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  • Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Downtown and Catacombs Night Tour

    1. Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Downtown and Catacombs Night Tour

    Visit the historic side of Lima and explore its streets at night. After pickup at your hotel, admire the illuminated Cathedral of Lima, an architectural jewel that has a Renaissance-style facade. Stroll around the Main Square, see beautiful buildings like the Government and Municipal Palace, then experience the nightlife of the colonial side of Lima on Chabuca Granda boulevard. Try local desserts and typical drinks, and visit a unique chocolate museum at night. Later, head to the San Francisco Convent and its famous catacombs. Discover a unique part of Lima underground with corridors full of history and beautiful paintings. See the library, various rooms, the main cloister, and a work of art made of wood and stone. Explore a network of tunnels and underground rooms, and find remains of people who lived hundreds of years ago. Next, make your way to the Magic Water Circuit, the Guinness ...

    Book and enjoy! Pick up to drop off was a safe and enjoyable experience. Took visiting the sites to a level of just view and enjoy. Having a personal tour guide and a small group could not have been better!

  • From Lima: Half-Day Pachacamac, Barranco and Chorrillos Tour

    2. From Lima: Half-Day Pachacamac, Barranco and Chorrillos Tour

    On the drive to the Pachacamac archeological site, your guide will provide an orientation about the culture and people that once lived there. On this half-day private tour, visit the site’s museum and its monuments. Take in the Temple of the Sun, the Old Temple, the Painted Temple, Taulichumbi Palace and more. Pachacamac was the major Pre-Hispanic ceremonial center on America’s Pacific Coast. See the buildings of the 4 known cultures that occupied the site over time. Enjoy views of the sea from the Temple of the Sun, the highest point in Pachacamac. Return to Lima and visit the district of Chorrillos, an area that played an important role in the war with Chile from 1879 to 1883. Later the tour continues to the Wetlands of Villa and the Costa Verde beach circuit. You will see a panoramic tour of La Herradura beach and the shanty towns of this neighborhood. Lastly, you'll visit Barranc...

    It was amazing! The guide Lucas and driver Kenyi they do together a great team to satisfy your tour, over your expectations !

  • Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

    3. Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in either Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima Downtown. Make your way to Barranco, Lima’s bohemian suburb which is known for its nightlife. See Barranco’s Central Park, its Municipal Library, and the Bridge of Sighs, a wooden bridge which stretches over the neighborhood. Next, head over to Chorrillos. Once one of the most exclusive summer resorts in Lima, Chorrillos now boasts an ecological reserve called “Pantanos de Villa.” After visiting Chorrillos you’ll drive down the South Pacific Coast Highway to Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial site on the Peruvian coast during pre-Inca and Inca times. Pilgrims came to this large complex to pay homage to the creator god Pachacamac. Throughout the centuries the site was occupied by different Andean civilizations including the Lima, the Wari, the Ichma, and finally the Inca Empire. Marv...

    Carla was excellent! Loved seeing these ancient ruins and the Barranco district is GORGEOUS :)

  • Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

    4. Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

    Immerse yourself in Lima's colonial history with this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, start your experience at San Martin Square, where you can admire striking examples of colonial architecture such as the old Bolivar Hotel. Later, visit the breathtaking Plaza de Armas and admire impressive buildings such as the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and more. Finish your tour in downtown Lima at the fascinating Catacombs and Museum of San Francisco. Learn more about Peru's colonial period through the museum's vast collection of artwork, see rare editions in the library and wander through the blood-curdling passages of the catacombs, where the bones of 25,000 people lie. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

    Lucas was an amazing tour guide. I usually don’t do city walking tours but this was worth it. We would never have seen or learned so much about Lima if it wasn’t for Lucas. I definitely recommend!

