Private Full-Day Best Of Lima Tour

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Overview

For the traveler who only has one day to spare in the capital city, this is the perfect tour for you! We'll cover all of the major highlights that Lima has to offer from pre-Incan history and colonial architecture to award winning gastronomy and culture. With your private guide and transportation this tour not only provides a well planned and conveniently thought-out itinerary but the chance to interact and travel the city with a new local friend.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city

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Eighthours is not a lot of time to visit such an immense city as Lima, but we feel we've created the perfect one-day highlight tour. We'll begin with a visit to historic Lima where you will observetraditional plazas, beautifully ornate churches and the stately presidential palace. You will have a chance to walk along the colonial streets admiring the architecture of buildings fromvarious periods in history, including the San Francisco Convent, a World Heritage UNESCO site. Once inside you will appreciate the one hour guided tour featuring the second largest library in Latin America with over 25,000 ancient texts and quite a sizable collection of religious artwork. Before finishing the tour of the convent we will descend deep below the centuries old church and explore the catacombs that lie beneath.

Fromdowntown Lima we will head over toTripAdvisor's top rated attraction, theLarco Museum. Built a top a seventh century pyramid, this vice-royal mansion is a site to see with its beautifully cared for gardens; you will find yourself snapping photos of the grounds as much so as the relics inside. For this portion of thetour we will be joined by an additional guide to ensure we receive the richest narration possible of this private collection passed on from father to son. The one and a half hour tour consists of captivating history, a45,000 piece store of antiquitiesand anintriguing erotic collection (this room can be left out if touring with younger children.) Afterwards we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by colorfulgardenson the outdoor patio of the museum cafe.

As we head out to the district of Miraflores we will take a few minutes to climb the Morro Solar, a stopthat you will not find on many itineraries. This large ocean side hill, carved by the Pacific Ocean below, is home to the "Cristo Blanco" statue and provides us with a great view of the Chorrillos Bay as well as an impressive view of the coastline and surrounding shanty towns below. Here your local guide will share with you the history of battles fought on this location and a bitof detail about the cultural divide that exists in Lima.

Our last stop will bring us to the district of Miraflores where we will make a short visit to the Huaca Pucllana, an enormous pre-Incan pyramid set against the back-drop ofmodern neighborhoods. If desired, we can make a stop by the Inca Market for achance to pick upmemorable treasures and souvenirs with your local guide helping you in your search. Finally we will wrap up our tour with a brief visit to the Parque de Amor, an artistic tribute to lovers everywhere, and enjoy the scenic overlooks of the Pacific and it`s vibrant beach life below.

Inclusions for Private Full-Day Best Of Lima Tour

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from districts of San Isidro, Miraflores & Barranco - all others please see Exclusions)
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan

Exclusions for Private Full-Day Best Of Lima Tour

  • Transportation from the Port of Callao or Airport will incur a fee of $20 US Dollars more per person to be paid in cash the day of the tour. Please list under Special Requirements if you will require transportation from one of these areas and we will contact you in order to schedule a more exact pick up time.  
  • Transportation from any hotel address not listed under Inclusions will incur an additional payment of $10 US Dollars more per persons to be paid in cash the day of tour. Please list under Special Requirements if you will require transportation from a hotel located outside of San Isidro, Miraflores or Barranco.
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Shore Excursion, start times may be booked between the hours of 8am-5pm

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

If client is arriving on Cruise Ship, they will need need to take the bus provided for them by the cruise line to the front gate where our guide will meet them with sign that displays their name

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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6 reviews by the users

  • We only had one full day in Lima, and this tour was perfect to get an overview of the city. Our tour guide was great. We had a great lunch on the museum cafe. The tour was flexible for anything in particular we wanted to see. We would recommend this tour to see the most in a short period of time.

  • My wife and I booked the tour as we had only one day in Lima. Maria del Carmen Marie was our guide and Coki was our driver. There were only the two of us on the tour hence 'private' tour. Both Marie and Coki spoke excellent English and they made us feel like personal friends by the end of the tour.

    The plan was to walk around some of the old-town highlights on foot, followed by a tour of the Larco Museum, and finishing with a view of the city from the heights of the Morro Solar. Included was a photo opportunity and talk about the Huaca Pucllana pre-Incan pyramid.

    The tour was flexible and done at our own pace, so we spent a little more time on the foot tour and opted to skip the Parque de Amor. Marie was able to bridge the language gap for us as we stopped to buy some souvenirs. On the foot-tour we stopped at a Cocoa Museum for some tastings of chocolate liqueurs. A highlight for me was the San Francisco Convent with library and catacombs.

    We invited Maree to join us for lunch at the Larco Museum restaurant where she was able to point out the more typical Lima dishes to experience. The museum restaurant has an excellent menu.

    It turned out Coki our driver was a mad-keen tennis fan, and we shared some tennis trivial as he drove us around the city.

    A very pleasant way to see the Lima in a day with some very friendly, accommodating, and informed local guides. Highly recommended,

  • Good tour of the city. Tour guide knowledgeable and friendly. Needed better coordination and communication between guide and driver. Both were very nice.

  • This was a great tour. We saw much more of Lima than did some of our fellow travellers from the cruise ship. Jorge was a fantastic guide and Sergio handled the driving expertly.

  • A lovely and thorough tour of Lima. Our guide was very knowledgeable and charming. We happened upon a procession of a saint as it left the Church of San Francisco which was a bonus we did not expect and the Larco museum was fantastic.

  • This is an excellent tour and just as described. Our personable, experienced guide and his wife own the company. They are originally from the U.S. so there was no difficulty understanding what he was telling us about the sights we were seeing or visiting. His vehicle was new, clean and comfortable. We added about four hours to the regular tour since our flight back to the States was after midnight. He and his wife, Lisa, suggested the things we should experience in the extension, including a very nice seafood restaurant situated over the water for dinner. Then he took us to the Airport.

    One big mistake we made was to include another couple on our tour. They were on the same cruise we were on, but we didn't know them. They called us before we left for our cruise and asked if they could join us. Even thought the tour events, with timings, were clearly communicated with us,the wife of the couple severely slowed us down. She wanted to linger and shop at every opportunity thus getting us seriously off schedule.

USD 105.67