Why I love Lima
“When pedestrians have to battle ice cream carts for sidewalk space, you know summer has arrived. Come December, Lima pulls a near Cinderella by shedding one nickname, Lima la Gris (the Grey City), and embracing another, Ciudad de los Reyes (City of Kings), by revealing a vibrancy only royalty could muster. The desert city quenches your thirst for flora as you walk or bike along the cliff-side path (malecón) that...” Read More
Top experiences in Lima
Lima Airport Arrival Transfer
A representative will be waiting for you with a customized sign with your name on it as you clear customs at Jorge Chavez International Airport and take you straight to your hotel. When making a booking, you must provide your arrival flight information and the name of your accommodation. Please select the correct option depending on your flight's arrival time.
Lima City Sightseeing Tour
Departing from your hotel, you'll head to the Lima Historical Center, the old side of the city and the capital of the Peruvian viceroyalty. Stop at the “Love Park” (Parque del Amor) built in a peculiar Gaudi style and where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Lima Bay. Next, you'll head over to the residential district of San Isidro where you'll be able to visit the “Huaca Pucllana,” a famous ceremonial center built before the Spaniards arrived. Visit the main square and enjoy a view of the Presidential and Municipal Palaces, two immense buildings whose grandeur is sure to capture your fascination.Then, it's on to the Lima Cathedral (in the Plaza de Armas) to visit the tomb of the Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro. After, you'll visit the Santo Domingo Convent and it's expansive monastery. Other landmarks visited on this Lima sightseeing tour include the Museum of Religious Art and the Historical Center. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the Church of Santo Domingo, a place which holds the remains of two of the major saints of the colony: Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres.
Lima Airport Departure Transfer
A representative will pick you up from your Lima hotel and take you to Jorge Chavez International Airport with enough time to make your departure flight back home.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Lima hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.
Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour
You'll start your Lima city tour by learning a few words in Spanish from your local guide. Journey from the Bolivar hotel out to the City of Kings by walking along the famous Jiron de la Union, the pedestrian avenue linking Plaza San Martin to Plaza de Armas. Before heading to the market, you'll make a brief stop at the San Pedro de Lima Church. The market is a great way to learn about the local cuisine of Peru. On display is fresh produce from the jungle to the coast and the Altiplano. With local dishes and fresh juices, the central market will have something of interest for everyone! A trip to Lima isn't complete without stopping at the San Pedro de Lima church. Built in the 17th century and modeled on the Iglesia de Gesu, the church still preserves its original bell and is still an important spiritual center for many Limenos.After, you'll visit the Monasterio San Francisco, home to the large underground catacombs said to connect the monastery with nearby churches. Finally stop to rest and try a traditional Pisco Sour in the place where it was invented (or at least so they claim!). The tour concludes in the Plaza de Armas. You're free to continue exploring on your own or your guide can assist you in getting you back to your Lima hotel.
Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
Leaving Lima behind, you'll enjoy a scenic coastal drive along the Pan-American highway. Only 19 miles (30km) south of Lima lies this impressive and well preserved religious compound. The massive Temples of the Sun and the Moon are known to be the compound's most striking features. Built entirely of clay, an estimated 50 million sun-dried bricks were used in the construction of the Temple of the Sun alone. Excavations in the area continue to reveal further insights into the Moche and Huari cultures that spanned the period from 200 to 800 AD.
Small-Group Lima Coast Bike Tour
Go on an adventurous two-wheeled journey to discover the artistic and ancient heart of Peru's capital city. Your Lima bike tour starts when you meet your friendly guide picks you up from your Miraflores hotel. Travel by coach to Solar Hill for excellent panoramic views of Lima's stunning bay. Then, after a short safety briefing, hop on your bike and cruise downhill, stopping at war memorials and other historical points of interest to gain insight into Lima’s fascinating history. Stop to rest in charming Chorillos, a quaint, seaside neighborhood favored by fisherman. Continue riding into bohemian Barranco, a lively and vibrant district full of artists, musicians and writers.Take time to admire street art and murals before riding along the coast toward the Miraflores district. Be inspired by the stunning views of the glittering Pacific Ocean before arriving at Parque del Amor (Love Park), your final stop on this cycling adventure. This urban park is reminiscent of the work of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi and is dedicated to love and lovers, so soak up the dreamy atmosphere, admire the romance-inspired statues and reflect on the beauty of Lima before bidding farewell to your tour leader and fellow cyclists.