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Air Tours

Nazca Lines Air Tour with Transport from Lima

Explore the mysteries of Peru’s stunning Nazca Lines during this 11-hour excursion, complete with Cessna flight, departing from Lima. Drive south along the Pacific coast to Paracas, where you’ll board your plane for a 1.5-hour aerial adventure above this UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you soar above these intriguing works of art, also known as ‘geoglyphs,’ capture photos from your window seat, and listen as your guide explains the puzzling questions about their creation. Your Nazca Lines adventure also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Lima.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours

Half-day Tours

Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve, and Huacachina in One Day from Lima

Don’t let limited time in Lima stop you visiting further afield, tick off more of Peru’s natural wonders in less time on a full-day tour from Lima. In just one day, you’ll visit the Ballestas Islands and observe sea lions, seals, and penguins on a cruise, and explore the sand dunes of Huacachina, home to a vivid green oasis, during a sand-boarding experience. Plus, sample wines and pisco in the vineyards of Ica. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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From Lima: Ballestas, Nazca Lines & Huacachina Oasis

The adventure starts very early in the morning, around 4:00am. After three hours of driving on the Panamerican highway we will arrive to Paracas National Reserve. From here starts the boat ride to Ballestas Islands, considered the “Peruvian Galapagos” due the amount of species of birds and fish around the area. There are good chances to see lots of sea lions, penguins, the endemic bird Inca Tern, seals and maybe dolphins. After being so close to the wildlife it’s time to enjoy the mysterious and enigmatic Nazca Lines. The ancient Nazca people drew huge figures on the desert. There are many theories about the Nazca lines, including aliens, you can choose your favorite. Continuing with this adventure, it’s time to move to Huacachina Oasis, the only Oasis of South America, here you can have a local lunch and spend some free time, also you have the option of doing the Sand Boogie or the Sand Boarding.At the end of this experience, is time to go back to Lima through the same way.
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  • 14 to 16 hours
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  • 14 to 16 hours
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Day Trips

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Day Trip to Pre-Inca Sites with Lunch from Lima

Discover the sandblasted splendor of the pre-Incan Pachacamac Itshma Temple on this full-day private tour from Lima, which includes lunch on a local ranch. Ideal for history enthusiasts, this tour reveals ancient cultures that existed before the Incan empire. Visit site highlights including the Temple of the Sun, the Palace of Taurichumbi, and the Pilgrimage Plaza, and enjoy a Peruvian lunch on Los Ficus farm, located in the Lurin Riber Valley. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lima are included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

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Full Day Tour Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands

Explore two of Peru’s most fascinating sights in one day as you visit the majestic Ballestas Islands, a marine sanctuary, before taking an aerial tour of the famous Nazca Lines during this full-day tour from Lima. Spot for sea lions and exotic sea birds during your Ballestas visit, then continue south to the Peruvian town of Ica where you’ll board a Cessna aircraft for an aerial experience above the Nazca Lines. This experience also includes a guide, lunch and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours

Walking Tours

Lima Colors and Flavors Walking Tour (Food & Art 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 gallery. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trips

Full-Day Lunahuana Rafting and Canopy Tour from Lima

While in Peru, prebook this private Lunahuana rafting tour to combine time on the Canete River with a walking tour of the town of Catapalla and a tasting experience. Sample local wine, pisco, and honey, while learning about how they’re made from your guide. Round-trip transport from Lima, as well as snacks and drinks are included during the day.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Day Cruises

Palomino Islands Tour Plus Swimming with Sea Lions Experience

Get up close with the wildlife paradise of the Palomino Islands, offering a chance to swim with local sea lions and learn about the area’s native birds, during this 4-hour excursion. Journey by boat to this chain of islands just off shore from Lima. Then hop into the water as you splash around with the friendly population of sea lions. You’ll also spot a variety of birds, including Inca Terns, Peruvian boobies, Humboldt penguins and red-legged cormorants. Your Palomino Islands trip also includes a guide, wetsuit and lifejacket for the swim and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trips

Full Day Paracas from Lima - Group tour

The coastal resort of Paracas may seem a world away from bustling Lima, but you can visit in just one day on this guided tour. Perfect for those with limited time, the tour takes you to the Ballestas Islands (known as Peru's Galapagos), on a dune buggy tour through the Ica Desert's sand dunes, and to a Pisco vineyard.
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  • 16 hours
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  • 16 hours

Ports of Call Tours

Lima City Tour from Port of Callao

Don't let confusing public transit, overpriced taxis, or lack of time keep you from exploring the wonders of Lima. This Lima city tour is specifically designed for passengers disembarking at the Port of Callao and includes a private van and professional guide to help you see the city's highlights, from its UNESCO-listed center to its famous cafes.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

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Lights, Pisco & Fun: Night city tour + Pisco tasting

