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Lima City Tour

Description

Lima City Tour Peru's capital, Lima, was once reputed to be the most beautiful city in Spanish America. Lima today retains much of its charm, despite its rather shapeless expanse of modern suburbs and dusty shantytowns that run for miles in each direction along the Panamerican Highway.

Long established as Peru's seat of government, the city is home to more than eight million people, over half of who live in relative poverty without decent water supplies, sewage or electricity. There is still a certain elegance to the old colonial centre, and the city hosts a string of excellent museums.

Our excursion combines the Pre Hispanic period, Colonial era, and Modern Lima that allows the visitor to get an idea of Lima's whole history.

Itinerary

During the Lima City Tour, we will pass the "Huaca Pucllana" a magnificent ceremonial and administrative centre of the Lima Culture, constructed in the 14th century, and considered by the Incas a "ñaupallaqta" or sacred town.

We pass the Historic Centre of Lima: Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín, Plaza Mayor, Government House, Basílica Cathedral, the Archbishop's house, and the Municipality, and ancient streets with colonial mansions and balconies in Moorish style.

We will visit the San Francisco convent and church, the biggest complex of colonial art in America, its choir and the library of the monks, the Sacristy (with paintings of Zurbaran and Rivera) the principal Cloister's Courtyard, decorated with Sevillan tiles from the 16th century, Moorish arches, and the Catacombs, subterranean crypts from the Colonial era.

The tour continues to the most traditional residential areas: passing El Olivar de San Isidro, with olive trees brought from Spain in the 17th century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, the symbol of modern Lima, a centre of attractions, with restaurants, shops and a privileged point to appreciate the spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Later, we will visit the famous 'love park' in Miraflores (Parque del Amor), a beautiful green space along the ocean influenced by Barcelona architect Gaudí and featuring a sculpture by Peruvian artist Victor Delfín

We recommend to combine this tour with the Lima Museums Tour.

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Practical Information

Departs: Between 09.00 - 09.50 am / 02.00 - 02.50 pm from your hotel or other place in the city center
Returns: Morning tour approximately 1.00 pm; Afternoon tour approximately 6pm
Duration: Half day morning or afternoon
Daily Departures all year round
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change.

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
Included
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Transport
  • Entrances to visited sites
Not Included
  • Tips for guide


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