Guided tour

Lima: Half-Day Colonial and Modern Lima Tour

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Lima: Half-Day Colonial and Modern Lima Tour

From $25 per person

Immerse yourself in the pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern history of Lima with a half-day guided tour that includes some of the main attractions of this beautiful city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 198 minutes
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide included
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Passengers will be collected at their respective hotels (located in Miraflores, San Isidro). Meeting point are located at the Sheraton Lima Hotel and the San Agustín Riviera Hotel for passengers located in the Historic Centre of Lima. This activity does not include pickup from private residences (Airbnbs). If passengers stay in them, please contact the local partner in the days prior the start of the tour, in order to coordinate a pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit two natural gems, the Pucllana Temple and el Olivar Park
  • Stroll through the beautiful historic center of Lima, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Visit one of the oldest viceregal destinations
Full description
Your tour will start at Intihuatana Park located on the Miraflores Cliffs, which has a spectacular view of the Bay of Lima and is a spot where paragliders from all over the world gather to fly over the area. Following this, the tour makes its way to Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Hispanic pyramid 25 meters high belonging to the Lima culture and built between 200 and 800 A.D. Located in the Miraflores district, here you can observe squares, ramps and stairways, plus rooms with objects that in the past were offered to the deities. You will then stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipality and the Archbishop's Palace. These are all examples of beautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of the city's identity. A few streets away, you will visit the Church of Santo Domingo, one of the oldest viceregal constructions that stands out for its collection of old books, among other things. Your tour will then conclude at either your hotel, at Larcomar or the Indian Market.
Includes
  • Pickup is available from hotels located in Miraflores and San Isidro
  • Meeting points are available at the Sheraton Lima Hotel and the San Agustín Riviera Hotel for passengers located in the Historic Centre of Lima
  • This activity does not include pickup from private residences (Airbnbs); passengers staying in such accommodations should contact the local partner prior to the tour to arrange pickup
  • Professional tour guide who speaks Spanish and English
  • All fees and taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sales tax must be collected for Peruvians or foreign visitors who stay in Peru for more than 60 days; if applicable, sales tax will be collected by the local operator
  • Travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR. The test or certificate must be issued within 72 hours before boarding.
  • Upon arrival in Perú, travelers must take an antigen test ordered by the Peruvian government. Travelers will bear the cost of the test at the destination. This rule declares that passengers with negative antigen test results for COVID-19 don't have to go into quarantine.
  • In the event that travelers do not take the antigen test, they will not be able to do scheduled tours in Peru, or if the result is positive, they must enter mandatory isolation.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Good ride for those who have little time in Lima.

December 29, 2019

Victor excellent guide, great attitude and willingness, very good experience, thank you, happy new year.

December 26, 2019

December 15, 2019

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