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Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit

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Lima, Peru
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • A la carte lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

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Amazing day
Stephanie
, Feb 2020
I highly recommend this tour. It was very informative and we got to see so much in one day. I am not a big fan of museums, but our guide Pamela made it extremely interesting. The history of this country is fascinating. Thanks for a day we will never forget. And a big shout out to Jorge who handles Lima crazy traffic like a pro!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Stephanie thank you for sharing! So great you could learn and enjoy with Pamela! I know Jorge is a great driver. Lima’s traffic is challenging. Thank you!
star-5
Long day but you get to see a good chunk of Lima
asiya89
, 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.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Asiya, Thank you for sharing your experience! Yes! From 11am to 8pm we include the most important highlights of the history of Lima history until this later times. I’m sure you have learnt a lot from Martha who is a great guide :) thank you for visiting Lima!
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A dip into history
waroussy
, Jan 2020
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.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hello!! That is so great, I have shared with the team and of course Pamela and Jorge who are very happy with your feedback. Thank you for allowing a day to visit this city. We are very happy. All the best,
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Lima city tour
rupabt
, Jan 2020
Excellent trip. Both the guide and driver are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I will recommend this to anyone without any hesitation.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for allowing a day to visit the city of Lima! Thank you for booking with us, thank you for sharing your experience and for recommending us to future travelers. All our best wishes
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Lima Mentor
Daniel Y
, Nov 2019
Andrea our tour guide and Carlos our driver for Lima Mentor showed my husband and I a terrific time. We only had a day in Lima and they met us at our hotel on time. Andrea is very knowledgeable and picked critically important sights. We couldn't believe how many sights we covered. Carlos is so patient and safely drove through crazy traffic.We left with great memories and Andrea and Carlos both kind are the best and professionals in every sense. They even showed us where the restaurant we planned to go for dinner is. Thank you for such memories. Hoping to return to Lima!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you Daniel! That is so great to read. Im sharing with the entire team at Lima Mentor. This helps us in doing better every day. Thank you for visiting Lima and for sharing your experience.
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Very Informative and interesting
seandobbyn
, Oct 2019
So glad I did the 1 day full tour of lima. With the time I had in lima I wouldn't have been able to see all these sites on my own. The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions. We stopped off for lunch at a local restaurant and the food was awesome. Overall a very good experience
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for allowing a day to visit this wonderful city. We are happy you have learnt and enjoyed. It is a very diverse tour! Thank you!
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Panoramic Pachacamac!
tpm5150
, Sep 2019
Andrea, and driver Mr. Roberto, will escort you during this full-day (apx 10 hours) of Pachacamac historic ruins, historic downtown Lima, and the "Circuito Magico Del Agua"! A solid two-hours to explore Pachacamac with knowledge from Andrea; a delicious Peruvian lunch in Barranco; plenty of walking time along Costa Verde, various placios; and San Francisco Convent and Santa Doningo Monastery. Conclude a complete day by walking through the city's Magic Water Circuit, featuring 13 neon-lighted fountains, concluding with a laser-light fountain show highlighting this fabulous city's culture, at approximately 7:15pm. A wonderful introduction to Lima, its culture, history, and Inca and pre-Inca lineage!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hello! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for allowing this full day to visit the most important attractions of the city of Lima! We are happy you have spent such a wonderful day.
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Excellent, friendly and helpful guide, and informative day
wearytraveller11
, Aug 2019
Jean Paul was a very friendly, considerate and knowledgeable guide.. with lots of enthusiasm and energy, and we had a great day with him.. he had a considerable knowledge of peruvian history, and the itinerary - including lunch (vegetarian for us - slightly difficult in Peru) was well done.. We could discuss all topics about Peruvian history, and current affairs freely with him, and the car driver was also quite friendly.. We wish Jean Paul well with his work and life. and thank him for a truly informative and enjoyable day!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hello!!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and our team is glad that all went great during your visit if lima. Thank you for including lima in your travel map. Best wishes
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Vibrant Lima City with its past and present
Rashmi P
, Jul 2019
Guide new the places very well and timed the attraction so that there was time to rest in between.Magic water circuit was the high light of the day. You may skip the going into the basement of the church if burial site with millions of bones in display is not your cup of tea.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello Rashmi, thank you for sharing! Thank you for visiting Lima and great you enjoyed!
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Great Experience from a tour company with integrity and great customer service
276wenn
, Jun 2019
I booked this tour for my first visit to Lima. My tour guide, Andrea, came to the hotel on-time and spoke fluent English. Andrea is very knowledgeable of Lima's history and local culture. However, the deepest impression Ms. Andrea has given me is her dedication to strive for the best customer experience as possible. At the San Franciscan Church, I asked to stop by a gift shop for some souvenirs, and among them, I purchased a bag of coffee beans from Chanchamayo. After returning to the hotel, I realized that the beans are beyond the date of expiration. I messaged Lima Mentor's Guide, the touring company, just to let them know about the disappointment due to my own negligence. Ms. Andrea went back to Lima City Center, on a Sunday, and purchased a fresh bag of Chanchamayo coffee. Customer satisfaction is difficult to earn, and Lima Mentor's Guide and Ms. Andrea has proven to go to the extra miles to earn that from their customers. I wish I can give them more than a 5 star review, because Lima Mentor's Guide and Ms. Andrea deserves the best review and appraise for their work and dedication. I will definitely come back and do this tour with my family, with Ms. Andrea and Lima Mentor's Guide.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hello! Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers, thank you for visiting Lima and for appreciating our job. Would love to share with you and your friends soon!

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