Lima Chinatown (Barrio Chino) Tours

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Much like New York and San Francisco, the city of Lima has its own Chinatown (Barrio Chino). Peru’s ethnic Chinese community comprises an estimated 1.5 million people — some five percent of the total population — and the hub of that community lies in the heart of Lima’s historic district. The neighborhood was founded by Chinese immigrants during the mid nineteenth century when Chinese import companies began opening commercial houses in the area.

Visitors pass through the red Chinese archway and into a maze of traditional Chinese architecture. Streets are lined with Buddhist temples, shops selling traditional ingredients and medicinal herbs, and dozens of Chinese restaurants, known locally as chifas. Come at midday, and many restaurants will offer set menus.

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Chinatown is located within easy walking distance of the Palacio de Gobierno and Plaza de Armas. If you get lost, ask for the Arco Chino, Chinatown’s traditional gate.
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Address: Chinatown, Lima, Peru
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Lima Historical Center Private Tour with a Local

See Lima like a local on this private sightseeing tour of the city's historic center. Visit top attractions such as Plaza de Armas and San Francisco Church in addition to less-frequented attractions such as Chinatown and the Central Market. End your tour with a more complete understanding of the link between Lima's past and present through the personalized attention only available on a private tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD50.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Lima Full-Day Culinary, Historic and Traditional City Tour

Lima’s culinary scene is as big as the flavors of its national cuisine. Sort the dazzling from the mundane on this 9-hour culinary tour of Lima, breaking up food tastings with walking tours of culturally rich neighborhoods.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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USD267.00
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Small-Group Culinary and Historical Tour of Lima

Get a taste for the wealth of culture in Lima during this 8-hour trip covering the city’s one-of-a-kind culinary scene, history and popular art. Savor Peru’s many food delicacies at a Lima market and try ‘Chifa’ cuisine, blending Chinese and Peruvian influences in Chinatown. You’ll then visit the monuments of Lima’s historic downtown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy a ceviche tasting and behind-the-scenes kitchen tour at a famous Lima eatery. Finish your day with handicraft shopping in bohemian Barranco. Your trip covers a driver-guide, round-trip hotel transport, all food mentioned in the tour details, all entrance fees and bottled water.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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