonial mansion gifted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that era that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Following this house, you will experience the Larco Museum, which lies in the traditional Pueblo Libre district. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts, as well as pieces of erotic art.

  • Lima: Larco Museum Private Tour with Driver and Lunch

    8. Lima: Larco Museum Private Tour with Driver and Lunch

    Discover the rich history of ancient Peru as you wander through the 18th century mansion that is home to the Larco Museum. Marvel at more than 45,000 pieces in the Treasures of Ancient Peru collection, including ceramic pieces from the Mochica culture that are known for their erotic quality. Learn about pre-Columbian art and societies from your private tour guide whose expertise will enrich your visit. Dine with a garden view during lunch at the museum restaurant.

  • Magic Barranco and Chorrillos Bizarre

    9. Magic Barranco and Chorrillos Bizarre

    Your tour guide and your driver will start around Miraflores and introduce the tour with a visit to the Park of Love and a deeper exploration of the city. Barranco is sure to surprise you with its many murals, graffiti and many artistic spaces. The fishing town Chorrillos is a wonderful area for beautiful pictures and to make this experience truly unique, you will pass the area where the war between Perú and Chile took place.

  • Lima: Shanty Town Tour

    10. Lima: Shanty Town Tour

    On this walking tour you will get the opportunity to see how many of the locals in Lima really live, and share a great time with them. Take a walk up the famous "yellow stairs" and along narrow roads, and visit a local kindergarten. The town's huge dimensions and breathtaking views are impressive for any visitor. Upon arrival you will be told about security and given some basic guidelines to follow while on this tour. Although shanty towns have a reputation, the guide will make you feel 100% safe at all times. While you slowly make your way to the base of the hill, your guide will explain about the community and its developments, as well as about the urbanization projects, politics, religion, etc. Gradually, slowly start your journey up the ‘yellow stairs’, pause for pictures of the amazing views of greater Lima and get a glimpse into homes and local life. Stopping along the way to vis...

    I was the only one who signed up for the tour, so I essentially had a private tour. It was excellent, eye-opening, and humbling. You visit the local markets and get to try foods you never have before, and you get to interact with locals and get to know their way of life. Definitely recommend.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

It really is an impressive spectacle, it cannot fail to be seen on a trip to Lima ... for me ... it was one of the best attractions of the city. The tour agency is spectacular, they picked us up at the hotel, in a comfortable vehicle, the guide Jonathan, a very friendly, friendly, attentive young man with a lot of mastery in the subject, ... the driver Julio, also made the back to the hotel we were getting to know more about that country ... people like them make their company bigger and show visitors the attractions of the city, being truly very happy and willing to return ... just to thank ...

We’re a young couple and we just adored our tour with Jordan! :) He was a GREAT tour guide, with a lot of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the history and symbolic meanings behind these fountains. Thank you Jordan!!! Also this is one of the world’s wonders so you must check it out while you’re in Lima!

Very impressive display of fountains. The main show was incredible with the combination of water, lasers and holograms. Was great having a guide to explain the history and meaning behind each fountain. Very nice to have a driver to safely negotiate the Lima traffic.

authentic impressions, stunning views, very friendly and impressive meetings with locals and last but not least an excellent tour guide

It is worth visiting this beautiful and relaxing place.