Lima was founded in 1535 and in a short period of time became the most important city in the Americas. Today, there are more than eight million inhabitants, and the city shelters immigrants from all corners of the globe, which has transformed it into a mixed city par excellence. In the historic centre, placed by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage List, you can visit splendid samples of Colonial architecture like the Cathedral, the Convent of Santo Domingo, and the Convent of San Francisco as well as fantastically wood carven balconies. Lima is also an inexhaustible source of culture, demonstrated by the existence of numerous and varied museums like the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology, and History and the Rafael Larco Herrera Archeological Museum, which guards priceless Incan and pre-Incan treasures.
Situated in the heart of the city are great archeological monuments such as the Huallamarca Huaca or the Pucllana Huaca. And, on the outskirts of Lima facing the ocean is Pachacamac, the most important pre-Incan sanctuary on the coast, built in the third century A.D. Some of the other great attractions are the beaches where you can do all types of aquatic sports, enjoy the sun, or simply gaze at the mesmerizing beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
During this trip, you must also remember to sample one of the best cuisines in the world. The city offers a wide variety of restaurants and inviting locales where you will be able to taste delicious dishes, the result of the mixing of European, African, Asian, and Andean cuisines.
Ancestral Lima. At the Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological precinct build in the IV century A.C., we will have a panoramic view of this magnificent ceremonial and administrative centre which was considered by the Incas a holy village. We will learn about the life and rituals of its ancient inhabitants and admire its typical pyramidal building, very characteristic of sacred pre-Hispanic edifications which were adored in the coast of Perú.
Visit the Peru Gold and Weapons of the World Museum for a first-hand experience of pre - Hispanic times where, in addition to finding items of gold, there is a great variety of textile mills, fabrics made of feathers, glass, huacos and ceramics representing the customs of the people.
A unique archaeological and mystical experience: The Oracle, Temples, Palaces, Myths and Legends. Ancestral Shrines. Our tour will start at the Pucllana temple built in the IV century A.D., an ancestral and ceremonial site dedicated to the local divinities.
Discover the beauty of our capital, visiting the main attractions and architectonic monuments beautifully illuminated under the enchantment and tranquility of nighttime Lima. Then enjoy a magnificent buffet dinner and spectacular Peruvian show. Our excursion shows you Lima's impressive Historical Center. Such important attractions as the Grau Plaza, San Martín Plaza, Palace of Justice, French Palace, Lima Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, Government Palace, Desamparados Train Station, and San Francisco convent, among others, are presented panoramically.
The Hacienda "Los Ficus", is located in Lurin valley, just 15 minutes south of Lima. The trip to arrive includes traveling across rural roads, cultivated fields and small towns. It's a private hacienda house, that opens its doors to the visitors on very special and exclusive occasions.
Pachacamac. Sacred and Ceremonial place of the beginning of our Christian era where millions of peregrines arrived to leave their offers and to consult the oracle of Pachacamac, that looks the past, the future and the destiny.
Great museums are in capital cities and Lima is one of them. Lima is home to two of the most important museums in this part of the Americas. They house incomparable artifacts and collections of pre-Colombian art from Peru and the New World.
The best restaurants in Lima together with the best city tours. Choose from our combinations and get ready to enjoy the best Lima can offer you. All tours include a typical Pisco Sour cocktail, appetizer, main course, dessert and beverage at a first class restaurant.
The Cathedral of Lima (1) is the main and largest church in Peru. It was built east of the Plaza Mayor between 1564 and 1622 on the orders of conquistador Francisco Pizarro, whose remains, along with outstanding works of colonial art, lie inside. Also synthesized in its many architectural styles all streams for which the capital of Peru has gone through from colonial times to the present.
Caral, the oldest city in America, was declared a World Cultural Heritage in 2009. It is one of 18 settlements identified in the valley. Covering an area of around 65 hectares, the city features a series of complexes such as the Great Pyramid, the Amphitheater Pyramid and the Residential Quarters of the Elite.
Two islands. The first one has a wide variety of animal life with the most representative being the South American sea lion. Some of these specimens weigh 300 kilograms. The second island works as a shelter for the old and sick sea lions; that is why it is known as “The Hospital”.
Lima has the best selection of crafts, fashion, jewelry, decoration and art shops from around the country to which we travel the best shops in the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores where traditional markets are located numerous indoor and outdoor . They offer competitive prices, a wide variety of products made in Peru.
A great culiinary tour to learn from the Peruvian gastronomy and popular art. Test your senses by tasting the local products in a local market. Visit Chinatown, the largest in South America and taste some of the Peruvian-Chinese food, drive around the Historic Centre of Lima observing its monuments.You will try the exquisite Peruvian Creole dishes of a recognized and awarded local chef.
These are sites that you cannot miss of this great city. After being picked up from your hotel, you will first visit the Huaca Pucllana, the ceremonial centre of the Lima Culture, which developed in the central coast of Peru between 200-700 AD. The archaeological site is located in the heart of the modern district of Miraflores.
Visit the Hotel Bolivar with its rich architecture, visit Casa Osambela, a colonial house of particular interest, visit Casa de Aliaga, stunning mansion owned by the same family since the viceroyalty.
Guided excursion to the “Magical Water Circuit” the largest water fountain compound in the world, certified by Guinness WorldRecords. Here you will enjoy a wonderful display of water, light, music and images presented at Reserve Park, one of Limas’ most beautiful urban areas.
The experience will include a four hours of sailing. Charter excursions with bilingual staff and interpreters will offer snacks and drinks for visitors who want to go beyond the traditional sites and enjoy the experience of sailing.
In September, celebrate ten days of cultural feast together with small-scale farmers, chefs, bakers, restaurants, culinary institutes, food lovers and culinary experts. Enjoy unique flavors that make Peruvian cuisine one of the best and most varied in the world.