Lima Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Lima Bus & minivan tours

Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

1. Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

Discover Lima’s top attractions across three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern, on this guided tour. You’ll visit fascinating sights like the San Francisco Convent and the famous catacombs, see areas like Larcomar and more, as you learn all about them. After being picked up from your accommodation in Miraflores or San Isidro at about 09:00 AM, the tour will begin with a beautiful panoramic view of the Pucllana Pyramid. This magnificent ceremonial and archeological center, built in the 4th century AD, was considered a sacred village by the Incas.  Following this, you’ll travel to the monumental San Francisco Convent, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. A highlight of the visit is the underground vaults – the catacombs. As you travel, you'll learn all about the history of these sights from your bilingual guide. Next, it’s on to the traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores, and Larcomar. At about 02:00 PM, the tour completed, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, your mind filled with the many wonderful sights and history of Lima.

Lima: Panoramic City Bus Tour

2. Lima: Panoramic City Bus Tour

Enjoy the mesmerizing sights of Lima on a bus tour, with two day-time panoramic tour times to choose from. From the open-top deck of the double-decker sightseeing bus, you'll have unrivaled views, in what is already an alluring destination. See everything the Peruvian capital has to offer, from natural beauty to historic architecture. With an audio guide provided in English and Spanish, you'll also have an educational experience on this highly enjoyable trip around Lima. The tour begins in Larcomar, a well-known tourist center of contemporary Lima, continuing then with a panoramic view of the most important attractions of the capital such as the Huaca Pucllana, the Exposition Park, the Lima Art Museum, the Italian Art Museum, the Miguel Grau Square, and the Palace of Justice. Continue to spots such as the San Martin Square, the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace, the Wall Park, the Congress of the Republic, the University Park, the Gutierrez Oval, the Mora Park, the Reserve Jetty, the Cisneros Jetty, the Maria Reiche Park, the Yitzhak Rabin Park, the Jetties and the Love Park. Finally, the tour ends with the return to Larcomar.

City Tour With Demonstration & Tasting of Pisco Sour

3. City Tour With Demonstration & Tasting of Pisco Sour

Begin your tour by exploring the Love Park and Larcomar shopping mall. Your first stop will be huaca Pucllana which is a Pre-Inca archaeological site. Continuing on, you will visit Olive Park, Arequipa Avenue ,and the historical center of Lima. You will see important monuments such as: the Italian Art Museum, Justice Palace, the French Palace, and San Martin Square. Your guide will show you the main attractions of the city center, like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the city hall. Later, you will have a demonstration and tasting of the traditional drink, Pisco Sour. You also get to visit Saint Francis Monastery and their underground catacombs. After the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Tour to Larco Museum in Lima

4. Tour to Larco Museum in Lima

You are invited to visit the Larco Museum and head back in time to the pre-Columbian era. Admire the best and most complete collection of gold and silver from this period and be amazed by the Museum's famous collection of erotic pottery. Learn about more than 5,000 years of the history of ancient Peru, through a fascinating collection of pre-Columbian art. You will be picked up from your hotel at 9:30am or 2:30pm, then you will go to the Larco Museum in Lima. This visit is ideal for history lovers and travel specialists. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best museums in Latin America. The Museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens that give life to the place. After having explore the Museum completely, you will return to your hotel.

Lima: Barranco and Pachacamac Ruins Guided Tour

5. Lima: Barranco and Pachacamac Ruins Guided Tour

We start our service visiting Barranco, one of the smallest districts and at the same time the Bohemian zone of Lima. We will appreciate their Plaza, Bridge of Sighs, Monument of Chabuca Granda, La Ermita and “Bajada de Baños”. Then we will pass through Chorrillos, the name of this district was made in reference to the underground fresh water streams that flowed from the cliffs to the side of the Agua Dulce beach, and because it is a fishing village; the fore was officially called San Pedro de los Chorrillos. For more than twelve hundred years, during the pre-Hispanic period, Pachacamac was the most important sanctuary on the coast. Its prestige is mainly due to its oracle, which was consulted by curacas and major lords who preceded all of ancient Peru in long pilgrimages that were part of a great Andean ritual. God Pachacamac was very feared because he was credited with the power to shake the earth. The important temples erected in its sanctuary demonstrate the importance that it had for a long time.

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

6. 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.

