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Lima: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

1. Lima: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

Join the only tour of Lima city center that will take to you back in time to the colonial era by admiring amazing collections of 17th- and 18th-century oil paintings, wooden verandas, and gilded mirrors. Discover hidden treasures such as the remains of the old city walls, the historic bridge over the River Rimac, and one of the oldest bar in Peru. Admire the monuments of Plaza Mayor, such as the cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace and Palace of the Union. Continue to the Baroque-style San Francisco Monastery and take a look at its catacombs. Along the way, discover hidden gems, such as the remains of the old city walls, the historic bridges over the River Rimac and one of the oldest bars in Peru at the Cordano Bar.

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.

Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

3. 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: Flavors and Tradition Walking Tour with Food Tasting

4. Lima: Flavors and Tradition Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Your tour will begin the right way, with a morning coffee to be at “Terrua” coffee shop with a brief explanation about the coffee in Peru. Following coffee experience, it will be time to voyage to the city center using the “Metropolitano”, which will provide you with a fun experience of Lima's public transportation. At the city center, you will begin your walk at Mercado Central and China Town, to try different bites of the Peruvian-Chinese gastronomy. If you are thirsty, a “Chicha Morada” is also included on this tour. After the “Mercado Central”, your tour will continue around Congress Palace, an old building from the first years of the Peruvian Republic. You can finish the walk around San Francisco church to try some “churros”, as well as come Causa or Papa Rellena with a traditional Pisco Sour at the Cordano Tavern. This tavern is one of the most traditional places surrounding Government Palace, and is more than 100 years old.

City Tour With Demonstration & Tasting of Pisco Sour

5. City Tour With Demonstration & Tasting of Pisco Sour

Begin your tour by exploring the Love Park and Larcomar shopping mall. Your first stop will be huaca Pucllana which is a Pre-Inca archaeological site. Continuing on, you will visit Olive Park, Arequipa Avenue ,and the historical center of Lima. You will see important monuments such as: the Italian Art Museum, Justice Palace, the French Palace, and San Martin Square. Your guide will show you the main attractions of the city center, like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the city hall. Later, you will have a demonstration and tasting of the traditional drink, Pisco Sour. You also get to visit Saint Francis Monastery and their underground catacombs. After the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

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

6. 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: City Highlights in a Day Tour

7. Lima: City Highlights in a 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: Modern and Bohemian Miraflores & Barranco Tour

8. 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.

Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Downtown and Catacombs Night Tour

9. Lima: Water Magic Circuit, Downtown and Catacombs Night Tour

Visit the historic side of Lima and explore its streets at night. After pickup at your hotel, admire the illuminated Cathedral of Lima, an architectural jewel that has a Renaissance-style facade. Stroll around the Main Square, see beautiful buildings like the Government and Municipal Palace, then experience the nightlife of the colonial side of Lima on Chabuca Granda boulevard. Try local desserts and typical drinks, and visit a unique chocolate museum at night. Later, head to the San Francisco Convent and its famous catacombs. Discover a unique part of Lima underground with corridors full of history and beautiful paintings. See the library, various rooms, the main cloister, and a work of art made of wood and stone. Explore a network of tunnels and underground rooms, and find remains of people who lived hundreds of years ago. Next, make your way to the Magic Water Circuit, the Guinness World Record holder for the biggest complex of water fountains in a public park. The fountains have different forms and sizes, and release jets of water up to 80 meters (262 feet) into the air. Have your camera ready to capture a magic show of light, color, music, and images. Finally, enjoy panoramic views of a pre-Inca site called Huaca Pucllana, a huge complex made of clay and mud beautifully illuminated at night considered a ceremonial center of Lima culture. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Lima.

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

10. 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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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 285 reviews

Maybel was an excellent guide. Great information about the city and its history. Excellent tour of San Francisco monastery, plaza Martin & plaza mayor. Great value. Hotel pick up was prompt. Thanks Haku Tours. Regards, Sean & Fiona.

Susan was an amazing guide, she was so friendly, kind and knowledgable! My favourite tour guide in Peru by far! Would highly recommend!

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

Susan was amazing very nicd and very knowledgeable about the information she provided

Great your, very friendly and knowledgeable guide!