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Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit
Long day but you get to see a good chunk of Lima
, Jan 2020
I loved Martha she is a very well informed guide and made me feel really comfortable.
The sites included are comprehensive and definitely the highlights of Lima.
It is a group tour so you are rushed through to stay on schedule (especially with Lima traffic) and can barely feel the vibes of the city but that's expected. I got to see a lot but (personal preference) I would probably just pick one spot to tour and experience that fully rather than rush through.
The tour is great and definitely recommend. Well organized, food was great. Car was comofrtable as well.
It was a wonderful trip to the past. Pamila my tour guide was very friendly, informative and knowledgeable . She explained everything nicely. I was treated as royalty. Lunch was perfect. Timing and schedule was suitable. Our driver Jorjes knew his way around . I really enjoyed the tour and would advise you to take it yourself. Engulfed into history. The last part of your which is the magical fountains was superb.
Discover all that Lima has to offer, both modern and historic, during this 9-hour exploration of the top sites in the Peruvian capital in this small-group tour. Visit the pre-Incan archaeological site at Pachacamac, then head to Pantanos de Villa, a one-time family home that’s been converted into an eatery, for lunch and to learn how to make a Pisco Sour. In the afternoon, continue to Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed downtown for a walking tour, see the historic neighborhood of Chorillos and admire the visual spectacle of the Magic Water Circuit park. This full-day Lima tour also includes a driver-guide, round-trip hotel transport, entrance fees and bottled water.
7-Day Peru Deep Dive: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu Tour
Peru trip 2019
, Nov 2019
Peruvian Sunrise had well planned and organized our trip. Although while visiting Pisac the tour guide restricted our time to 30 minutes which was extremely short. The tour guide instead spent more time on Shopping which we felt was not right. Apart from this we highly recommend Peruvian Sunrise.
This week-long tour is crafted for travelers who want to dive deep in Peru. Wander the neighborhoods of modern Lima. Enjoy the architecture and archaeology in and around Cusco (including Moray, Moras, and Pisac). Explore the beauty of the Sacred Valley. Then take a train and a bus to Machu Picchu, the most famous destination in the country.
Caral, the oldest civilization of America / Full day tour from Lima
, Jan 2020
Our guide was attentive to our needs. His translation of the local guides at Caral were excellent. He has an outstanding knowledge base about Caral and Peru. We had a lovely Peruvian lunch at a seaside local restaurant in the way back. I highly recommed
Come and enjoy this amazing day trip in Caral which is the oldest known civilization in America. Developed simultaneously with the ancient culture of Mesopotamia about 5000 years ago.
The archeological site of Caral is among Peru's most impressive ruins. The UNESCO World Heritage listed site covers an area of around 60 hectares in the arid Supe Valley and was first inhabited between 2600 BCE and 2000 BCE.
Although initially discovered back in 1948, recent excavations of Caral revealed an elaborate complex of temples, sunken plazas and some of the largest terraced pyramids in the world, leading archeologists to ponder the chance Caral being the fabled Mother City of ancient civilizations. Now open to the public, the site has garnered acclaim for its beautifully preserved ruins and intriguing collection of artefacts, which include a quipu (a unique knot system) and a number of musical instruments fashioned from animal bones, but definitely, no trace of warfare or weaponry.
Our tour was wonderful! It was great to learn about the people who live in the shanty towns.
This tour is a win-win-win. While we were learning about their lives and their culture, we purchased fruits from the market and gave the fruit to the children as we ere touring the shanty town. A portion of the proceeds of the tour price go to help the people in the town and I think that's wonderful. While we were on our tour, several of the locals stopped us and thanked us for coming. It was a heartwarming experience and we enjoyed every second. Thank you!
We had a very informative and interesting Shanty Town Tour. There were beautiful views that can be seen at top of the Shanty Town. The people inside the Shanty Town where incredibly accommodating and friendly. This is a must do tour!!
See a totally different side of Lima away from the usual tourist highlights during this visit to one of the city’s shantytowns. During your exploration, encounter silverware craftsmen and visit a local kindergarten, offering a chance to challenge the prevailing myths about poverty and the people it impacts. Best of all, a portion of your trip purchase goes to helping the community and its residents. Your tour includes round-trip hotel transport from Barranco, Miraflores, and San Isidro.
Gloria is a great tour guide, she answered all our questions with patience and she cared for us.
We went to a shop on the street after visiting the Pachacamac, they don’t accept credit card and I don’t have cash. Gloria saw this and insisted on paying the drink for me. I asked that how should I pay her and she said don’t worry about it. It was really nice and considerate of her and she is a encyclopedia you can ask her everything and she has the answer.
It was a great trip and thanks Gloria and driver Luis!!
