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Lima City Explorer tour

Lima City Explorer

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
4 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • From ceviche to pisco sours, Lima is synonymous with gastronomy. Fill your belly with some of the best food in the world!
  • Tour the Pachacamac ruins and see a traditional Paso Fino show on an included full-day tour.
  • Admire Lima's opulent colonial architecture and visit the Larco Museum on a second included tour.
  • Lima is known as the "Garden City" and is home to one of the world's largest fountain parks!
  • Spend your free time by strolling through Parque del Amor or reveling the architecture at Santo Domingo Monastery.

Short Description

Dive into cool and cultured Lima on this 3, 4, or 5-night city break. Enjoy the perfect balance of guided tours and free time in Peru's capital.

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Lima
End City Lima

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Lima (LIM)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights in Lima at the Hotel Britania Miraflores, or similar
  • Full-day Pachacamac Ruins Tour with lunch and Paso Fino show
  • Full-day Lima city tour with lunch and Larco Museum
  • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Lima!

Welcome to Peru! Arrive in Lima then enjoy a transfer to your accommodation. As Peru's capital, Lima is a modern metropolis buzzing with activity year-round. Lima is synonymous with gastronomy, so on your first night enjoy a typical Lima meal - ceviche and a pisco sour.

Transfer to Lima hotel

Day 2: Lima

Today, enjoy a full-day tour of the Pachacamac Ruins, an archaeological complex 30 miles southeast of Lima's city center. Visit a local museum giving visitors a better understanding of the ruins before seeing a traditional Paso Fino horse show.

Pachacamac Ruins Tour with lunch and Paso Fino show (full-day)

Only 20 miles south of Lima in the Lurin Valley is the Archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of Peru's most famous ancient religious centers. It was here that the oracle to the great god Pachacamac, the most important deity of pre-Hispanic coastal Peru, resided. This sanctuary was built by the Ichma civilization using mud bricks. Explore the sanctuary and visit the Themple of Urpi Wachak (wife of Pachacamac), The Temple of the Moon, The Plaza of Pilgrims, and The Residence of the local Chief and the Acllahuasi— where the chosen of the "Sun" lived, among others.

Then discover the local museum to get a better overview of the site, as well as examine various artifacts found in the area. From atop the pyramids, enjoy gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean and the vast Lurin Valley.

Afterwards, continue the tour to a local restaurant in Lurin Valley, where you will enjoy a show full of grace and delicacy, with horse breakers, trainers, and riders accompanied by the beautiful Peruvian Paso, a noble animal with a gorgeous build and rhythmic gait. The Peruvian Paso horse is a breed of Spanish and Berber races that took 300 years. Its gait is a series of synchronized movements of the front and rear legs in parallel fashion, a trait that has made it one of the most beautiful and elegant horses in the world.

Day 3: Lima

Start the day with a tour of Lima's historic center. See the Cathedral, City Hall, the Government Palace and San Francisco Convent, admiring the colonial architecture along the way.

Have lunch in the Miraflores district before visiting the Larco Museum, offering one of the largest, best-presented displays of ceramics in Lima. 

Lima city tour with lunch and Larco Museum (full-day)

Your tour begins with an exploration of Colonial Lima. Explore the Main Square by foot and admire the exteriors of the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and the City Hall - all examples of Lima's still-present colonial opulence. Then visit the San Francisco Convent built in the 17th century and its “Catacombs” ancient underground cemetery of Lima.

Leave behind Lima's historic center and journey through the streets of modern Lima as you head toward the most traditional of the residential zones of the capital: San Isidro and Miraflores. In San Isidro, you will pass through the heart of the city's financial district. Then arrive in the district of Miraflores, where you will have lunch and enjoy wonderful views of the Pacific ocean.

End the tour in the Pueblo Libre District at the Larco Museum, an 18th-century Viceregal mansion housing more than 3,000 years of Peru's pre-Columbian history. The museum boasts a supremely fine collection of gold and silver jewelry and worship paraphernalia demonstrating the superb skill of ancient Peruvian gold and silversmiths. The Larco Museum also contains a famous collection of erotic ceramic tomb art that give insight into various aspects of pre-Columbian sexuality.

Day 4: Depart Peru

At the scheduled time, transfer to Lima airport for your flight home.

Transfer to Lima airport (LIM)

Fly home!

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Airfare included

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Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

Hotel Britania Miraflores

Located just 30 minutes from Lima International Airport and 20 minutes to the historical city center, this Miraflores hotel makes the perfect base for your Peru adventure. Explore the neighborhood of Miraflores, just three blocks from the Kennedy Park, where cultural activities and daily crafts fairs are held.

From your cozy and spacious room, enjoy free Wi-Fi, slippers, and LCD TV. Fuel up with a hearty breakfast buffet every morning and return in the evening for a taste of Peruvian specialties at K'ara restaurant.

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