See all of Lima in a Day!
Top Rated Activity
Knowledgeable Professional Guides
Pick-up Included (San Isidro, Miraflores & Barranco)
Private Tour and Transportation
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private guided tour of Lima and surroundings
Roundtrip transportation to and from most Miraflores, San Isidro & Lima hotels
Admission fees and local taxes
Food and beverages
What you can expect
Eight hours is not a lot of time to visit such an immense city as Lima, but with this perfect one-day tour highlighting it's best treasures, you will be sure not to miss a thing!
We'll begin with a visit to historic Lima where you will observe traditional 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 from various periods in history, including a full one-hour tour of World Heritage UNESCO site, the San Francisco Convent & Catacombs.
From downtown Lima we will head over to Peru's top-rated attraction after Machu Picchu, the Larco Museum. Built atop 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. We will pause here for our lunch hour at the Larco Museum Cafe (consumption not included in the price of tour). Go ahead an indulge in some of Peru's most delicious dishes or drinks as you relax on the outdoor patio getting to know the others from your small group. Afterwards we will begin our tour of the museum with a rich narration of this private collection passed on from father to son. The one-and-a-half-hour tour consists of captivating history, a 45,000-piece store of antiquities and an intriguing erotic collection (this room can be left out if touring with younger children.)
As we move on to the district of Miraflores you will briefly visit the Huaca Pucllana Pyramid as well as the Parque de Amor (Love Park) before our final stop at the Morro Solar. 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 the shanty towns below.