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

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Lima: Barranco & Miraflores, Gastronomic Experience & Lunch

3. Lima: Barranco & Miraflores, Gastronomic Experience & Lunch

Immerse yourself in Peruvian food and drinks during this 3-hour gastronomic experience. Enjoy a tasting of Peru’s best flavors. Learn how to make the famous pisco sour cocktail and a traditional Peruvian dish. Start with a scenic tour of the boardwalk in Lima. Cross the bohemian district of Barranco and the modern district of Miraflores. Pass by Love Park to admire an impressive view of the Pacific Ocean. After the tour, make your way to a thematic restaurant for your masterclass. Participate in a cocktail-making class, learning how to prepare the famous pisco sour. Experience a hands-on, interactive course as you learn how to prepare the perfect Pisco Sour. After crafting the national cocktail of Peru, continue to a cooking class. Follow an expert as they walk you through the process of making a typical Peruvian dish. At the of the classes, taste and toast with the best flavors of Peru. Feast on a delicious lunch overlooking the sea. This activity can be adapted to vegetarians upon request. At the end of your tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Lima.

Lima: Street Food Tasting Tour with Pisco Sour Class

4. Lima: Street Food Tasting Tour with Pisco Sour Class

Experience the flavors of Peruvian food like a local on this street food tour. You will discover why Lima is called the gastronomic city of America, through tasting its signature stews, fruits, and desserts. Learn how to make Peru’s signature drink during a pisco sour lesson. After pickup directly from your accommodation, head first to the Chorrillos Artisanal Fishing Pier, one of the popular trade points for marine products. Get to know the history of the pier before continuing to the Surquillo Market. The Surquillo Market become something of a mecca for international foodies after the praise of the famous Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio. The market is open every day and sees a large amount of food and spices sold. You can find exotic fruits from the Amazon Rainforest, potatoes and chili peppers from the tops of the distant Andes Mountains, fresh fish and seafood from the coast, and meats of different types, including alpaca and guinea pig. Taste some exotic fruits (cherimoya, granadilla, and tumbo) and the chicha morada (drink made from purple corn), then continue your gastronomic experience at two fast-food restaurants to taste their different specialties. At La Huerta Chinen, where they specialize in Creole mixes, you’ll get to try the famous Causa Limeña (mashed yellow potatoes seasoned with limes, chili peppers, and stuffed with chicken). At Alto K Fish, they specialize in seafood. You’ll get to taste their marine trio (fish ceviche, rice with seafood, and squid pork rinds). After delighting your palate, visit the historic center of Lima and walk through its old streets appreciating its impressive balconies, churches, and colonial houses. See the main square of Lima, the cathedral, the government palace, and the convent of San Francisco and its catacombs. Later, sweeten your palate by tasting Spanish churros (filled with manjar blanco or pastry cream accompanied with white sugar). Then, visit a local bar to learn about the flagship drink of Peru, the pisco sour (made from grape pisco, limos, syrup, egg whites, and angostura bitters). As a final stop, visit the Chabuca Granda avenue to try the Peruvian donuts known by the locals as picarones (made of sweet potato dough accompanied by honey).

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.

Lima: Private city tour through the most iconic places

8. 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.

It was amazing! The guide Lucas and driver Kenyi they do together a great team to satisfy your tour, over your expectations !

We had a very knowledgeable tour guide who gave us a lot of information.

VERY ATTENTIVE AND SIMPATIC GUIDE. RUNNING ENOUGH, COMFORTABLE VEHICLE

Excellent day tour

Excellent tour with informative guide. A good trip out from Lima.