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Lima Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Lima Family-friendly activities

Palomino Islands: Swim with Sea Lions in the Pacific Ocean

1. Palomino Islands: Swim with Sea Lions in the Pacific Ocean

Embark on an incredible yacht tour to Palomino Islands and for the chance to witness Peru's incredible seabirds and marine wildlife and swim with thousands of sea lions in their natural habitat. First, get picked up from your hotel if you choose the relevant option when booking, otherwise make your own way to the meeting point in Callao. Start the tour from La Punta Bay where you will board a comfortable and safe yacht equipped with sophisticated navigation equipment, bathrooms, and other amenities. Sail out into the Pacific Ocean on an unforgettable 4-hour journey past the islands of Callao and along the coast of San Lorenzo Island. Pass a naval base and the El Frontón Island, where a maximum-security prison existed until the 1980s. Cruise along the coast of the Cabinzas Islands which are inhabited by several colonies of guano birds, until you finally reach the central attraction, the Palomino Islands. When you arrive, observe a colony of approximately 8000 sea lions, one of the largest in the area. Get kitted out with neoprene wetsuits and life jackets and take the opportunity to jump into the water as you get up close to these friendly animals. The tour will be under the surveillance and guidance of the experienced crew.

Lima: Palomino Islands Speedboat Tour & Swim with Sea Lions

2. Lima: Palomino Islands Speedboat Tour & Swim with Sea Lions

Get back to nature and encounter the wildlife on the Palomino Islands on a half-day tour from Lima. Travel to Callao Harbor and board a speedboat fully equipped with snacks, hot and cold drinks, life jackets, and wet suits for you to swim with the sea lions. Cruise to the islands of El Camotal, San Lorenzo and Palomino, where you will be provided with a life jacket and wet suit on arrival.  Swim in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by friendly sea lions and get the opportunity to view many sea birds, such as red legged cormorants, pelicans, Humboldt penguins, the Inca tern, the Peruvian booby and the Guanay cormorant.

Lima: Swimming with Wild Sea Lions on the Palomino Islands

3. Lima: Swimming with Wild Sea Lions on the Palomino Islands

Meet your friendly crew then sail to the islands of Callao, travelling through the "El Camotal" underwater, open sea and passing by San Lorenzo Island.  At 11:30 AM, reach the farthest point, Palomino Island, which houses a large colony of sea lions. Here, you can freely swim alongside these great animals in neoprene suits. Then, at 12:35 PM, you will return to the meeting place in Calloa at Calle La Mar 229. Your return will begin through impressively shaped cliffs and islets. You will have the chance to enjoy a snack on board before arriving at the pier in Callao at 1:00 PM.

Lima: Magic Water Circuit with Dinner and Folklore Show

4. Lima: Magic Water Circuit with Dinner and Folklore Show

Enjoy a guided tour of the Magic Water Circuit in Lima, a refreshing difference than normal Lima tours. This impressive park, named as the largest of its kind by the Guinness Book of World Records, has beautiful water fountains that dance to music and lights providing an astonishing spectacle, including a jet spray reaching 262 feet high. Eco-travelers need not be put off: the park reuses the majority of any water circulated in the fountains, with just a small percentage evaporating into the air. All in all, the Magic Water Circuit makes for a fun day out in Lima for kids and adults alike. After this experience, head to a renowned restaurant to relish a delicious dinner. While in the restaurant, enjoy a typical dance show with dancers performing some of the most representative dances from different regions of Peru. The perfect end to this activity in Lima before you are transferred back to your hotel.

Lima: Lights, Pisco, and Fun Night Tour and Pisco Tasting

5. Lima: Lights, Pisco, and Fun Night Tour and Pisco Tasting

After the hotel pick up, the fun starts with the famous Magic Water Circuit at “Parque de la Reserva”, here you will get to feel like a child playing around the water fountains, then enjoy the light show about Peruvian dances, fauna and history. When the show ends, you will be driven to the city centre of Lima. You can walk around the historical centre and enjoy the night view of our main squares like Plaza San Martin and Plaza Mayor,  this will be a good time for pictures and afterwards you can visit a couple traditional bars to try Pisco sours, Peruvian cocktail made of Pisco.  On the way back, your guides will look for a place where you can feel the real Peruvian street food experience: depending on how you are feeling, they can search for everything from hamburgers to ceviches, anticuchos, and desserts. One final round of drinks will be provided for you at the end the night after which you will then go back to the hotel or wherever you request.

