Barranco District
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Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

1. Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

After being picked up at your accommodation, head to the Historical Center of Lima to see some of the city's highlights. Visit the wonderful Plaza San Martin, made to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. It has a fascinating statue of Peru’s liberator that you can take photos with. Then see the Plaza de Armas, where you can admire impressive buildings such as the presidential palace and city hall. Afterwards, explore the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs. Then, see Miraflores: Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca temple, The Love Park, Barranco: Murals, pittoresque old mansions, The Bridge of Sighs and San Isidro: The Olive Park.

Miraflores: Guided Bike Tour to Barranco

2. Miraflores: Guided Bike Tour to Barranco

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.

Lima: Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

3. 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!

Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

4. 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.

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.

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.

Lima Full-Day Main Attractions Tour

7. 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.

Lima: Walking Food Tour in Barranco District

8. Lima: Walking Food Tour in Barranco District

Get an introduction to Peruvian food and culture and discover the most iconic sites of the trendy artistic district of Barranco on a guided walking food tour. Taste a delicious Lucuma fresh fruit smoothie and have a fruit tasting of products brought from the Andes and Amazon of Peru. Learn about the different microclimates and ecosystems where we grow our fresh and organic produce. Eat a delicious typical Sandwich with hot tasty Peruvian Chili and taste a Pisco Sour, a national drink of Peru and learn how to make it. Head to a local Javiar restaurant for a great view of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a tasty fresh Ceviche national dish of Peru with a delicious Cusqueña local beer. Go to La Posada del Mirador Restaurant for a delicious Lomo Saltado dish with a typical Chicha Morada juice drink. Conclude the food tour at the Bridge of Sighs before returning to your hotel or staying in Barranco to spend more time exploring.

From Miraflores: Round-Trip E-Scooter Tour to Barranco

9. From Miraflores: Round-Trip E-Scooter Tour to Barranco

Ride an electric scooter through the most famous neighborhoods of Lima on this guided trip. Travel from Miraflores to Barranco, passing beaches, famous sights, urban art, and green parks. Immerse yourself in the bohemian atmosphere while enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. After a brief introduction, you’ll hop on your very own electric scooter and take off from Miraflores alongside your guide. Head first to the Parque del Amor (Love Park) in the heart of the Miraflores neighborhood. "Love is just a bird that wanders," wrote the Peruvian poet Rocío Romina Bances. This very romantic verse, like those of many other authors in the country, is hidden in the multiple mosaics that decorate the park. Continue along the Miraflores Boardwalk, from where you’ll get unbeatable views of the beaches of Lima. Later, move on to Barranco, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the capital and a favorite amongst artists. In Barranco’s colorful facades, you’ll get to see many examples of urban art. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Bridge of Sighs, which the people of Lima say fulfills wishes. By the end of your e-scooter tour, you’ll have made your way round-trip back to Miraflores.

From Lima: Modern and Bohemian Miraflores & Barranco Tour

10. From Lima: Modern and Bohemian Miraflores & Barranco Tour

See two of Lima's most exciting and beautiful neighborhoods, Miraflores and Barranco, and learn about their history, culture, and tradition on this tour with an official guide. Visit destinations like Kennedy Park, The Navy Lighthouse, Love Park, Larcomar, and Miraflores boardwalk. Begin the tour with pickup from a hotel or Airbnb before moving on to Kennedy Park, an emblematic place in Miraflores, known for its main church and being the center of important events such as fairs, cultural activities and others. Continue to the famous Marina Lighthouse located on the Malecón Cisneros, which was designed by the well-known and famous French artist Gustavo Eiffel who built the tower that bears the same name. Move on to the most romantic park in Lima, located on the cliff and which has a spectacular view for photographic shots not only of the coastline but also of the monument symbol of love, called "El Beso" by the Peruvian artist Víctor Delfín. Visit the Larcomar shopping center Strategically located below Salazar Park, near Larco Avenue, which is the artery that connects Kennedy Park with Larcomar and is considered one of the most visited shopping centers by national and foreign tourists. Continue with the tour, and go to the most bohemian neighborhood of Lima, located just 10 minutes from Miraflores, and visit the Municipal Park of Barranco. Begin the pedestrian tour in the most artistic neighborhood of Lima, in this square is its Santísima Cruz church, its library built of wood, that was once a meeting place, and important activities in Barranco. Explore the famous Bridge of Sighs built in 1876, a romantic and traditional place, where tradition says those who are visiting it for the first time can make a wish before crossing it. Travel to Plaza Chabuca Granda, built in homage to one of the best-known national singer-songwriters of Creole and Afro-Peruvian music in Peru, whose monument is located in said plaza, as well as La Ermita, the oldest church in this neighborhood, whose humble fishermen and travelers came during their stay for this place. Marvel at Bajada de Baños and its street art, an area to appreciate the urban art that gains more and more admirers and is being embellished by its graffiti in the traditional streets of Barranco. Appreciate the Pacific Ocean from a beautiful viewpoint, walk through a natural ravine that is used by bathers, and admire the little houses that were built over the years and beautify this place.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Tour was great. Guide was very friendly and communicative. Tour is not hard, these neighbourhoods are mostly flat. At the end of tour before going back to the shop, we had an ice cream as a refreshment.

Great opportunity to see more of Lima. Would have liked longer and farther but cycling is my thing. For a tourist, this was great. Highly recommend the lemonade at the ‘coffee stop’.

Willian was absolutely amazing: he was extremely knowledges, very accommodating and super friendly. I would totally recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get a nice taste of Lima!

We had a great time learning about the city of Lima. Our guide and driver were very friendly and knowledgeable. William answered all of our questions and was very informative.

Amazing tour! The tour guide was awesome and really friendly too! Would highly recommend!