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Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

1. Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

Immerse yourself in Lima's colonial history with this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, start your experience at San Martin Square, where you can admire colonial architecture buildings. Later, visit the breathtaking Plaza de Armas and admire impressive buildings such as the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and more. Finish your tour exploring the fascinating Catacombs and Museum of San Francisco. Learn more about Peru's colonial period through the museum's vast collection of artwork, see rare editions in the library and wander through the blood-curdling passages of the catacombs, where the bones of 25,000 people lie. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Lima Full-Day Main Attractions Tour

2. 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.

From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

3. From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

Explore the ancient sites of Caral, a sacred city, and Bandurria, an ancient fishing village, and learn about each site's history while seeing their ancient buildings with an experienced guide. Begin the day with pickup from the main hotels in the city at 6:00 am, and head north until reaching the archaeological site where the ruins of the sacred city of Caral remain. Marvel at pyramids, temples, and astronomical centers more than five thousand years old, part of one of the first cities of the Americas. Learn about Caral, located in the Supe Valley, which is the cradle of the Andean civilization and is considered the third oldest place with human settlement in the world, behind Mesopotamia and Egypt. Take an hour of free time to enjoy lunch after learning about the civilization of Caral, and then head toward the area of the Wetlands of Paradise. Visit the archaeological complex of Bandurria, an old fishing village. See its pyramids, mounds, and circular areas similar to those of Caral before approaching a natural viewpoint from which there is a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Albufera Paraíso. End the visit to Bandurria, begin the journey back to Lima, and be dropped off at the same location as pickup at approximately 8:00 pm.

Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno

4. Lima: 9-Day Peru Express with Ica, Cusco, and Puno

Day 1: Arrival in Lima, City Tour Your tour will begin as you are picked up from the airport, after which you will begin a city tour. That evening you will stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Visit the Ballestas Islands, Candelabrum, before a wine and Pisco demonstration in Ica city. Later that day, take part in riding buggies and sandboarding in Huacachina. That evening you will once again stay at the Miramar Hotel or similar in Lima. Day 3: Arrival to Cusco On your third day you will arrive to Cusco, where you will have a free day for acclimatizing. That evening you will lodge in the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 4: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas Begin with a visit to the Chinchero textile center, before moving onward to the archaeological sites in Chinchero and Moray. Following that, you will tour the salt mines in Maras before lodging at the Golden Sunrise Hotel or similar in Aguas Calientes. Day 5: Machu Picchu Inca Citadel On day 5 you will explore the breathtaking Machu Picchu, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Following a full day at this sacred site, you will overnight at the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 6: Humanatay Lake On your sixth day you will trek to Humantay Lake, which is close to the snowy Salkantay mountain. That evening you will once again lodge in the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar. Day 7: Rainbow Mountain Trek to Rainbow Mountain, which is very close to the highest mountain of Cusco: the Ausangate Mountain. Following your day of hiking, you will return once more to the Cusco Jungle Hotel or similar to overnight. Day 8: Route of the Sun On day 8 you will take a touristic bus between Cusco and Puno. Throughout this journey you will visit the Andahuaylillas Chapel, Raqchi Archaeological Complex, La Raya Pass, and the Lithic Museum of Pukara. That evening you will stay at the Royal Inn or similar. Day 9: Titicaca Lake and the Uros and Taquile Islands On your final day you will take a speed boat tour of Lake Titicaca, before exploring the Uros and Taquile Islands. In the afternoon, you will transfer to the airport where your tour will conclude.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 19 reviews

This is a must see tour when in Lima! We walked around with our tour guide Manuel who is very knowledgeable and friendly. We were in San Martin Plaza hearing about the independence, then walked to the Main Plaza de Armas and witnessed several embassadors visiting the Peruvian white house. The Plaza de Armas and surrounding buildings are beautiful restored and gardens well kept. We had a break and tasted Pisco Sours, traditional and new ones like Coca Leaf and others. This fabulous experience ended at the Cathedral with the catacombs. Thank you Manuel!, you made this tour very special!!!

Our guide Pamela was very knowledgeable and friendly. We took a long walk to the plazas, down Union Street and a few other streets which were very charming. The catacombs were fascinating.

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

Our tour guide Alexandra was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of showing us around. She was very friendly and gave us lots of tips for the rest of our trip in Peru

Excellent experience! I loved the tour. Susan is a very kind and knowledgeable guide.