Travel Buddies are going to pick you up around 6:00 pm. After the water show at “Parque de la Reserva”, your Travel Buddy is going to drive to the historical center to walk around The Plaza Mayor and the Plaza San Martin. A good night out always comes with a drink, so we'll go to one of the traditional bars around the area for our first round of Pisco Sour, Peru's national drink.When you finish your Pisco your Travel Buddy will take you to a local neighborhood to find some street food vendors. Food is not included, but if you want to try something very local your Buddy is going to help you.Last stop is in Barranco, the bohemian district. You will love Barranco's nightlife, and the best way to enjoy it is in an old traditional bar with a Chilcanos, another drink made of Pisco. Before taking you back to your place your Buddy will take you for a short walk around Barranco and invite you another round on Pisco. After all those rounds Pisco you are going to sleep like a baby.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Full Day Ica from Lima

The sport of adventure is our main attraction, enjoy of the dunes and the sun on board of us private service in ROV (Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle) mark POLARIS that is the biggest manufacturer of ROV on the world. Because the first for us is your security before the fun. Polaris is official member of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA®) was formed to promote the safe and responsible use of recreational off-highway vehicles manufactured or distributed in North America. ROHVA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop a standard for the equipment, configuration and performance requirements of ROVs.
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  • 17 hours 30 minutes
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  • 17 hours 30 minutes

Day Trips

Marcahuasi experience in Lima

The Marcahuasi stone forest is often overlooked by visitors, but this mystical site shouldn't be missed by anyone with an interest in nature or history—and this private guided tour will show you why. Discover monolithic stone forms, unobstructed vista points, and tucked-away attractions far from any crowds as you explore off the beaten path and delve into Peruvian lore.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

Ballestas Islands Full-Day Trip Including Paracas National Reserve (Small group)

Explore the amazing ecosystems of Peru’s Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve during this 15-hour small group day trip from Lima. Scout for sea lions, tiny penguins, and a range of bird life during a visit to the Ballestas. Then head to the isolated Paracas Reserve, where you’ll discover the impressive landscapes of one of the driest spots on earth.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Private Ica and Huacachina Sand Dunes Tour from Lima

This private Ica and Huacachina tour from Lima combines action-packed activities with a relaxing end to the day for travelers who want a little thrill, but still like to relax when it comes down to it. First, at the Huacachina Oasis, zoom through the sand with your guide in a dune buggy before testing your skills sandboarding down some monstrous dunes. Then, head to El Catador in Ica to taste wine and Peruvian pisco, as well as other liquors. Round-trip hotel transport, wine tasting fees and snacks included.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Private Day Trips

Full-Day Private Caral Trip from Lima

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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Private full day to Balllestas and Huacachina

Explore the nature of the Ballesta Islands and Huacachina on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel to Paracas and board a boat bound for the Ballestas. Watch for penguins, sea lions, otters, and more seabirds than you can count. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a vineyard in the town of Ica and hop in a dune buggy or on a sand board at the beautiful Huacachina lagoon.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Lima City Tour and Pachacamac Archaeological Site Full Day

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Multi-day Tours

12-Night Peru from Lima: Nazca, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno

Travel the width and breadth of Peru with ease and efficiency on an 11-night tour from Lima, ideal for first-time visitors. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit top Peru attractions such as the enigmatic Nazca Lines, the Ballestas Islands, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu — one of the New7Wonders of the World — Lake Titicaca, and the floating islands of Puno. 11 nights 3-star accommodation, breakfast, guided tours, and hotel pickup in Lima are included.
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  • 12 days
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  • 12 days

Day Trips

NAZCA FULL DAY !!!

Treat yourself to a hassle-free, full-day visit to some of Peru’s top destinations—the birdwatcher’s paradise of Paracas, and the enigmatic Nazca region—with this private tour. Watch out for penguins, sea lions, and dolphins before breakfast in Paracas, followed by a flyover of the famous Nazca lines and the return journey to Lima.
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  • 18 hours
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  • 18 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Olleros Mountain Bike Trail from Lima

Nestled in the Andean Highlands, the remote village of Santo Domingo de los Olleros is the start of one of Peru’s most exhilarating downhill mountain biking routes—with 11,811 feet (3,600 meters) of uninterrupted vertical descent. On this adventurous tour, tackle the rugged trails with your guide to lead the way, and spin from the Andean peaks to the Pacific Ocean shoreline—with breakfast, bike hire, safety equipment, and round-trip travel from your Lima hotel included.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

Shared Day Trip to Caral from Lima

Set out from Lima on a day-long trip to Caral, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that is also the ancient-most city in the New World. Accompany your expert guide on a tour of these incredible ruins, wandering among its sunken plazas and terraced pyramids. Learn about the history of this ancient settlement as you view remaining artifacts like bits of broken jewelry and burial relics.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Day Trips

CityTour and Gastronomic tour

Combine essential Lima sightseeing with a culinary experience on this Lima city tour. Walk through a typical market with your guide to learn about traditional ingredients, and then head to a restaurant for a Pisco sour and lunch. After lunch, go on a sightseeing tour of the historic center for a chance see San Martin Square, Plaza Mayor, and more.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day


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