- Guided tour of the city of Lima
- Visit famous places like Santo Domingo Convent, Lima Cathedral, and the Historic Center of Lima
- All entrance fees and round-trip transportation are included.
- Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean from Miraflores
The City of Kings, the noble title that it holds until now, Lima is growing as a metropolis in a fast and modern way. Being the only capital city of America located on the seafront, Lima is populous (more than 8 million inhabitants) and is full of attractions and restaurants of international fame. It is the gastronomic capital of America and for that reason alone, one of the many it has, it becomes a pleasant tourist focus. Its beaches, in the same way, offer us the beauty of its women and its waves. Its neighborhoods, on the other hand, will teach us the deep heart of a city that shows the thriving destiny of Peru.
The city of Lima is located between the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The altitude of the Plaza de Armas in Lima is 154 meters above sea level
Access Roads – Lima
Land: The most popular way to travel in Peru is by land. From Lima there are interprovincial transportation services through the North and South Pan-American Highways, the Central Highway and the Pativilca – Huaraz penetration route; via asphalt roads.
Air: Jorge Chávez International Airport (located in the Constitutional province of Callao, 30 minutes from downtown Lima) is the main gateway to Peru. From here, you can find flights to the different tourist destinations and cities in the country, with the exception of Huancayo and Ica. All international flights arrive and depart from this airport.
Gastronomy – Lima
Lima’s gastronomy offers the visitor a great variety of typical dishes; exquisite stews with the best seasoning in America that delight even the most demanding palates. This city offers visitors excellent restaurants (from 3 to 5 forks) that have qualified personnel and the best service that put it at the level of the great cities of the world. Among the main dishes of Lima gastronomy we have:
- Cau Cau.
- Ox heart anticuchos.
- Lima cause.
- Lomo saltado.
- Aji de gallina.
- Tacu tacu.
- Chicken rice.
- Rice with duck.
- Rice with shells.
- Stuffed potato.
- Grilled chickens.
To drink, we recommend the ice-cold and refreshing chicha morada, also be sure to try our famous PISCO SOUR. Sweets and desserts such as Mazamorra Morada and Arroz con Leche, sigh a la Lima, doña pepa nougat and picarones.
What to expect
Enjoy the many attractions found in the historic coastal city of Lima during this half-day excursion. During your Lima Day Tour, known to some as the «City of Kings», you have the opportunity to see a variety of historical architecture, unique cultural sights, and admire its beautiful coastal scenery. Start your day with a morning or afternoon departure, receiving a pickup from your Lima hotel in Miraflores, San Isidro, or downtown. The first stop of the day is the historic center of the city of Lima, an area that was once known as the capital of the colonial viceroyalty of the country. Head next to the «Love Park», a beautiful green space along the ocean influenced by the Barcelona architect Gaudí and featuring a sculpture by the Peruvian artist Victor Delfín. Continue to San Isidro, a quiet residential area of ??Lima. Pass Huaca Pucllana to get a glimpse of the ceremonial site, which predates the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. Then head to Lima’s main square, where you’ll see the municipal and presidential palaces, two sprawling structures whose size emphasizes their preeminence in the country’s political life. Proceed next to the Plaza de Armas to see the Cathedral of Lima and pass by the tomb of the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. You also pass the Santo Domingo convent, home to an extensive complex of monasteries. Before ending your visit to the city of Lima, make additional stops at the Museum of Religious Art and the Church of Santo Domingo, the final resting place for Saints San Martín de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima. At the end of your sightseeing adventure, receive a drop-off at your Lima hotel.
Stop at: El Parque del Amor We will make an excursion through the streets and squares of Lima. We will leave from the Parque del Amor in Miraflores, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, and we will go to Huaca Pucllana, the ceremonial center of Lima’s culture, to enjoy panoramic views.
- Duration: 20 minutes
- Free entry
Stop at: Cathedral of Lima Afterwards, we will go to the Main Square, where the Government Palace and the City Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, through the corridors that San Martín de Porres and San Santa Rosa de Lima used to walk during the 17th century and where their remains currently rest.
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Entrance included
Stop at: Basilica and Monastery of Santo Domingo Afterwards, we will go to the Main Square, where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, through the corridors that San Martín de Porres and San Santa Rosa de Lima used to walk during the 17th century and where their remains currently rest.
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Entrance included
- Tour guide
Does not include:
Recommendations to take:
- Coins in soles.
- Confirmation will be received when the reservation is made
- Note: On days when the Cathedral of Lima is closed, a visit to the Lima Art Museum (MALI) will be offered
- A dress code is required to enter select places of worship and museums.
- Shorts and sleeveless tops are not allowed.
- You can risk rejected entry if you don’t meet these dress code requirements
- It is not adapted for people in wheelchairs Most travelers can participate in the experience
- There will be a maximum of 20 travelers on the tour or activity