  • Lima: Private Gold and Weapons Museum Guided Tour

    5. Lima: Private Gold and Weapons Museum Guided Tour

    Discover the development and changes in gold production through the ages on a private guided tour of the Gold and Weapons Museum in Lima. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the museum, where you can admire one of the largest collections of Peruvian historical heritage artifacts in the world. In the company of a professional guide, stroll through a collection of over 8,000 pre-Inca priceless pieces such as necklaces, bracelets and rings, as well as ceramic pieces, tools, weapons, and funeral offerings.  You can also learn more about Peru's textile trade at a permanent exhibition, followed by a visit to the museum's weapon collection. Here, admire an impressive collection of 20,000 weapons, including some pre-Colombian pieces, before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

  • Lima: Callao City Tour and Boat Ride

    6. 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 Full-Day Main Attractions Tour

    7. Lima Full-Day Main Attractions Tour

    Discover everything Lima has to offer on this full-day tour. Visit Pachacamac, a pre-Inca archaeological complex, and contemplate what it was like to have lived during those times. Drive through Pantanos de Villa, a preserved area in the middle of the city, known for its natural beauty. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a family house turned into a restaurant. Visit the bohemian district of Barranco, walk its streets and enjoy the ocean views and visit the Bridge of Sighs. In the afternoon, visit The Convent of San Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage site and its chilling catacombs. Walk the streets of Lima and take in the Parque de la Reserva, included in the Guiness Book of Records as the largest fountain complex in the world and observe a unique show of lights and music.

    Excelente recorrido, muy completo, buen transporte, super puntales, muy recomendado

  • Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Water Tour

    8. 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: Barranco Art & Culture Tour with Private Guide

    9. Lima: Barranco Art & Culture Tour with Private Guide

    Enjoy a tour of Lima's cultural district of Barranco. Barranco has become known as a bohemian neighborhood with a budding art scene. Its old colonial mansions are being turned into restaurants, cafés, clubs, design shops, art galleries, and museums. Stroll through the coastal neighborhood and soak up its history. Start with a hotel pickup and transfer to Barranco. Visit the Osma Museum to check out a wide collection of Peruvian colonial art. Then, go to the Mario Testino Art Gallery to see an exhibit of famous Peruvian photographer's best work. Next up, visit Las Pallas, a craft and traditional folk art shop. Explore the wide and colorful variety of pieces brought from artisanal communities around Peru. Finally, enjoy a magical walk through the romantic Bridge of Sighs, which inspired the great Peruvian singer Chabuca Granda to compose one of her most iconic and well-known songs. Bef...

  • Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

    10. Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

    Soak in Lima's most incredible sights on a private sightseeing tour of the city. See the catacombs beneath San Franciso Convent. Explore Casa Luna's collection of nativity scenes. Appreciate countless examples of colonial architecture. Kick off the tour in the heart of the city, taking a panoramic tour of the town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Arrive at the Plaza Mayor from to see the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral of Lima, imposing buildings still in use. Next, walk to the Church of San Francisco to explore an enviable collection of old books and a network of catacombs open to the public. From there, move to the district of San Isidro to visit the Casa Luna Museum. Find an exquisite collection of nativity scenes from around the globe. Finally, go to the district of Miraflores to visit the Parque del Amor, located in Miraflores cliffs with a spectacular view of the...

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What people are saying about Lima

This tour was wonderful! We did not have a lot of time in Lima but we wanted to get in as much as we could. Luca, the tour guide, was wonderful. Kind, sincere, caring, extremely knowledgeable, and willing to entertain all our questions, take pictures for us, asked us our opinion, and made us feel welcome to his beautiful country and city. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has some time but not a lot. The driver was nice as well and they provided us with a clean van, water, and snacks.

Book and enjoy! Pick up to drop off was a safe and enjoyable experience. Took visiting the sites to a level of just view and enjoy. Having a personal tour guide and a small group could not have been better!

Lucas was an amazing tour guide. I usually don’t do city walking tours but this was worth it. We would never have seen or learned so much about Lima if it wasn’t for Lucas. I definitely recommend!

We had a great time and learned a lot about the catacombs of Lima. So cool they will be connecting them all one day! The park was also very beautiful. It was a great trip!

Carla was excellent! Loved seeing these ancient ruins and the Barranco district is GORGEOUS :)