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  • Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

    1. 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 o...

  • Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

    2. 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'.

    Super friendly Guide, covered all the interesting sights of Lima. I learned a lot of facts and side stories about the life in Lima and Peru in general. Strongly recommend this tour.

  • From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis & Sandboarding Trip

    3. From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis & Sandboarding Trip

    Fly over the Nazca Lines, a collection of giant geoglyphs etched into desert sands, attributed to the pre-Inca civilization. Explore the large dunes of Huacachina Oasis that invite you to practice adventure sports such as sandboarding. After pickup, go to Huacachina to see its beautiful oasis. Relax in the lap of nature surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Enjoy your day in the desert, taking a dune buggy tour and practicing sandboarding. Soak in the spectacular landscape formed by a lagoon of emerald green waters and large dunes. Then, head to Nazca province to fly around the famous and enigmatic Nazca Lines, an important archaeological site in Peru. The mysterious geoglyphs at the UNESCO World Heritage Site range from geometric shapes and swirls to a hummingbird and monkey. Observe the most important etchings, that likely date from 500 BC and 500 AD. Have a beautiful view of the land...

  • Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

    4. 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: 7-Day Inca Adventure with Flights

    5. Lima: 7-Day Inca Adventure with Flights

    Day 1: Arrival to Lima and City Tour Upon your arrival to Lima, your representative will be waiting with a sign stating your name. From there you'll be transferred to your respective hotel where you can check-in. You'll soon begin a city tour through Lima, which will begin with panoramic views of the Pucllana Pyramid or Huaca Pucllana, the historical center of Lima. It will be there that you can appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, and once the tour has finished you'll return to your hotel. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Day 2 begins with pickup from your hotel between 4:30AM to 5:00AM. You will begin with a trip to the Paracas Peninsula to visit the Ballestas Islands, which are a national reserve. From there, continue your trip to the city of Ica for a demonstration with wines and traditiona...

  • Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

    6. Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Lima and travel to the first market of the tour located in the Chorrillos district. Discover the main local fish market of Lima in an area with a strong fishing tradition.  Next, visit the market in the Surco district where you will sample a variety of juices made from Amazonian fruits. You will also have the opportunity to taste other delicious and exotic foods from the jungle. Continue to the Surquillo Market near the fashionable Miraflores district. See a variety of fresh Peruvian produce such as vegetables, grains, and a large variety of potatoes. Finally, visit a local restaurant where you will learn about the national dish of Peru, ceviche. See how it is created, and enjoy a tasting to finish the tour.

  • Lima: Vegan Peruvian Food Tour

    7. 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: Barranco Art and Culture Tour

    8. Lima: Barranco Art and Culture Tour

    Meet your local guide in your hotel lobby and start the tour. Discover Barranco, a neighborhood full of murals and picturesque streets just next to the Pacific Ocean. The area is known for its bohemian ambiance as a hub for writers, musicians and artists. Discover its new restaurants, clubs, design shops, art galleries and museums. Learn from your expert guide all about the history of the district. Visit the colonial old mansions that once belonged to Lima’s upper classes. Understand the meaning of the artistic murals that make this place such a colorful neighborhood. Also, visit its stunning plaza, old and modern churches, and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Take photos and enjoy the natural surroundings full of trees and colorful flowers.

  • From Chachapoyas: Gocta Waterfall Full-Day Hiking Tour

    9. From Chachapoyas: Gocta Waterfall Full-Day Hiking Tour

    The tour stars with a pickup at your hotel or from the meeting point in Chachapoyas to drive to the Utcubamba River valley. Travel for an hour to the village of Cocachimba from where the hike heads towards the waterfall. As you admire the thick greenery of the rainforest, you will be able to stop and take in stunning views of the surrounding valley and gain a perspective on how large the waterfall truly is. See local agricultural activities and encounter fauna species typical of the region such as Peru's national bird the Andean cock-of-the-rock, endemic trees, orchids, ferns, and bromeliads. Reach the base of the waterfalls and enjoy the pure beauty of Gocta up close for amazing once-in-a-lifetime pictures. The Gocta waterfall is 770 meters (2,530 feet) tall — the third highest in the world — and consists of two perennial drops that pour water into the Cocahuayco River. After the visi...

  • Lima: Miraflores Trending Flavors Half-Day Walking Tour

    10. Lima: Miraflores Trending Flavors Half-Day Walking Tour

    Your morning coffee is going to be at the Terrua coffee shop, partnered with a brief explanation about the coffee scene in Peru. Your first visit is to the Surquillo market to try some fruits such as Lucuma and other Peruvian products that are not very known around the world. After a short walk, there is a stop at a local bakery called Lucas, where you will try some desserts made with the ingredients seen earlier at the market. Following this, you will visit La Preferida, a traditional ceviche venue in Miraflores. La Preferida is famous because of its seafood, and while here you will be invited to taste a couple of tapas of your choice. The tour would not be complete without sampling the national Peruvian drink, Pisco. On the way back to Terrua, there will be time for one last stop for a traditional churro for dessert. Coffee is not available on Sundays.

    Our guide was young Pablo (afro hair) who we enjoyed very much. The food (and drink) variety was extensive, and Pablo was knowledgeable about the flavors and preparation. And, there was plenty of food - glad we skipped breakfast before the tour. We liked this tour because it was more about the eating culture and flavors of regular working Peruvians - NOT just small tastings at high end restaurants. Would recommend this tour.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 84 reviews

i did the tour with Jordan. He is a fantastic guide ( and a good driver as well), speaks very very good english and provide numerous additional information from just the city center landmarks. He gives insight into peruvian history, current society, food, beverages.. you name it. he is super friendly and careful to each detail and paces the tour so that you can absorb the information. you can ask him anything on any topic- he’ll have the answer.

Great tour! Get a taste of many local dishes that you probably wouldn't get around to trying on your own. Great dialog over food, culture and history. Definitely a great introduction to a few of Lima's tasty treats. Favorite part was the delicious churros from the hole in the wall near Plaza de Armas.

Super friendly Guide, covered all the interesting sights of Lima. I learned a lot of facts and side stories about the life in Lima and Peru in general. Strongly recommend this tour.

We had a great experience knowing more about Peruvian culture and architecture. And our tour guide Jordan was the best!!

It was super educational and I totally recommend it the guy who was giving the tour was so friendly :)