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Lima:Half-Day Pachacamac, Barranco & Chorrillos Private Tour

1. Lima:Half-Day Pachacamac, Barranco & Chorrillos Private Tour

On the drive to the Pachacamac archeological site, your guide will provide an orientation about the culture and people that once lived there. On this half-day private tour, visit the site’s museum and its monuments. Take in the Temple of the Sun, the Old Temple, the Painted Temple, Taulichumbi Palace and more. Pachacamac was the major Pre-Hispanic ceremonial center on America’s Pacific Coast. See the buildings of the 4 known cultures that occupied the site over time. Enjoy views of the sea from the Temple of the Sun, the highest point in Pachacamac. Return to Lima and visit the district of Chorrillos, an area that played an important role in the war with Chile from 1879 to 1883. Later the tour continues to the Wetlands of Villa and the Costa Verde beach circuit. You will see a panoramic tour of La Herradura beach and the shanty towns of this neighborhood. Lastly, you'll visit Barranco, where you’ll take a walk by the Bridge of Sighs, La Ermita Church and other buildings that date from Lima’s colonial era.

Lima: Miraflores, La Costa Verde, and Chorrillos Bike Tour

2. Lima: Miraflores, La Costa Verde, and Chorrillos Bike Tour

Meet your guide a few blocks away from Francisco de Miranda Park in Miraflores. After a short briefing from your guide hop on your bike and start riding. Feel the fresh sea air and sunshine as you bike along the cliffs of the Miraflores. Pass by the Larcomar shopping center. Arrive in Barranco and ride down the picturesque old streets of the bohemian neighborhood. Check out the street art and murals that decorate the neighborhood. Learn about Barranco’s vibrant nightlife and bars. Make a wish at the Bridge of Sighs, a romantic walkway that leads under a wooden bridge to a cliff with sweeping views of the ocean. Ride to the working class Chorrilos neighborhood, famous for its pier, fish market, and El Morro Hill. Pedal up El Morro Hill and see the world's tallest Jesus statue which lights up Lima Bay every night.  After your uphill ride, enjoy cruising back downhill. Return to Barranco and stop in a local cafe bar for ice cream, coffee, craft beer, or smoothie.

Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

3. Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Lima and travel to the first market of the tour located in the Chorrillos district. Discover the main local fish market of Lima in an area with a strong fishing tradition.  Next, visit the market in the Surco district where you will sample a variety of juices made from Amazonian fruits. You will also have the opportunity to taste other delicious and exotic foods from the jungle. Continue to the Surquillo Market near the fashionable Miraflores district. See a variety of fresh Peruvian produce such as vegetables, grains, and a large variety of potatoes. Finally, visit a local restaurant where you will learn about the national dish of Peru, ceviche. See how it is created, and enjoy a tasting to finish the tour.

Lima: City Tour, Local Market, lunch & Barranco, Miraflores

4. Lima: City Tour, Local Market, lunch & Barranco, Miraflores

Came with us and enjoy a great walking tour around the city of queens and kings, we are going to cross the old Inca trail, that now is the modern pathway via expresa, in the way we’re going to see how the view is changing then let’s arrive to the hearth of the historical Center and start to walk around the different palaces, mansions observing the different Arabic’s style balconies and castles of our city hide, for sure we don´t want that you miss anything we are going to visit the San Martin Square, Jiron de la Union, Main Square, Cathedral, City Hall, Government Palace, Archbishop, Literature House, Bar Cordano. We will go to the imposing Saint Francisco Monastery and to visit the impressive underground catacombs. Join us and be part of the most local experiences around Lima, tasting fruits and visiting local markets, observing the real Peruvian life; then the lovely stories in the colonial times and the wonderfull areas of Barranco will be amazing In this district “the bohemian district of the country”, here you will be amazed by the bridge of sighs, la bajada de baños and be envolved by the loves histories, that’s why this district is considerate a romantic area. Let’s go the view point of Chorrillos and see the indescreptible view of the coast of Lima at the same time be part of the history of the Franciscan monk that jump from that hill for his wife that was be separating for his love, both suicide their self, jumping to the ocean and sharing their lifes forever.

