Lima, the capital of Peru, lies on the country’s arid Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it’s a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. It’s home to the Museo Larco collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museo de la Nación, tracing the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th-century cathedral are the heart of old Lima Centro.
Our tour presents Lima in its three historical periods: Prehispanic, Colonial and Modern.
ANCESTRAL LIMA: We begin our tour with a panoramic view of the "Huaca Pucllana", magnificent ceremonial and archaeological center built in the fourth century D.C. And considered "Sacred Town" by the Incas. The viceroyalty of Peru was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital.
COLONIAL LIMA: We will visit the Historic Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, including the Paseo de la Republica, San Martin Square, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace among others.
We visit the MONUMENTAL SET OF SAN FRANCISCO, which is the largest sample of colonial religious art in America. It emphasizes the visit to its subterranean crypts known like "Catacombs".
CONTEMPORARY LIMA: We will visit the most traditional residential areas of Lima, El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar.
Monday to Sunday
9:45 am / 2:45 pm
Duration of the Tour: 4 hours
*Prices are subject to change depending on the date of travel