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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: Panoramic City Bus Tour

    2. Lima: Panoramic City Bus Tour

    Enjoy the mesmerising sights of Lima, with three separate day-time panoramic tours to choose from, as well as a fabulous night and fountains panoramic tour. From the open-top deck of the double-decker sightseeing bus, you'll have unrivalled views, in what is already an alluring destination. See everything the Peruvian capital has to offer, from natural beauty to historic architecture. With an audio guide provided in English and Spanish, you'll also have an educational experience on this highly enjoyable trip around Lima. The tour begins in Larcomar, a well known tourist centre of Contemporary Lima, continuing then with a panoramic view of the most important attractions of the capital such as the Huaca Pucllana, the Exposition Park, the Lima Art Museum, the Italian Art Museum, the Miguel Grau Square, the Palace of Justice, the San Martin Square, the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Govern...

    It wasn’t what I had expected but was a good experience once on the bus. The pick up directions were incorrect. There was no NVK cinema ticket office. There was no signage at all for the bus stop. After asking several locals we finally found where to meet. Good thing we initially arrived an hour early. The tour was narrated by an actual person instead of a prerecorded dialogue. However, they used a poor quality speaker system instead of headphones. Could not hear or understand much of the descriptions. Spoken first in Spanish then English. The highlight was an actual off bus tour of the Lima Cathedral.

  • Lima: Magic Fountain Park and Bohemian Barranco Tour

    3. Lima: Magic Fountain Park and Bohemian Barranco Tour

    Enjoy a tour of Lima's bohemian district of Barranco. Visit a massive fountain complex surrounded by great monuments and greenery at the Magic Water Fountain Park. Start with a hotel pickup and transfer to Magic Water Fountain Park. Take a tour of the park and its dancing fountains with lights, music, and interactive elements. Listen as your guide explains the significance of the area. Watch the famous Light Show that displays the different cultures of the coast, mountains, and jungle of Peru. 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 mansions are being turned into restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, design shops, art galleries, and museums. Stroll through the neighborhood’s artsy streets and see wonderful murals and graffiti. Learn more about this fascinating district from your guide. Fin...

  • Instagram Tour of Bohemian and Colorful Lima and Callao

    4. Instagram Tour of Bohemian and Colorful Lima and Callao

    Start this colorful afternoon from your hotel, then drive with your guide to “El Callao”. Once in Callao, discover a place full of art and history, and walk around old streets rejuvenated by colorful murals and urban art. After time to take plenty of pictures, visit the “Fugaz” art gallery, where you will find different kinds of art expositions like photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. Continue with this cultural ride around Lima by taking the highway alongside the Pacific Ocean to Barranco. On the way, hear some stories about Peru and its capital city or maybe talk about any topic you are interested in. Barranco is one of the most colorful places in Lima and is known as the bohemian district. Here, capture different art expressions and enjoy one of the best views in Lima. This section of the tour also includes a visit to the Jade Rivera exhibition. Rivera is a muralist whose t...

    I had the most amazing experience on this tour. Aymen and Ximena were exceptional. Received a warm welcome from pickup(Aymen even opened car door and attentive). They were very engaging and made me feel so safe. Ximena was not only knowledgeable, but also very passionate about sharing Peru 's history and culture. What a great way to explore Lima and couldn't have asked for more.

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

    5. 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: Vegan Peruvian Food Tour

    6. 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

    7. 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.

  • Lima: Callao City Tour and Boat Ride

    8. 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

    9. 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: Barranco and Miraflores Bike Tour

    10. Lima: Barranco and Miraflores Bike Tour

    Starting from the local partner's shop in Miraflores, cruise along bike paths to explore Barranco. After a short safety briefing from your instructor, start your 3-hour guided tour. See picturesque old streets and feel the sea breeze in your hair. Stop at the famous Bridge of Sighs to make a wish. In Miraflores, you'll learn about La Huaca Pucllana and Itchma, the pre-Inca civilization that existed in the area from around 300 to 700 A.D. Pass the Faro de la Marina lighthouse, then continue to the Park of Love and Larcomar Shopping Center. Afterwards, stop in a nice cafe bar for a refreshment, before returning to the local partner's shop.

    I had an amazing time! Our guide brought us to visit the plaza in Miraflores, the plaza del amor, he discussed with us the coastal life, we road along the coast of the pacific ocean to the town of Barranco where we have a nice coffee stop. Our guide was amazing and friendly and willing to share the history.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Not kidding...come hungry!

What a great evening in Lima! The first "bite" was the best churro that we had ever tasted in our lives! Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting as she led us around the city, stopping in at different unique locations to eat authentic foods and drinks. At the end of the tour, we were all overly stuffed, but could not stop talking about the fun, food and interesting people we had met. Emilie, in the office, was overly kind and professional, giving us all the information that we needed before the event. Our driver was prompt and safe. We would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a perfect evening on the town, learning about Lima.

We arrived 10 minutes early and the guide was already there and waiting for us. She started our tour right away. We wandered all around the historic district trying a number of savory and sweet treats, as well as several nice drinks. Our guide Diana was very knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as telling us lots about local foods in Lima. We had an awesome time on the tour and we would highly recommend it. We do food tours in most cities we visit and this one was one of the best. Make sure to come hungry.

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!

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!