Lima Tour Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TRANSFERS

All airport transfers with a tour guide or with a transfer representative include tips for baggage handling at airports (two luggage per person), hotel check-in assistance on arrival transfers, flight check-in assistance on departure transfers. Tips to bell boys, transfer representatives or tour guides are not included. The transfers with driver-only do not include tips for baggage handling at airports and they are just point-to-point transfers. Drivers do not speak English and this type of service should be suggested only to Spanish speaking clients or experienced travelers.

 

TOURS
City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima (LIM H100)
Visit both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings". Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace; and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace, modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima drive through the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. (3h.)

City Tour and Larco Museum (LIM H101)
Visit both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. (4h)

Pachacamac Temples (LIM H103)
A drive along the Pan-American Highway with its views across the beautiful Pacific beaches will take you years back. Visit to the pre-Inca ruins of Pachacamac considered by many to be the most important archaeological site near Lima. Four hundred years before the Incas, the Ishmay culture developed a major ceremonial center, featuring streets, dozens of temples fitted with ramps and the Painted Temple. (4h.)

Colonial Lima (LIM H104)
This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (3h.)

Modern Lima (LIM H105)
Tour the capital and largest city of Peru. Located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, on a coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean, forms a contiguous urban area with the seaport of Callao.
Among the ten largest in the Americas, and among the thirty largest in the world, Lima offers the sophistication of a modern and cosmopolitan city. Drive along the fashionable districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, El Parque del Amor (The Park of Love) and the striking beaches of Costa Verde. (3h.)

Larco Museum (LIM H106)
The Larco Museum, founded in 1926, displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. (3h.)

Gold Museum (LIM H107)
Visit one of Peru's most famous museums, the Gold Museum houses a priceless collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca. During the guided visit you will see not only intricate gold pieces, but also wood, textile and shell artifacts that represent some of the most basic daily activities of these important civilizations. (3h.)

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History (Tue to Sun) (LIM H108)
The old Colonial mansion housing this museum was an old residence of Peru's viceroys and then of its Liberators. This is Peru's grandest museum and houses the Estela Raymondi and the Tello Obelisk monuments, two important carved stone pieces dating back to the Formative period 1000 years B.C. It features the largest textile collection, with fabrics from the Pre-Ceramic period through the Inca Empire, and a major collection of Ancient Peruvian metals. The remarkable Tawantinsuyo Room illustrates one hundred years of the Inca Empire through virtual models and re-creations. (3h)

Larco Museum and Gold Museum (LIM H109)
Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.
End the day with a visit to one of Peru's most famous museums, the Gold Museum houses a priceless collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca. During the guided visit you will see not only intricate gold pieces, but also wood, textile and shell artifacts that represent some of the most basic daily activities of these important civilizations. (4 1/2h)


Larco and Archaeological Museums (Tue to Sun) (LIM H110)

Larco Museum was founded in 1926, it showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. Then visit the Archaeological Museum, this is Peru's grandest museum and houses the Estela Raymondi and the Tello Obelisk monuments, two important carved stone pieces dating back to the Formative period 1000 years B.C. It features the largest textile collection, with fabrics from the Pre-Ceramic period through the Inca Empire, and a major collection of Ancient Peruvian metals. The remarkable Tawantinsuyo Room illustrates one hundred years of the Inca Empire through virtual models and re-creations. (4h)

Pachacamac and National Archaeological Museum (Tue to Sun) (LIM H111)
A drive along the Panamericana Highway with its views across the beautiful pacific beaches will take you back to a different era. Travel to the pre-Inca ruins of Pachacamac and its Temple of the Sun and the Palace of the Virgins. Continue to the National Archaeological Museum, known for its priceless pre-Columbian pieces and other ancient holdings, such as mummies and tapestries dating back over 2000 years. (4 1/2h.)