Took this tour yesterday and really enjoyed it. Nice informative museum. The smaller tour vehicles are allowed to drive to various parts of the site where you walk a shorter distance. This is helpful due to the huge area it covers.
Uncover the ancient mystery of the Pachacamac Temple on a captivating and comprehensive tour from Lima. Explore the remarkable religious compound with a knowledgeable guide to discover its intriguing history and 200 AD origin; gaze at majestic pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon; and admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs of prehistoric Inca civilization.
Lima Colors and Flavors Walking Tour (Food & Art Tour)
Great Bohemian Tour
, Nov 2019
Amedeo our tour guide made this tour a wonderful experience. He showed us the best tours that make us use all of our senses and above all an open mind. Seeing Barranco through the eyes of the locales is the best kind of adventure. Beautiful people, delicious food and above all wonderful company. Our group consisted of my siblings and each of our spouses. Amadeo was very informative and engaging and we had a wonderful driver Yohan. Thank you both for making this a memorable tour for all of us.
Very informative Culture/Food Exploration and Great Food Tasting
, Nov 2019
This tour is very informative and we learnt a ton about local people, culture and most importantly food;)
We start at the fisherman wharf to see the daily life and learn about their struggles. I also learn the names of several local fishes that I have never seen before for instance the "guitar". Then we moved to taste all kinds of local fruits and seafood. I had my first amazon piranha that day. We ended the tour with a trip the art walk. Our tour guide gave us a lot of background on those arts and neighborhood if Barranco. I would highly recommend this tour for people who want to have a fun day exploring the city in deep and try some food. It is half day, so you have plenty of time to do other explorations yourself as well.
We loved our tour of Lima on Sunday morning - we had the best time. You get to visit the fish market, and try amazing local food. Also loved walking around Barranco, such a fun vibrant neighborhood, and you get to see all the murals. Highly recommend this tour!
Experience a more authentic, less-touristy side of Lima during this half-day walking tour through the city’s Chorillos and Barranco neighborhoods. Observe the hum of activity in ‘fish town,’ a section of Chorillos that hosts a fish market and a cast of local fishermen, before heading to the nearby cliffs to sample some local snacks. Continue to the increasingly trendy Barranco area to admire colorful mansions and hip art galleries.
Every guide we had was on time, courteous, proficient in English and knowledgeable.
How those divers maneuvered the bus so well in traffic was a miracle!
Not knowing the hotel names and pick up times in advance was a little unnerving but the system of leaving messages at the front desk worked ok.
We selected the first class upgrade but in our opinion, the rooms were just standard. We had to pay extra in Aquas Calientes to avoid getting a room facing a busy street.
Because we arrived in Lima by cruise ship rather than plane, figuring out how to get to our hotel was a major headache. No thanks here to Viajes Pacifico who offered no alternatives.
Can't remember all the guides names but special thanks to Stefanie, Laura, River, Johnny and all the touring staff who were so helpful.
We were satisfied with Viajes Pacifico's 7 days tour. they were very good, pick ups, transfers were all ontime, everything went smooth. Most Guides were good. every day we got message from our hotel front desk regarding information for next day. Although on the transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu there were no guide with us on the train, but we were directed in every station by Pacifico's local guide. no worries all the way from beginning to the end. We gladly recommand this tour company.
Viator was the first trip organised for us in South America.. I was impressed. The buses were always on time, new and always clean. The drivers knew where they were going. The guides spoke perfect English and Spanish and even the local Incan language.
The only thing I regret is not scheduling a longer tour. Our seven day tour took us from Panama to Lima Peru, to Cuzco to Machu Pichu back to Cuzco Lima and back to Panama. We saw it all but as seniors, we were exhausted. It also meant early departure for many of the trips for our Itinerary.
All the events were paid for and precision timing. Our only extra costs were some meals and purchases. We will schedule this trip organizer for out next trip
Experience the top highlights of Lima, Cusco, and world-famous Machu Picchu during this 7-day, 6-night excursion. Spend your first two days in cosmopolitan Lima, discovering its landmarks, shopping, and top-notch cuisine. Then head to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco to explore its fascinating mix of indigenous and colonial architecture, and then it's on to the iconic mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu. This week-long, budget-friendly Peru trip, including plenty of free time for independent exploration, also includes all transport, admission fees (including at Machu Picchu), six nights of accommodation and daily breakfast.
Street Food & Old Taverns Night Tour in the Historic Center of Lima
Wow, the food of Peru!
, Jan 2020
Guide Galia was great. There were only three people on our tour, so it was really nice. SO much food. All very tasty with a wonderful representation of the combination of different cultures that make food in Lima amazing. Recommend!