The Magic Water Circuit

6. The Magic Water Circuit

Upon its construction, the Magic Water Circuit made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest water fountain complex in a public park. That in itself is quite impressive, but chuck in a series of really quite spectacular fountains and you have a destination that will keep kids happy and bring quiet smiles to even the most cynical of adults. This tour will start with a pickup from your hotel and you will then immediately go to the Magical Water Circuit. Upon arrival you will observe 13 cybernetic sources. You will also see a geyser that rises up to 80 meters. You will also be able to appreciate the largest water screen in the world, in which an audiovisual show is projected on its 95 meters high screen. After having toured the Magical Water Circuit, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Lima: Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour

7. Lima: Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour

Después de recogerlo de su alojamiento por la tarde, recogemos a todos los invitados para el recorrido y nos dirigimos al centro histórico de Lima. Luego, llegamos a la cocina de una familia local Limeña, ubicado en el corazón del centro histórico. El chef nos enseñará a preparar uno de los platos más famosos del Perú, el Ceviche de Pescado, acompañado del licor bendito el pisco sour. Se le asignan sus propios ingredientes y con la ayuda del Chef Arturo, puede preparar el ceviche y el pisco sour, mientras aprende sobre la historia y los orígenes de estas delicias locales. Después de terminar nuestro taller de cocina, visitaremos el Circuito Mágico del Agua. Este impresionante parque se encuentra a pocos minutos del centro histórico de Lima. El Circuito Mágico del Agua es un icono de la ciudad y un símbolo de la revitalización de los espacios públicos de la zona. Luego de disfrutar de un increíble espectáculo de música, agua, sonido y luces láser, lo llevaremos de regreso a su alojamiento.

Lima: 3-Hour Magic Water Circuit and Fantasy Fountain Show

8. Lima: 3-Hour Magic Water Circuit and Fantasy Fountain Show

The Guinness Book of World Records has listed the Magic Water Circuit in Parque de la Reserva as the world’s largest fountain complex in a public park. Enjoy these 13 water fountains that combine music, colored lights, and laser effects on a 3-hour family-friendly visit. Arrive just before sunset to experience the fountains in both the daylight and the dark. Take in the Fantasy Fountain water-and-laser-light show, which is set to music. Some fountains are interactive, such as the Tunnel of Surprises, the Labyrinth of Dreams, and the Walk-In Dome. You can try to stay dry as you step inside each one, but will certainly be prone to a splash here and there.

Lima: Art Workshop for Children at MALI Museum

9. Lima: Art Workshop for Children at MALI Museum

This activity focused on children offers an exceptional approach to art from the perfect space: the Art Museum of Lima. Here, the children will begin the experience with a guided tour of the exhibition room where they will learn about some of the exhibited art pieces that will serve as inspiration for the next stage of the tour: the art workshop. Here they will design and create their own works of art for about an hour. A great alternative for entertainment and a creative experience.

Lima: Magic Water Circuit Entry and Guided Tour with Pickup

10. Lima: Magic Water Circuit Entry and Guided Tour with Pickup

Experience a sound and light extravaganza on a guided tour of the Magic Water Circuit in Lima with entry tickets included. Following pickup at your hotel in downtown Miraflores or San Isidro, transfer to Parque de la Reserva — where giant jets of water explode into the skies to music and lights. Visit the park, named the largest of its kind by the Guinness Book of World Records, with 13 interactive fountains that dance to music and lights providing an astonishing spectacle, including a jet spray reaching 262 feet high. See the fountains illuminated at night, many with continuously changing color schemes. Marvel at a laser light program synchronized with classical and Peruvian music that makes the fountains sparkle and shine as the water flows in unique patterns and shapes. After the show, be dropped off at Parque Kennedy, Miraflores.

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Wonderful experience, if you get sea sick it might be a little rough (I typically don’t and the there were around 20 minutes where I really started feeling it) but if you are willing to put up with that it’s a really amazing experience. Be sure to bring a waterproof camera with you!

The whole experience was wonderful. Ismael was a great guide and and gave all of us a lot of information about the history in the area. This was a great experience and I think that everyone who visits Lima should do it!

Great experience, very knowledgeable guide and wonderful places to visit

Excellent and exciting experience! Reality beats any expectations.

Amazing experience and feeling super safe thanks to the guide