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Lima: Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

1. 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!

From Lima: Half-Day Pachacamac, Barranco and Chorrillos Tour

2. From Lima: Half-Day Pachacamac, Barranco and Chorrillos Tour

On the drive to the Pachacamac archeological site, your guide will provide an orientation about the culture and people that once lived there. On this half-day private tour, visit the site’s museum and its monuments. Take in the Temple of the Sun, the Old Temple, the Painted Temple, Taulichumbi Palace and more. Pachacamac was the major Pre-Hispanic ceremonial center on America’s Pacific Coast. See the buildings of the 4 known cultures that occupied the site over time. Enjoy views of the sea from the Temple of the Sun, the highest point in Pachacamac. Return to Lima and visit the district of Chorrillos, an area that played an important role in the war with Chile from 1879 to 1883. Later the tour continues to the Wetlands of Villa and the Costa Verde beach circuit. You will see a panoramic tour of La Herradura beach and the shanty towns of this neighborhood. Lastly, you'll visit Barranco, where you’ll take a walk by the Bridge of Sighs, La Ermita Church and other buildings that date from Lima’s colonial era.

Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

3. Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in either Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima Downtown. Make your way to Barranco, Lima’s bohemian suburb which is known for its nightlife. See Barranco’s Central Park, its Municipal Library, and the Bridge of Sighs, a wooden bridge which stretches over the neighborhood. Next, head over to Chorrillos. Once one of the most exclusive summer resorts in Lima, Chorrillos now boasts an ecological reserve called “Pantanos de Villa.” After visiting Chorrillos you’ll drive down the South Pacific Coast Highway to Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial site on the Peruvian coast during pre-Inca and Inca times. Pilgrims came to this large complex to pay homage to the creator god Pachacamac. Throughout the centuries the site was occupied by different Andean civilizations including the Lima, the Wari, the Ichma, and finally the Inca Empire. Marvel at the pyramid-shaped temples such as the Aboditos Temple, the Old Temple, the Painted Temple, and the Temple of the Sun. Visit the on-site museum which displays artifacts including pottery, textiles, shell and stone ornaments, and a wooden Pachacamac idol.

Miraflores: Guided Bike Tour to Barranco

4. Miraflores: Guided Bike Tour to Barranco

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.

Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

5. 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.

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.

Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

7. Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

After being picked up at your accommodation, head to the Historical Center of Lima to see some of the city's highlights. Visit the wonderful Plaza San Martin, made to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. It has a fascinating statue of Peru’s liberator that you can take photos with. Then see the Plaza de Armas, where you can admire impressive buildings such as the presidential palace and city hall. Afterwards, explore the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs. Then, see Miraflores: Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca temple, The Love Park, Barranco: Murals, pittoresque old mansions, The Bridge of Sighs and San Isidro: The Olive Park.

Lima: Miraflores, La Costa Verde, and Chorrillos Bike Tour

8. Lima: Miraflores, La Costa Verde, and Chorrillos Bike Tour

Meet your guide a few blocks away from Francisco de Miranda Park in Miraflores. After a short briefing from your guide hop on your bike and start riding. Feel the fresh sea air and sunshine as you bike along the cliffs of the Miraflores. Pass by the Larcomar shopping center. Arrive in Barranco and ride down the picturesque old streets of the bohemian neighborhood. Check out the street art and murals that decorate the neighborhood. Learn about Barranco’s vibrant nightlife and bars. Make a wish at the Bridge of Sighs, a romantic walkway that leads under a wooden bridge to a cliff with sweeping views of the ocean. Ride to the working class Chorrilos neighborhood, famous for its pier, fish market, and El Morro Hill. Pedal up El Morro Hill and see the world's tallest Jesus statue which lights up Lima Bay every night.  After your uphill ride, enjoy cruising back downhill. Return to Barranco and stop in a local cafe bar for ice cream, coffee, craft beer, or smoothie.

From Lima: Modern and Bohemian Miraflores & Barranco Tour

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Barranco District

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 341 reviews

This was the highlight of our time in Lima! The Barranco area is so beautiful. Our guide was really fun and knowledgeable, and the food was amazing! Such a great taste of Peru, it hit all the must-trys. We had ceviche, lomo saltado, fresh fruits, coffee, chocolate, Inca Cola, Pisco Sour (of course), gelato (try the local flavors!), empanadas, and more! Perfect way to spend an afternoon and share an experience with other travellers.

Great ride through the city with multiple stops and time for discussion. Our guide made us feel safe as we traveled in busy traffic! This is the perfect activity to get to know parts of Lima! Our teenagers also had a fun time.

A really wonderful experience around Miraflores!! William, our guide, was always on point giving us information about the places we visited and he was really hilarious! :)

Dulce was great showing us best places to eat and drink in Barranco and also providing a bit of background info on the area. I liked all food and had no issues after

Interesting, it gives a quick and very complete overview of these areas of Lima. Ideal for when you have a few days.