One of the best tours I've been on in S America! We had to cut it short due to an ailing injury but Lorenza introduced us to some incredibly tasty and native treats I'm sure I would not have discovered on my own. She was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly to me and my parents. I have to come back and do this again!
We had Nathaly as our guide and she is amazing. My best tour so far with Viator. Nathaly is very knowledgeable and very nice. It felt like hanging out with a friend. The food that we tried are really good! Best chicken soup I've ever tried! Go to the tour with empty stomach so you have enough space for all the delicious food!
Taste your way through historic Lima on an evening food tour that combines local landmarks with a series of food and drink tastings. Since Lima draws foods and traditions from all around the country, you’ll have the chance to try a wide range of treats, with a local guide to help find the very best versions among the overwhelming options in the city center.
The Incan archaeological site of Pachacamac lies in the Lurín River valley near Lima, and shines a light on a civilization lost in time—but visiting without a guide means missing out on the site’s hidden stories. On this morning or afternoon tour, reach Pachacamac with ease from your Miraflores accommodation and explore with your guide. Discover the secrets behind the towering pyramids and temples, and learn of life here under Incan rule.
Expand your awareness of Peruvian nature and culture on this tour to the Ballestas Islands from Lima. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands and tour the Paracas National Reserve before heading to the historic tunnels at Chincha, an important site in Peruvian history.
Experience two different sides of Lima’s history during this 3-hour private guided tour to the Pre-Columbian site of Pachacamac and then the charming neighborhood of Barranco. Journey by private vehicle 19 miles (31 kilometers) south from Lima to visit Pachacamac, an archaeological site and one-time sacred center used by local residents for well over 1,000 years prior to the arrival of the Spanish. Then proceed to Barranco, a charming 19th century beach resort for Lima’s aristocracy that today is home to many of the city’s artists.
Uncovered in 1995, Caral is a magnificent 5000 year old archaeological site. My husband and I together with our guide from Lima were the only people there! We visited the main sites of 70 hectares (175 acres) where we saw the amazing architectural genius of the inhabitants from 3000 BC. The 3 hour trip from Lima was well worth the long trip. Caral is just as amazing as Machu Picchu.
Caral was magnificent! We were the only people there looking at buildings/pyramids that date back to 3000 BC. The site of an unknown but technologically advance civilization was amazing. We saw Machu Picchu and Pachucamac and this site at Caral is every bit as exciting to see. The long trip from Lima to Caral was worth the trip!
Peru has no shortage of archaeological wonders, but the ancient ruins of Caral are among the most significant, believed to be the oldest civilisation in the Americas. This full-day small-group tour from Lima includes a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed ruins, spectacular views over the Supe Valley, and lunch at a local restaurant. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
See three sides of Lima, Peru—pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern—in one full-day tour of the city. Visit what remains of pre-hispanic tombs and homes at the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site in the heart of the capital. Explore the architecture and buzz of modern neighborhoods including San Isidro and Miraflores as well as the historic Baranco area. After lunch, go even further back in time at the Pachamacac archaeological site.
I really enjoyed the tour with Suzanne was a great guide. It was a bit intense as I wax the only guest. I think we saw enough of the city but a little bit more spread on the development rather than the old history would be appreciated. Recommended though. And very conscientious driver
We were a group of three. There were not anybody in the tour, so it felt like it was a personal tour just for us, so it was great. The hotel pick-up was just on-time as well.
My recommendation to others: If you are staying in Lima for only an half day, and you won't have any time to explore it on your own, then go ahead, this tour would be perfect for you. However if you are going to be staying one full day or more in Lima, then I suggest skipping this tour. You would likely be staying in Miraflores or Barranca, so you can see the Love Park, Laromar shopping center, Boardwalk, and city ruins on your own anyway. I suggest just take an Uber ride to historic city center, and visit the two churches over there. There is nothing else in Lima anyway.
Discover the wealth of historic and modern attractions found in the Peruvian city of Lima during this sightseeing tour. Feel like a real ‘Limeño’ (a Lima local) as you explore the town’s colonial and Incan architecture, visit its charming residential neighborhoods, see the scenic cliff-strewn coast, and admire its many religious shrines and churches. This Lima city tour also includes entrance fees, a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
Take the road less traveled in Lima for a unique learning experience about some of the citizens of one of the largest cities in the world. After visiting a cemetery with more than one million interred, meet the employees of a nongovernmental organization fighting poverty and inequality in Peru. Spend the rest of your tour visiting one of Lima’s most impoverished neighborhoods and eating lunch with a local entrepreneur trying to make a difference in her community.
