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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.

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

2. 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

3. 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: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

4. Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in either Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima Downtown. Make your way to Barranco, Lima’s bohemian suburb which is known for its nightlife. See Barranco’s Central Park, its Municipal Library, and the Bridge of Sighs, a wooden bridge which stretches over the neighborhood. Next, head over to Chorrillos. Once one of the most exclusive summer resorts in Lima, Chorrillos now boasts an ecological reserve called “Pantanos de Villa.” After visiting Chorrillos you’ll drive down the South Pacific Coast Highway to Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial site on the Peruvian coast during pre-Inca and Inca times. Pilgrims came to this large complex to pay homage to the creator god Pachacamac. Throughout the centuries the site was occupied by different Andean civilizations including the Lima, the Wari, the Ichma, and finally the Inca Empire. Marvel at the pyramid-shaped temples such as the Aboditos Temple, the Old Temple, the Painted Temple, and the Temple of the Sun. Visit the on-site museum which displays artifacts including pottery, textiles, shell and stone ornaments, and a wooden Pachacamac idol.

Lima: Barranco Osma Museum, Pallas Crafts, Bridge of Sighs

5. Lima: Barranco Osma Museum, Pallas Crafts, Bridge of Sighs

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 colonial mansions are being turned into restaurants, cafés, clubs, design shops, art galleries, and museums. Stroll through the coastal neighborhood and soak up its history. Start with a hotel pickup and transfer to Barranco. Visit the Osma Museum to check out a wide collection of Peruvian colonial art. Next up, visit Las Pallas, a craft and traditional folk art shop. Explore the wide and colorful variety of pieces brought from artisanal communities around Peru. 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. Before returning to the hotel, stop at a restaurant in Barranco for lunch at your own expense.

Lima: Modern Lima City Tour and Pedro de Osma Museum

6. Lima: Modern Lima City Tour and Pedro de Osma Museum

Dive into the history of Lima's San Isidro and Miraflores neighborhoods. Visit Barranco; home of Peru's most renowned artists. Start your tour strolling through the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. Visit El Olivar de San Isidro; an old colonial hacienda where olive trees were grown. Move on to the artistic district of Barranco. Visit the Pedro de Osma Museum and take in its tall windows, carved columns, gardens, and sculptures. See what makes it one of the most beautiful summer mansions of Lima's bourgeois past.

Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Water Tour

7. Lima: Larco Museum and Magic Water Tour

Immerse yourself in the mythical and magical history of ancient Peruvian civilizations at the Larco Museum. Discover the religious worldview of the ancient Peruvians of the Andes and Coast, who left behind thousands of vestiges which you can study today at the museum. See over 35,000 exhibition pieces and discover the economic and religious activities of ancient Peruvians, including ceramics, weaving, and metallurgy.  Next, witness the unique spectacle that is the magic water and lasers dance show. Considered a must-see by locals, don't leave Lima without visiting this attraction. Explore 13 different interactive fountains and see their unique light shows. Watch the fountains sparkle and shine as the water flows in unique patterns and shapes, for a night that you'll never forget. Upgrade your tour to include a spectacular show with Peruvian Paso horses in a traditional hacienda located in the surroundings of Lima. Visit the stables of this house led by a professional tour guide dressed in a typical costume and then enjoy an exclusive dinner.

Artsy Barranco district and Lima City Tour with Catacombs

8. Artsy Barranco district and Lima City Tour with Catacombs

Travel from your accommodation in the areas of Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, or San Isidro to the vibrant and hip Barranco district. Experience the art that has flourished in an area that was built up with elite vacation homes. Learn how this area has evolved into the most romantic and bohemian district of Lima, with the old colonial mansions being converted into restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, design shops, art galleries and museums. Walk along the cliffs to take in ocean views. Journey to Plaza San Martin in the stunning Historical Center of Lima. Find out more about how this Plaza was made in the 1900s to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. Drive to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to marvel at the impressive old buildings. See the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Finally, go to downtown Lima to see the Museum Convento San Francisco de Asis and the catacombs. Learn about the colonial period in Lima and explore the underground catacombs.

Lima: Private city tour through the most iconic places

9. Lima: Private city tour through the most iconic places

Explore the capital of Peru, Lima, which is known for its beautiful architecture, history, and food. Enjoy this private tour while you move around the city in the comfort of a private vehicle with an excellent guide. Start your tour being picked up from your accommodation. Walk through the city and learn about the history of Lima and Peru. Get some great advice on good local restaurants as you pass through this culinary city. Then, enjoy a visit to the Larco Museum, which exhibits a large collection of pre-Columbian art.

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What people are saying about Barranco District

I really recommend this trip. It was really interesting. Guide was a very nice person who gave us many useful information. Car was really clean and driver was great so we felt safe. We even received water and some snacks.

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!

Greatly organized tour, well structured and consistent. Good combination of city view and historical heritages. Very qualified guide Andrea, and very nice. -) Highly recommended!

Carla was excellent! Loved seeing these ancient ruins and the Barranco district is GORGEOUS :)

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