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Lima: Barranco and Miraflores Bike Tour

1. Lima: Barranco and Miraflores Bike Tour

Starting from the local partner's shop in Miraflores, cruise along bike paths to explore Barranco. After a short safety briefing from your instructor, start your 3-hour guided tour. See picturesque old streets and feel the sea breeze in your hair. Stop at the famous Bridge of Sighs to make a wish. In Miraflores, you'll learn about La Huaca Pucllana and Itchma, the pre-Inca civilization that existed in the area from around 300 to 700 A.D. Pass the Faro de la Marina lighthouse, then continue to the Park of Love and Larcomar Shopping Center. Afterwards, stop in a nice cafe bar for a refreshment, before returning to the local partner's shop.

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Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

2. Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, the tour begins by visiting one of the most important squares of Peru. San Martin Square is surrounded by balconies, Acestrals' homes, colonial residences, and beautiful palaces. Following this, visit one of the most significant avenues of Lima, Jiron de La Unión. The tour then continues to the square of Lima or 'Plaza Mayor'. Here you can view cathedrals, the government palace, city hall, and wonderful balconies decorated uniquely with an Arabic influence. The tour concludes with a trip to one of the oldest catacombs of America, the 'San Francisco Monastery'.

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Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

3. 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 striking examples of colonial architecture such as the old Bolivar Hotel. 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 in downtown Lima at 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.

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Lima: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

4. 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.

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Lima: Vegan Peruvian Food Tour

5. Lima: Vegan Peruvian Food Tour

Enjoy a unique walking tour in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Lima during your vegan Peruvian food tour of Barranco. Embark on a 4-hour tour and taste a variety of dishes accompanied by your local guide. Visit 8 different shops and restaurants, which have been carefully selected just for you. During your tour, taste 15 different flavors of fruits, drinks, and dishes, and be introduced to local small entrepreneurs. Get immersed in Peruvian history and culture through its exquisite food. As you will see, every bite has a story to tell. Be sure to eliminate your hunger by the end of this Barranco vegan food tour.

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Lima: Barranco Art and Culture Tour

6. Lima: Barranco Art and Culture Tour

Meet your local guide in your hotel lobby and start the tour. Discover Barranco, a neighborhood full of murals and picturesque streets just next to the Pacific Ocean. The area is known for its bohemian ambiance as a hub for writers, musicians and artists. Discover its new restaurants, clubs, design shops, art galleries and museums. Learn from your expert guide all about the history of the district. Visit the colonial old mansions that once belonged to Lima’s upper classes. Understand the meaning of the artistic murals that make this place such a colorful neighborhood. Also, visit its stunning plaza, old and modern churches, and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Take photos and enjoy the natural surroundings full of trees and colorful flowers.

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Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

7. Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

Explore the Cercado de Lima, San Isidro and Miraflores districts of Lima and admire sights such as the Renaissance style cathedral, Government Palace, Municipal Palace, Archbishop's Palace and Union Club in the main square. Visit the Convent of San Francisco and Catacombs, admire the colonial balconies and see Plaza San Martín. Take a tour of San Isidro to see one of biggest olive parks in Peru. Visit the financial district before going to Miraflores for a look at the sacred Huaca Pucllana temple. Get a view of the sea at Malecón Cisneros and Love Park, and end with a stop at the exclusive Larcomar shopping mall, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) overlooking the sea.

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Lima: Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

8. Lima: Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

Along with your friendly local guide, embark on a 4-hour walking food tour in which you’ll have breakfast and lunch! During this culinary experience, you will taste the most traditional local delicacies from a variety of small restaurants and local shops. But on this tour you won't only eat well, you’ll also visit one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Lima: Barranco! During this Barranco Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour, you’ll visit 8 different restaurants, taste 16 different local flavors from fruits, to drinks and dishes. Also, you’ll meet with inspiring local artisans and small entrepreneurs, learn about their stories while enjoying some of the best Peruvian dishes such as lomo saltado, ceviche, pisco sour and many more! This 4-hour tour is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the Peruvian history and culture, since every bite you taste has a story to tell. Don't forget to bring your appetite with you, you’ll definitely need it!

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Lima: Half-Day Colonial and Modern Lima Tour

9. Lima: Half-Day Colonial and Modern Lima Tour

Your tour will start at Intihuatana Park located on the Miraflores Cliffs, which has a spectacular view of the Bay of Lima and is a spot where paragliders from all over the world gather to fly over the area. Following this, the tour makes its way to Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Hispanic pyramid 25 meters high belonging to the Lima culture and built between 200 and 800 A.D. Located in the Miraflores district, here you can observe squares, ramps and stairways, plus rooms with objects that in the past were offered to the deities. You will then stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipality and the Archbishop's Palace. These are all examples of beautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of the city's identity. A few streets away, you will visit the Church of Santo Domingo, one of the oldest viceregal constructions that stands out for its collection of old books, among other things. Your tour will then conclude at either your hotel, at Larcomar or the Indian Market.

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Lima: Highlights Day Tour

10. Lima: Highlights Day Tour

Begin your day tour of Lima by visiting one of highest points of the city, Morro Solar. Admire the incredible view of the city from atop a 300 meter tall headland riddled with valuable silver deposits. Let your guide introduce you to history of this spot and Peru in general. From there, head to the smallest district of Lima, the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco. Visit its atmospheric plaza as well as the romantic Puente de los Suspiros or Bridge of Sighs. Spot impressive street art and murals as you wander Barranco's narrow streets. Move on to the colorful district of Miraflores and wander around the romantic Parque Del Amor, which features a sculpture by well-known local artist Victor Delfín and offers a panoramic view of the Pacific coastline. Then head to Parque Kennedy, a favorite local hangout. Learn about the history of the park and get acquainted with the many cats living among the trees. After working up an appetite, visit a traditional local market in the Surquillo district. Learn about the many products grown and harvested in Peru and immerse yourself in Peruvian gastronomy. Sample fruits from the different regions of Peru (the coast, the Andes, and the Amazon), before having lunch at a traditional restaurant popular with the locals where you can enjoy typical Peruvian cuisine. When you've eaten your fill, head to the historical center of Lima to visit San Martin Square, the city's main square, and the mysterious underground catacombs at San Francisco Monastery. If you wish to purchase something typical from Peru stop at the Inka Market for some souvenir shopping.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 359 reviews

This was a great activity for our family of 5! The organizers were very helpful in arranging the right bikes for our 3 kids (including one kid who sat on a seat on mom’s bike). The tour was interesting and fun, and gave us a great flavor of Lima….way more than we would have seen without the tour. Highly recommend!

My tour of Lima was excellent. Aracely was awesome. Her English was very good and she taught me a lot about Lima and Peruvian history. She was a delight.

The guide Amadeo was very accomplished, diligent and helpful, a very pleasant experience, an essential part of a visit to Alina.

A tour of the most attractive places in the center of Lima and Miraflores .... very well explained and entertaining

I loved. Susan was my guide and it shows her experience and knowledge. It was a great day