Starting at Miraflores, we will see an old archaeological site and the Love Park with its wonderful mosaics with its Gaudi influence. Then, we go to San Isidro to walk through The Beautiful Olive Park. We won't miss the artsy district: "Barranco", well-known for its murals as well as the famous “Bridge of Sighs". And at the end, we will take you to the best viewpoint of the whole Capital.
This is the best way to get to know more of the modern areas of Peru’s capital.
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Glimpse Peru's past and one of its most beloved enduring traditions during this full-day tour from Lima. Explore the Pachacamac archaeological site to see the architecture and customs of the Incas. At a nearby hacienda, watch Peruvian Paso horses and riders demonstrate their skills along with traditional Marinera dancers. Horse lovers can take a ride before sitting down to a traditional lunch.
Lima City Walking Tour with Pick-up & drop off (Small Group)
, Feb 2020
Great tour. Lots of information. Lots of sights. The museum at the st Franciscan church was the highlight. The library was stunning. The colours of some of the buildings along with the wooden balconies were impressive. Our guide Philip was great. The other couple on the tour pulled out so we had a private tour. Great for us. He went the extra mile when we had a special request and his English was excellent. Well worth it. Viator has always delivered excellent tours for us.
I had to reschedule my booked tour twice due to flight delays and Haku Tours was extremely understanding and accommodating. I ended up being the only one on my rescheduled tour due to my odd timing. I don't think I could have asked for a better guide than Felipe - his English was perfect and he gave a really comprehensive introduction of Lima and its main sights along our tour. 10/10.
Get acquainted with the rich regal history of Lima on an educational sightseeing tour of the Peruvian capital. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, delve into the ambient tangle of Lima’s historical center; gaze at the fabulous façade of the Presidential Palace; descend to the eerie catacombs of San Francisco Monastery; and admire the ancient Dominicans Tower. Enrich your knowledge of Lima’s fascinating past on this enriching excursion.
Immerse yourself in the pre-Inca history of the Temple of Pachacamac archaeological site on this half-day tour from Lima. With a guide providing commentary, visit the ancient oracle, the temples, and the sacred palaces, as well as the bohemian Barranco district of Lima and the Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros). All entrance fees to attractions and hotel pickup and drop-off at central Lima hotels provided.
Get your bearings in Lima on this small-group city tour of Lima and Barranco. From historical houses to contemporary art to popular bars and ice cream parlous, this tour will introduce you to the city's splendors. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off and all entrance fees for a hassle-free experience.
Experience Lima's unique blend of historic and modern sights during this 4-hour private guided tour, with a visit to the Larco Museum. Travel through Lima by private vehicle alongside your guide, stopping to check out landmarks including the upscale Miraflores and San Isidro areas, as well as historic sights such as the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site and Lima’s colonial San Martín Square. You’ll also get to admire the wealth of pre-Columbian gold and silver artifacts at the Larco Museum, housed in an ornate 18th century mansion.
This was a fantastic experience. It requires a full day commitment for trip from Lima, but you won't be disappointed. The location is among the most remote I have been to and I have visited sites throughout Mexico and Central America for the past 20 years. I took a private trip. My guide Jesus was superb.
The lost pyramids of Caral aren't as lost as they once were, but there’s still much left for you to discover. Even though it's one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas, this archaeological site is also one of the least explored due to how difficult it is to access. Discover the site with ease on a private tour from Lima, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and lunch for added convenience. Plus, you'll receive personalized attention from a private guide, letting you ask as many questions as you like.
The tour starts at Intihuatana Park located on Miraflores, which has a spectacular view of the bay of Lima. Then, you will be transferred to Pucllana Temple, a pre-Inca pyramid found in Miraflores. You will visit the El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation, which is now part of the city, located in San Isidro. Then you will be transferred to Limas historical downtown, a World Heritage listed by UNESCO. You will stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipalityand the Archbishops Palace, beautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of its identity. A few blocks away, you will visit Santo Domingo Convent, one of the most impressive religious architectural complexes of the 17th century. It contains the relics of the three Peruvian saints, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías, and a library with a collection of 25 thousand old books. The visit ends up at your hotel, at Larcomar or at the Indian market.
Nasca Lines – The Sacred Landscape
The lines are known as geoglyphs – drawings on the ground made by removing rocks and earth to create a “negative” image. The rocks which cover the desert have oxidized and weathered to a deep rust color, and when the top 12-15 inches of rock is removed, a light-colored, high contrasting sand is exposed. Because there’s so little rain, wind and erosion, the exposed designs have stayed largely intact for 500 to 2000 years.
Scientists believe that the majority of lines were made by the Nasca people who flourished from around A.D. 1 to 700. Certain areas of the pampa look like a well-used chalk board, with lines overlapping other lines, and designs cut through with straight lines of both ancient and more modern origin.