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Lima - Peru



Lima - PeruLima is the capital and largest city in Peru, as well as the capital of Lima Province. It is the cultural, industrial, financial, and transport hub of the country. The city is located in an area encompassing the valleys of the Chillon, Rimac and Lurin rivers. It lies on a desertic coast adjacent to the bay in the Pacific Ocean where its port was built and named Callao.

Founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima is also known as the City of Kings. For more than three centuries, Lima was the most important city and the greatest metropolis in South America. More than four centuries have passed since its founding as a Spanish city, and Lima has become an expression of Peru's heritage, with nearly one-third of the nation's population living in its metropolitan area.

The Historic centre of Lima, located in downtown Lima and the Rimac District, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 due to the large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era, a small number of which have now been restored. In particular, the monumental Plaza Mayor, with the 16th century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, and the catacombs of the Convento de San Francisco are popular with visitors.

The city also has a number of fine museums, notably the National Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology, and History and the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum, both in the Pueblo Libre district.

Many small beaches, which are heavily visited during the summer months, are located by the southern Pan-American Highway. The most well-known ones are located in the districts of Santa Maria del Mar, Punta Hermosa, Punta Negra, San Bartolo and Pucusana. Also, the district of Ancon, located north of the city, has a very popular beach resort.

Numerous restaurants, clubs and hotels have been opened in these places to serve the many beachgoers. The beaches in Lima itself are not suitable for swimming because the city's sewage is dumped raw into the ocean.

Our travel agency offers you the quality and expectations that you are looking for the best marvelous places in Lima Tours.

The suburban district of Cieneguilla and the town of Chosica (in the Lurigancho District) provide attractive green landscapes at a short distance from the city. Because of their elevation (over 500 meters), the sun shines in these areas even during winter and hence they are visited by residents of Lima to escape from the winter fog.

Recently, the Palomino Islands near the port of Callao have attracted visitors due to a population of sea lions.

Situated in Monterrico, the Gold Museum, together with the even more interesting textile museum. Here can be seen almost perfectly preserved thousand year old garments and feathered capes recovered from the waterless deserts of Western Peru. Also in the same building, an arms museum with a huge range of antique Spanish firearms, among muskets and arquebuses.
 


Lima Tours

Lima, the main gateway to Perú, is a major city bustling with living history and movement. It is an ethnic melting pot, featuring pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern elements. The metropolis is also surrounded by every aspect of Nature: the sea, islands, mountains, desert and plantlife. Its various quarters feature a city of more than 8 millions souls with an active nightlife and well-endowed cultural scene, as well as plentiful public transport and non-stop activities.....
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We offer a couple of tours in the Lima area, please make a choice

Package Tours Duration Highlights
LIMA CITY TOUR AND GOLD MUSEUM Half day ( 8hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour to Lima and Peruvian Gold Museum, lunch included
LIMA CITY TOUR AND LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM Half day ( 8 hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour to Lima and Larco Herrera Museum
CULINARY TOUR Half day ( 5 Hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour visit to a typical and quaint market in Lima (San Isidro or Miraflores)
CALLAO HALF DAY TOUR AND REAL FELIPE FORTRESS Half day ( 5 Hours )

DAILY MORNING DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour
Visit the Military History Museum Real Felipe
PALOMINO ISLANDS HALF DAY TOUR Half day ( 5 Hours )

DAILY MORNING DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour
Pick up from Hotel and transfer to Callao, Islands San Lorenzo, El Fronton, Cavinzas, And Palomino.
LIMA BY NIGHT CITY TOUR: MAGIC WATER CIRCUIT AND DINNER SHOW Half day ( 4 hours )

From Wednesday to Sunday from Lima

Private guided tour to Lima’s Parque de la Reserva
LIMA CITY TOUR BY NIGHT ( 4 Hours ) Palace's Government,San Francisco's Convent, Plaza Grau, Justice's Palace,the Cathedral,the Archbishop's Palace between others
PACHACAMAC RUINS Half day ( 3 ½ Hours)

From Tuesday to Sunday from Lima

Private guided tour to Pachacamac Ruins, lunch included
LIMA CITY TOUR Half day ( 3 ½ Hours)

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour to the most exciting attractions in Lima
HALF DAY TOUR TO HUACAS OF LIMA Half day ( 3 ½ Hours)

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour to Miraflores - Ruins Huaca Pucllana and San Isidro - Huaca Huallamarca
HALF DAY CHURCHES OF LIMA Half day (3 ½ Hours)

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour
Lima has an abundance of churches, cathedrals and monasteries
HALF DAY TOUR TO PERUVIAN GOLD MUSEUM Half day ( 3 ½ Hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided our tour of Peru’s Gold Museum
THE PERUVIAN PASO HORSE TOUR Half day ( 3 Hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour visit to Hacienda Ficus 20 minutes from Lima at Km 25 of the Panamericana Sur highway, road Lurin
FULL DAY TOUR TO THE ANCIENT CITY OF CARAL Full day

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour
Caral is a large settlement in the Supe Valley, near Supe, Barranca province, Peru, some 200 km north of Lima

 

 



 
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