9. Lima Discovery Walking Tour with a Local
Get your hands on the blueprint to modern Peruvian life on this Lima tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Admire the colonial balconies, hit the local market and see the great variety of fruits and vegetables reflecting the rich biodiversity of Perú and finish with the national drink, the Pisco Sour!
You’ll start the tour by taking the local bus to downtown, just as the locals do, and along the way, you’ll learn a few words of Spanish – something that will come in handy for the rest of your Lima travel experience! Once we’re downtown, your walking tour will begin with a stroll along Jirón de la Union, a pedestrian avenue linking Plaza San Martin to Plaza de Armas. Along the way, your local guide will be pointing out the sights along this street, from the hidden gems to the Lima’s classic tales.
Your walk continues towards the most well-known tourist area in the city, Plaza de Armas, located in the heart of the old town, home of the Government Palace, Archbishop´s Palace and the Cathedral.
Next on this Lima city tour, you’ll go to the colourful Central Market. With your local guide, you’ll navigate your way through all the various stalls, checking out the fresh produce and learning about the eating habits of the locals.
Then you will visit the breath taking Basilica of San Pedro, administrated by the Jesuits named after San Pablo, a building so rich in history that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1991.
This Lima tour will come to an end here, where you can continue on your own exploration of the city, or your local guide will be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation.