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Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

1. Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, the tour begins by visiting one of the most important squares of Peru. San Martin Square is surrounded by balconies, Acestrals' homes, colonial residences, and beautiful palaces. Following this, visit one of the most significant avenues of Lima, Jiron de La Unión. The tour then continues to the square of Lima or 'Plaza Mayor'. Here you can view cathedrals, the government palace, city hall, and wonderful balconies decorated uniquely with an Arabic influence. The tour concludes with a trip to one of the oldest catacombs of America, the 'San Francisco Monastery'.

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Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

2. Lima: Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro Small Group Tour

Wait for your local guide at your hotel lobby and get ready to start the tour. First, discover the beauty of Miraflores. Learn the history of this emblematic and most visited district of Lima. Also, admire from the outside the archeological site of Huaca Pucllana. Understand the importance of this ceremonial and administrative center made of adobe and clay. Then, visit The Olive Trees Park in San Isidro district. Relax in this peaceful green area full of ancient preserved olive trees. Also, visit the beautiful Love Park and celebrate love in all its forms. Take photos of The Kiss, an iconic sculpture made by the acclaimed Peruvian artist Victor Delfin. Admire the surroundings from the tiled benches inspired in Antoni Gaudí's Parc Güell in Barcelona. After that, enjoy from the cliffs of Miraflores awesome views of Lima and the Pacific Ocean. Then visit Barranco, the artsy neighborhood of Lima. Be amazed by its beautiful murals and make a wish at the Bridge of Sighs.

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Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

3. Lima: Downtown, Miraflores & Catacombs Small Group Tour

Explore the Cercado de Lima, San Isidro and Miraflores districts of Lima and admire sights such as the Renaissance style cathedral, Government Palace, Municipal Palace, Archbishop's Palace and Union Club in the main square. Visit the Convent of San Francisco and Catacombs, admire the colonial balconies and see Plaza San Martín. Take a tour of San Isidro to see one of biggest olive parks in Peru. Visit the financial district before going to Miraflores for a look at the sacred Huaca Pucllana temple. Get a view of the sea at Malecón Cisneros and Love Park, and end with a stop at the exclusive Larcomar shopping mall, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) overlooking the sea.

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Lima: Half-Day Colonial and Modern Lima Tour

4. Lima: Half-Day Colonial and Modern Lima Tour

Your tour will start at Intihuatana Park located on the Miraflores Cliffs, which has a spectacular view of the Bay of Lima and is a spot where paragliders from all over the world gather to fly over the area. Following this, the tour makes its way to Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Hispanic pyramid 25 meters high belonging to the Lima culture and built between 200 and 800 A.D. Located in the Miraflores district, here you can observe squares, ramps and stairways, plus rooms with objects that in the past were offered to the deities. You will then stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipality and the Archbishop's Palace. These are all examples of beautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of the city's identity. A few streets away, you will visit the Church of Santo Domingo, one of the oldest viceregal constructions that stands out for its collection of old books, among other things. Your tour will then conclude at either your hotel, at Larcomar or the Indian Market.

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Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

5. Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

Get to know Peru's capital in the course of a single day with your expert, professional guide. Encounter sights like the Huaca Pucllana, Olive Park, and the underground catacombs as you immerse yourself in this evocative city. Start your experience with convenient pickup from your accommodation and get ready to discover the Miraflores district. Cruise through this upscale area while learning about its history. See sights like the Huaca Pucclana pyramid, built between 200 and 700 AD. Next, head for the famous San Isidro district. Luxuriate in the beautiful groves of the Olive Park and admire Victor Delfin's famous "The Kiss" sculpture in the Love Park. Take in awesome views of Lima and its Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Miraflores, Continue your tour with a visit to the artsy and bohemian district of Barranco. Marvel at the beautiful murals typical of this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Take the opportunity to make a wish at its Bridge of Sighs, and visit its atmospheric Plaza. Conclude your tour in the city's bustling downtown. The city's historic center is full of places of interest included the Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, and Magic Fountains Park. Your guide will also take you to essentials like the San Francisco de Asis Museum, and the famous underground catacombs.

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Lima: Panoramic Private Tour

6. Lima: Panoramic Private Tour

Get to know the most important places in Lima. See the most important colonial buildings in the city, walk through the Main Square or Plaza Mayor and visit the famous Love Park or Parque del Amor, with beautiful views of the ocean. Your tour starts in downtown Lima, where you take a scenic tour of the built-up area, a World Heritage-listed by UNESCO. Go to the Main Square to see the Presidential Palace and the Lima Cathedral, impressive constructions that are still being used. Visit San Martín square, the scene of the most important social and political events of the 20th century Lima. In the center of the square is the monument to the liberator José de San Martín, manager of the independence of Peru. Upon your return to Miraflores, make a short stop at the Love Park, inaugurated on February 14, 1993, and intensely visited by couples on Valentine's Day each year.

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Lima: Modern Lima City Tour and Pedro de Osma Museum

7. Lima: Modern Lima City Tour and Pedro de Osma Museum

Dive into the history of Lima's San Isidro and Miraflores neighborhoods. Visit Barranco; home of Peru's most renowned artists. Start your tour strolling through the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. Visit El Olivar de San Isidro; an old colonial hacienda where olive trees were grown. Move on to the artistic district of Barranco. Visit the Pedro de Osma Museum and take in its tall windows, carved columns, gardens, and sculptures. See what makes it one of the most beautiful summer mansions of Lima's bourgeois past.

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What people are saying about Huaca Pucllana

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Everything went well, started on time and the tour guide was very informative and professional. Jordan took the time to explain a lot and the walking pace was reasonable.

Lucas was so accommodating and knowledgeable about the city! His love and energy for Lima made the day so wonderful!! Thank you!

A tour of the most attractive places in the center of Lima and Miraflores .... very well explained and entertaining

Great tour in the city center, for me Miraflores was not so excited, but panoramic view is very very nice there

I loved. Susan was my guide and it shows her experience and knowledge. It was a great day