Barranco District

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Barranco District: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lima: Barranco and Miraflores Bike Tour

1. 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.

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Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

2. 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 of Lima. Be amazed by its beautiful murals and make a wish at the Bridge of Sighs.

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Lima: Vegan Peruvian Food Tour

3. 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.

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Lima: Magic Fountain Park and Bohemian Barranco Tour

4. 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. 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.

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Lima: Barranco Art and Culture Tour

5. 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.

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

6. 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 Barranco, where you’ll take a walk by the Bridge of Sighs, La Ermita Church and other buildings that date from Lima’s colonial era.

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Lima: Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour

7. Lima: Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour

After picking you up from your accommodation in the afternoon, we collect all the guests for the tour and drive to the district of Barranco. Then, we arrive at the kitchen of a local Barranquina family, with an impressive ocean view over Pacifico. The family will teach us how to prepare one of Peru’s most famous dishes, Fish Ceviche, accompanied by the blessed liquor el pisco sour. You are assigned your own ingredients and with the help of Chef Arturo, you can prepare the ceviche and pisco sour, while learning about the history and origins of these local delicacies. After finishing our cooking workshop, we will visit the Magic Water Circuit. This impressive park is located a few minutes from the historic center of Lima. The Magic Water Circuit is an icon of the city, and a symbol of the reinvigoration of public spaces in the area. After enjoying an incredible show of music, water, sound and laser lights, we will take you back to your accommodation.

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Instagram Tour of Bohemian and Colorful Lima and Callao

8. 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 technique and style are determined by his personal experiences and his perspective of the environment in which he lives. Likewise, man's relationship with nature is another recurring motif in the artist's pieces. After Barranco, you'll be taken back to your hotel.

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Lima: Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

9. Lima: Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

Along with your friendly local guide, embark on a 4-hour walking food tour in which you’ll have breakfast and lunch! During this culinary experience, you will taste the most traditional local delicacies from a variety of small restaurants and local shops. But on this tour you won't only eat well, you’ll also visit one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Lima: Barranco! During this Barranco Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour, you’ll visit 8 different restaurants, taste 16 different local flavors from fruits, to drinks and dishes. Also, you’ll meet with inspiring local artisans and small entrepreneurs, learn about their stories while enjoying some of the best Peruvian dishes such as lomo saltado, ceviche, pisco sour and many more! This 4-hour tour is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the Peruvian history and culture, since every bite you taste has a story to tell. Don't forget to bring your appetite with you, you’ll definitely need it!

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Lima Bike Tour: Biking The Green Coast & El Morro Hill

10. Lima Bike Tour: Biking The Green Coast & El Morro Hill

Meet your guide a few blocks away from Francisco de Miranda Park in Miraflores. After a short briefing from your guide hop on your bike and start riding. Feel the fresh sea air and sunshine as you bike along the cliffs of the Miraflores. Pass by the Larcomar shopping center. Arrive in Barranco and ride down the picturesque old streets of the bohemian neighborhood. Check out the street art and murals that decorate the neighborhood. Learn about Barranco’s vibrant nightlife and bars. Make a wish at the Bridge of Sighs, a romantic walkway that leads under a wooden bridge to a cliff with sweeping views of the ocean. Ride to the working class Chorrilos neighborhood, famous for its pier, fish market, and El Morro Hill. Pedal up El Morro Hill and see the world's tallest Jesus statue which lights up Lima Bay every night.  After your uphill ride, enjoy cruising back downhill. Return to Barranco and stop in a local cafe bar for ice cream, coffee, craft beer, or smoothie.

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What people are saying about Barranco District

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 224 reviews

Loved the water show, the cooking workshop! But, most of all I learned so much about Peru from my guide. As we walked along the streets she knew everything about the areas, buildings, who lived there..! She was amazing! I wish I'd met her on my first day, it would have given me even more to discover!! Highly recommend! My brain cannot remember her name?

This was a great activity for our family of 5! The organizers were very helpful in arranging the right bikes for our 3 kids (including one kid who sat on a seat on mom’s bike). The tour was interesting and fun, and gave us a great flavor of Lima….way more than we would have seen without the tour. Highly recommend!

Lucas was so accommodating and knowledgeable about the city! His love and energy for Lima made the day so wonderful!! Thank you!

Muy buen tour. Jennifer, nuestra guía nos ilustró mucho sobre la historia de Perú

A very beautiful ride. Beautiful attractions of the city of Lima.