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Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

1. 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: 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.

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From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis & Sandboarding Trip

3. From Lima: Nazca Lines, Huacachina Oasis & Sandboarding Trip

Fly over the Nazca Lines, a collection of giant geoglyphs etched into desert sands, attributed to the pre-Inca civilization. Explore the large dunes of Huacachina Oasis that invite you to practice adventure sports such as sandboarding. After pickup, go to Huacachina to see its beautiful oasis. Relax in the lap of nature surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Enjoy your day in the desert, taking a dune buggy tour and practicing sandboarding. Soak in the spectacular landscape formed by a lagoon of emerald green waters and large dunes. Then, head to Nazca province to fly around the famous and enigmatic Nazca Lines, an important archaeological site in Peru. The mysterious geoglyphs at the UNESCO World Heritage Site range from geometric shapes and swirls to a hummingbird and monkey. Observe the most important etchings, that likely date from 500 BC and 500 AD. Have a beautiful view of the landscape around in a small group.

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Lima: 7-Day Inca Adventure with Flights

4. Lima: 7-Day Inca Adventure with Flights

Day 1: Arrival to Lima and City Tour Upon your arrival to Lima, your representative will be waiting with a sign stating your name. From there you'll be transferred to your respective hotel where you can check-in. You'll soon begin a city tour through Lima, which will begin with panoramic views of the Pucllana Pyramid or Huaca Pucllana, the historical center of Lima. It will be there that you can appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, and once the tour has finished you'll return to your hotel. Day 2: Paracas, Ica, and Huacachina with Buggies and Sandboarding Day 2 begins with pickup from your hotel between 4:30AM to 5:00AM. You will begin with a trip to the Paracas Peninsula to visit the Ballestas Islands, which are a national reserve. From there, continue your trip to the city of Ica for a demonstration with wines and traditional Pisco of the valley. Following that, you will taste a typical local lunch according to the menu of the day. You will then travel for approximately 30 minutes to the oasis of Huacachina, where you will enjoy the adrenaline of riding buggies and sandboards. After this great adventure, you will return back to Lima in your private transportation. Day 3: Arrival to Cusco According to your flight schedule in Cusco, your representative will be waiting for you at the Cusco Airport. From there, your day will be spent by you acclimatizing to Cusco's altitude. Day 4: Chinchero, Maras, and Moray You will begin day 4 between 8:00AM and 8:30AM, at which point you will travel to the colorful town of Chinchero. There you will learn about Andean fabrics in a textile interpretation center, before continuing onward to the famous circular cultivation terraces in Moray. After that, descend towards the salt mines in Maras where you will visit the more than 3,000 wells of salt. Finally, you will travel to Ollantaytambo Station where you will board your train to Aguas Calientes. Day 5: Machu Picchu Citadel On day 5 you will encounter one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. You'll begin by taking the bus from Aguas Calientes, as your tour guide provides you with all the information before your 2-hour tour through this Inca citadel. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will be transferred to Cusco by private transportation. Day 6: Rainbow Mountain Between 4:30AM and 5:00AM, your transportation will pick you up from your hotel from where you will drive for 3 hours in the direction of Rainbow Mountain. Following breakfast, you will drive for another 45 minutes to begin your 2-hour trek. Upon reaching the top of the "Mountain of Colors", you will have enough time to take the photographs and enjoy the landscape. In addition, you will also be able to appreciate the highest snow peak in Cusco: Ausangate Mountain. Day 7: Airport Transfer On the final day of your tour, you will be taken to Cusco Airport, at which point your tour will conclude.

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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: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

7. Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Lima and travel to the first market of the tour located in the Chorrillos district. Discover the main local fish market of Lima in an area with a strong fishing tradition.  Next, visit the market in the Surco district where you will sample a variety of juices made from Amazonian fruits. You will also have the opportunity to taste other delicious and exotic foods from the jungle. Continue to the Surquillo Market near the fashionable Miraflores district. See a variety of fresh Peruvian produce such as vegetables, grains, and a large variety of potatoes. Finally, visit a local restaurant where you will learn about the national dish of Peru, ceviche. See how it is created, and enjoy a tasting to finish the tour.

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Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

8. 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: Lights, Pisco, and Fun Night Tour and Pisco Tasting

9. 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.

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Magic Barranco and Chorrillos Bizarre

10. Magic Barranco and Chorrillos Bizarre

Your tour guide and your driver will start around Miraflores and introduce the tour with a visit to the Park of Love and a deeper exploration of the city. Barranco is sure to surprise you with its many murals, graffiti and many artistic spaces. The fishing town Chorrillos is a wonderful area for beautiful pictures and to make this experience truly unique, you will pass the area where the war between Perú and Chile took place.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 84 reviews

Jimena mg tour guide was amazing. She new her stuff and we hav wonderful conversations as we walked from place to place. She knew a lot of the history and provided her view which made the experience much better. The tour was nothing I was expecting in a good way. Had some wonderful food and I particularly loved the visit to the market in which I tried wonderful fruits and an amazing Ceviche. Thanks a Jimena. We

Everything went well, started on time and the tour guide was very informative and professional. Jordan took the time to explain a lot and the walking pace was reasonable.

Lucas was so accommodating and knowledgeable about the city! His love and energy for Lima made the day so wonderful!! Thank you!

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