Lima: City Sightseeing Panoramic Bus Tour

5. Lima: City Sightseeing Panoramic Bus Tour

The Costa Verde is a circuit of beaches in the Peruvian capital of Lima. This name is attributed to it due to the great vegetation that the road. Miraflores combines this magical proximity to the Pacific with its old mansions, which survive interspersed with modern buildings and archaeological sites, and a privileged boardwalk. Panoramic tour (from the bus) of San Isidro, the parks and boardwalks of Miraflores and the circuit of beaches of Barranco and Chorrillos, then we continue through the Salto del Fraile, the beach and the tunnel of La Herradura. Return to Miraflores.

Lima: Street Food Tasting Tour with Pisco Sour Class

6. Lima: Street Food Tasting Tour with Pisco Sour Class

Experience the flavors of Peruvian food like a local on this street food tour. You will discover why Lima is called the gastronomic city of America, through tasting its signature stews, fruits, and desserts. Learn how to make Peru’s signature drink during a pisco sour lesson. After pickup directly from your accommodation, head first to the Chorrillos Artisanal Fishing Pier, one of the popular trade points for marine products. Get to know the history of the pier before continuing to the Surquillo Market. The Surquillo Market become something of a mecca for international foodies after the praise of the famous Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio. The market is open every day and sees a large amount of food and spices sold. You can find exotic fruits from the Amazon Rainforest, potatoes and chili peppers from the tops of the distant Andes Mountains, fresh fish and seafood from the coast, and meats of different types, including alpaca and guinea pig. Taste some exotic fruits (cherimoya, granadilla, and tumbo) and the chicha morada (drink made from purple corn), then continue your gastronomic experience at two fast-food restaurants to taste their different specialties. At La Huerta Chinen, where they specialize in Creole mixes, you’ll get to try the famous Causa Limeña (mashed yellow potatoes seasoned with limes, chili peppers, and stuffed with chicken). At Alto K Fish, they specialize in seafood. You’ll get to taste their marine trio (fish ceviche, rice with seafood, and squid pork rinds). After delighting your palate, visit the historic center of Lima and walk through its old streets appreciating its impressive balconies, churches, and colonial houses. See the main square of Lima, the cathedral, the government palace, and the convent of San Francisco and its catacombs. Later, sweeten your palate by tasting Spanish churros (filled with manjar blanco or pastry cream accompanied with white sugar). Then, visit a local bar to learn about the flagship drink of Peru, the pisco sour (made from grape pisco, limos, syrup, egg whites, and angostura bitters). As a final stop, visit the Chabuca Granda avenue to try the Peruvian donuts known by the locals as picarones (made of sweet potato dough accompanied by honey).

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What people are saying about Chorrillos

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 110 reviews

Kral was a great guide, leading us through traffic with confidence and ease, and it’s mostly in cycle lanes for a safe ride.. The route itself is mostly flat, except for the hill up to the obelisk. There’s a nice drink included too in a really lovely location. This bike tour gives you a good overall introduction to the layout of Lina and three of its districts.

The tour with Will and José was great. We were picked up directly at the hotel and had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the life of the people in Lima. The three markets really impressed us. The dishes were tasty and local. Throughout the tour we were driven from market to market by car. A great experience that we can 100% recommend.

Kral is an excellent guide. He guided us safely along the bike paths and streets. He is also very helpful. Took very good care of my partner when she aborted the Morro Solar climb. He organized a safe place where we could meet them again when we left.

Bike ride stopped at all sites as advertised and provided plenty of time for photos. Easy ride except for those that chose to ride up to El Morro Hill.

The bike tour was great, a good way to see some of Lima when you don’t have much time. Highly recommend.