Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit
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- Duration: 3.5 hours
From US$ 49
From US$ 49
Meet your friendly crew then sail to the islands of Callao, travelling through the "El Camotal" underwater, open sea and passing by San Lorenzo Island. At 11:30 AM, reach the farthest point, Palomino Island, which houses a large colony of sea lions. Here, you can freely swim alongside these great animals in neoprene suits. Then, at 12:35 PM, you will return to the meeting place in Calloa at Calle La Mar 229. Your return will begin through impressively shaped cliffs and islets. You will have the chance to enjoy a snack on board before arriving at the pier in Callao at 1:00 PM.
The crew were funny, engaging, genuinely happy to take us out to swim with the sea lions. The experience was amazing. I have swum, surfed, dived in the ocean for 50 years but never have I been happier in the water than I was swimming with the sea lions. Their noise, inquisitive and fun nature was incredible. I was fortunate enough to be nibbled on the foot by one! Words can’t describe. Have no second thoughts, do it, you won’t regret it.
Wake up early for pick-up from your hotel at 4:30 AM and travel to the Paracas National Reserve. Enjoy a breakfast box on the way there. Board the first boat to Ballestas Islands and admire the scenery of Paracas Bay, keeping an eye out for wildlife like sea lions, seagulls and penguins. Travel to the aerodrome of Ica and watch an informative video on the history of the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jump on to a Cessna 208 Caravan plane and fly over the ancient geoglyphs, to view them from above. Take pictures of the whale, astronaut, monkey, hummingbird and many more of the geoglyphs. Head to a traditional Peruvian restaurant and choose between a creole or seafood lunch, complemented with drinks. Indulge yourself with a wine tasting as well as traditional pisco, famously made in the region. Return to Lima at 7:00 PM.
After pickup, head to the south to discover unique landscapes where the desert, the islands and the sea all meet. Make a brief stop for a delicious breakfast and continue the journey. Then, go to Paracas dock to take a speed boat to the Ballestas Islands. Explore the rocky islands and discover the rich marine fauna. Take photos of sea lions and many types of birds such as penguins. Don't miss the enigmatic Candelabro Geoglyph, used as a navigational guide by ancient cultures. After your tour of the island, visit the impressive and isolated Paracas National Reserve. This natural reserve is part of the Guinness World Record for the driest desert on earth. Admire the stunning landscape of the peninsula. Learn all about dessert formation from your expert guide. If you are lucky you might see the great pink flamingos. Then, return to your hotel in Lima.
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...
Start your adventure by departing Lima in the early morning. Travel for around 300 km on the Pan-American highway until you reach Paracas Bay, a very important place for Peruvian history which is full of wildlife. Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands and watch out for birds, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins. Then head to Pisco Airport and take a 45-minute flight over the Palpa desert to see the Nazca Lines. Stop at the Huacachina Oasis, and take some time to eat lunch and walk around. Test your skills at sandboarding for an additional cost or just enjoy free time at the pool drinking Pisco Sours. At the end of the adventure, head back to Lima via the same route.
Good but a bit exhausting given the early wake up, guide was very nice and knowledgeable
Day 1: Lima - Chincha - Paracas Pickup from your hotel or hostel in Lima. Stop at Chincha for a tour of the secret slave tunnels. Walk around the tunnels that were used to illegally smuggle slaves during the 17th century. After the tour, continue to Paracas, a small beach town, where you will have the rest of the day to explore. Overnight in Paracas. Day 2: Paracas - Ballestas Islands - Huacachina Leave your hotel and embark on a 2-hour boat tour to the Ballestas Islands. These islands are known to be a smaller version of the Galápagos, and you will have the chance to see sea lions, penguins, birds, and even dolphins up close in their natural habitats. After the boat tour, go on a 2-hour tour of the Paracas National Reserve, which is one of South America's largest protected desert regions and home to more than 400 species of flora and fauna. Discover...
I loved the fact that the activities weren’t jam packed together and although some attractions were closed due to weather or COVID the tour guides made up for it and we all had a wonderful time!!!
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...
Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Lima, then set off on a 30-minute drive to the Patanos de Villa wetlands. When you arrive, explore this natural complex of lagoons. Listen as your guide explains the different species of birds which can be found here including egrets, cormorants, gulls, and oystercatchers. Also, learn about the importance of resources and habitat that this natural refuge. Observe native plants, some fish, and aquatic insects which all play important roles in the ecosystem. Then, head over to the nearby sea to watch cute sea-birds and enjoy a boat ride across a wonderful lagoon. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel in Lima where your memorable tour concludes.
See the desert oasis and natural hotspots on a full-day tour from Lima. Sail to Ballestas Island to see colonies of sea lions and seals. Explore Huacachina desert in a dune buggy and go sand boarding. Enjoy exquisite Piscos and wines on a vineyard tour. After pickup, head south to make your way to Islas Ballestas. Stop for a delicious breakfast. Then, go to Paracas dock to take a speed boat to the Ballestas Islands. These rocky islands, located off the Pacific coast of Peru, are perfect for animal lovers. Spot several birds and mammals including penguins, sea lions, pelicans, and dolphins in this wildlife haven. Enjoy the rugged coastline of soaring cliffs, rocky beaches, and remote sea caves. Check out the enigmatic Paracas Candelabra, a giant prehistoric geoglyph in the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay. Then, visit the El Catador Vineyard to learn about the production process of wines...
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This was the perfect tour for an overview of Peru history and for seeing some important sites, although one day is not enough to really learn about the history of the country. It is a great start. The museum was fascinating and the ruins if the Inca city interesting. Lunch in Barrancos was really nice and seeing the main historical square of the city nice. Only problem was that the fountains were not working in the magical park and you did not include in your ad that transportation to and from hotel was only for hotels in Miraflores. You must say that because they wanted me to pay $30 for pickup when taxis cost at most $5! I am an experienced traveler so I knew the difference but others might not. They simply flagged a taxi for me in the street at the end of the tour and was so rushed to get in that I could not even search for a tip for the tour guide or driver. I felt bad about that but also felt bad about being dumped like that. Please let people know ahead of time the reality.
Jonathan was a WONDERFUL tour guide! I could not have asked for anyone better to visit the Catacombs (a must-see in Lima). He was flexible and adjusted the tour to our needs! He is so experienced, kind, and knowledgeable on Peruvian facts! LOVED this tour :)
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 very nice and knowledgeable tour guide and ditto driver, both spoke very well English, we have seen and learned a lot about Lima. A beautiful city with friendly people and much to see.