Private Full-Day Best Of Lima Tour

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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.


  • 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 seeExclusions)
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned caror 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 underSpecial Requirementsif 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 underInclusionswill incur an additional payment of $10 US Dollars more per personsto be paid in cash the day of tour. Please list under Special Requirements if you will require transportationfrom 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 to take the bus provided for them by the cruise line to the front gate where their 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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  • Jan. 16, 2018
    Wonderful day in Lima, Peru!
    We highly recommend this tour and Integrity Tourism and Transportation! Our pre-tour arrangements, complicated by: our disembarkation into Lima, with significant amounts of luggage, from a cruise ship, then to be dropped off, after our tour, at the Lima Airport, were handled expertly by Lisa. Our guide, Maricarmen, and our driver, Jesus, were warm, engaging, and endlessly informative. This being our first visit to Lima, we had questions about a wide range of topics: history, culture, geography, cuisine, etc. and Maricarmen answered all of them with ease and insightfulness. Jesus driving skills amazed us both and we couldnt have been in better hands. Our day was filled with just the right amount of site-visits, expertly accompanied by Maricarmen, and our lunch at the Museo Larco was a perfect and delicious respite. Did this tour want us to re-visit Lima in the future? Absolutely! And when we do, we will reach out to Integrity Tourism and Transportation to help make that future visit as wonderful as this first one. Thank you Lisa, Maricarmen, Jesus, and the rest of the team!

  • We booked the tour as we had only one day in Lima. Maria was our guide and Coki was our driver. There were only the two of us and we basically went at our own pace.Both Maria and Coki spoke excellent English and they made us feel like personal friends by the end of the tour. Coki is an excellent driver ! Maria is very knowledgable about Lima's history .
    We enjoyed the old churches and structures in Lima. We also saw para sailers near Lovers Park.
    We invited Maria to have lunch with us at the Museum restaurant which lovely.
    We also saw the convent of San Fransisco and saw the catacombs .We really enjoyed walking in Lima.
    We will recommend this tour to all our friends.

  • This was a very good experience, and both our guide Maricarmen and driver Jorge were very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Peruvian history and culture on this tour. It was very convenient as they picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at the end. We saw a good number of museums and attractions, but didn't feel rushed at all. We highly recommend Integrity Tours for an amazing Lima experience

  • Great introduction to Lima as Gabby showed us select highlights of the City.
    Larco Museum particularly impressive and lunch venue there was excellent.

  • I'm not prone to hyperbole, but this trip was absolutely fantastic. We were promptly picked up by Sergio, warmly greeted, and introduced to our driver ?Cochi. Certainly the persons involved in the journey made this trip the highly educational, relaxed, enjoyable experience that it was. Our guide was enthusiastic, earnest, and quite knowledgeable, and brought to life for us, the 43 districts of Lima. His easy manner, and excellent communication skills put us at ease, being wholly unfamiliar with the language and city. He provided open and honest commentary of the history and people of the city, and provided us with a perspective unlikely to be attained otherwise.
    It was a suitable mixture of walking and driving..strolling the Plazas, Catacombs, Franciscan church, Presidential plaza...enjoying ice-cream treat in the promenade.. being picked up at various points along the route by Cochi, with impeccable timing.
    The Larco museum experience stands out as a highlight of the tour. amazing concise history of the pre-Incan to Incan civilizations..and a terrific lunch. The meal was a gastronomic triumph of the highest order!. The trip up the mountain to view the statue of Jesus and the Cross, as well as the small church dedicated to Mary offered spectacular vistas, but also an opportunity to learn of the the turmoil of time past, when the hilltop was defended against opposition soldiers. Just another example of the complexity of the city, that our guide was open enough to share. We truly appreciate his respect for his city, and all factors that make it the gem it is today. It was a very personalized experience, quite intimate in that regard, not held by script, but packed with historical information. We appreciated the flexibility of being dropped off at the Incan market rather than returned to our hotel...Perhaps this should be given as an option to all, because we were able to slowly peruse many tangible treasures on offering.
    Outstanding Experience..thanks Sergio and Cochi

  • 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.

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