4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

fabulous! a must!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Excellent tour. Informative, yet not boring. I recommend it highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

It was a great way to see many of the highlights of the city. I had 2 guides and both were amazing. The first guide escorted me to the restaurant for my lunch. It was an amazing Peruvian buffet in Larcomar with an oceanview. I had a couple of hours to walk around and then catch the 2nd part of my tour. It was a great way to see and learn about Lima. Loved it. Thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Everything was really nice; guides, food, city tour, museum (y)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Tour was excellent? Great way to see Lima in one day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Both guides were incredible! There was a break between the morning City Tour and the evening tour. We just roamed around and relaxed at Starbucks. Fantastic day out and both tours I would highly recommend! Lima is a beautiful city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This was a great tour. Loved all of it. Lima downtown, Larco and the water circuit are MUST SEES. I recommend this tour to everyone!

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

The tour was excellent. However the city tour ended at noon and the second tour did not begin until 4:00pm. That was a long time and unexpected. When you say whole day tour I would think it should be more continuous.

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2014

We thought the tour was very good, however, it was too long. We did not appreciate being left alone for 4 hours. It would be better to start the tour 3 hours later as lunch only takes 45 min and the tour could then proceed.
We did enjoy all the stops.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2015

We only had one day in Lima before a trip to Machu Picchu. I chose this tour because it seemed to fit so much in. Unfortunately, the trip did not seem as advertised. It was billed as an 11-hour tour. This was deceiving. It was actually two tours-morning and evening- and we were left with nearly four hours between tours. Our first guide left us in Miraflores at a mall, at 1150- 40 minutes before we could even have lunch.
We did NOT stop at Las Huacas as advertised- when I asked if we would be stopping, I was told no, but they pulled over for 20 seconds to allow me to take a photo. The afternoon tour didn't start until 1550- leaving us stranded at a mall with no sense of where we were in relation to the rest of the city. The morning tour itself was fine, the afternoon tour superb, but I wandered along a foggy seashore for hours while my husband fell asleep on a bench- you really don't want to have to kill 3 hours in an unfamiliar foreign city near a MALL - I can do Gap and Banana Republic at home.
That being said, I can't say enough positive about the fabulous Larco Museum of pre Incan and Incan pottery, the stop for Pisco was fine and the evening light show just fabulous. The morning tour of the Cathedral of Lima and the Santo Domingo convent was fine. I really would have wished to be able to use my hours of free time to see more of the city. The buffet lunch at Mangos was very good. Again, wanted to but did not see Las Huacas as advertised. Booking was easy, pick ups on time, guides Ursula and Marie Isabel were very knowledgeable.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
May 2015

This is the third tour I have had with Viator and it was the worst. I am glad it wasn't my first or I would not have used them again. This tour is misleading. Understand, it is advertised as 11 hours, however, it is the day tour combined with the evening tour with a 4 hour break in between where lunch is provided, which was in the price of admission. Apparently the morning tour guide did not realize I had the whole day tour and was dropping off everyone at their hotels when I asked about the lunch provided. She said she was not aware but took me to the restaurant where my name was not on the list. Fortunately, I had my entire receipt with itinerary with me so I was seated and the lunch was honored. Now, the lunch buffet was good, however, I could easily have gone back to my hotel, showered and felt much more refreshed for the evening tour. I literally took a sponge bath at the Marriot where you get picked up for the evening tour. There was also confusion how to get picked up for the evening tour. I was told to wait outside for the bus, however, when the evening tour guide found me, she was quite upset saying I was supposed to be in the lobby where she had been waiting for 10 minutes. Another thing to consider when told this is an 11 hour tour is most of it is spent in traffic. The sights were nice and the guides were good. I would have liked to have had time alone in the museum to browse. The guide took us to specific displays and rushed us through so there was a lot we missed. I would recommend, if you want both night and day tours, book them separately, have lunch on your own and get picked up and dropped off at your hotel. In actuality, the tour was 7 hours in length.

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