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Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

1. 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

2. 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: Miraflores, La Costa Verde, and Chorrillos Bike Tour

3. 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.

Lima: Magic Fountain Park and Bohemian Barranco Tour

4. Lima: Magic Fountain Park and Bohemian Barranco Tour

Enjoy a tour of Lima's bohemian district of Barranco. Visit a massive fountain complex surrounded by great monuments and greenery at the Magic Water Fountain Park. Start with a hotel pickup and transfer to Magic Water Fountain Park. Take a tour of the park and its dancing fountains with lights, music, and interactive elements. Listen as your guide explains the significance of the area. Watch the famous Light Show that displays the different cultures of the coast, mountains, and jungle of Peru. Enjoy a tour of Lima's cultural district of Barranco. Barranco has become known as a bohemian neighborhood with a budding art scene. Its old mansions are being turned into restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, design shops, art galleries, and museums. Stroll through the neighborhood’s artsy streets and see wonderful murals and graffiti. Learn more about this fascinating district from your guide. Finally, enjoy a magical walk through the romantic Bridge of Sighs, which inspired the great Peruvian singer Chabuca Granda to compose one of her most iconic and well-known songs.

Lima: Walking Food Tour in Barranco District

5. Lima: Walking Food Tour in Barranco District

Get an introduction to Peruvian food and culture and discover the most iconic sites of the trendy artistic district of Barranco on a guided walking food tour. Taste a delicious Lucuma fresh fruit smoothie and have a fruit tasting of products brought from the Andes and Amazon of Peru. Learn about the different microclimates and ecosystems where we grow our fresh and organic produce. Eat a delicious typical Sandwich with hot tasty Peruvian Chili and taste a Pisco Sour, a national drink of Peru and learn how to make it. Head to a local Javiar restaurant for a great view of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a tasty fresh Ceviche national dish of Peru with a delicious Cusqueña local beer. Go to La Posada del Mirador Restaurant for a delicious Lomo Saltado dish with a typical Chicha Morada juice drink. Conclude the food tour at the Bridge of Sighs before returning to your hotel or staying in Barranco to spend more time exploring.

Lima Full-Day Main Attractions Tour

6. Lima Full-Day Main Attractions Tour

Discover everything Lima has to offer on this full-day tour. Visit Pachacamac, a pre-Inca archaeological complex, and contemplate what it was like to have lived during those times. Drive through Pantanos de Villa, a preserved area in the middle of the city, known for its natural beauty. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a family house turned into a restaurant. Visit the bohemian district of Barranco, walk its streets and enjoy the ocean views and visit the Bridge of Sighs. In the afternoon, visit The Convent of San Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage site and its chilling catacombs. Walk the streets of Lima and take in the Parque de la Reserva, included in the Guiness Book of Records as the largest fountain complex in the world and observe a unique show of lights and music.

Artsy Barranco district and Lima City Tour with Catacombs

7. Artsy Barranco district and Lima City Tour with Catacombs

Travel from your accommodation in the areas of Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, or San Isidro to the vibrant and hip Barranco district. Experience the art that has flourished in an area that was built up with elite vacation homes. Learn how this area has evolved into the most romantic and bohemian district of Lima, with the old colonial mansions being converted into restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, design shops, art galleries and museums. Walk along the cliffs to take in ocean views. Journey to Plaza San Martin in the stunning Historical Center of Lima. Find out more about how this Plaza was made in the 1900s to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. Drive to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to marvel at the impressive old buildings. See the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Finally, go to downtown Lima to see the Museum Convento San Francisco de Asis and the catacombs. Learn about the colonial period in Lima and explore the underground catacombs.

Lima: Private city tour through the most iconic places

8. Lima: Private city tour through the most iconic places

Explore the capital of Peru, Lima, which is known for its beautiful architecture, history, and food. Enjoy this private tour while you move around the city in the comfort of a private vehicle with an excellent guide. Start your tour being picked up from your accommodation. Walk through the city and learn about the history of Lima and Peru. Get some great advice on good local restaurants as you pass through this culinary city. Then, enjoy a visit to the Larco Museum, which exhibits a large collection of pre-Columbian art.

Lima: Barranco Osma Museum, Pallas Crafts, Bridge of Sighs

9. Lima: Barranco Osma Museum, Pallas Crafts, Bridge of Sighs

Enjoy a tour of Lima's cultural district of Barranco. Barranco has become known as a bohemian neighborhood with a budding art scene. Its old colonial mansions are being turned into restaurants, cafés, clubs, design shops, art galleries, and museums. Stroll through the coastal neighborhood and soak up its history. Start with a hotel pickup and transfer to Barranco. Visit the Osma Museum to check out a wide collection of Peruvian colonial art. Next up, visit Las Pallas, a craft and traditional folk art shop. Explore the wide and colorful variety of pieces brought from artisanal communities around Peru. Finally, enjoy a magical walk through the romantic Bridge of Sighs, which inspired the great Peruvian singer Chabuca Granda to compose one of her most iconic and well-known songs. Before returning to the hotel, stop at a restaurant in Barranco for lunch at your own expense.

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What people are saying about Bridge of Sighs, Barranco

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 58 reviews

We had a great time learning about the city of Lima. Our guide and driver were very friendly and knowledgeable. William answered all of our questions and was very informative.

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! :)

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

Amazing tour! The tour guide was awesome and really friendly too! Would highly recommend!

Combined with Barranco as I was alone with the guide