City Tour and Gold Museum (LIM H112)
Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima including the Gold Museum - This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Continue to one of Peru's most famous museums, the Gold Museum houses a priceless collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca. During the guided visit you will see not only intricate gold pieces, but also wood, textile and shell artifacts that represent some of the most basic daily activities of these important civilizations. (4h)

Shopping Tour (LIM H113)
On this tour stop by the famous Indian Market at Miraflores, where artisans sell beautiful Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. (3h.)

Pace Horse Show with lunch or dinner at Hacienda Los Ficus (LIM H114)
"Caballo de Paso" known worldwide for their smooth gaited movements and unusual spirit. No other horse combines strength, intelligence and beauty so perfectly as the Peruvian Paso Horse. The particular characteristic of the Paso Horse is precisely the reason for its name: the sublime charm of its typical step. As it walks, its front legs step very high and forward while the hooves sway to the sides in a graceful and synchronized movement. Enjoy a delightful demonstration of the skills of this unique member of the horse kingdom. Lunch or dinner at Hacienda Los Ficus is included. (
3 1/2h)

Mamacona Pace Horse Show with dinner (LIM H115)
"Caballo de Paso" known worldwide for their smooth gaited movements and unusual spirit. No other horse combines strength, intelligence and beauty so perfectly as the Peruvian Paso Horse. The particular characteristic of the Paso Horse is precisely the reason for its name: the sublime charm of its typical step. As it walks, its front legs step very high and forward while the hooves sway to the sides in a graceful and synchronized movement. Enjoy a delightful demonstration of the skills of this unique member of the horse kingdom. Dinner is included. (
3 1/2h)

Pachacamac Temples and Peruvian Pace Horse Show at Hacienda Los Ficus
(L or D) (Tue to Sun) (LIM F101)

A drive along the Pan-American Highway with its views across the beautiful Pacific beaches will take you years back. Visit to the pre-Inca ruins of Pachacamac considered by many to be the most important archaeological site near Lima. Four hundred years before the Incas, the Ishmay culture developed a major ceremonial center, featuring streets, dozens of temples fitted with ramps and the Painted Temple.
Continue to a delightful demonstration of the skills of the Peruvian Paso horse, a unique member of the horse kingdom. "Caballo de Paso" known worldwide for their smooth gaited movements and unusual spirit. No other horse combines strength, intelligence and beauty so perfectly as the Peruvian Paso Horse. The particular characteristic of the Paso Horse is precisely the reason for its name: the sublime charm of its typical step. As it walks, its front legs step very high and forward while the hooves sway to the sides in a graceful and synchronized movement. (
6h)

Caral, The oldest Citadel in the Americas (LIM F102)
Early departure to Caral, The Oldest Citadel in the Americas. Much earlier than the Incas and while civilizations like the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese (3000 and 2000 B.C.) flourished, the city of Caral, located north of the city of Lima, was built; this was the first American expression of a Pre-Ceramic urban settlement with monumental architecture in an area greater than 10 hectares. Caral features pyramid temples, an amphitheater as well as housing complexes. Lunch is included. (12h)

Menu Lunch or Dinner, Rosa Nautica (LIM R101)
Please your palate and soothe your soul at this delightful restaurant just above the Pacific waves, and enjoy its privileged location with stunning views. La Rosa Nautica offers a diverse and unique cuisine. The renowned Peruvian chef Enrique Blondet with a group of professionals in gastronomy have created a great selection of Peruvian and International specialties. (2h)

Menu Lunch or Dinner, Señorio de Sulco (LIM R102)
El Señorio de Sulco, the most outstanding venue for Peruvian Cuisine, where tradition and modernity mingle in a beautiful decorated environment, the magnificent iconographic designs tell you the history of our flavors. Enjoy a view of the sea while you savor the exquisite and the finest Peruvian cuisine prepared by one of the best chefs in the country. (2h)

Dinner Show at Junius, Pardo Hotel (LIM R108)
Junius Restaurant takes you to a journey to explore the wonders of the fascinating Peruvian culture through its folklore, presenting an incredible and colorful show of music and dances from different regions of Peru. The delicious buffet is full of flavors from different regions and the best of the Peruvian cuisine. (2h)