Experience Lima Like A Local: Private Discovery Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 45 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    01:15 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Iglesia Matriz Virgen Milagrosa, Ca. Lima 333, Miraflores 15074, Peru
  • Return Details :
    Plaza de Armas, Calango 15615, Peru
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Get your hands on the blueprint to modern Peruvian life on this Lima tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Admire the colonial balconies, visit San Francisco Convent and the Catacombs, hit the local market and see the great variety of fruits and vegetables reflecting the rich biodiversity of Per and try the best Pisco Sour in town! Our National drink


  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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Get your hands on the blueprint to modern Peruvian life on this Lima tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Admire the colonial balconies, hit the local market and see the great variety of fruits and vegetables reflecting the rich biodiversity of Per and try the best coffee in the world!!
This fun and dynamic tour of Lima is more than a history lesson; it connects you with the heart and soul of this fascinating Peruvian city, from the people who really know what its like to live there the locals. Ditch the history books, as this Lima walking tour will give you everything you need to know!
Youll start the tour by taking the local bus to downtown, just as the locals do, and along the way, youll learn a few words of Spanish something that will come in handy for the rest of your Lima travel experience! Once were downtown, your walking tour will begin with a stroll along Jirn de la Union, a pedestrian avenue linking Plaza san martin to Plaza de armas. Along the way, your local guide will be pointing out the sights along this street, from the hidden gems to the Limas classic tales.
Well stop for a coffee break but this wont be your average cup of joe. Youll be trying one of the best coffees in the world! Not many people know about this Peruvian treasure, and you will have the opportunity to try it!!
Our walk continues towards the most well-known tourist area in the city, Plaza de Armas, located in the heart of the old town, home of the Government Palace, Archbishops Palace and the Cathedral.
Next on this Lima city tour, youll go to the colourful Central Market. With your local guide, youll navigate your way through all the various stalls, checking out the fresh produce and learning about the eating habits of the locals. From jungle, to coast, to altiplano, or high plains, Peru has a rich and diverse food culture, and youll find examples of dishes from all over the country here at this market, and learn about them from a local. Thought Peru didnt have much of a food scene? You can think again!
Then you will visit the breathtaking Basilica of San Pedro, administrated by the Jesuits named after San Pablo, a building so rich in history that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1991. As you take in the views of the building and this square, your local guide will be filling you with knowledge about all that you can see.
This Lima tour will come to an end here, where you can continue on your own exploration of the city, or your local guide will be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation.
In a city so important to Perus history and culture, it can be hard to know what to do in Lima to really tap into what it is to be a Limeo. With a local by your side on our Lima Discovery tour, youll get to know the classic stories and local tales of this fascinating Peruvian city.


Join a Friendly English speaking guide

Learn about the rich history of the fascinating city of Lima

Polish up your Spanish and learn some local phrases

Enjoy the hidden gems and Lima's classic must-sees

Wander through colorful Central Market filled with fresh produce from all over Peru

Visit the breathtaking Monasterio San Francisco (Entrance Fee Included)

Try the best Pisco Sour in town, the only way to kick back in Peru!

Check why traveling with the public bus (ticket included) save time

Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay

Entry/Admission - Jirn Lampa

Entry/Admission - Baslica y Convento de San Francisco de Lima


Hotel pickup and drop off


Entry/Admission - Mercado Central (Central Market)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us if youll be bringing a child under the age of 6.

Your guide can help you organise a taxi back to your hotel.

Here in Lima, a city of more than 10 million inhabitants, traffic becomes a big problem. But on this tour, you'll be riding public transportation that runs on natural gas and has a dedicated lane. This saves a lot of time while helping the environment in a city with as much pollution as Lima.

You will visit the local Central Market where you can try the best seasonal fruits in the area, right from local producers.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

You finish the tour with a pisco sour, Peru's national drink, at a local bar that has the reputation of preparing one of the best pisco sours in the city. The bar is eco-friendly and they don't sell plastic bottles or use straws.

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Guides required to regularly wash hands

All tours follow the latest local health authority advice. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Councils Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

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  • 14-Nov-2022

    Muchos lugares para visitar a pie. Todo tranquilo. En general uno se puede mover a pie o en taxi, todos muy amables y los lugares hechos para el turismo.

  • 25-Oct-2022

    This was a fun way to see Lima. John Paul was very friendly and informative. This tour was amazing and highly recommend it.

  • 12-Sep-2022

    We did the Lima street food tour with Paula. And boy was it just amazing to end our Peru trip with a filled tummy! We learnt so much about Peruvian cuisine. We had ChiFa (Chinese-Peruvia), yummy churros, and so many more! Our guide Paula was amazing and very knowledgeable. She looked after us very well. We also learnt a lot about the history of Peru. Thank you Paula for an awesome tour!

  • 23-Sep-2019

    We, my husband, me and two friends, booked a walking tour with Urban Adventures for an afternoon walking tour on our one day in Lima. Our guide was Paula, and she was wonderful, very knowledgeable, funny and personable. Her English was great, and she did not only show us interesting sites in the city, including a wonderful market, she also took us on the bus tot the center of the city, and talked about the Peruvian culture, politics etc. It was a wonderful way to learn much about Lima and Peru in a short time, and from a wonderful warm and funny person like Paula.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    This was our first trip to Lima and we wanted a tour that would give us an experience of Lima, it’s people and beautiful sites!!! Paula was our wonderful tour guide and she gave us this experience plus much more like all the amazing history, answering all our questions!!! We would highly recommend this tour...ask for Paula!!!

  • 06-Sep-2019

    Thanks Paula for a greatDiscovery Tour. Lovely personality, good knowledge with plenty of history to help understand Lima and Peru.

  • 03-May-2019

    Our guide Gladys shared both history and stories from today about Lima and Peru. A great chance to explore local food and drinks, plenty of opportunities to ask questions! And Convento San Francisco in the end was marvellous! Only improvement opportunities I found is that the guide should wear the Urban Adventure sweatshirt, to make the identification easier at meeting point.

  • 22-Apr-2019

    I was lucky enough to be the only person on the tour so I had Gladys' full attention. We took a public bus to Lima's historic center. Gladys provided a thorough overview of the churches and government buildings along with Lima's history. The real highlight was the walk through the central market. This was what I was looking for. After a week with my friends exploring the tourist attractions around the country I wanted to see how everyday Peruvians lived. I wanted to go off the beaten path. There you can find everything for sale from food to dresses to pots and pans to bags. Unlike other markets such as Marrakech, which itself is a tourist attraction, this market had few tourists and was a true instution that locals shopped at. I really appreciated the time and attention that Gladys provided to me. After this tour I felt that my trip to Peru was complete. Thank you!

  • 16-Apr-2019

    Paula was our guide in this Lima Discovery tour. She was an excellent guide, full of great insights into the city. We walked through a local market, took a bus to the Plaza de Armes, had a Pisco sour and gelato and gained a great deal of knowledge about the city in the short time that we had. Definitely recommend this tour.

  • 11-Apr-2019

    My girlfriend and me took this tour as a part of a bigger package and it wasn't disappointing at all. Our guide Gladis knew a lot about the city and its history. The visit in the catacombs of the monastery was very exciting: lots of real skulls and bones everywhere - scary, but impressive!!

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