From Lima: Modern and Bohemian Miraflores & Barranco Tour

7. From Lima: Modern and Bohemian Miraflores & Barranco Tour

See two of Lima's most exciting and beautiful neighborhoods, Miraflores and Barranco, and learn about their history, culture, and tradition on this tour with an official guide. Visit destinations like Kennedy Park, The Navy Lighthouse, Love Park, Larcomar, and Miraflores boardwalk. Begin the tour with pickup from a hotel or Airbnb before moving on to Kennedy Park, an emblematic place in Miraflores, known for its main church and being the center of important events such as fairs, cultural activities and others. Continue to the famous Marina Lighthouse located on the Malecón Cisneros, which was designed by the well-known and famous French artist Gustavo Eiffel who built the tower that bears the same name. Move on to the most romantic park in Lima, located on the cliff and which has a spectacular view for photographic shots not only of the coastline but also of the monument symbol of love, called "El Beso" by the Peruvian artist Víctor Delfín. Visit the Larcomar shopping center Strategically located below Salazar Park, near Larco Avenue, which is the artery that connects Kennedy Park with Larcomar and is considered one of the most visited shopping centers by national and foreign tourists. Continue with the tour, and go to the most bohemian neighborhood of Lima, located just 10 minutes from Miraflores, and visit the Municipal Park of Barranco. Begin the pedestrian tour in the most artistic neighborhood of Lima, in this square is its Santísima Cruz church, its library built of wood, that was once a meeting place, and important activities in Barranco. Explore the famous Bridge of Sighs built in 1876, a romantic and traditional place, where tradition says those who are visiting it for the first time can make a wish before crossing it. Travel to Plaza Chabuca Granda, built in homage to one of the best-known national singer-songwriters of Creole and Afro-Peruvian music in Peru, whose monument is located in said plaza, as well as La Ermita, the oldest church in this neighborhood, whose humble fishermen and travelers came during their stay for this place. Marvel at Bajada de Baños and its street art, an area to appreciate the urban art that gains more and more admirers and is being embellished by its graffiti in the traditional streets of Barranco. Appreciate the Pacific Ocean from a beautiful viewpoint, walk through a natural ravine that is used by bathers, and admire the little houses that were built over the years and beautify this place.

Instagram Tour of Bohemian and Colorful Lima and Callao

8. Instagram Tour of Bohemian and Colorful Lima and Callao

Start this colorful afternoon from your hotel, then drive with your guide to “El Callao”. Once in Callao, discover a place full of art and history, and walk around old streets rejuvenated by colorful murals and urban art. After time to take plenty of pictures, visit the “Fugaz” art gallery, where you will find different kinds of art expositions like photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. Continue with this cultural ride around Lima by taking the highway alongside the Pacific Ocean to Barranco. On the way, hear some stories about Peru and its capital city or maybe talk about any topic you are interested in. Barranco is one of the most colorful places in Lima and is known as the bohemian district. Here, capture different art expressions and enjoy one of the best views in Lima. This section of the tour also includes a visit to the Jade Rivera exhibition. Rivera is a muralist whose technique and style are determined by his personal experiences and his perspective of the environment in which he lives. Likewise, man's relationship with nature is another recurring motif in the artist's pieces. After Barranco, you'll be taken back to your hotel.

Lima: Private Classic City Tour

9. Lima: Private Classic City Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation, start your morning tour with a first stop at the Huaca Pucllana, an ancient temple located in the center of Miraflores. Continue the itinerary with another stop in the historical center of Lima and appreciate the republican and colonial architecture that will make you feel like you are in Europe. Walk around the city center and see the Plaza San Martin and Plaza Mayor, considered by Unesco as Human Cultural Patrimony since 2000. Every day at noon, admire the guard change at the Government Palace. Visit the San Francisco convent,  famous for its beautiful architecture and art collection. Don't miss the opportunity to go down into the catacombs, one of the first cemeteries in South America. After this, you will be driven back to your hotel in a private vehicle.

The Magic Water Circuit

10. 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.

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based on 427 reviews

Une guide tellement adorable ! Elle nous a expliqué tous les aspects de la villes et des bâtiments dans les moindres détails. Une équipe tellement de bonne humeur, ça fait plaisir à faire un tour comme ça. Un très beau professionnalisme avec des commentaires très percutants ! Bravo et merci pour cette belle expérience

We had an excellent time and learned a lot in the short tour. It gave us a great overview of Lima and now know some places to spend more time. Our guide Saul was great and answered all our questions. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quick tour to overview Lima and learn some history

Our guide Oswaldo was great! Only thing that we were sad about was that we didn’t get to go into the archaeological site in Miraflores (which appears to be doable). Our tour ended up taking about 5 hours.

Perfect tour if you have little time or want to get a first overview. Pick up was on time and our guide Juana personable and knowledgeable.

I found it very exciting and the guide was great too!!!